‘Disney on Broadway’ coronavirus fundraiser has been canceled over streaming rights

A fundraising streaming of 2019’s Celebrating 25 Magical Several years of Disney on Broadway has been canceled immediately after the organizers unsuccessful to get the legal rights.

‘Disney on Broadway’ had been set to air Monday on Broadwaycares.org with proceeds supporting the Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS’ COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Fund, which was established to enable actors and other theatre staff by means of the economically hard time.

Broadway Cares released a statement stating the streaming was canceled mainly because they were unable to access a deal with the American Federation of Musicians, a union symbolizing the rights of 800,000 orchestra, theater, movie and television performers.

Broadway Cares reported it had presently gained permission from Disney, Actor’s Equity Association and SAG-AFTRA.

Monday’s rebroadcast of the November, 2019, concert would have been hosted by Ryan McCartan — who at the moment plays Hans in ‘Frozen’ — from his basement.

Broadway theatres have been shuttered since mid-March in accordance with an government order by Gov. Andrew Cuomo purchase, who has extended the shutdown till June, leaving several actors turning to this fund.