It seems Broadway will remain dark indefinitely as New York City continues its battle against coronavirus.
While many states, including our home state of Georgia, are relaxing stay-at-home orders and “restarting” their economies, New York remains a hot bed for COVID-19. As such, the Broadway League has confirmed that productions will now offer refunds and exchanges for performances through September 6 as Broadway remains shutdown over summer.
The unprecedented shutdown began March 12, when productions were given the order to close through April 12. That date was then extended to June 7.
An exact return date has yet to be determined.
“While all Broadway shows would love to resume performances as soon as possible, we need to ensure the health and well-being of everyone who comes to the theatre—behind the curtain and in front of it—before shows can return. The Broadway League’s membership is working in cooperation with the theatrical unions, government officials, and health experts to determine the safest ways to restart our industry,” said Broadway League President Charlotte St. Martin. “Throughout this challenging time, we have been in close communication with Governor Cuomo’s office and are grateful for his support and leadership as we work together to bring back this vital part of New York City’s economy—and spirit.”