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Broadway and the Blizzard of 2014, Take 2

Times Square during Hercules snowstorm, January 3, 2014

Times Square during Hercules snowstorm, January 3, 2014

Update Wednesday 9:30 p.m.:

No shows were canceled during Janus snowstorm. Snow or no snow, this is a season of discounts:

Broadway Week, 2-for-1 tickets NOW through February 6
20 at 20, Off-Broadway tickets for $20, NOW through February 9

As I wrote during the blizzard scare earlier in January, dubbed Hercules: The two questions theatergoers want answered whenever a big snowstorm threatens are:

Will the shows be canceled?

Will there be a snow day discount?

Hercules was a bit of a disappointment, or a relief — depending on whether you’re a kid or a commuter. A total of 6.4″ fell in New York City (as measured in Central Park), not enough for any shows to be canceled — and only a few to offer snow day discounts.

Today, Tuesday, January 21, another storm threatens, Janus, in which the National Weather Service predicts as much as 8 to twelve inches of snow.

Times Square as of 2 p.m., January 21, 2014, snowing.  Photograph by Jonathan Mandell.

Times Square as of 2 p.m., January 21, 2014, snowing. Photograph by Jonathan Mandell.

Update 3:30 p.m.: As of now, all Broadway shows are going on tonight, according to the Broadway League. for refunds, check with your point of purchase.

Update 4:30 p.m.: Snow deals:

$20 tickets for Machinal or Dinner with Friends (show them a Metrocard); $40 for Bronx Bombers

And don’t forget: Both 20 at 20, and Broadway Week begin today, with huge discounts, with or without the snow.

Update 5 p.m.: More snow deals

$25 off to Chicago the Musical: Use the code: CHFL41119

Disaster Musical: $20.

Update 6 p.m.:

State of Emergency declared in Suffolk, Nassau, Richmond, Kings, Queens, New York, Bronx, Westchester and Rockland counties

NYC Office of Emergency Management: Use mass transportation whenever possible.

MTA: Customers should anticipate weather-related delays throughout city. Express service on subways will be curtailed following PM peak.

Cold and windy weather is expected to continue through the balance of the week.

Statue of George M. Cohan in Father Duffy Square in NYC theater district, January 21, 2014, 2:30 p.m. Photograph by Jonathan Mandell.

Statue of George M. Cohan in Father Duffy Square in NYC theater district, January 21, 2014, 2:30 p.m. Photograph by Jonathan Mandell.

Update Tuesday 11:55 p.m.

Update Wednesday noon: All matinee and evening shows are a go.

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About New York Theater

Jonathan Mandell is a 3rd generation NYC journalist, who sees shows, reads plays, writes reviews and sometimes talks with people.

One Response to Broadway and the Blizzard of 2014, Take 2

  1. Christine says:

    Waiting here with bated breath – have matinee tix to Beautiful for tomorrow, Wednesday 1/22. My assumption is that the show will go on as the storm will have passed, but time will tell!

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