11. January 23, 2016 Snowstorm
Snow piles in the January 2016 snowstorm
On Saturday January 23, 2016, the Broadway League cancelled all Broadway shows because of a major snowstorm, which led to a New York travel ban and a suspension of public transportation. Andrew Cuomo declared a state of emergency, and on the recommendation of Mayor de Blasio, the blizzards forced Broadway to go dark.
The blizzard was the second largest in New York City history, but most Broadway shows opened up the following day.