As New York state continues to ease pandemic restrictions, cultural spaces are coming back to life. Movie theaters in New York City were able to open with reduced capacity March 5. Arts and entertainment venues can welcome back attendees April 2, with a maximum of 100 people indoors.
While the news is a welcome relief for many, it still leaves a looming question about when Broadway, an industry central to the city’s cultural identity and economic vitality, can begin again.
Shows are canceled through May 30 of this year, but few theater professionals are expecting a return in the spring or summer. Instead, they are eyeing the fall and winter as a more opportune time to revive an industry that came to a complete halt almost one full year ago.