New York’s theater district will go dark for at least a month beginning on Thursday, March 12. “At the direction of the County of Riverside and local health authorities, we must sadly confirm the rescheduling of Coachella and Stagecoach due to COVID-19 concerns,” reads a statement from Goldenvoice, the production company that runs both festivals. “While this decision comes at a time of universal uncertainty, we take the safety and health of our guests, staff, and community very seriously.
Because the Metropolitan Museum of Art is closing due to coronavirus concerns, this year's Met Gala, themed "About Time," has been postponed. "Due to the unavoidable and responsible decision by the Metropolitan Museum to close its doors, About Time, and the opening night gala, will not take place on the date scheduled," Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour wrote in a statement, published Monday, March 16.
The Netflix show starring Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin has suspended production on its seventh and final season. “To ensure the health and safety of our cast and crew, Skydance has temporarily suspended filming for Grace and Frankie, the series,” the show’s production company said in a statement to Deadline.
A statement from Disney to BuzzFeed News reads, “While there have been no reported cases of COVID-19 at Disneyland Resort, after carefully reviewing the guidelines of the Governor of California’s executive order and in the best interest of our guests and employees, we are proceeding with the closure of Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure, beginning the morning of March 14 through the end of the month.
On March 11, the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation announced that the event scheduled for March 19 in NYC has been canceled. “Given our long-standing commitment to the safety of our members, sponsors, and guests, the #GLAADawards will no longer take place,” the organization tweeted.
TVLine reports the shutdown happened after production of episode 21 (out of the season’s scheduled 25). “Out of an abundance of caution, production is postponed on Grey’s Anatomy effective immediately,” showrunner Krista Vernoff, director-EP Debbie Allen, and line producer James Williams said in a letter to the cast and crew. “We are going home now for at least two weeks and waiting to see how the coronavirus situation evolves.
On March 16, First Lady Melania Trump announced the annual event scheduled for April 13 will not be held this year. “The health and safety of all Americans must be the first priority, especially right now.
Organizers for RuPaul’s DragCon L. A. announced on March 10 that the drag convention, scheduled for May, has been canceled this year due to coronavirus concerns.