In the middle of the coronavirus pandemic last year, Broadway actor Bianca Marroquín would find herself awake in the middle of the night, trying to make sense of the shuttered theaters that had turned her world upside down. “I would wake up at 2 a.m. with a heavy heart and anxiety. My entire existence had changed,” she said. “I had wanted to do this [performing] since I was 3, and now it was gone. I questioned everything about my life. I missed my stage. Then I thought, was it time for me to move on, to say goodbye?” Now Marroquín is back on stage, starring in “Chicago” on Broadway. Eighteen months after Covid-19 forced a shutdown of live theater, Latino performers are back on the Great White Way — just in time for the celebration of theater at the Tony Awards on Sunday night.Bianca Marroquín is starring in “Chicago” on Broadway.Courtesy Boneau/Bryan-BrownIt has been an emotional experience, Marroquín said. “Everyone went through loss and change, so it was good to be together again, lifting each other up,” she said.She noted that both performers and audience members have gone through a lot.“We are together in this communion, the phenomenon of live theater,”

Continue To Full Article