A man walks past a Broadway theater in New York City, the United States, on Oct. 7, 2020. (Xinhua/Wang Ying)
The Broadway League announced on Friday that the suspension of Broadway performances in New York City, which began in March at the start of the COVID-19 outbreak, has now been extended through May 30, 2021.
"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," said Charlotte St. Martin, president of the Broadway League.
Dates for each returning and new Broadway show will be announced as individual productions determine the performance schedules for their respective shows, according to a press release of the organization, the Broadway League said.
Theatre goers holding tickets for dates through May 30, 2021 should contact their point of purchase for details about exchanges and refunds, the organization said.