Again in March, Broadway made the devastating announcement that it could shut its theaters by January 3, 2021. Now that closure is being prolonged by at the very least Could 30, 2021. Though the Broadway League, a consortium of producers and theater house owners, has thought-about a number of potential reopening dates this yr, the tough realities of the pandemic have pressured them to push again the opening even additional.
The extension of the shutdown quashes the hopes of theater-goers, actors, and producers who hoped stage performances would return this spring. Some exhibits you would possibly see premiering subsequent spring and summer time embody Hugh Jackman’s Music Man, the Michael Jackson musical MJ, Flying Over Sundown, The Minutes, American Buffalo, and 1776. All of those had beforehand deliberate to debut earlier in spring 2021 however will now probably be pushed again.
The Could date is taken into account reasonable with regard to the resumption of stage performances pending the provision and distribution of a vaccine. Sadly, Broadway doesn’t precisely lend itself to social distancing, and the Metropolitan Opera has already introduced that it received’t be returning till September 2021.