A power outage in midtown shuttered more than two dozen Broadway shows. The casts of some of them took to the streets — See below Hadestown, Hamilton, Come From Away, Waitress… and Carnegie Hall. Only in New York.
Meanwhile: “Con Edison said that the power failed at 6:47 p.m. and that 73,000 customers were in the dark for at least two hours, mainly on the West Side. The Fire Department said the failures stretched from 72nd Street to the West 40s, and from Fifth Avenue to the Hudson River.”
All power is now reportedly restored as of midnight, and all Broadway shows plan to go on Sunday as scheduled.
When the NYC #blackout hit the Walter Kerr tonight, André and the company had to take this party to the streets! (🎥: @misskimizzo) #Hadestown #Broadway pic.twitter.com/oZTW3gaimm
— Hadestown (@hadestown) July 14, 2019
@cnn @HamiltonMusical was cancelled due to the blackout. The cast sang to us from above the Rodgers Theater in NY. It was awesome! pic.twitter.com/HV6cf1tTzG
— Antony (@lemonfuzz) July 14, 2019
When the lights go down, the show comes up, right?
Here’s your @wecomefromaway cast performing “Welcome to the Rock” on 45th Street tonight, courtesy of the #blackout. pic.twitter.com/haHwPUyJzt
— Julie Reiber Bennett (@juliereiber) July 14, 2019
The cast of @WaitressMusical entertaining stalled theatergoers outside during the NYC blackout. (via @meganrgaffney) #Blackout #NYCBlackout pic.twitter.com/vLLnAcKV8D
— Dave Quinn (@NineDaves) July 14, 2019
Carnegie Hall got into the act
I guess this is what they call a New York moment. After being trapped on the F for an hour because of the power outage I emerged to see dark restaurants & traffic lights, civilians directing traffic, & an evacuated Carnegie Hall concert happening in the street. #nyc #Blackout pic.twitter.com/3p9UWtRrel
— Briallen Hopper (@briallenhopper) July 14, 2019