Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced today that live indoor performances across New York State will commence April 2, 2021!
There will be a reopening of a significant number of Flexible Venues (“Flex Venues”) as part of an ongoing systematic effort to help jumpstart New York’s struggling live entertainment sector. NY PopsUp, the previously announced new festival of pop-up events, was established to help revitalize the spirit and emotional well-being of New York citizens through the energy of live performance set over 100 days throughout New York City and State.
According to the press release, new safety protocols developed by NYPopsUp in coordination with the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) and Empire State Development(ESD) will also serve as the pilot program to re-open Flex Venues. These Flex Venues include such important culture hubs as The Apollo,Park Avenue Armory, St. Ann’s Warehouse,The SHED, Harlem Stage, La MaMa, National Black theatre, and The Glimmerglass Festival’s Alice Busch Opera Theater. All of said venues have adjusted their protocol to ensure proper social-distancing.
In April, select Broadway theaters, beginning with the Music Box on 45th Street, will open their doors to audiences for the first time since March 12, 2020, with a series of special NY PopsUp programs, and will put in motion safety protocols that will eventually be employed for Broadway’s return. Read more about NY PopsUp performers here.
For further information visit the NY PopsUp official website.