13. Broadway Goes Dark for Coronavirus
On March 12, Governor Cuomo announced that gatherings larger than 500 people would be cancelled or postponed. This meant that effectively, Broadway would go dark. In fact, a Broadway theater is defined as having 500 seats or more. Broadway has temporarily ended all 31 plays and musicals currently in progress through at least April 12th.
Mayor de Blasio noted at the briefing, “That’s really, really painful for the many, many people who work in that field, let alone so many New Yorkers and people all over the country who really look forward to these events, these concerts, these sports events, and it’s really going to be kind of a hole in our lives and it’s painful.”
Next, check out NYC’s former quarantine hospitals and islands.