The Lights On LA's Big Stages Won't Go On For A While
In a blunt assessment of the pandemic's impact on a leading cultural organization, the Center Theatre Group — which runs the Ahmanson Theatre, the Mark Taper Forum and the Kirk Douglas Theatre — said today it will remain closed until April.
That means the performing arts venues will have been dark for more than a year by the time they reopen.
CTG also said the coronavirus has cost it as much as $40 million in lost revenue, prompting more furloughs and slashing nearly two-thirds of the organization's budget.
As CTG struggles with its financial situation caused by the coronavirus, management recently received an anonymous letter from a group of "Black, Indigenous, and People of Color" emoloyees who say they have yet to see CTG realize its mission "to reflect the community we serve."