Television audiences surge to 12-month highs as coronavirus keeps Americans home

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – From family drama “This Is Us” to crime series “NCIS,” audiences are flocking to television shows in numbers unseen for up to a year as... Read more »

The show won’t go on: Tony Awards for Broadway theater postponed indefinitely

FILE PHOTO: A man in a surgical mask walks through Manhattan’s Broadway Theatre district after Broadway shows announced they will cancel performances due to the coronavirus outbreak in Manhattan,... Read more »

Pay for cleaners, babysitters and dogwalkers hangs in the balance

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Lily Reiche has lost nearly half of her dogwalking clients in Los Angeles because of California’s coronavirus stay-at-home order. Of the 40 or so accounts... Read more »

Cannes opens its doors to homeless after coronavirus delays film festival

A security guard stands by beds installed inside the Festival palace as Cannes Mayor David Lisnard decided to open a part of the palace to welcome needy and homeless... Read more »

Broadway playwright Terrence McNally dies of coronavirus complications

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Tony award-winning playwright Terrence McNally, known for plays like “Love! Valour! Compassion!” and for musical version of “Kiss of the Spider Woman,” died on Tuesday... Read more »

Woody Allen memoir released as publishers cite freedom of speech

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – An independent publisher released a memoir by movie director Woody Allen on Monday after it was dropped by another outlet following protests over a decades-old... Read more »

Broadcaster ITV scraps soaps as crisis saps British ad sales

FILE PHOTO: A company sign is displayed outside an ITV studio in London, Britain July 27, 2016. REUTERS/Neil Hall LONDON (Reuters) – ITV ditched forecasts for annual advertising sales... Read more »

Harvey Weinstein tests positive for coronavirus in prison: union official

(Reuters) – Former movie producer Harvey Weinstein, who is serving a prison sentence for sexual assault and rape, has tested positive for the coronavirus, according to the head of... Read more »

Spanish opera singer Placido Domingo tests positive for coronavirus

FILE PHOTO: Opera singer Placido Domingo speaks during an event at the Manhattan School of Music in New York, U.S., May 11, 2018. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton/File Photo MADRID (Reuters) –... Read more »

America’s small movie theaters fear coronavirus could mean their last picture show

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Members of the Bagby family have operated movie theaters in small U.S. towns for four generations. With the coronavirus outbreak forcing their 400 screens to... Read more »