Broadway shutdown extended to June 7 thanks to #COVID19 #coronavirus @BroadwayLeague #Broadway

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The Show Still Can’t Go On

The theaters and performances that grace the New York streets of Broadway will have to stay dark 2 months longer, The Broadway League announced today that it’s extended the shutdown of Broadway, originally slated for an April 12 comeback, up until June 7 because of COVID19, as everyone’s well-being is top priority.

The Broadway League that represents every occupation top to bottom that work these theaters, will send ticket holders of respected shows an email regarding exchanges and refunds, and should reach out to point of purchase if not reached by April 12.

Broadway’s not alone in extending out shutdown even further, the U.K.’s West End have lengthened their closures until May 31, with live-streaming being the only option on both shores.

Variety also reported today that the U.K. has struck a deal with soap opera actors and theater workers affected by COVID19, paying 80 percent of their salary for a period of time.

Daniel Quintanilla

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