Musicals return to Broadway

September 15, 2021 by archyde

In order to attend the performance, spectators must be vaccinated and wear a mask.

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Hamilton, The Lion King, Chicago: The most famous musicals played on Broadway made a comeback on Tuesday, a new symbol of a more normal life in New York after an 18-month hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Broadway theaters have been gradually reopening since early September, but several of the most popular shows resume Tuesday.

“It’s a big night for the return of New York City,” said Mayor Bill de Blasio, the day after the MET gala, the social event that had not taken place since May 2019 and which has could be held Monday night, bringing a cohort of stars to the city.

In Times Square, the return of Broadway is also symbolized by the reopening of the kiosk on Tuesday, which allows you to buy tickets the same day and hope for some discounts on the price of seats. On average, a ticket exceeds $ 100.

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All spectators have an obligation to be vaccinated, as do artists, technicians and theater personnel. Spectators must also wear a mask during the performance.

Broadway was generating around $ 33 million in revenue per week from 31 shows before Covid-19 shut down this New York cultural lung. The pandemic has killed some 34,000 people in the cultural and economic capital of the United States.

The resumption of shows comes as the city still suffers from a huge shortage of tourists, especially foreigners, who normally make up two-thirds of the Broadway audience. But producers say they are optimistic, convinced that theaters will fill up thanks to New Yorkers and American tourists. On the Broadway.com website, The Lion King is sold out Tuesday and Wednesday.

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Natasha Kumar

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