Power Outage in Manhattan: Broadway Shows Cancelled
26 Broadway productions were forced to cancel on Saturday, July 13, 2019.
It was a real showstopper on Saturday, July 15, 2019 on Broadway, as a massive power outage hit the theater district area of Manhattan shortly before the evening Broadway performances were scheduled to begin. Without electricity, many of the Broadway productions and a number of Off-Broadway shows in the area, such as Jersey Boys and Rock of Ages at New World Stages, were all forced to cancel. Even Jennifer Lopez's sold-out concert at Madison Square Garden had to be called off, leaving fans in dismay. But the resilience of the New York City spirit shone through as a number of Broadway performers from shows such as Come From Away and the 2019 Tony Award-winning "Best Musical" Hadestown took to the streets to entertain the crowds with impromptu performances outside their respective theatres. The show must go on, as they say...
Check out the video of the NYC Blackout below...
All Broadway productions resumed performances as scheduled on Sunday, July 14. Here is a list of the shows that were forced to cancel on Saturday:
Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of the Temptations
The Book of Mormon
The Cher Show
Come From Away
Dave Chappelle on Broadway
Dear Evan Hansen
Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: Part Two
The Lion King
Moulin Rouge! The Musical
The Phantom of the Opera
Pretty Woman - The Musical
To Kill a Mockingbird
What the Constitution Means to Me