New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced that Broadway and other locations will have capacity restrictions lifted starting May 19, 2021.

What’s Happening:

  • This afternoon, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that capacity restrictions will be lifted for many locations including Broadway.
  • As reported by Deadline, Broadway reopening in May will remain unlikely due to logistics, but a date has now been set that live shows can return when ready.
  • The Broadway shutdown started on March 12, 2020, during the start of the pandemic.
  • Cuomo says in the video, “Broadway for example has a schedule. They have to produce a play before they can sell the play, so there is a schedule for them, but from a capacity point of view, they can all reopen on May 19.”
  • Disney on Broadway has not made any announcements at this time of returning shows, but we can expect to hear from them soon.
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