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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Dick Clark Productions and NBC Today, who run the show, said in a statement, “In accordance with the current guidelines set forth by national and local health officials and in order to ensure the health and safety of our artists, fans, guests and staff, we are postponing the Billboard Music Awards.
On Sunday, March 15, the Academy of Country Music Awards released a statement explaining that the awards show scheduled to air live on April 5 is postponed and will be rescheduled for September.
Nickelodeon announced that its March 22 awards program has been postponed “in consideration of the safety and well-being of every person involved with the show.
John Krasinski announced on March 12 that the much anticipated sequel to his and Emily Blunt’s film A Quiet Place is on hold. “One of the things I’m most proud of is that people have said our movie is one you have to see all together,” the actor-director said in a statement. “Well, due to the ever-changing circumstances of what’s going on in the world around us, now is clearly not the right time to do that.
They say the show was supposed to film on March 23 and 24, but because of coronavirus concerns, those plans have been delayed until at least May. Dr.
My Chemical Romance, Cher, Madonna, Mariah Carey, Miley Cyrus, Billie Eilish, Ciara, BTS, Avril Lavigne, Pentatonix, Green Day, Bob Dylan, Celine Dion, Billy Joel, Michael Bublé, and more have begun canceling shows and rescheduling tours. “I AM SO SORRY, BUT YOUR HEALTH IS PARAMOUNT,” Cher tweeted. “CONCERTS R AMAZING FUN, BUT NOTHING IS WORTH YOUR HEALTH. “I’m so sad to do this but we need to postpone these dates to keep everyone safe,” Eilish said in a statement. “We’ll let you know when they can be rescheduled.