Big Trouble for the Performing Arts – USA DAILY NEWS

Big Trouble for the Performing Arts

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Of all the bad tidings brought by the coronavirus, here’s the scariest piece of news for lovers of the performing arts: The Metropolitan Opera is canceling the rest of its current season—and laying off its orchestra members, choristers, dancers and stagehands. That reportedly comes to more than 500 people. What’s more, the unions aren’t protesting. As Leonard Egert, national executive director of the American Guild of Musical Artists, told the New York Times: “We’re disappointed, we’re upset, but we understand.”

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