As the COVID-19 crisis continues, the Broadway League has announced a further delay to the reopening of shows. Shows were originally set to be shut down through April 12, then through June 7 and then through September 6.
Now all Broadway productions will now stay on hold—and will offer refunds and exchanges—through January 3, 2021. An official return date still has not yet been announced.
“Our membership is working closely with the theatrical unions and in concert with key experts and some of the greatest minds inside and outside of the industry to explore protocols for all aspects of reopening. We are focused on identifying and implementing necessary measures that will enable us to resume performances safely for Broadway audiences and employees,” Charlotte St. Martin, president of the Broadway League, said in a statement. “We are determined to bring back the people who rely on this industry for their livelihood, and to welcome back all those who love this vital part of New York City, as soon as it is safe to do so. As so many of us in the Broadway community have been saying during this time, we’ll be back, and we have so many more stories to tell.”
In addition, Disney On Broadway announced on Twitter that its two shows currently on Broadway – “The Lion King” and “Aladdin” – will also remain closed through January 3, 2021.
Under the continued direction of Gov. Andrew Cuomo, and for the health and well-being of our theatergoers, cast and crew, the suspension of Broadway performances of THE LION KING and ALADDIN has been extended through January 3, 2021.
— Disney on Broadway (@disneybroadway) June 29, 2020
Each production’s official website offers details about ticket refunds.
Here is information regarding ticket refunds for “Aladdin.”
Here is information regarding ticket refunds for “The Lion King.”