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Broadway Suspends Operations In Response To COVID-19 Outbreak



The Broadway League previously said that shows would go on as normal, despite a front-of-house staff member at a theater testing positive for COVID-19. They promised greater care given to sanitizing theaters and even offered $50 tickets to many popular shows to entice audiences to keep attending. However, closures were no longer at their discretion after an order from NY Governor Andrew Cuomo.

The closure will go into effect tonight at 5 p.m. and shows are set to resume on April 13.

The industry could lose well over $100 million, and some shows may not re-open after the hiatus. The accommodation, hospitality, and food industries will be affected by the resulting drop in tourism — Broadway brought 14.62 million people to the Times Square area in 2019.

Before the announcement, Moulin Rouge! The Musical had canceled today’s performances due to what’s rumored to be a cast member’s potential exposure.

This is the first time Broadway theaters will go dark for a prolonged period since the stagehand strike of 2007, when theaters were shuttered for 19 days.

[The Theater Community Reacts]

Source=https://twitter.com/AudraEqualityMc/status/1238166483282395138


Source=https://twitter.com/StephanieJBlock/status/1238167017645105152


Source=https://twitter.com/KerryButlerNyc/status/1238169935261642752


Source=https://twitter.com/anaismitchell/status/1238172048444325888


Source=https://twitter.com/erichbergen/status/1238167444323262467


Source=https://twitter.com/thejosellana/status/1238170481578172416


Source=https://twitter.com/TheEddiePerfect/status/1238168748814667776


Source=https://twitter.com/DonnettaLavinia/status/1238169880316297217


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Tags: broadway / theatre, cancellation, health problems
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