‘Law & Order: SVUhiring Broadway actors unemployed because of pandemic

'Law & Order: SVU' hiring Broadway actors unemployed because of pandemic

Law & Order: Special Victims Unitis trying to help actors who are unemployed because of the coronaviruspandemie.

Die NBC cop drama series based in New York City is hiring Broadway stars who haven’t been able to perform on the stage since March, when all shows were shuttered.

More specifically, “SVUannounced Tony-nominatedHadestownactress Eva Noblezada andBeetlejuicestar Alex Brightman are set to appear in upcoming episodes.

Showrunner Warren Leight revealed on Twitter,We are trying to hire every Broadway actor we can while we and they wait for the curtains to rise again.

BROADWAY EXTENDS CORONAVIRUS SHUTDOWN THROUGH MID-2021

He also told Sperdatum, “We know how hard the [Broadway] community has been hit here. The goal is to get as many jobs to as many theater actors as we possibly can.

Theater actors have been out of work since March 12, 2020, and the shutdown will continue through mid-2021.

In Oktober, die Broadway League confirmed the performancessuspension will last through May 30. Producers had previously said shows wouldn’t resume until after Jan. 3.

Mariska Hargitay as Lieutenant Olivia Benson

Mariska Hargitay as Lieutenant Olivia Benson (Michael Parmelee/NBC)

Dates for each returning and new Broadway shows will be announced as individual productions determine the performance schedules, according to the trade organization, which represents producers and theater owners.

The closure has left the 97,000 werkers “who rely on Broadway for their livelihoodgrappling with months of unemployment, and league president Charlotte St. Martin said the organization iscommitted to re-openingas soon as conditions allow.

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We are working tirelessly with multiple partners on sustaining the industry once we raise our curtains again,” hy het gesê.

SVUis currently in its 22nd season.

FOX BusinessDaniella Genovese contributed to this report.

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