Amazing news: Broadway will fully reopen its doors this September, welcoming audiences once again nearly a year and a half after the industry was shut down due to COVID-19.
The stage is set for a full return to the theater, with Governor Cuomo announcing on Wednesday that Broadway shows will restart on September 14 at 100 percent capacity. Tickets will start to go on sale today (May 6). Safety will, of course, be paramount and staff and attendees will be subject to New York’s health guidelines (which are likely to change—stay tuned).
“We are thrilled that Governor Cuomo clearly recognizes the impact of Broadway’s return on the city and state’s economy and the complexity of restarting an entire industry that has been dormant for over a year,” said Charlotte St. Martin, President of the Broadway League. “Nothing beats Broadway. The theatre owners, producers, and other League members will continue to work with the NY State Department of Health and the Governor to coordinate the industry’s return and the related health and safety protocols required to do so. We remain cautiously optimistic about Broadway’s ability to resume performances this fall and are happy that fans can start buying tickets again.”
Now the only question is... which show will you see first? Here’s a list of the shows that have announced their opening plans: