The lights on Broadway will be back on!
May 5 brings welcomed news from Governor Andrew Cuomo to the Broadway community and their fans! On September 14, Broadway will re-open with 100% capacity, and ticket sales will begin on May 6. Governor Cuomo's announcement was welcomed news to both the Broadway community and their worldwide audience!
With guidance from Governor Andrew Cuomo, Broadway shows in New York City will resume ticket sales in May 2021 for Fall...Posted by The Broadway League on Wednesday, May 5, 2021
As for specific showtimes on all the anticipated "hot ticket" shows, they will be announced individually. According to New York Times, Hamilton, The Lion King, and Wicked will announce next week upcoming performance dates with Chicago, Aladdin, Come From Away, and American Utopia to follow. Keep your eyes open as we update announcements.
Broadway will be following health protocols which include "face coverings, health screening, enhanced air filtration and ventilation, and rigorous cleaning and disinfection."
In response to this welcomed news, the Broadway League issued this statement, "Nothing beats Broadway. The theatre owners, producers, and other League members will continue to work with the NY State Department of Health and the Governor to coordinate the industry's return and the related health and safety protocols required to do so. We remain cautiously optimistic about Broadway's ability to resume performances this fall and are happy that fans can start buying tickets again."
As the audience, we couldn't be more thrilled to have Broadway back on the stage! Now, we can just bury the TikTok musical "Ratatouille" debacle, and rest easy as Broadway finds its place back on the in-person stage where it belongs.
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