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Broadway shows will remain shut down in New York City until June 2021

Broadway shows will remain shut down in New York City until June 2021
Posted at 9:46 AM, Oct 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-09 09:56:29-04

The Broadway League, the trade association that regulates theater performances in New York City, has said that all performances have been suspended until at least June 2021.

Anyone with tickets to Broadway shows before June 2021 "should contact their point of purchase" about exchanges and refunds, the association said.

“With nearly 97,000 workers who rely on Broadway for their livelihood and an annual economic impact of $14.8 billion to the city, our membership is committed to re-opening as soon as conditions permit us to do so. We are working tirelessly with multiple partners on sustaining the industry once we raise our curtains again,” Charlotte St. Martin the President of the Broadway League, said in a statement.

Broadway shows in New York have been shut down since March 12, when the COVID-19 pandemic began to take hold in the city. In May, Broadway League initially suspended all performances through Septemeber before extending the shutdown through the end of the year in June.