Italian Actors And New York City: A Starry-Eyed Love Story

Nov 24, 2021 128


The city that never sleeps is home to many Italian actors working in theater on Broadway and Off-Broadway. While the dream is enticing, the pandemic and the subsequent shut down have brought many challenges to New York City artists. Now that lights are back on in the theaters, what is the landscape like?

Italian Broadway today and yesterday

On March 11, 2020, Broadway, the beating heart of New York, closed its 41 playhouses at 5 p.m. due to COVID-19. It was a historic event, the first time it was shut down due to a pandemic — ironically Broadway had remained open throughout the Spanish Flu of 1918-1919.

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