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Show must go on for Manhattan talk show hosts

JAKE COYLE

Published 31/10/2012 | 05:00

CARNEGIE Hall, Broadway and Lincoln Center all remained dark yesterday as Superstorm Sandy left the New York entertainment industry fighting to go on with the show -- even if it meant performing for empty studios.

That was how talk show hosts David Letterman and Jimmy Fallon taped their late shows on Monday night, leading to some remarkably quiet monologues. As the city took account of the damage wrought by the storm, some late-night shows were moving back into full production, while the aftermath of Sandy continued to cause the cancellations of film premieres, film and TV production and even that most unshakable of performers: Bruce Springsteen. The Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band concert scheduled for last night at the Rochester Blue Cross Arena in upstate New York was postponed until today because of the storm. Officials said the concert was rescheduled due to flight cancellations for both Springsteen's band and more than 1,000 ticket holders. The city revoked film permits for all five boroughs. Among the productions affected are 'Smash', 'Gossip Girl', 'Person of Interest', '666 Park Avenue' and 'Elementary'. Films forced to stop shooting include Darren Aronofsky's 'Noah' and Akiva Goldsman's 'Winter's Tale'.

Irish Independent

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