Broadway to Remain Closed Through End of 2020

By Anna Breuer on 29 June 2020
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The cast of the 2017 revival of “Hello, Dolly!”

Broadway theaters will remain closed for at least another six months.

The Broadway League, the trade association representing the industry’s 41 theaters, issued a statement Monday morning saying that its theaters would remain closed through the end of 2020.  The previously announced reopening date was September 6 and, prior to that, June 7.

“The alchemy of 1000 strangers bonding into a single audience fueling each performer on stage and behind the scenes will be possible again when Broadway theatres can safely host full houses,” said Thomas Schumacher, the group’s chairman.

Theaters in London’s West End temporarily closed on March 16 “until further notice,” as part of a move to limit the spread of the coronavirus, a move that 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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