Times Square, 2 p.m., January 21, 2014, snowing. The first of the “blizzards” this year. Photograph by Jonathan Mandell.
Click here for information about the January, 2015 snowstorm
The two questions theatergoers want answered whenever a big snowstorm threatens are:
Will the shows be canceled?
Will there be a snow day discount?
In general, it is rare that the Broadway League will announce the cancellation of a show. It hasn’t happened so far in 2014 (as of February 15th.) But if you cannot make it to a show, you should contact your point of purchase in advance.
As for snow day discounts — Look on Twitter; check out the Twitter feed of your favorite show(s). They are unlikely to advertise their snow day discounts on their website.
February 13, 2014 update:
All Broadway shows played as scheduled on Thursday, February 13, 2014. It’s unlikely that any Broadway shows will be canceled on Friday.
However, some cancellations have been announced Off-Broadway: Signature Theatre has cancelled “Our Funny Valentine” Cabaret. The Negro Ensemble Company has canceled Friday’s Lillias White benefit concert “A Woman in Love.
Snow day discount specials:
1. Bronx Bombers @BXBombersPlay
Game Day Snow Special! Get $40 tix for tonight’s 7:00pm performance of Bronx Bombers with code BBSNOW121. #BXBPlay
2. Bridges Musical @BridgesBroadway
SNOW DAY SPECIAL! Come to the box office Thursday and get $35 tickets when you mention this offer. Limited number of tickets available!
3. MAMMA MIA! @MammaMiaMusical
Snow Day Special: tickets as low as $59 for tonight’s 8pm Bway performance with code MMSNOW. Get tickets:
4 Chicago The Musical @ChicagoMusical
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow… Save up to $50 on CHICAGO tickets NOW through Sun, 2/16! Use code: CHFL31119
5. Pippin the Musical @PippinMusical
When snow falls PIPPIN soars! Get up to $50 off tickets to PIPPIN for tonights performance ONLY! Use Code: PITIXWIN.
Best deal –> 6. Roundabout Theatre @RTC_NYC
SNOW SPECIAL! See #Machinal at 8pm for just $20. Tix available from the American Airlines box office only, show your Metro card.
More snow day discounts:
Many shows both on Broadway and Off Broadway are offering “advance exchanges” (before the performance), who are unable to attend a performance on Thursday, February 13, due to the storm, if you purchased your tickets through Telecharge. You can reach Telecharge Customer Service at 212-239-6210
|BROADWAY shows offering ADVANCE EXCHANGES (before the performance) for Telecharge customers who are unable to attend a performance on Thursday, February 13, due to the storm:
|Beautiful: The Carole King Musical
||The Book of Mormon
|The Bridges of Madison County
||Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella
|A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder
||The Glass Menagerie
||Matilda the Musical
|No Man’s Land
||The Phantom of the Opera
||Rock of Ages
|OFF-BROADWAY shows offering ADVANCE EXCHANGES (before the performance) for Telecharge customers who are unable to attend a performance on Thursday, February 13, due to the storm:
||Breakfast With Mugabe
|Handle with Care
||Middle of the Night
|Murder for Two
||Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet…
|NEWSical The Musical
||Philosophy for Gangsters
|Stop Hitting Yourself
||Til Divorce Do Us Part: The Musical
Strong winter storm to impact the Tri-state region on Thursday.
Winter Storm Warning remains in effect until 6 am EST Friday, February 14th.
- Locations: Hudson, Southern Westchester, New York, Bronx. Richmond, Kings, northern Queens, southern Queens.
- Hazard types: Heavy snow.
- Accumulations: snow accumulation of 8 to 12 inches.
- Winds: north 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 40 mph.
- Temperatures: Lower 30s.
- Visibilities: one quarter to one half mile at times.
Click here for news about the second (possible) blizzard of 2014, on January 21st.
The winter storm named Hercules, according to weather reports, will “pummel” the Northeast, including New York City. The National Weather Service has issued a “blizzard warning”which will make “travel extremely dangerous.”
Update Friday morning January 3: Despite the snowstorm that has covered much of the area, all Broadway shows will play as scheduled Jan. 3, according to The Broadway League.
Remember: Because of the holidays, five Broadway shows have added Friday matinees. (Click here for full schedule of planned Broadway performances Friday, Saturday, and Sunday)
To encourage theatergoers to throw caution to the windchill (expected to be around zero degrees Fahrenheit), several theaters are offering storm discounts. Here are the details so far:
A Night With Janis Joplin writes: “Special offer: tonight, tomorrow, and Sat matinee tix starting at $32 w/code JJSNOW.”
After Midnight writes Friday: “Mention SNOW at the box office to save 50% on great tix for today’s 2 & 8p shows.”
Roundabout Theatre wrote on Thursday: “SNOW DAY SPECIAL! We’re offering $20 tix to #MACHINAL at 8pm tonight. Purchase at the American Airlines Box Office only with a metro card.”
Perhaps, most aptly, Disaster! is offering $30 tickets, if you show up at the box office of the St. Luke’s Theater and use the code: DISNOW
Statement on the storm from Mayor Bill deBlasio: “This has been and remains a dangerous storm. It is going to be bitter cold today, and New Yorkers need to be extremely careful going outdoors. The best things people can do are to stay off the roads so we can clear them as fast as possible, and to check in on elderly and vulnerable neighbors who might need help this morning.”