After suspending Broadway performances until January 3, today the Broadway League announced that all shows will now be on hold even longer.
As of now, Broadway Theaters will be extending their refunds and exchanges for all tickets purchased through May 30, 2021. The organization’s press release states that the suspension is due to concerns of COVID-19, and that they’re “working on protocols for curtains to rise again.”
“With nearly 97,000 workers who rely on Broadway for their livelihood and an annual economic impact of $14.8 billion to the city, our membership is committed to re-opening as soon as conditions permit us to do so. We are working tirelessly with multiple partners on sustaining the industry once we raise our curtains again,” said Charlotte St. Martin, President of the Broadway League.
The League mentions that “the logistics being currently reviewed for audience members and employees include: screening and testing, cleaning and sanitizing, wayfinding inside theatres, backstage protocols, and much more.”
When shows resume in 2021 it will be “as individual productions determine the performance schedules for their respective shows.”
The Broadway League is encouraging customers to contact their point of purchase for help with exchanges and refunds for those who currently have tickets to any shows through May 31, 2021.
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