The Corona Virus has caused a ripple effect around the world. Nearly everything has closed down or is currently shutting down operations indefinitely. One of these gems being lost to COVID-19 is broadway. New York City has been home to the iconic Broadway for as long as most can remember. Unfortunately due to the pandemic, all broadway shows have come to a halt until April 12 due to concerns for the performers’ health. The size of audiences that attend each show would put hundreds at risk each night. Although difficult, the decision to pause all shows performances is necessary for the safety and wellbeing of the members of the theater community. This shutdown came following multiple sports league shutdowns along with the implementation of international travel restrictions. New York City is a hub for business, travel, and Entertainment making shutting down crowded, high traffic areas necessary during this ongoing pandemic. In this case, the show must not go on.
Moulin Rouge on Broadway
Lights, camera, action! Moulin Rouge takes over the cities with flashing lights and carefully choreographed dance moves. I was fortunate enough to see the show in Portland, OR, and man – it did not disappoint one bit. I honestly left without words. The singing and the storyline left me in awe.