The John Gore Organization has permanently laid off its more than 100 previously furloughed employees. The company owns Broadway.com and has won the major Tony Award -winning production company.
The Chief Operating Officer , Lauren Reid has confirmed that layoffs will happen but didn’t specify the numbers or details about which departments were highly hit. He said in a statement, “It is with a heavy heart that we have laid off a number of previously furloughed employees. We very much look forward to the day when theaters reopen and audiences and staffers can return.”
The Covid-19 shutdown has massively hit both industry and the theater-related economy of New York City which led to such a decision by the organisation. The Broadway League which contributes about $575 million in tax revenue has said that the shutdown has had a direct impact o n nearly 97,00 jobs supported by them.
The league has officially announced that they will remain closed at least till January next year with numerous productions recently announcing for spring 2021 show openings and re-opening. Many producers are still dependent on the development of the COvis-19 vaccine for the things to get back to normal.