Broadway shows canceled for rest of 2020

David Caplan
June 29, 2020 - 11:39 am
Broadway during the shutdown

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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Broadway performances will now be suspended for the remainder of 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic, The Broadway League announced Monday,

Refunds and exchanges for tickets purchased for all performances through January 3, 2021 are now being offered by Broadway theaters.

"Those holding tickets for performances through January 3, 2021 will receive an e-mail from their point of purchase with detailed information regarding refund and exchange options," the League said in a statement. "Any customers holding tickets through January 3, 2021 that have not received an e-mail by July 13th are advised to contact their point of purchase for assistance after this date."

Broadway performances were suspended on March 12, 2020. At that time, 31 productions were running, including 8 new shows in previews. Additionally, 8 productions were in rehearsals preparing to open in the spring.

"The Broadway experience can be deeply personal but it is also, crucially, communal," said Chairman of the Board of The Broadway League Thomas Schumacher. "The alchemy of 1000 strangers bonding into a single audience fueling each performer on stage and behind the scenes will be possible again when Broadway theatres can safely host full houses.  Every single member of our community is eager to get back to work sharing stories that inspire our audience through the transformative power of a shared live experience.  The safety of our cast, crew, orchestra and audience is our highest priority and we look forward to returning to our stages only when it’s safe to do so. One thing is for sure, when we return we will be stronger and more needed than ever."