Mark those calendars, because Broadway shows are back!
After going dark for almost a year and a half as a result of the global health crisis, it’s been confirmed that live performers will commence this September.
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Governor Andrew Cuomo trumpeted the news that the Broadway lights will officially be turned back on September 14.
Tickets go on sale today for several shows today and it’s been revealed that they’ll be returning at full, 100 percent capacity.
The Broadway League issued a statement shortly after, with its president added Charlotte St. Martin saying:
“We are thrilled that Governor Cuomo clearly recognizes the impact of Broadway’s return on the city and state’s economy and the complexity of restarting an entire industry that has been dormant for over a year. Nothing beats Broadway. The theatre owners, producers, and other League members will continue to work with the N.Y. State Department of Health and the Governor to coordinate the industry’s return and the related health and safety protocols required to do so. We remain cautiously optimistic about Broadway’s ability to resume performances this fall and are happy that fans can start buying tickets again.”
The global health crisis saw many in the arts upheaved after the effects of the pandemic put what seemed like an indefinite pause on the entire live sector.
Suffice to say, we join many in being elated about the news of Broadway’s comeback.