Hurricane Sandy has brought New York City, and Broadway, to its knees. After the Broadway League announced yesterday that all Tuesday shows would be canceled, word came from new musical “A Christmas Story” that the show’s first preview has been postponed from Nov. 5 to Nov. 7.
Today, the Off-Broadway world quickly followed suit. All of the scheduled performances at the Public Theatre and Joe’s Pub were canceled, and the Vineyard Theatre has been forced to reschedule the Oct. 30 world-premiere of "Checkers." Now companies across the city are shuttering their doors for the evening. Below is a list of cancellations, which will be subject to additions as announcements come in:
Atlantic Theater Company's "Harper Regan" (Contact Ticket Central on Wed., Oct 31, to reschedule.)
Playwright Horizons' "The Whale" (Ticketholders will be contacted to reschedule)
UPDATED: According to a press release sent by the Broadway League, most Broadway shows will resume performances again on Oct. 31. The exceptions are "Evita" and "Scandalous," which have canceled their matinees, and "The Lion King" and "Mary Poppins," which have cancelled their evening performances. "Jersey Boys" performances are still unconfirmed; check the show's website for info.