2:53 p.m., October 10, 2020
“Seen the lights go out on Broadway.“When Billy Joel released his apocalyptic New York song in 1976, little did he know that the lights on Broadway would really go out.
The theater district on this famous New York street will not open again before the end of May 2021: The Covid-19 crisis is still keeping show business in suspense. “97,000 people depend on Broadway,” shared Charlotte St. Martin, the president of the “Broadway League”, in a broadcast.
One of the really big new productions that had to be postponed is Meredith Wilson’s „The Music Man“: mit Hugh Jackman and Tony Award winner Sutton Foster in the leading roles. “The Music Man” should have premiered next week in the “Winter Garden Theater”. Now the musical, which was a hit on Broadway in the 1950s, cannot be performed until winter 2021. Also the Michael Jackson musical “MJ” with Ephraim Sykes as Jackson cannot celebrate its world premiere until September 2021. But you don’t get discouraged on Broadway. Charlotte St. Martin points the way: “We work tirelessly with many partners to support the industry when our curtains go up again.” After all, the annual contribution that the Broadway shows in New York make is 14, $ 8 billion. The lights will be on again on Broadway too.
Is a street in New York, which is used synonymously for the musical industry. There are dozens of major theaters in the Theater District.
Die Shows can only be resumed next year due to the corona crisis.