Broadway performances have been canceled until April 12 due to COVID-19
March 12, 2020: Andrew Cuomo and Charlotte St. Martin, President of the Broadway League, announced the cancellation of all Broadway performances until April 12 as a precautionary measure due to COVID-19, the coronavirus.
Cuomo said, “We are taking new actions to reduce the density of people across the state. Starting Friday at 5pm, gatherings with 500 people or more will not be permitted in New York State. Additionally, for facilities with an occupancy of 500 or fewer, we are reducing the legal capacity by 50%. For Broadway theaters in Manhattan, these rules will go into effect at 5pm today. We have already spoken o the theaters about these new measures and they agreed.”
St. Martin said, “Our top priority has been and will continue to be the health and well-being of Broadway theatergoers and the thousands of people who work in the theater 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.