PLAYBILL: Actors’ Equity and Broadway League Reach Agreement on Safety Guidelines for National Tours

June 17, 2021

Article originally posted to by Ryan McPhee

As national tours prepare to hit the road once again beginning this summer, new safety protocols will go into effect as recently agreed upon by Actors’ Equity Association (the union representing stage performers and managers) and the Broadway League (the trade organization for touring companies).

Among the key stipulations, The New York Times reports, is that all company members must be fully vaccinated, with exemptions at the producers’ discretion. No such mandate will be required for audiences members (at least not through the Equity agreement), though theatregoers will need to remain masked and be seated at least six feet from either the orchestra pit or foot of the stage.

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