Broadway shows announce a fall return, but Canadian productions still in limbo


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After the industry’s longest hiatus in history, some of Broadway’s top shows have announced that familiar refrain: The show must go on.

HamiltonWickedThe Lion King and Canadian musical Come From Away said they will resume performances in the fall, after New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced public health restrictions in the state would be lifted on Sept. 14. 

Shows will be allowed to reopen at 100 per cent capacity, Cuomo said. Tickets are now on sale. 

“This rare alliance between three of Broadway’s fan favourites sends a message that Broadway is united in its commitment to ending a devastating period of hardship for the tens of thousands who make their living directly on Broadway shows and the tens of thousands in dependent industries,” reads a news release from the producers of Hamilton, Wicked and The Lion King.

The three shows are among Broadway’s biggest, but other productions have also resumed ticket sales. Musicals that have confirmed runs in September include Chicago, Aladdin and the new show SixThe Phantom of the Opera previously announced it would return in October, while shows Mean Girls, Frozen and Harry Potter and the Cursed Child had already said they didn’t plan to remount performances in New York despite the fall reopening of Broadway.

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