Responses to the spread of the COVID-19 virus have varied widely from country to country and are changing from day to day. So, while Broadway shows in New York have shut down for at least a month, West End productions in London have been canceled until further notice.

In Japan’s theater world the situation has been somewhat mixed since Feb. 26, when Prime Minister Shinzo Abe first asked organizers of large public events to demonstrate self-restraint.

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