Broadway Theaters to Continue Mask Mandates Through At Least May, But Some May Not Require Vaccine Passports

By Kurt Stolz on 15 April 2022
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Hugh Jackman and Sutton Foster at a recent performance Meredith Wilson’s “The Music Man”

Broadway theaters will continue to require that all theatergoers are masked in order to gain entry, owners and operators of the 41 Broadway houses said Friday, but some theaters may not require proof of vaccination after the end of April.

The Broadway League, the group that represents theater owners, said that the policy would remain in force until at least May 31, 2022.

The action continues through April a policy first announced at the end of July 2021 that required theatergoers to have proof of fully vaccinated status via a CDC or WHO vaccination card showing an FDA or WHO approved vaccine as well as a government-issued photo ID. Theatergoers between 12 and 18 can use a school ID in lieu of one issued by government.  Those under five do not need to have a form of identification.

The policy is also in effect for all performers, theater staff, and backstage crewmembers.

The League previously said that theater owners are “monitoring the science” and on Friday said that masking protocols for beyond May 31 of this year will be announced next month.

Theatergoers are required to wear face masks when in the building, except when eating or drinking.

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