Entertainment

New York City's Broadway to remain dark through Labor Day

Key Points
  • Broadway will remained closed at least through Labor Day.
  • People holding tickets through Sept. 6 are advised to contact their point of purchase for refunds or exchanges.
  • Broadway has been closed since March 12 and it is unclear when theaters will resume operations.
A man walks past Broadway show posters on Shubert Alley in Times Square after it was announced that Broadway shows will cancel performances due to the coronavirus outbreak in New York, U.S., March 12, 2020.
Mike Segar | Reuters

The Great White Way will remain closed through Labor Day.

The Broadway League, a trade organization representing producers and theater owners, announced Tuesday that Broadway's 41 theaters will remain closed through at least Sept. 6.

People holding tickets through Sept. 6 are advised to contact their point of purchase for refunds or exchanges. Broadway has been closed since March 12, and it's unclear when theaters will resume operations.

Broadway is a highly lucrative entertainment industry in New York City. The week before theaters were shuttered due to Covid-19, ticket sales reached $26.7 million across plays and musical performances, according to Broadway World. In the last year, Broadway generated more than $1.75 billion in ticket sales.

Tourists account for 65% of Broadway's annual ticket sales, according to the league.

During the 2018 to 2019 season, Broadway contributed $14.7 billion to the economy of the city, the organization wrote in an annual report.

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