Theatre producer Sir Cameron Mackintosh believes West End and Broadway theatres are unlikely to be able to stage musicals until early next year.
Speaking to Michael Ball on BBC Radio 2, Sir Cameron said it’s impossible for theatres to plan for the future while social distancing is in place.
“We want the audience to feel safe, and we want the actors to feel safe.”
Theatres in many countries have been closed indefinitely in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
In the UK, all West End performances have been cancelled until at least 31 May.