The Tony-Award-winning production company John Gore left about a hundred workers for the organization, “Dear Evan Hansen” and “Visit to the Band.” Staff were previously frustrated, but the cut has now become permanent as Broadway has been closed for months.
The John Gore organization also owns The Broadway Channel and Broadway.com, two of the top sources on getting to and from the Great White Way.
Lauren Reid, chief operating officer of the John Gore organization, said in a statement, “We’ve fired several employees before with a heavy heart.” We look forward to the day when the theaters reopen and the audience and staff return. “
Broadway theaters have been in darkness since the coronavirus epidemic hit New York City in March, a shutdown that has cost millions of dollars and lost thousands of jobs. The theater industry has declined as a result – last year, Broadway took the record $ 1.8 billion and backed an estimated 96,900 jobs. The Broadway League said earlier that theaters would be closed until January.
When Broadway went dark at the beginning of the year, there was 31 music and drama going on. Meanwhile, three shows – the revival of Disney’s musical “Ice Cool”, Martin McDonagh’s play “Hangman” and Edward Albie’s “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf” – Laurie Metcalfe – have announced that they will not return after Broadway relaunches. Other productions, such as the revival of Neil Simon’s “Plaza Suite” starring Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick, have delayed their launch into the new year.
Credits from the John Gore Organization include the acclaimed 2018 revival of “Angels in America,” “The Humans,” “War Horse,” “Spring Awakening,” and “Memphis.”