All Broadway performances cancelled

All Broadway theatre performances have been suspended until at least 12 April because of Covid-19. The news comes after New York governor Andrew Cuomo announced a temporary ban on all events of over 500 people.

“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,” said Charlotte St. Martin, president of the Broadway League.

“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.”

Refunds and exchanges will be available through the point of purchase in each case.

The Broadway League says it will, “continue to closely monitor the evolving coronavirus situation on behalf of the Broadway community and make decisions as circumstances require.”

The Broadway League is a trade association for the Broadway theatre industry, with over 700 members representing not only the theatres themselves but also producers, presenters and general managers.