Hurricane Sandy Forces Broadway, Off-Broadway, Off-Off Broadway Cancellations
October 28, 2012 1 Comment
Update 2 p.m. The Broadway League has just announced: All Broadway performances in NYC for evenings of 10/28 & 10/29 have been cancelled. 10/28 matinees are playing as scheduled.
Here’s what the Broadway League says about getting refunds and exchanges for canceled performances:
“For Refund and Exchanges:
If tickets were purchased via Telecharge or Ticketmaster via phone or online your credit card will be refunded automatically within 7-10 business days. For any issues, please contact the customer service information included with your tickets. Please have your Order Number/Confirmation Number handy. Original tickets need not be retained.
If tickets were purchased at the Box Office: please return your original tickets to the Theater Box Office. You have the option of receiving a full refund to the original method of payment or exchanging your tickets for an alternate date of your choice, subject to availability.
If tickets were purchased as part of a Group: please contact your Group Sales Agent for more information regarding refunds or exchanges. Original tickets should be retained until you contact the Group Sales Agent.
If tickets were purchased through any other sales channel, please return to the original point of purchase for more information. If you have your tickets in hand, please retain them for a refund or exchange.”
With the impending threat of Hurricane Sandy in the tri-state area, New York Governor Cuomo announced the shutting down of all subway, bus and commuter service around 7 p.m. tonight, Sunday, October 28th, then New Jersey Governor Christie announced “gradual system-wide shutdown of all bus, rail, light rail and Access Link service, starting at 4:00 p.m. this afternoon…”
Many shows have subsequently canceled performances both for tonight and Monday, though many are going ahead with their matinees today.
Cancelled Sunday evening performances so far:
Book of Mormon
The Lion King
Phantom of the Opera
Roundabout Theatre Company’s Bad Jews
Lincoln Center Theater’s Disgraced
the Public Theater’s Wild With Happy, Giant, and Fun Home
Signature Theatre’s The Piano Lesson and Golden Child;
York Theatre’s Closer Than Ever
Tokyo Hotel at New World Stages
the Big Apple Circus (5:30pm show)
Transport Group’s House for Sale
Silence! the Musical
the Broadway Scares benefit
Rachel Potter’s Birdland concert
54 Below concerts by Mark Nadler and Nicole Parker.
The Monday evening performance of Newsies has also been cancelled, as well as the 54 Below concerts of David Friedman and Brent Barrett.
The Orpheus Variations
Intar Theater’s One Minute Play Festival
For inspiration: Lin-Manuel Miranda lipsynching “Mama Will Provide” from Once On This Island,
“But on this island the earth sings
As soon as the storm ends….”