New York's shutdown of Broadway has been extended through Labour Day

May 13 2020, 12:37 pm

After turning out the lights on March 12 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Broadway stages of New York City have extended their shutdowns for a third time, through to the first week of September.

While an exact date for reopening has not been determined, Broadway theatres are providing ticket holders with the opportunity for refunds and exchanges for those holding tickets for productions through September 6, 2020.

“While all Broadway shows would love to resume performances as soon as possible, we need to ensure the health and well-being of everyone who comes to the theatre – behind the curtain and in front of it – before shows can return,” President of the Broadway League Charlotte St. Martin said in a press release.

“Throughout this challenging time, we have been in close communication with Governor Cuomo’s office and are grateful for his support and leadership as we work together to bring back this vital part of New York City’s economy – and spirit.”

Members of the Broadway League continue to collaborate with government officials, theatrical unions, and health experts to determine the safest ways for the industry to reopen.

Anyone in possession of tickets for productions through September 6 can expect an email from whatever venue they purchased through with comprehensive information surrounding refund and exchange options. Those who do not receive this email by May 18 are instructed to reach out to their point of purchase for further information.

The release maintains that the Broadway League will remain in contact with officials both and the city and state levels to decide the best course of action for appropriate reopening dates for performances to resume and will inform the public of any changes or updates.