The Latest Statuses of Classic Arts Organizations During the Shutdown

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Up-to-date information on season cancellations, postponements, and alternative programming.
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As bans on mass gatherings continue across the country, check in below for the latest postponements, cancellations, and scheduling updates for regional theatres.

Playbill will also regularly update with companies' alternative programming, which includes online readings and live streams, virtual workshops, behind-the-scene exclusives, social groups, and much more.

To be added to the roundup, contact edit@playbill.com.

Alvin Ailey
All upcoming in-person events are suspended.
Alternative Programming: Digital content, including videos of full-length performances, are being made available on Ailey All Access.

Ballet Hispanico
In-person programming is currently suspended.
Alternative Programming: Digital content is being made for the #BUnidos video series, including messages from the company, classes, and performance videos.

BAM
All live events have been canceled until further notice.

Battery Dance
All events have been canceled until further notice.
Alternative Programming: Talks, classes, and performances are being offered on Battery Dance TV.

Boston Lyric Opera
The remainder of the 2019-2020 season has been canceled. Performances are scheduled to resume with Madama Butterfly October 16–25.

Camille A Brown Company
The spring tour has been suspended.
Alternative Programming: Classes and lectures are being offered on Camille A Brown's instagram.

Carnegie Hall
The remainder of the 2020 programming has been canceled.
Alternative Programming: Carnegie Hall Fridays will be streaming performances every weekend through July 11. In addition, the online series Live With Carnegie Hall includes talks with artists, and performances both live and prerecorded.

Cleveland Symphony Orchestra
Performances are rescheduled or canceled through August 2020
Alternative Programming: The podcast On A Personal Note has been launched, in which musicians talk about pieces of music that are important to them. In addition, WCLV continues to broadcast Cleveland Symphony performances every weekend.

Dallas Opera
All performances are canceled through Spring 2021.
Alternative Programming: Regular streamable content is being provided on TDO Network, including talks, coachings, and performances.

Dance Theater of Harlem
All classes and performances are currently suspended.
Alternative Programming: With its 50th Anniversary Celebration cut short by COVID-19, Dance Theatre of Harlem has turned to its archives to continue honoring its five decades of work. The new weekly Virtual Ballet Series launched June 6 with Creole Giselle.

Dorrance Dance
In-person performances are currently suspended.

Houston Ballet
Scheduled season package repertories Love Letters (September 11–20) and Mayerling (September 24–October 4) will not be held in person during their regularly scheduled times. Subscribers will receive fulfillment for this portion of their investment via to-be-determined digital fall programs and/or rescheduled in-person performances in 2021. The Nutcracker (November 27–December 27) will not be performed as planned. The organization hopes to hold its first in-theater performance with the Margaret Alkek Williams Jubilee of Dance on December 4, followed by a limited number of performances of a holiday special. Subscribers will receive more information about these changes via email.
Alternative Programming: Streamable content, such as talks and classes, are being made available on Houston Ballet At Home. In addition, subscribers are given access to full-length performance videos on Brunch with HB.

Houston Grand Opera
Productions through spring 2021 have been canceled. HGO plans to welcome audiences back to the Wortham Theater Center beginning in April 2021 for the HGO premieres of Mazzoli and Vavrek's Breaking the Waves (April 16–May 1) and The Sound of Music (April 30–May 15, 2021).
Alternative Programming: During the hiatus, the organization will present bi-monthly video content for its audiences. A full schedule of content and information on how to access these videos will be available in the coming months.

Jacob’s Pillow
The 2020 season has been canceled.
Alternative Programming: Virtual Pillow includes interviews, behind-the-scenes features, a monthly podcast, and more original content updated regularly.

Joffrey Ballet
All 2020 performances have been canceled.

LA Opera
All performances have been canceled or postponed through 2020.
Alternative Programming: LA Opera At Home will stream recitals, broadcasts of old performances, and other content.

