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Broadway Is Going Dark At 5 p.m. Tonight, Productions Canceled Through April 12

Along with Carnegie Hall, the Metropolitan Opera, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Claire Leaden Claire Leaden

Broadway Is Going Dark At 5 p.m. Tonight, Productions Canceled Through April 12

They started with $50 discount tickets, and now all Broadway show performances are suspended for good.

Governor Cuomo announced at a press conference this afternoon, March 12, that all Broadway shows must close at 5pm tonight. This comes after both the Metropolitan Opera and Carnegie Hall have canceled all performances scheduled through March 31.

He said that “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%.”

Broadway is said to be closed through April 12.

And, the Metropolitan Museum of Art just announced a closure that begins Friday 13 for their main location on Fifth Avenue, the Met Breuer and the Met Cloisters.

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