Broadway will remain closed until the end of the year.
On Monday, the Broadway League, a trade organization representing producers and movie theater owners, announced that performances in New York would be suspended until the end of 2020 due to an outbreak of coronavirus.
People who have tickets before January 3, 2021 will be able to receive a refund or exchange for these submissions.
The Great White Way has been closed since March 12, and it is unclear when the cinemas will resume their activities. The Broadway League originally hoped the shows could resume in September.
So far, the three Disney Frozen shows, Martin McDonagh’s new play “The Executioner” and the revival of Edward Albee’s play “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf” have announced that they won’t resume performances as soon as Broadway opens again.
It is planned that a series of shows will enter the scene next spring. To date, the earliest release date for the new play on Broadway is March 15th, for “The Minutes” by Tracey Lett.
The revival of “American Buffalo” by David Mamet looks at the opening on April 14 and the “MU Musical”, a new show about Michael Jackson is scheduled for April 15. In addition, the revival of The Musical Man with Hugh Jackman in the lead roles has plans. open May 20.
The revival of the Plaza Suite by Neil Simon, a new musical entitled Flight Over Sunset and the revival of 1776 and Caroline, or Change, are also scheduled to open next spring, but they have no set dates for their debut.
The closure of Broadway for this long period could be detrimental to the New York economy. According to Broadway World, a week before the theater closed, Covid-19 reached $ 26.7 million in ticket sales for musicals and performances.
Last year, more than $ 1.75 billion worth of tickets were sold on Broadway, of which 65% were tourists. It is estimated that with so many travelers, Broadway invested $ 14.7 billion in the city’s economy during the season from 2018 to 2019.