New York – Al-Quds.com – (AFP) – American Broadway theaters will remain closed due to the Covid-19 epidemic until September 6, at the earliest, without specifying a date for the reopening, as announced by the Broadway League.
All shows have been suspended in the popular neighborhood of New York Times Square since March 12, after state governor Andrew Como prevented rallies.
This famous theater district in New York has not been closed for such a long period since its appearance at the end of the nineteenth century.
And every closing week, Broadway theaters lose more than $ 30 million in revenue from ticket sales.
When the shows were suspended, 31 theatrical performances were performed on Broadway and eight other works were preparing for launch in the spring.
The authors announced two plays, “Hangeman” and “How’s Afrid of Virginia Woolf?” Permanently cancel these two works.
As for the Beetlejuice Show play, which was scheduled to end its shows in early June, the organizers announced that they will not return to the stage again.
The president of the Broadway League, Charlotte St. Martin, said in a statement that she is working with professional associations on Broadway and political and health authorities “to determine the safest way to relaunch our sector.”
Some industry professionals expect that Broadway theaters will remain closed until 2021.