Broadway to Remain Closed Through at Least June 7

By Anna Breuer on 8 April 2020
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‘Hello, Dolly!’ with Donna Murphy at the Shubert Theatre

Broadway theaters will remain shuttered for at least two more months.

The Broadway League, the trade association representing the industry’s 41 theaters, issued a statement Wednesday morning saying that its theaters would remain closed until at least June 7, 2020.  The previously announced reopening date was April 12.

Off-Broadway theaters will probably follow the group’s lead.

The theater industry is a major contributor to the local economy and is responsible for thousands of tourists who come specifically to see shows on the Great White Way.
“Broadway will always be at the very heart of the Big Apple,” said Charlotte St. Martin, president of the group.

The Tony Awards and Outer Critics Circle Awards, which usually are announced in the spring, have been indefinitely postponed.

Theaters in West End will temporarily closed on March 16 “until further notice,” as part of a move to limit the spread of the coronavirus, a move which followed Broadway’s by four days.

Even before the announcement was made, several theaters had opted to close.  The Old Vic was the first, bringing its run of “Endgame” starring Daniel Radcliffe to a close two weeks early.  The Arcola, Turbine Theatre and Young Vic quickly followed suit.

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