New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced no gathering of people of more than 500 in the state to try to stop the spread of COVID-19. After the announcement from Cuomo, we learned all Broadway Theaters will go dark until April 13th.
The President of the Broadway League, Charlotte St. Martin released a statement earlier today about the closures: “Our top priority has been and will continue to be the health and well-being of Broadway theatregoers and the thousands of people who work in the theatre industry every day, including actors, musicians, stagehands, ushers, and many other dedicated professionals. Broadway has the power to inspire, enrich and entertain, and together we are committed to making that vital spirit a reality. Once our stages are lit again, we will welcome fans back with open arms so that they can continue to experience the joy, heart, and goodwill that our shows so passionately express every night.”