NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Broadway will remain dark through the summer, a trade organization representing producers and theater owners announced Tuesday morning.
Broadway theaters are now offering refunds and exchanges for tickets purchased for performances through September 6, the Broadway League announced.
Charlotte St. Martin, president of the Broadway League, said in a statement, "While all Broadway shows would love to resume performances as soon as possible, we need to ensure the health and well-being of everyone who comes to the theatre – behind the curtain and in front of it – before shows can return."
Mary McColl, executive director of the Actors' Equity Association, said in a statement. "Today the Broadway League took a difficult but necessary action to put the safety of everyone from the audience to the actors and stage managers first,” said of Actors’ Equity Association. “Before our members can safely return to work, we will need new protocols that protect audiences and workers alike."
Broadway performances were suspended on March 12. 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.