Theater Performance

On-Demand Recording: Legal Issues Affecting Broadway Due to COVID-19 (1.5 CLE)

Length: 1 h 35 min

This is an on-demand recording of VLA’s Webinar: Legal Issues Affecting Broadway Due to COVID-19 (CLE) held on January 28, 2021. When you purchase this program, you will receive a downloadable slide deck to follow along with the presentation. Please use the form at the bottom to access this presentation.


About this program:

Ever since Broadway and Off-Broadway theaters shut down due to COVID back in March 2020, theater professionals have been confronting novel and challenging legal questions involving matters such as governmental mandates, health and safety guidelines, copyright infringement, union jurisdiction, insurance coverage, financial relief legislation, contracts, labor law, and refunds. This class will explore the major developments that have occurred in the New York theater during the shutdown (including the development of streaming digital content and various attempts to bring back live theater) and their direct and indirect legal ramifications.

When you purchase this presentation you will receive a downloadable slide deck to follow along with the presentation, as well as a comprehensive handout of additional information, articles, and resources.

This program provides 1.5 Professional Practice Continuing Legal Education Credit for attorneys (Approved for Non-Transitional and Transitional Attorneys).


Matthew Windman, Associate, Herzfeld & Rubin, P.C.

Matthew Windman’s practice focuses on challenging cases involving complex and toxic torts, labor law, defamation, products liability, contracts, insurance coverage, premises liability, and municipal corporations. Prior to joining Herzfeld + Rubin, Mr. Windman’s practice focused on motor vehicle and premises liability litigation on behalf of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, the City of New York, and businesses insured by private carriers. He previously served as a fellow at the Center for New York City Law and a clerk for the Hon. Gerald Lebovits in the Civil Court of the City of New York.

In addition to his work as an attorney, Mr. Windman has written as a theater critic and arts journalist for the newspaper amNewYork since 2004. The Critics Say, his book about contemporary theater criticism in New York, was published by McFarland in 2016. He is a member of the New York Drama Critics Circle and a voter for the Tony Awards and Drama Desk Awards. Mr. Windman is particularly interested in theater law. He has prepared CLE presentations on theater law and related topics in entertainment law and has handled legal matters for industry professionals through organizations such as Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts.


If you are a VLA member, email to receive a discount code that will allow you to access and purchase your ticket. For non-VLA members, you do not need a code to access the 15% discount.

Full-Time Students and Artists Over Sixty: $20
Arts Professional VLA Members: $30
Arts Professional Non-VLA Members: $45
Legal Professional VLA Members: $125
Legal Professional Non-VLA Members: $145
Young Associate Members (YAM’s) and Associate Board Members: $95

Please note that if you wish to receive CLE credit, you must purchase an attorney ticket (Legal Professional Non-Member or Legal Professional Member). For attorneys, there are various scholarships available. For more information and how to apply, please review our Financial Aid Policy Guidelines here.

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