I know this idea sounds completely crazy, but it’s 2020, and nothing has been normal this year.
Yes, when we go to musicals, the sets and backgrounds are a key component of the production, but what do we remember more than anything else? The characters, the songs, and the amazing choreography. With the technology that’s available, why can’t we take productions from Broadway to MetLife Stadium, and outdoor NFL and soccer stadiums across the country and use 100-yard playing fields to stage a production?
Yes, I can see how cost could be an issue, but think of the people that could benefit…actors, musicians and all crew from the theater, and stadium employees who have been out of work (baseball) or could possibly be out of work (football)?
It breaks my heart to know that Broadway will be closed until 2021….we’re seeing pop-up drive in movie theaters all over the country…why not figure out a way to use these expensive stadiums that are rarely used during the week? If we can go to rock concerts and watch the performance on the Jumbotron, why not utilize an 80,000 seat stadium for completely-socially-distanced performances that could hopefully have a positive financial impact?
Just my two cents….to all of my friends in theater not just on Broadway, but around the globe, I support you, and I cannot wait to see your performances again…possibly in East Rutherford, NJ?