Tony Award-winner Jefferson Mays performs during a one-man A Christmas Carol Live that is being filmed for streaming this month at the empty 3,000-seat United Palace on Broadway. The one-man show is an example of how many who work in theatre are increasingly defying Covid-19. Photo: Courtesy of A Christmas Carol Live/AP Tony Award-winner Jefferson Mays performs during a one-man A Christmas Carol Live that is being filmed for streaming this month at the empty 3,000-seat United Palace on Broadway. The one-man show is an example of how many who work in theatre are increasingly defying Covid-19. Photo: Courtesy of A Christmas Carol Live/AP
Tony Award-winner Jefferson Mays performs during a one-man A Christmas Carol Live that is being filmed for streaming this month at the empty 3,000-seat United Palace on Broadway. The one-man show is an example of how many who work in theatre are increasingly defying Covid-19. Photo: Courtesy of A Christmas Carol Live/AP

Coronavirus pandemic

Socially distanced, remote, or filmed for streaming, live theatre finds ways to carry on in defiance of coronavirus shutdown

  • Live theatre will be one of the last things to return to normal. In the meantime, actors, playwrights and drama troupes are improvising and innovating
  • From a single actor performing multiple roles for streaming, to a socially distanced outdoor production, to a play written for Zoom, creators are creating

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Tony Award-winner Jefferson Mays performs during a one-man A Christmas Carol Live that is being filmed for streaming this month at the empty 3,000-seat United Palace on Broadway. The one-man show is an example of how many who work in theatre are increasingly defying Covid-19. Photo: Courtesy of A Christmas Carol Live/AP Tony Award-winner Jefferson Mays performs during a one-man A Christmas Carol Live that is being filmed for streaming this month at the empty 3,000-seat United Palace on Broadway. The one-man show is an example of how many who work in theatre are increasingly defying Covid-19. Photo: Courtesy of A Christmas Carol Live/AP
Tony Award-winner Jefferson Mays performs during a one-man A Christmas Carol Live that is being filmed for streaming this month at the empty 3,000-seat United Palace on Broadway. The one-man show is an example of how many who work in theatre are increasingly defying Covid-19. Photo: Courtesy of A Christmas Carol Live/AP
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