Entertainment Proposed NYC July Reopening Won’t Include Broadway, Mayor Says; September Remains Target
COVID protocol-related absences: 03/31/21
Each day, the NHL will publicly release the list of players that are unavailable to their respective teams due to being in COVID-19 Protocol. Here is the list for today: © Anne-Marie Sorvin-USA TODAY Sports Anaheim – Alexander VolkovBoston – Jake DeBruskFlorida – TBALos Angeles – Brendan LemieuxMinnesota – Zach PariseMontreal – Joel Armia, Eric StaalNY Rangers – Brett Howden Vancouver – Adam GaudetteAs a reminder, inclusion on this list does not mean that a player has tested positive for Coronavirus or even that they have been confirmed as a close contact to another positive person.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said today that he expects the city to be back “full strength” from the yearlong Covid shutdown in July – not including.
“Broadway takes time because they have to mount full productions,” de Blasio said today on MSNBC’s. “I’d say you should expect Broadway full strength in September, but I’d love to see some of the smaller shows up in July and August.”
Watch the Morning Joe segment below.
NHL postpones Wednesday's Calgary-Vancouver game
The NHL has decided to ere on the side of caution as a result of Adam Gaudette’s positive COVID-19 test. Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman reports (Twitter link) that tonight’s game between the Canucks and Flames has been postponed. TSN’s Frank Seravalli tweets that the decision was made after more information has surfaced regarding Vancouver’s test results; that information obviously has not yet been made public.
The mayor didn’t elaborate on what he meant by “smaller shows,” but he was presumably referring to non-Broadway live events.
De Blasio said he expects the July reopening will include New York City’s stores, restaurants, gyms and arenas, among other venues. City schools, he said, would be back to full capacity in September.
The mayor’s announcement – more details are expected from his office later today – isn’t the final word: New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has the ultimate say on when venues will reopen. Cuomo recently ok’d outdoor dining venues to resume pre-pandemic hours starting May 17, with indoor spaces able to do so beginning May 31, a move the city’s restaurant industry has greeted as too little, too late. Spectator arenas, according to Cuomo, can increase capacity to 33% from 20% beginning May 19, office capacity can jump to 75% from 50% starting May 15.
Cuomo, who gave the order in March 2020 to shut down Broadway and other large gatherings, has not announced a Broadway reopening date, though the industry is generally expecting a September return for at least some productions.
Watch de Blasio’s visit with Morning Joe below. The discussion of Broadway comes around the 8:32 mark:
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