As different closings and cancellations take place in NYC due to the fear of getting/spreading COVID-19, Broadway theaters may be taking a hit.
And producer Scott Rudin is doing his best to keep theaters full. According to Deadline, he is offering $50 tickets for whatever seats are still free to his five normally sold out shows, starting this Thursday, March 12 through March 29. They are:
- To Kill A Mockingbird (with Ed Harris)
- West Side Story
- The Lehman Trilogy
- Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
- The Book of Mormon
Ticket prices to these shows normally cost at least double that price, so Rudin also sees it as “an unprecedented opportunity for everyone to see a show that they otherwise might not have had easy and affordable access to,” he said in a statement.
The Broadway League had issued a statement over the weekend, basically saying that Broadway performances are continuing as scheduled. “The safety and security of our theatergoers and employees is our highest priority. We are following the lead of our city, state and federal elected officials as we implement strategies recommended by public health authorities and the Center for Disease Control (CDC) in all of our theaters and offices as all productions continue to play as scheduled.”
For now, the shows must go on!
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