The Broadway League had hoped to reopen after September 6th, after failing to be able to reopen on April 12th and then June 7th. Unfortunately the curtains will remain pulled and the lights dimmed as the reopening date has been pushed yet again. Broadway will officially remain closed until January 3rd, 2021. An official return date still has not yet been announced.
“Our membership is working closely with the theatrical unions and in concert with key experts and some of the greatest minds inside and outside of the industry to explore protocols for all aspects of reopening. We are focused on identifying and implementing necessary measures that will enable us to resume performances safely for Broadway audiences and employees,” Charlotte St. Martin, president of the Broadway League, said in a statement. “We are determined to bring back the people who rely on this industry for their livelihood, and to welcome back all those who love this vital part of New York City, as soon as it is safe to do so. As so many of us in the Broadway community have been saying during this time, we’ll be back, and we have so many more stories to tell.”
Disney’s Frozen Broadway show has already gotten the ax due to the shut down, along with Beetlejuice, Hangman and Who’s Afraid of Virginia Wolf?. Other productions have delayed their runs.
Thankfully we will have the opportunity to see the Broadway run of Hamilton (with the original cast) on Disney+. I wonder if we’ll have the opportunity to see other productions as part of streaming services going forward?