Photo courtesy of TodayTix
Welcoming back the return of live performance in New York City is an outdoor concert series featuring Broadway stars. Next month, ticket-selling company TodayTix will host in-person performances by Lauren Patten and Derek Klena from Jagged Little Pill, Ana Villafañe from On Your Feet!, and The Lion King’s Bradley Gibson on the rooftop of a Manhattan building. The shows mark one of the first live ticketed events to take place in the city after over a year.
The live events will take place on the rooftop of Showfields, located at 11 Bond Street in Manhattan’s Noho neighborhood. As part of the initial lineup, performances include:
April 2: Lauren Patten (Jagged Little Pill)
April 3: Derek Klena (Jagged Little Pill)
April 16: Ana Villafañe (On Your Feet!)
April 17: Bradley Gibson (The Lion King)
All concerts start at 6:30 p.m. and cost $40 per person. Tickets will be sold in “pods” of two and four people of the same party. Buy them here. All audience members must wear a face covering and temperatures will be checked before entering the venue.
“With the current regulations the city has set in place, we feel we can finally re-enter the live-events space successfully, ensuring that all attending and involved parties can celebrate the magic of live entertainment safely,” Tony Marion, the executive producer of TodayTix Presents, said. “We are thrilled to have such a magnificent lineup of working artists to bring us back to that magic just over a year after the pandemic changed our lives forever.”
Entertainment and arts venues can reopen starting April 2 at 33 percent capacity, with a maximum of 100 people indoors and 200 people outdoors. Capacity can increase to 150 people indoors and 500 people outdoors if attendees present proof of a negative COVID-19 test or vaccination.
Earlier this week, Mayor Bill de Blasio said the city next month will open a vaccination site on Broadway for the theater industry, a mobile vaccination unit for off-Broadway theaters, and a pop-up COVID testing sites located in and near theaters. The mayor said Broadway could return in September, but preparation, including the vaccination of theater works, needs to start now.
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