Washington’s Kennedy Center has canceled all live performances through April 25 and is planning a hybrid live/virtual production of its annual Kennedy Center Honors in late spring.
The arts center’s closure since March due to the coronavirus pandemic has resulted in $80 million in lost revenue, and layoffs and furloughs of nearly half of its administrative staff and hundreds of musicians and stage technicians.
“We’re confronting reality. We’re doing everything in our power to address the circumstances we find ourselves in. But all of this is beyond our control,” Deborah Rutter, the center’s president and chief executive, tells The Washington Post’s Peggy McGlone: