New York City Ballet Cancels Its Season but Will Pay Employees

By Julia Jacobs
Taylor Stanley (in air) and members of New York City Ballet last May in George Balanchine’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” which was to have been performed again in spring.Credit...Andrea Mohin/The New York Times
New York City Ballet announced on Thursday that it was canceling its spring season because of the coronavirus pandemic, but the company plans to pay its dancers, musicians and other employees through May 31, the date the season was to have ended. The cancellation was expected, with museums shut down, theaters dark and cultural events of every kind on hold across the city. The cancellation of the season — which was set to begin on April 21 — would mean a projected financial loss of about $8 million for the company by the end of this fiscal year, which includes lost revenue from a spring gala. [More]