In New York, the lights on Broadway will remain dark for the summer. The shutdown was extended today until at least Labor Day.
That closure, a disappointment for theater goers but also performers, including a Carencro native. Amid the uncertainty she's staying positive.
Broadway called Carencro-native Holli' Conway in last year for her debut role as an Ikette in the Tina Turner Musical. A role now cut short, because of the pandemic.
"I know we have a high contact job, so I think it was the right decision to shut Broadway down," said Holli' Conway.
For Conway, making the decision to come back to Louisiana was a no-brainer.
"I knew I was gonna come back to Louisiana as soon as possible before everything started to shut down even more or the restrictions become even tighter," said Conway.
Conway has been home since late March. Although she's enjoying having some downtime to rest, she's eager to reunite with her cast.
"When you work with people like that in such an intimate space and doing such an intimate job, dancing together, acting together, singing together you become like family and just see each other so much. I feel like I'm missing extra limbs without being around my cast," said Conway.
When Broadway is able to start again, the cast will have to go through rehearsals but for Conway, it's an opportunity to have second chance.
"For me, it was my Broadway debut, and a lot of us are just gonna be able to relive those beautiful moments. This just reminds me of how much I love what I do and how much I miss what I do and it makes you appreciate things so much more," said Conway.
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