Broadway Reopening Date Remains Uncertain

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On March 12th Broadway went dark. Theaters were scheduled to reopen after a 30 day closure in an effort to help stop the spread of COVID-19 in New York City. As of right now many theaters are expecting to reopen on April 13th, but that date remains uncertain according to the Broadway League.

President of the Broadway League, Charlotte St. Martin, wrote in an email to staff on Thursday,

"We have to remember that the Governor didn’t give us a return date and we have to have that to come back. Our intel in Albany does indicate that they think the mass gatherings may be the last area of business to come back."

St. Martin also wrote that they are currently working on options to find relief for the industry. The options they've been working on with all levels of government have been tax relief as well as cash infusion options for members of the industry.

Broadway News reports that "The League will also be launching a website for employees and employers containing information about unemployment insurance, small business loans and job offerings."

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