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Hurricane Sandy Blows Broadway's Curtains Closed

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Hurricane Sandy Blows Broadway's Curtains Closed

Like the bridges, tunnels and subway system, even the bright lights of Broadway are no match for the raging winds of Hurricane Sandy. The Broadway League announced on Monday that all shows would be canceled for Oct. 29 and Oct. 30, due to severe weather and suspended public transportation.

“Now that the storm has arrived, I’d like to reiterate that the safety and security of theatergoers and employees is everyone’s primary concern,” said Charlotte St. Martin, executive director of the League, in a statement.

Even Off-Broadway productions like “Avenue Q,” “Don’t Go Gentle,” and “The Good Mother” were canceled. Further downtown, the Public Theatre called off the preview performances of Richard Nelson’s play “Sorry,” as well as “Giant,” “Wild With Happy,” “Fun Home,” and Joe’s Pub’s lineup.

While the storm has put a damper on Broadway ticketholders evening plans, the Broadway League encouraged patrons to get a refund or exchange them for another date. Mayor Mike Bloomberg still hasn’t announced if the MTA’s operations will resume on Wednesday, Oct. 30, but St. Martin said, “We expect normal operations to resume on Wednesday morning.”

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