Theater is up and running … in Australia.
“Frozen” is onstage in Sydney, and “Come From Away” and “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” are running in Melbourne. And there’s more to come: “Hamilton” opens later this month in Sydney, and “Moulin Rouge! The Musical” is gearing up for an August bow in Melbourne.
How are they managing to perform when most of the theater world is dark? And what, if anything, do the Australian productions portend for a resumption of theater in New York, London, and everywhere else?
That’s the subject of the next episode of Offstage, a New York Times digital series about theater during the pandemic. It airs at 7 p.m. Eastern on Thursday, April 29 (that’s 11 a.m. on Friday, April 30 in Sydney), and is free to Times subscribers.
We’ll be talking with actors about what it’s like to perform at this time, and with producers about challenges faced and lessons learned. Plus, the casts of “Frozen” and “Come From Away” will sing.
We’d love for you to join us. You can RSVP here.
And if you missed the earlier episodes of Offstage, or just want to see them again, they’re all archived here.
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