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Broadway grosses drop as industry weathers COVID-19 cancellations

Broadway grosses took a hit last week as several productions canceled performances due to COVID-19 cases in their companies.  The industry grossed $22.5 million across 31 shows, marking the third lowest gross on record for...

‘Six’ and ‘The Lion King’ add to list of Broadway productions canceled through Christmas

Performances of “The Lion King” are canceled through Dec. 26 and “Six” will be dark through Dec. 28, the respective productions announced Tuesday. The announcements follow the detection of breakthrough COVID-19 cases in the casts...

‘Hamilton,’ ‘Aladdin,’ ‘Dear Evan Hansen’ cancel Broadway shows through Christmas due to COVID-19 cases

"Hamilton" and multiple other large musicals canceled Broadway performances until after Christmas due breakthrough COVID-19 cases in the company. "Hamilton," now canceled through Dec. 26, had previously canceled its Dec. 17 through Dec. 19 performances,...

Public Theater sets COVID-19 testing requirement for audience members

The Public Theater is now requiring proof of a negative COVID-19 test for audience members to attend performances.  The new policy, which took effect Dec. 17, requires audience members to present a negative rapid test...

‘MJ’ cancels Broadway performances through Dec. 26 due to COVID cases

“MJ” canceled performances through Dec. 26 due to “multiple positive COVID test results,” the production announced Friday.  The new musical, which began previews at the Neil Simon Theatre on Dec. 6, had previously canceled its...

‘Moulin Rouge!,’ “Jagged Little Pill’ add to growing list of Broadway COVID cancellations

“Moulin Rouge!” and “Jagged Little Pill” canceled their Thursday evening performances, with each citing a breakthrough COVID-19 case in the company. The cancellation at “Moulin Rouge!” came about due to a “late-in-the-day positive test result,”...

‘Mrs. Doubtfire’ to take ‘hiatus’ as Broadway productions face COVID-19 cancellations

"Mrs. Doubtfire" canceled performances through Dec. 19 after breakthrough COVID-19 cases were discovered within the company. The show had previously canceled its Dec. 12, Dec. 14 and Dec. 15 performances after positive cases were detected....

‘Hamilton’ cancels additional Broadway performances due to COVID-19

The Broadway production of “Hamilton” canceled its Dec. 16 and Dec. 17 performances due to breakthrough COVID–19 cases within the company, the production said Thursday. The production had initially canceled its Dec. 15 evening show...

As cases rise, Broadway League explores booster shot policy for theater workers

The Broadway League is speaking with theatrical unions to ensure workers receive a COVID-19 booster shot, President Charlotte St. Martin said Wednesday.  The news comes as case numbers rise in New York City, leading to...

Broadway grosses hit $30.5 million as industry nears holidays

Broadway grosses reached $30.5 million in the week ended Dec. 12, as the industry holds on to seasonal highs. Last week's total marks the second highest gross recorded on Broadway this season, after the $32.5...

Broadway sets new vaccination policy for children

Broadway theaters announced an update to vaccine protocols for children Wednesday, in line with the new citywide mandate.  Starting Dec. 14, children aged 5 to 11 must show proof of receiving at least one dose...

NYC issues new vaccine mandates for children in theaters

Mayor Bill de Blasio issued new vaccine mandates Monday, which included changed regulations for children aged 5 to 11 to attend theater.  Under the new rules, which take effect Dec. 14, children in that age...

Theater district restaurants cautiously welcome back diners

Patrons are returning to restaurants in the theater district, but owners are still cautious about returning to full hours of operation.  Theater district standbys such as Joe Allen and Glass House Tavern have seen an...

Broadway posts record grosses during Thanksgiving week

Broadway had its highest grossing week on record this season, as the industry welcomed Thanksgiving Day crowds.  The 33 shows performing in the week ended Nov. 28 grossed an aggregate total of $32.5 million. The...

Broadway posts second-highest grosses this season

Broadway shows collectively grossed $25.1 million last week, in the second highest grossing week on record this season.  Attendance across 32 shows in the week ended Nov. 21 reached 212,819, with theaters playing at an...

Broadway, touring productions set new COVID-19 testing rates

Broadway productions and touring companies have set new minimum requirements for COVID-19 testing based on the number of cases in the area.  Productions are now using the Covid Act Now heat map to calculate the...

Broadway grosses hit new high

Last week, Broadway grosses reached their highest level recorded this season.  Collective grosses for the week ended Nov. 14 reached $25.6 million as the industry added one more show to its weekly total. Attendance across...

Return of international tourists may help lift Broadway box offices

Broadway may soon get a boost from international travelers and the ability of children to get vaccinated.  On Monday, the U.S. lifted its international travel ban, allowing vaccinated tourists from 33 countries to enter the...

‘Chicken & Biscuits’ cancels Broadway performances due to COVID-19 cases

"Chicken & Biscuits" will cancel three performances this week due to breakthrough cases of COVID-19 in the Broadway company.  Performances are cancelled from Nov. 9 through Nov. 11 and the production will then determine the...

Broadway grosses bounce back after Halloween week

Broadway grosses rebounded last week, as the industry came out of a holiday period and added three new productions. Industrywide grosses reached $22.85 million across 30 productions for the week ended Nov. 7. This is...