The Broadway League confirms month-long Broadway shutdown due to COVID-19 pandemic
All Broadway shows are immeditaley suspended through Sunday, April 12, 2020.
Following last night's decision made by the NBA to cancel the remainder of its season, The Broadway League held an emergency meeting today to discuss action against the current outbreak of the virus known as COVID-19. The League has now confirmed an immediate month-long shutdown of all Broadway theaters and has released the following statement:
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.
Charlotte St. Martin, President of the Broadway League commented: “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. 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.”
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.
The New York Theatre Guide would like to take this opportunity to inform all those who have purchased tickets for the affected performances through April 12, 2020 via our website to contact our ticketing affiliate at firstname.lastname@example.org or call +1 (866) 276-4885 to seek further advice.