Due to the continued threat of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has increased the stay at home date until May 15, which has also increased the date for entertainment venues to reopen.
As a result, a number of organizations have had to make changes to their performance schedules.
The Public Theater has canceled its entire summer programs including the annual Shakespeare in the Park in Central Park. The Joe’s Pub performances through August 31 and the Erika Dickerson-Despenza production of “Cullud Wattah” have also been canceled.
The gala that was scheduled for June 1 has been moved to a virtual event.
Additionally the Public Theater is furloughing 70 percent of its staff; the organization’s senior leadership will also take a reduction in pay. The moves are being made to ensure the viability of the Theater.
However, the Public Theater’s online programs will continue.
The Lincoln Center for performing Arts has canceled it’s summer season including the Mostly Mozart Festival, Midsummer Night Swing, and Lincoln Center Out of Doors.
The Metropolitan Opera and the American Ballet Theatre have also canceled the remainder of their seasons including summer events; including the ABT Studio Company events. The ABT’s 80th Anniversary Gala that was originally scheduled for May 18 has been moved to October 2 to help kick off the 2020 fall season.
The Lincoln Center has moved “Flying Over Sunset” and “Intimate Apparel” to the fall.
The Lincoln Center has an online portal that offers productions daily.
All New York Philharmonic performances have been canceled through June 13 and the New York Ballet has canceled all spring events.
Carnegie Hall has canceled the remainder of the 2019-2020 concert season through July 25; this includes any Carnegie produced events in New York City through June 21. The Hall is offering some online programs.