Broadway Cancels All Performances Until April 12
Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, all performances on Broadway have been cancelled until April 12.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that starting March 13, 5pm, gatherings with 500 people or more will no longer be allowed in New York. According to Vulture, rules for Broadway took effect at 5pm on March 12. For gatherings with less than 500 seats, which include Off-Broadway shows, the allowed occupancy is only at 0-50% capacity.
Starting Friday at 5pm, gatherings with 500 people or more will not be permitted in NYS.
Additionally, for facilities with an occupancy of 500 or fewer, we are reducing the legal capacity by 50%.
— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) March 12, 2020
Broadway League President Charlotte St. Martin said in an official statement,
“Our top priority has been and will continue to be the health and well-being of Broadway theatregoers and the thousands of people who work in the theatre industry every day, including actors, musicians, stagehands, ushers, and many other dedicated professionals. Broadway has the power to inspire, enrich and entertain, and together we are committed to making that vital spirit a reality. Once our stages are lit again, we will welcome fans back with open arms so that they can continue to experience the joy, heart, and goodwill that our shows so passionately express every night.”