Broadway’s Stagehands Struggle to Hold On Until Theaters Revive
April 7, 2021
Article sourced from Bloomberg Business by Spencer Norris
Jeremy Lane worked on Broadway as a stagehand. During the pandemic, his stage became the back of an ambulance.
Of millions of New Yorkers whose lives have been upended by Covid-19, few are more central to the city’s culture than the workers who arrange scenery and props and run sound and lighting for a theater industry that the Broadway League says brings $15 billion to the city’s economy.
Now, with producers pinning their hopes on a September reopening for Broadway, Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center and other venues, they must staff shows with a dispersed talent pool.