Broadway to stay closed until early June

Broadway will remain dark a couple of months longer than expected.

Due to the intensity of the coronavirus in New York City, productions that were scheduled to resume the week of April 13 will now stay closed through June 7 – a notable date because it would have been the 74th annual Tony Awards. In March, the Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing announced a postponement of the annual theater celebration. No new date has been set yet.

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The Belasco Theatre in New York, on March 18, 2020. (George Etheredge/The New York Times)

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The Belasco Theatre in New York, on March 18, 2020.  (George Etheredge/The New York Times)

Credit: GEORGE ETHEREDGE

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The Belasco Theatre in New York, on March 18, 2020. (George Etheredge/The New York Times)

Credit: GEORGE ETHEREDGE

Credit: GEORGE ETHEREDGE

“Our top priority continues 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.” said Charlotte St. Martin, president of the Broadway League. “Broadway will always be at the very heart of the Big Apple, and we join with artists, theatre professionals, and fans in looking forward to the time when we can once again experience live theatre together.”

The Broadway in Atlanta schedule at the Fox Theatre has also been disrupted. The March run of "Miss Saigon" was canceled and the lengthy return of "Hamilton," originally slated for March 31-May 3, moved to Aug. 4-Sept. 6.

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