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Broadway and the Coronavirus

Broadway Theatres Extend Suspension Through September 06, 2020


(New York, NY) – September 06, 2020 – In accordance with guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and under the continued direction of Governor Andrew Cuomo, Broadway shows in New York City will extend the current suspension of all performances through September 06, 2020.


“Our top priority continues 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 will always be at the very heart of the Big Apple, and we join with artists, theatre professionals, and fans in looking forward to the time when we can once again experience live theatre together.”


Those holding tickets for performances through September 06, 2020 will receive an e-mail from their point of purchase with information regarding exchanges or refunds. Any customers holding tickets through September 06, 2020 that have not received an e-mail by April 12th should reach out to their point of purchase for information regarding exchanges or refunds.


Updated 13/05/2020


Broadway League Statement on COVID-19 Update 12 March 2020


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.


Update 11th March 2020


The Broadway League is closely monitoring the evolving coronavirus situation on behalf of the Broadway community.  The safety and security of our theatregoers and employees is our highest priority.  We are following the lead of our city, state and federal elected officials as we implement strategies recommended by public health authorities and the Center for Disease Control (CDC) in all of our theatres and offices as all productions continue to play as scheduled.  We have significantly increased the frequency of cleaning and disinfecting in all public and backstage areas beyond the standard daily schedule, and we have added alcohol-based sanitizer dispensers for public use in the lobby of every theatre.  We invite patrons to make use of soap, paper towels, and tissues available in all restrooms.  As an added precaution, we are highly recommending that all stage door activities be eliminated for the time being. We remain vigilant, and we are prepared to make decisions based on current recommendations, as well as in response to changing conditions.


Anyone who is experiencing cold or flu symptoms, or who is not feeling well, is encouraged to stay home and contact the point of purchase for more information about ticket exchanges and policies.


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Broadway usher tests positive for coronavirus


USA Today, New York Times, Fox Business and more have reported that a Broadway usher working. The individual most recently worked as an usher at the Shubert’s Booth Theater, home to “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf,” on March 3 through Friday, March 7.The usher also recently worked at the Brooks Atkinson Theater, home to the musical “Six,” on Feb. 25 and a matinee on March 1, expediting lines outside the theater. Below are all the links to the main stories.


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