Broadway to Lift Mask Mandate for Audiences Beginning July 1
Broadway shows in New York, one of the final holdouts in requiring face masks for those in attendance, will no longer have an industry-wide mask mandate in place, The Broadway League announced. Beginning July 1, the owners and operators of all 41 Broadway theaters in New York will make... Read more
Music Man Hits $3.5 Million in Return of Specific Broadway Sales Data
The long-delayed revival of The Music Man starring Hugh Jackman stands atop the Broadway sales chart, raking in $3.5 million in the first week of show-by-show grosses being reported since March of 2020 by the Broadway League. The numbers show that the return of Broadway is staying strong as... Read more
Broadway Announces Return to Regular Reporting of Weekly Grosses
The Broadway League announced Thursday that it would return to its standard practice of reporting weekly sales totals for individual shows. The change will take place beginning March 22, 2022, which will be the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic shut the entire show ecosystem down just over two years... Read more
Broadway Expands Vax Requirements, Extends to End of April
The Broadway League announced that its rules requiring most audience members to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 would be in place through at least the end of April, and expanded the requirements for patrons under the age of 12. The extension will also apply to the “Buy With Confidence”... Read more
Broadway Schedule Rocked by COVID Breakthrough Cases
Broadway has been dealing with an unwelcome interloper in recent weeks, as COVID has taken center stage, to the chagrin of performers and consumers alike. Breakthrough infections of COVID-19 have caused numerous cancellations of scheduled performances, despite stringent requirements for both performers and audiences to be fully vaccinated against... Read more
Broadway Expands Vaccination Requirement to All Over Age 5
The Broadway League announced that it is expanding its requirement for full vaccination against COVID to all patrons over the age of five. All 41 Broadway theaters in New York will now require proof of vaccination for that group beginning December 14, 2021. Those over the age of 11... Read more
Broadway Announces Performance Schedules for Holiday Weeks
Broadway continues its reopening process following the lengthy COVID shutdown, releasing its schedule for performances during the holidays this winter. In addition to announcing plans for specific holidays, shows are also adding some matinee shows on weekdays, to hopefully attract those visiting New York to see popular holiday attractions... Read more
Broadway Extends Mask/Vaccine Requirements to February 2022
Broadway will continue to require all in attendance (above age 12) to provide proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 through at least the end of February 2022, the Broadway League announced this week. Mask wearing will also be required by all in attendance at all times, save when eating... Read more
Broadway Officially Cancels Performances Through 2020
The lights of Broadway will officially stay dim for the remainder of 2020 due to the coronavirus, as The Broadway League announced it was extending its suspension of performances through January 3, 2021 due to the ongoing pandemic. Previously, shows were cancelled through the summer as New York struggled... Read more
AEG, Live Nation Sign Request For Federal Aid For Live Events
Amid the coronavirus pandemic, the live event industry has been halted. Some of the top managers and producers have now come together to request federal aid as live entertainment’s revenue plummets. A memo, which was obtained by Billboard, asks Congress to expand the Paycheck Protection Act to entertainment with... Read more