Broadway to Prolong Coronavirus Shutdown Until Early June

A total of 31 stage productions have gone dark since March 12 after New York City announced its stay-at-home guidelines in the fight against the spread of the global COVID-19 pandemic.

AceShowbiz - Broadway's curtains will stay closed until 7 June - a two-month extension of the current coronavirus shutdown deadline.

All shows on the Great White Way were postponed as stay-at-home guidelines were announced in New York City on 12 March.

Broadway League officials agreed the deadline extension after speaking with theatre owners and producers.

"Our top priority continues to be the health and well-being of Broadway theatregoers and the thousands of people who work in the theatre industry every day, including actors, musicians, stagehands, ushers, and many other dedicated professionals," Charlotte St. Martin, the president of the Broadway League, tells Deadline.

"Broadway will always be at the very heart of the Big Apple, and we join with artists, theatre professionals, and fans in looking forward to the time when we can once again experience live theatre together."

In total, 31 productions went dark on 12 March and 15 productions had been set to open during the spring. A handful of new shows, including Martin McDonagh's "Hangmen" and Edward Albee's "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" will now not open at all.

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