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Broadway COVID Safety, with Hugh Hysell

As Broadway audiences have cautiously returned to theaters after the Omicron variant wave, safety is top priority for Hugh Hysell ‘88.


The actor and Tony Award winning producer now leads The Broadway COVID Safety Team.


In addition to checking proof of vaccination and photo ID of every ticket holder, the safety team also provides manpower backstage, providing support for the cast, crew, ushers, concessions vendors, and anyone who comes into the theater. His workforce totals over 300.


“Broadway is our number one tourist attraction,” he noted. “For New York City to be alive, Broadway has to be alive.”

Photo courtesy of Hugh Hysell

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