Live theater in New York City was hit hard by the pandemic. Many Broadway theaters were set to reopen in September. Some used the time off to make big changes.
One group wants to make Broadway more diverse. It is the Actors’ Equity Association. It represents actors and stage managers. The group also wants to make theaters more accessible for people with disabilities.
People are excited about Broadway’s return. Don Darryl Rivera is an actor. He is in Aladdin. He plays Iago. He is eager to get back onstage. “There’s just nothing like the magic and the electricity of live theater,” he says.