New York brings again stay star performances with the NY PopsUp Competition
New York announced the start of the NY PopsUp Festival, which will feature powerful live star appearances this year amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
According to Entertainment Weekly, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that the most haunted city in the country is making plans to safely bring back live public concerts in an effort to revitalize the state’s arts industry.
Ahead of the one year anniversary of the closure of its world famous theater stages for fear of a Covid-19 pandemic, ‘The Big Apple’ has announced its plans to host free live pop performances with big stars. The festival begins on February 20th and lasts through Labor Day on September 6th.
According to reports, the performance will take place at the Javits Center on opening day, while the total performance of 1,000 shows will be geographically spread across all parts of New York City and state. The program will culminate in the fall with a celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Tribeca Film Festival and the opening of Little Island at Pier 55.
To avoid the crowds, the government has kept the specific information confidential while disclosing that all performances can be viewed online.
According to Entertainment Weekly, the iconic transit stations, parks, subway platforms, museums, street corners, fire escapes, parking lots, and state parks, including iconic venues like The SHED, The Apollo, Harlem Stage, La MaMa, and The Glimmerglass Festival, are The Alice Busch Opera Theater is being transformed into stages and multidisciplinary, flexible venues to allow indoor performances while also practicing social distance.
Cuomo said in a statement that “New York has been a leader throughout this entire pandemic and we will take the lead again by bringing the arts back.”
The stars’ first announcement included Hugh Jackman, Renee Fleming, Alec Baldwin, Chris Rock, Matthew Broderick, Sarah Jessica Parker, Patti Smith, Mandy Patinkin, J’Nai Bridges, Kenan Thompson, Gavin Creel, Garth Fagan and Larry Owens – Tipp and Billy Porter as a participant, with several others to join soon.
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