LA Phil
The remainder of the 19/20 season has been canceled.
Alternative Programming: Interviews and performances are available on LA Phil At Home.

Jazz at Lincoln Center
All events have been suspended through 2020.
Alternative Programming: Every Wednesday, a concert from the archive will be released on the company’s YouTube channel.

The Joyce
All performances through August have been canceled.
Alternative Programming: Joycestream will feature performances and artist talkbacks.

Lincoln Center
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts has cancelled all fall events in the 2020–2021 Great Performers series and the 2020–2021 David Rubenstein Atrium Season, as well as the annual White Light Festival.
Alternative Programming: Assorted streamable content from the various companies based at Lincoln Center has been compiled at Lincoln Center At Home.

Lyric Opera of Chicago
All 2020 productions have been rescheduled for coming seasons.

Mark Morris Dance Group
Remaining performances through 2020 have been canceled or postponed.
Alternative Programming: Interviews and paid online classes are available digitally.

Martha Graham Dance Company
All upcoming performances have been postponed.
Alternative Programming: Archival footage will be made available on Martha Matinees.

The Metropolitan Opera
ALl live performances have been canceled through December 30, 2020.
Alternative Programming: The Met continues its nightly stream of captured live performances on its homepage every evening beginning at 7:30 PM. The titles will remain there for the following 23 hours. Each of the performances are among the recordings cataloged in the Met's On Demand subscription service.

Miami City Ballet
The remainder of the 19/20 has been canceled. Performances of Don Quixote have been postponed until October.

Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company
All upcoming performances have been suspended.

Nederlands Dans Theatre
In-person programming is currently suspended.
Alternative Programming: For the opening programme of this season, NDT 1 presents a live streamed triple bill featuring works by critically acclaimed choreographers Medhi Walerski and Crystal Pite. Endlessly Free was curated as a response to the times, it is an intimate space that reflects on hope, love, loss and the duality of the self.

New York Philharmonic
The remainder of the 2020 season has been canceled.
Alternative Programming: Old video and radio broadcasts are being made available through NY Phil Plays On.

New York City Ballet
The 2020 spring and fall seasons have been canceled.
Alternative Programming: NYCB's Digital Spring Season will feature streams of two ballet performances each week, as well as additional content such as classes and podcasts.

Parsons Dance
Programming for 2020 is currently suspended.

Paul Taylor Dance
The company is currently closed.

San Francisco Ballet
Programming has been suspended for the rest of 2020.
Alternative Programming: Archived recordings are being made available through SF Ballet @ Home.

Santa Fe Opera
The 2020 season has been canceled.

Seattle Opera
All public programs at the Opera Center have been canceled through August.
Alternative Programming: Opera at Home offers weekly podcasts and opera talks, as well as interviews with designers and more.

St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
All performances are canceled or postponed through September 13.
Alternative Programming: SLSO At Home will post videos of musicians performing from their homes.

Tanglewood
The 2020 summer season has been canceled.
Alternative Programming: Video stream performances of Great Performers in Recital From Tanglewood will continue each Saturday through August 22. Check out the full schedule here. A concert series of Boston Symphony Orchestra musicians continues each Friday through August 21, hosted by Lauren Ambrose (My Fair Lady). Click here for the series schedule. A series of other Ozawa Hall scheduled performers will kick off Recitals From the World Stage July 8 and continue each Wednesday through August 19. A schedule of those artists can be found here. The performances will be filmed throughout June and July at Tanglewood’s Linde Center and other concert halls around the world. These three newly created online offerings are available for a fee and will remain available for one week following their premieres.

A series of free contents will also be available throughout the summer, highlighting past performances at the venue. Artists featured in these videos include the BSO, the Boston Pops, James Taylor, and John Williams.

Royal Opera House (Including Royal Ballet)
The remainder of the 2019/20 season has been canceled.
Alternative Programming: Recorded performances are being streamed on a weekly basis.

Tom Gold Dance
The spring 2020 season has been canceled.

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