COVID-19 has devastated the economy and, in particular, the performaing arts community. Theaters have shut down across the country with no idea when it will be safe to return. Hollywood is at a standstill.
And just this past week we learned that Broadway will stay closed until September (CBSNews). That’s not surprising since New York City is one of the hardest hit areas in the country. Still, it hurts.
To make up for it, partially, Disney Plus announced this week that they will air the filmed version of the original cast of Hamilton beginning July 3, a year earlier than expected.
Don’t throw away your shot.
Speaking of throwing away, CBS tried, but they really can’t replace the Tonys.
They’ve scheduled a “Sing-a-Long” of the movie version of Grease.
This is not the one that we want…ooh…ooh…ooh…
Sure, Grease is a great movie. We even saw the original show on Broadway before the movie.
But it’s not quite up to the level of replacing the Tonys.
It’s just not.
We’ll probably watch anyway.