Broadway theaters will remain closed until after Labor Day.
Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, Broadway was originally closed until April 12. Then, the date was pushed to June 7. Now, for a third time, the closure has been extended through at least September 6, 2020.
“While all Broadway shows would love to resume performances as soon as possible, we need to ensure the health and well-being of everyone who comes to the theater — behind the curtain and in front of it — before shows can return,” Broadway League president Charlotte St. Martin said in a statement (via THR). “The Broadway League’s membership is working in cooperation with the theatrical unions, government officials and health experts to determine the safest ways to restart our industry. Throughout this challenging time, we have been in close communication with Governor Cuomo‘s office and are grateful for his support and leadership as we work together to bring back this vital part of New York City’s economy — and spirit.”
One idea that is being floated, according to the publication, is “temperature checks for theatergoers along with compulsory masks and gloves, no intermissions and deep-disinfectant cleaning of auditoriums between performances.”
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