Live Broadway shows will get back to the stage beginning September 14 following an 18-month break to battle the Covid pandemic. On Wednesday, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced.
Broadway theatres are among New York’s greatest tourist attractions. So, Cuomo said that tickets will go marked down start on Thursday and theatres will be permitted to fill 100% of the limit.
“Broadway is a significant part of our state’s identity and economy, and we are excited that the curtains will rise once more,” Cuomo said on Twitter.
The theatres are one of the last sectors to return after the pandemic because of the difficulties of social distancing for actors on stage in front of an audience, for teams behind the stage, and for crowds in squeezed seating in old structures.
While New York plans to lift most pandemic limitations in about fourteen days, Broadway theatres need more time for practices, promoting to draw crowds, and other steps.
“Restarting Broadway is a mind-boggling try,” said Charlotte St. Martin, president of the Broadway League, an industry group. “The present green light by the governor to put our shows on sale now for the fall is imperative to our success.”
Producers will work with state experts on what health estimates will be required. It is potential theatres will command confirmation of a Covid vaccination for crowd members, New York budget director Robert Mujica said.