With a dedicated vaccination site for Broadway workers, the opening of The Great White Way is getting closer and closer!
And with Mayor de Blasio’s announcement that NYC will “fully reopen” on July 1, many of New Yorkers are wondering exactly what that means for iconic Broadway productions. And we should have answers quite soon.
The Broadway League, which is the national trade association for the Broadway industry, told Broadway News that they “have been working closely with State and City officials on plans for safely restarting the Broadway industry, welcoming audiences and bringing our workforce back.” They said the “remarks by the mayor give us further optimism that Broadway productions can resume this fall, beginning in September, and we look forward to providing more details about reopening in the coming weeks.”
Unnamed sources tell NY 1 that a more formal announcement of the date will be made on May 11 (right now, their website still just says that performances are suspended through May 30, 2021). Of course, the decision will ultimately have to be made by Governor Cuomo, who did originally make the executive order to shut down theaters.
Either way, we’re counting down the days!
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