New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced that Broadway and other locations will have capacity restrictions lifted starting May 19, 2021.
NEW: New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announces end of most capacity restrictions in the Tri-state area beginning later this month, affecting offices, stores, gyms, theaters, salons and more. https://t.co/sZVPSnncio pic.twitter.com/bd9gfPH0cK
— ABC News (@ABC) May 3, 2021
- 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.