2021 is almost here and it's time to say goodbye to 2020!
On March 12, 2020 at 5PM, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Broadway shows went dark and have not played a single performance since. At that time, 31 productions were running, including 8 new shows in previews. Additionally, 8 productions were in rehearsals preparing to open in the spring. With nearly 97,000 workers who rely on Broadway for their livelihood and an annual economic impact of $14.8 billion to the city, 2020 has changed the lives of many.
However, 2020 wasn't all negative! Countless organizations and individuals have worked tirelessly to sustain the industry for when we raise our curtains again. This year brought out the humanity and creativity in all of us! Take a look back on 2020 with iHeartRadio Broadway as we all eagerly wait for Broadway to reopen.