Transcript for Broadway to remain dark through end of 2020
But right now looking forward to "Pop news" with Lara and, thank you for introducing us to the lasagna lady. We got a big surprise for her coming up. Oh, isn't her story so wonderful? I'm so glad we're celebrating her and giving her her just desserts. She's truly amazing, what she's doing, robin. I'm excited for the Wharton president too. That's amazing. So looking forward to that. Right now we have a lot to talk about. We'll begin with Broadway news. They have just announced they will stay closed for the rest of 2020. The Broadway league chairman shops Schumacher saying the safety of our cast, crew and audience is our highest priority. One thing is for sure, when we return, we will be stronger and more needed than ever. Broadway has been dark since mid-march. It had been a huge year for the theater. Grossing $1.8 billion last season, attracting a record 15 million people to our fair city. Refunds are being offered for tickets to shows through January 3rd, 2021. In the meantime, if you need a Broadway fix, we're here for you. "Hamilton's" release on Disney plus July 3rd will hold us over and we will as we have mentioned have three of the original stars of the Broadway phenomenon on "Gma" live this morning. We love this show and we know you will as well. Also this morning, I guess we need a really good choice for the "Gma" book club's June read. It was called the vanishing if you haven't heard about it you surely will. It went to the top of the "The New York Times" best-seller's list and now the rights have juice been sold for over a million dollars. Deadline reporting this morning that HBO home of "Big little lies" dished out seven figures to adapt the book with author Brit Bennett serving as executive producer for a limited series. I got chills. So excited for her. "The vanishing half" is the story of twin sisters inseparable as kids who choose to live in two different worlds. One black and one white. After we debuted it as our "Gma" June book club pick it quickly sold out on Amazon. Congratulations to author Brit Bennett. And finally, an iconic symbol of New York City now masked to remind all of us to stay safe. Patients and fortitude, those are the names of the lions that guard the New York public library wearing sheets measuring over three feet the artists making sure to also cover the stately feline's noses as well as their mouths. The library staff saying the beloved marble lions began wearing masks to set an example for all. The marvelous marble duo have been standing guard since 1911 in the face of countless historic moments including the great depression and World War they're still here and they want all of us to be here too. And, robin, that is "Pop news" on this glorious morning. You see, you see riva? You see? Got them back together again like they were. Oh, yes. Do you see your boyfriend? There he is. Go bite him. Stop biting me. Yes. All right. Lara, thank you and riva as We move to our "Gma" cover
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