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We Miss You

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!

 

Happy July 4th

Posted on: July 1st, 2020 by broadwayinchicago No Comments

How are you celebrating the 4th of July when there are no mass gatherings or fireworks?

FIND YOUR VOICE:
REGISTER * RESEARCH * EDUCATE * VOTE

Are you registered? Do you know your polling place? Who’s on your ballot?
Freedom for America. Freedom to Vote

For Voting Information: vote411.org
To Register in Illinois: Register to Vote
To find your polling place: Polling Place Lookup

 

OUR COMMITMENT TO BUILDING A BETTER BROADWAY

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.

In addition to pushing our industry forward, Broadway In Chicago pledges to make donations to support these organizations that advocate for change: Black Lives Matter ChicagoBroadway Advocacy CoalitionColor of Change, My Block, My Hood, My City, and the NAACP Legal Defense Fund.

You too can support these organizations and learn more at the Broadway Advocacy Coalition’s antiracism resources.

This is only the beginning. We plan to continuously reevaluate and improve as we continue to listen and grow, but we hope these first steps will lead to lasting change on Broadway and beyond.

We look forward to seeing you again in the theatre with a better more equal Broadway.

 

What is Juneteenth?

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.

12 Things You Didn’t Know about Juneteenth

How you can support:
Block Club Chicago
Campaign Zero
NAACP
My Block, My Hood, My City
Defend, Educate, Empower
Black Lives Matter

 

 

Make Them Hear You – What Was a Whisper is Now a Roar

Posted on: June 4th, 2020 by broadwayinchicago No Comments

Theatre is where stories are told that help us listen and understand.
We hope that these words inspire you to listen, learn and affect change.

Resources are just a click away:

Campaign Zero
NAACP
My Block, My Hood, My City
Defend, Educate, Empower
Black Lives Matter