Back in March the live entertainment industry was rocked by the COVID-19 pandemic. The theatre industry has been shutdown since then and right now it is unclear when things will be able to open back up again.
Late Late Show host, James Corden, says that his heart is broken over this and hopes that an industry that gave him his start will bounce back.
In an interview with Variety Corden said on the shutdown;
It’s genuinely keeping me up at night. I worry about the theater. I worry about the bounce-back that I hope it can have and when that can happen and how it can happen and if it can. It does play on my mind greatly. My entire career started with doing musicals in the West End or plays at the National Theatre that I was very fortunate that they would come to New York.
One place Corden believes can help the musical theatre industry are streaming services. He pointed out how these companies are benefiting from the COVID-19 shutdown and Netflix donated $675,000 to help out stage workers back in July. He believes that if other companies, like Apple and Amazon, followed suit the industry could have an easier time trying to get back to where it was.