Posted on: September 9th, 2020 by broadwayinchicago No Comments
We hope this e-mail finds your family safe, well and managing through this most unimaginable year 2020. We want to thank all of you for your kindness, care and understanding during this time.
We know that there have been many schedule changes and there will continue to be more as we follow all the guidelines set forth by the CDC, City of Chicago and State of Illinois Health Officials.
During this time we are away, Broadway In Chicago is working diligently on plans to bring you back safely, from sanitizing to contactless procedures and more. We are committed to keeping you and our audience, staff, and artists safe. Our plans for reopening will evolve as we all learn more about the virus.
Currently we are preparing to implement new guidelines and procedures that may include:
– Heightened sanitation and cleaning services to meet or exceed the rigorous standards set by official recommendations.
– Mandatory proper wearing of masks at all times while in our buildings.
– Self-certification and temperature checks as you enter.
– New entrance regulations for all staff and guests are planned along with hand sanitizer readily available throughout the building.
– A reduction of touch points including mobile ticketing and online programs.
Our goal is to design and implement a plan to enhance your safety and minimize your risks when attending our theatres.
For more information on how you can BE AN ARTS HERO visit www.beanartshero.com, a nationwide campaign championed by some of our favorite Broadway stars!
Posted on: June 19th, 2020 by broadwayinchicago No Comments
Like much of the country, our team at Broadway In Chicago has been horrified in recent weeks by the unjust killing of Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, George Floyd, Rayshard Brooks, and so many others. We have no tolerance for racism, violence, and hatred, and we stand with the movement towards racial justice in America and around the globe.
Broadway In Chicago is stepping up to make a pledge to do our part to support the movement, but we first must own several truths. Throughout these past few weeks, a light has been rightly shone on how few BIPOC have been able to rise within the ranks of Broadway leadership. We acknowledge that as our team continues to grow, we must move toward a world that gives space to BIPOC voices. Going forward we intend to use our platform to raise voices that have been suppressed, to work towards a more equal future, and to push our industry forward. We acknowledge that we are still learning but must take a stand now toward a greater good. Broadway can and must do better.
Posted on: June 18th, 2020 by broadwayinchicago No Comments
Juneteenth is an annual holiday observing the end of slavery in the U.S. and marks the day (June 19, 1865) when news of emancipation reached people in the deepest parts of the former Confederacy in Galveston, Texas.
Today, Juneteenth is enjoying a phenomenal growth rate within communities and organizations throughout the country. Institutions such as the Smithsonian, the Henry Ford Museum, and others have begun sponsoring Juneteenth-centered activities. In recent years, a number of local and national Juneteenth organizations have arisen to take their place alongside older organizations – all with the mission to promote and cultivate knowledge and appreciation of African American history and culture.
For more information visit Juneteenth.com.