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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork)Broadway and off-Broadway theaters could also be darkish, however that’s not protecting one teenager from following his desires.

He’s showcasing his skills on-line and elevating cash for the leisure group.

Like each theater throughout New York Metropolis, Stage 42 is shut down.

The off-Broadway present that’s purported to be working there, “Trevor: The Musical,” is now on maintain.

It’s devastating for one among its actors, 13-year-old Joshua Turchin.

“I really like Broadway a lot and simply seeing the town that by no means sleeps lastly fall asleep, it’s heartbreaking,” he instructed CBS2’s Andrea Grymes.

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However Joshua hasn’t let a closed theater cease him.

As quickly because the coronavirus lockdown began and Broadway shut down, Joshua started an internet present known as “The Early Night time Present.”

The critically gifted Midtown teen entertains viewers, speaking and performing together with his Broadway buddies, like Tony Award winner Laura Benanti.

“It’s actually a whole lot of enjoyable to do and to see all these folks and to have them nonetheless carry out though performing is briefly suspended,” Joshua stated.

Joshua performs 11 completely different devices himself and has been performing professionally since he was eight years outdated.

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His present not solely helps preserve these abilities contemporary, he additionally makes use of it for an excellent trigger. Joshua encourages viewers to donate to the nonprofit Actors Fund, which helps folks within the leisure business who’re out of labor.

Joshua has a easy message for all of us residing by way of this pandemic.

“Don’t quit hope throughout these occasions,” he stated.

That’s one thing a lot simpler to perform when put to music.

Broadway will stay darkish by way of Sept. 6.

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