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"Siegfried and Roy" magician Siegfried Fischbacher deceased
"Siegfried and Roy" magician Siegfried Fischbacher deceased
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Magician and tiger tamer Siegfried Fischbacher has died at the age of 81. According to a report in the "Bild" newspaper, he had suffered from terminal pancreatic cancer. The malignant tumor had been removed, but there was no prospect of a cure, the newspaper reported. Together with his colleague and partner Roy Horn, Fischbacher had achieved world fame with tiger and lion acts. In May 2020, Roy died at the age of 75 as a result of a Covdi-19 infection.

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Covid-19: Broadway shutdown to be extended until May 30, 2021
Covid-19: Broadway shutdown to be extended until May 30, 2021
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After abruptly closing on March 12, 2020, the Broadway theatres will be shut down at least until May 30, 2021. There is no exact date for the performances to resume, but producers are offering refunds and exchanges for tickets purchased for shows through May 30.

Charlotte St. Martin, president of the Broadway League, said: "We are working tirelessly with multiple partners on sustaining the industry once we raise our curtains again."