Broadway Cancels Shows Due to Upcoming Blizzard
With the threat of a blizzard coming, Broadway decided to cancel some of their regular Monday show performances. There’s also a good chance that their Tuesday performances will be shut off for the time being as well.
Winter storm Juno has just arrived in the northeast area, particularly in New York City. And as per previous discussions, the Broadway League, headed by Charlotte St. Martin, announced the cancellation of most of their scheduled shows for Monday evening.
This decision was apparently further prompted by a city ban placed earlier that imposed traveling for all non-emergency vehicles to take effect on Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, at 11:00 p.m.
The Monday show cancellations didn’t turn out to make much of an impact since Monday is often considered to be a day off for some performances. Among the Broadway shows cancelled for that day were “The Phantom of the Opera,” “Chicago” and “Mamma Mia!”
However, there have been on-going talks of possible cancellations as well on the performances scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday, Jan. 27-28, 2015. In fact, some Tuesday performances have already been canceled, which the rest of Broadway may later follow suit. This included Disney Theatrical Productions’ “Aladdin” and “The Lion King.”
The Broadway League will soon be announcing its final decision regarding the Tuesday evening performances. In the meantime, ticket holders of cancelled shows are requested to contact their point of purchases for their refunds and ticket exchanges.
Aside from Broadway, other well-known performance venues have also opted to cancel and move some of their shows and rehearsals. The Birdland Jazz Club also canceled all of its Monday shows, and two of the New York Philharmonic’s open rehearsals were moved on Wednesday. Louis C. K. also cancelled a Tuesday night show at the Madison Square Garden to be moved for Wednesday. The Metropolitan Opera also cancelled its opening night of “Iolanta” and “Bluebeard,” which was previously scheduled on Monday.
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