Vaccines for Covid are still being distributed across the world, but Broadway performances are due to return in September 2021. By May 2021, more than a third of New Yorkers had received all of their vaccines. According to Mayor Bill de Blasio, the city will reopen on July 1st, with the exception of Broadway theaters. In the other side, the reopening of Broadway shows is now in question. The target date, according to Broadway experts, is September 2021.
Broadway seats will go on sale in June 2021. It’s hard to say how many people would watch a display at this stage. According to some estimates, shows will start with a volume of 75% and increase to 100% by 2022. In the other hand, the remainder is contingent on vaccine and Covid outcomes. In addition, many people believe that masks and social distancing can be used indoors before participation requirements are established.
The issue for reopening with a small audience is that such Broadway shows can only be profitable if they are completely or almost fully booked. Others contend that increasing the capacity ceiling to 75% would lead to lower revenues and the cancellation of some shows.
Furthermore, the air filtration systems in most Broadway theaters are outdated. As a result, everybody in the theatre, including the actors, is at risk. Installing an HVAC unit in a Broadway theatre is prohibitively expensive, prompting some to seek federal assistance. The general public is yet to hear of upgrades to air filtration systems in Broadway theaters.
Audience members are also allowed to provide proof of vaccinations while watching a Broadway show. The Broadway League has declined to issue a public statement about the need for vaccination proof in many sports and locations, such as the Lincoln Center. Customers’ temperatures will be taken at the door on a daily basis, and they will be allowed to wear masks when watching displays.
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If more New Yorkers are vaccinated, Broadway theaters may reopen in September 2021. Many people believe that if the proper precautions are taken, legendary Broadway shows would be able to return. The mayor and governor would have to wait for new vaccination results as well as formal feedback from the actors, crew, administrators, and viewers.