A person walks past Broadway posters near Times Square as theaters remain closed following restrictions intended to slow the spread of the coronavirus in New York City on January 15, 2021.
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The Great White Way finally has an official reopening date – September 14th.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday that Broadway theaters would return to full capacity shortly after Labor Day. Tickets are expected to go on sale from Thursday.
The governor did not specify which shows to run on this timeline. Individual productions may require more time to hire or re-hire actors, crew, and other in-house staff, and to rehearse.
The schedule also depends on the state government approving the health and safety protocols of each theater.
Broadway has been closed for more than a year due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic that is crippling the local economy. In a traditional year, New York’s theater industry funds nearly 100,000 jobs and pumps nearly $ 15 billion into the local economy.