Broadway to End Forced Masking as Stars Test Positive for Coronavirus

The Broadway League says it will end forced masking in theaters, and that face masks will be optional by July 1, as stars test positive for the Chinese coronavirus. The decision also comes after Broadway star Patty Patti LuPone was caught on video screaming at a maskless audience member, while the actor herself was not wearing a mask.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 24: Audience members cheer and applaud during "Moulin Rouge!" at Al Hirschfeld Theatre on September 24, 2021 in New York City. This is the first show of "Moulin Rouge!" since Broadway shut down 18 months ago due to the coronavirus pandemic. (Photo by Alexi …

Transgender Shakespeare: ‘Billions’ Star Asia Kate Dillon to Co-Star with Daniel Craig in Broadway’s ‘Macbeth’

William Shakespeare’s Macbeth will undergo a partial sex-change operation when a highly anticipated Broadway production starring Daniel Craig opens this spring. Showtime’s Billions star Asia Kate Dillon, who was born female but identifies as non-binary and uses “they / them” pronouns, will play the role of Malcolm, the eldest son of King Duncan.

Actor Asia Kate Dillon attends the world premiere of "John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum" at One Hanson on Thursday, May 9, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

‘Hamilton’ Joins Latest Broadway Covid Cancellations

NEW YORK (AP) — Many stages on both Broadway and the West End have been forced to go dark once more as the live theater community grapples with backstage outbreaks of the coronavirus and its variants, temporarily closing everything from London’s revival of “Cabaret” starring Eddie Redmayne to mighty “Hamilton” in New York.

NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 15: Actor, composer Lin-Manuel Miranda performs on stage during 'Hamilton' GRAMMY performance for The 58th GRAMMY Awards at Richard Rodgers Theater on February 15, 2016 in New York City.

Broadway Actor Charged in Jan. 6 Attack on U.S. Capitol

A Broadway actor has been arrested and charged with participating in the January 6 riots on Capitol Hill, the U.S. Attorney’s Office of the District of Columbia said. James D. Beeks, 49, of Orlando, Florida, was arrested Tuesday in Milwaukee while reportedly on tour with a production of Jesus Christ Superstar, in which he played the role of Judas.


Report: Oscar-Winning Hollywood Producer Scott Rudin Engaged in Years of Abusive Workplace Behavior

As Hollywood continues its reckoning with bad managerial behavior, former assistants to Oscar-winning movie producer Scott Rudin are once again coming forward to spill the beans on his pattern of abusive workplace practices, including an incident in which he allegedly smashed a computer monitor on an assistant’s hand and another in which he allegedly threw a stapler at an assistant and called him a “retard.”

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 22: Producer Scott Rudin accepts the 2011 David O. Selznick Achievement Award in Motion Pictures onstage during the 22nd Annual Producers Guild Awards at The Beverly Hilton hotel on January 22, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Producers Guild)

Broadway Veteran Nick Cordero Dies from Coronavirus Complications

NEW YORK — Tony Award-nominated actor Nick Cordero, who specialized in playing tough guys on Broadway in such shows as “Waitress,” “A Bronx Tale” and “Bullets Over Broadway,” has died in Los Angeles after suffering severe medical complications after contracting the coronavirus. He was 41.

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 20: Nick Cordero attends HBO's premiere of "Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown" at Time Warner Center on October 20, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images)