A sad and an unfortunate announcement was made on Monday concerning the New York City’s Broadway.
An announcement was out from the Broadway League which is a trade organization representing theater owners and producers, that the people of the city will be devoid of seeing any performances in New York City as it will be suspended due to the deadly coronavirus pandemic all through the year of 2020.
However, people are still holding tickets for those performances through January 3, 2021.
It was confirmed that these people will be surely able to seek refunds or exchanges. Additionally, the Great White Way has not resumed yet since March 12 and theaters are also unlikely to resume their operations.
However, the Broadway League was expected to resume with its shows sometime in September.
Though that won’t be possible now. In addition to that, Disney’s ‘Frozen’, a revival of Edward Albee’s ‘Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf’, and a new play by Martin McDonagh called ‘Hangman’ has also announced that they aren’t likely to reopen as well.
A variety of shows are in the process of hitting the stage in the next spring with the earliest date we know so far is for Tracy Lett’s ‘The Minutes’ which has been planned to be a debut on Broadway for March 15.
Also, April 14 has been booked for a revival of David Mamet’s ‘American Buffalo’ and the day next, we’ll be looking at a new show about Michael Jackson named as ‘MJ the Musical’.
And then Hugh Jackman is likely to appear on May 20 with the opening of a revival of ‘Music Man’.
Moreover, the closure of the Broadway will definitely turn out to be detrimental for the city’s economy as theaters have never been shuttered for this prolonged period in the past.
Also, according to data from Broadway World, the week before theaters were shut down due to the pandemic was really good for ticket sales as they surpassed a whopping $26.7 million across plays and musicals.