The Show Won't Go On, Starting Today
Updated: Mar 13, 2020
The Broadway League announced today that Broadway shows will be closed, starting at 5pm today, until April 13th.
You can read their full statement below:
Broadway Theatres To Suspend Performances Through April 12, 2020 (New York, NY) –
March 12, 2020 - Under the direction of Governor Andrew Cuomo, Broadway shows in New York City will suspend all performances immediately in support of the health and well-being of the theatregoing public, as well as those who work in the theatre industry. Performances will commence the week of April 13, 2020.“Our top priority has been and will continue to be the health and well-being of Broadway theatregoers and the thousands of people who work in the theatre industry every day, including actors, musicians, stagehands, ushers, and many other dedicated professionals,” said Charlotte St. Martin, President of the Broadway League.
“Broadway has the power to inspire, enrich and entertain, and together we are committed to making that vital spirit a reality. Once our stages are lit again, we will welcome fans back with open arms so that they can continue to experience the joy, heart, and goodwill that our shows so passionately express every night.”Those holding tickets for performances through April 12, 2020 should contact their point of purchase for refunds and exchanges.The Broadway League will continue to closely monitor the evolving coronavirus situation on behalf of the Broadway community and make decisions as circumstances require, in accordance with guidelines from the CDC and state and local health officials.
Since you won't be able to head into a Broadway theatre until April 13th, you can watch some of your favorite moments below on my "Broadway and Beyond" playlist.
SIX: The Musical was set to open on Broadway this evening, but was cancelled due to health and safety concerns. Watch the video below to hear from the SIX Queens and Creative Team about what went into their Broadway run.