Forecasters predicted Winter Storm Juno would blanket parts of the metropolitan region in anywhere from 12 to 24 inches of snow, prompting several productions to preemptively cancel Tuesday evening performances. But by Tuesday morning, with less than eight inches of snow across the city, many New Yorkers were returning to work as subways were expected to resume limited "Sunday service" beginning at 9 AM.
Will the shows go on?
YES! Only two Broadway productions will not play as scheduled: Disney's Aladdin and The Lion King, which preemptively canceled Tuesday night performances in the face of high snowfall predictions and transit shut downs. Disney is offering complimentary ticket exchanges for performances through Wednesday, Jan. 28. For details on Disney production schedules, visit aladdinthemusical.com/weather and lionking.com/weather.
— Hedwig on Broadway (@HedwigOnBway) January 27, 2015
"Most shows will go on as scheduled tonight. For those who are staying in hotels and can’t get home, it's a great time to see a show. As always, the safety and security of theatregoers and employees is everyone's primary concern, so those who can't get in to the city should contact their point of purchase for questions about exchange or refund policies," Charlotte St. Martin, executive director of The Broadway League, said in a statement.
Most Broadway shows are playing as scheduled tonight. Update on http://t.co/YVd12L5Mw2.
— The Broadway League (@TheBwayLeague) January 27, 2015
Here's what's playing on Broadway Tuesday night:
Aladdin – Canceled
Beautiful: The Carole King Musical – 7 PM
The Book of Mormon – 7 PM
Cabaret – 7 PM
Chicago – 8 PM
Constellations – 7 PM
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time – 7 PM
A Delicate Balance – 7 PM
Disgraced – 7 PM
The Elephant Man – 7 PM
A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder – 7 PM
Hedwig and the Angry Inch – 8 PM
Honeymoon in Vegas – 7 PM
It's Only a Play – 7 PM
Jersey Boys – 7 PM
Kinky Boots – 7 PM
Les Misérables – 7 PM
The Lion King – Canceled
Mamma Mia! – 8 PM
Matilda – 7 PM
On the Town – 7 PM
The Phantom of the Opera – 7 PM
The River – 7 PM
Wicked – 7 PM
You Can't Take It With You – 7 PM
The Theatre Development Fund has confirmed that the TKTS booth located in midtown's Duffy Square will operate normal hours from 2 PM to 8 PM Tuesday night. The South Street Seaport location will open at 11 AM, while the downtown Brooklyn location will be closed Jan. 27.
Aladdin will resume performances Wednesday, Jan. 28 at 2 PM, with The Lion King to return as scheduled Jan. 28 at 7 PM.
The Broadway League had canceled all performances for the evening of Monday, Jan. 26 in the face of extreme weather predictions and travel restrictions put in place by city and state officials. Monday's cancellation impacted only three Broadway productions that were scheduled to perform the evening of Jan. 26: Chicago, Mamma Mia! and The Phantom of the Opera, which was to celebrate its 27th anniversary on Broadway last night.
— Times Square (@TimesSquareNYC) January 26, 2015
Most Off-Broadway shows plan to play as scheduled with the following exceptions that have been previously announced: The Road to Damascus (59E59 Theaters), I'm Gonna Pray for You So Hard (Atlantic Theater Company) and Texas in Paris (York Theatre Company).
All performances at The Public tonight (1/27) are scheduled to go on. Please travel safely- we'll see you tonight!
— The Public Theater (@PublicTheaterNY) January 27, 2015
Special events and concert venues:
Venues including 54 Below, Birdland and Joe's Pub canceled all performances for the evening of Jan. 26. 54 Below also plans to remain dark Tuesday evening.
All shows tonight and tomorrow are cancelled. Guests of those performances should call us today before 5pm at 646.476.3551. #BwaySnowDay
— 54 Below (@54Below) January 26, 2015
Ticketholders seeking to exchange their tickets due to the weather event should contact their point of purchase.
Many Broadway productions have been offering ticket exchanges due to the weather.
Shows offering Advance Exchanges include:
Beautiful - The Carole King Musical
The Book of Mormon
The Curious Incident of the Dog...
A Delicate Balance
The Elephant Man
A Gentleman's Guide...
Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Honeymoon in Vegas
It's Only a Play
Matilda the Musical
The Phantom of the Opera
You Can't Take It With You
Off-Broadway shows offering Advance Exchanges (before the performance) for Telecharge customers who are unable to attend a performance on January 26–27, due to the storm:
NEWSical the Musical
What's in store for New Yorkers, commuters and out of towners:
As of 9 AM on Jan. 27, NYC Transit Local, Limited and Express bus service will resume, running on a Sunday schedule. Passengers are asked to allow additional travel time.
As of 8 AM, all MTA Bridge and Tunnel facilities have been reopened. Motorists are asked to drive at reduced speeds.
Starting at noon, the Long Island Railroad will run on a Sunday schedule. MTA Long Island Rail Road, MTA Metro-North Railroad, MTA NYC Transit Bus and Subway Service, including Staten Island Railway (SIR) will be gradually restored the morning of Jan. 27.
— MTA (@MTA) January 27, 2015
What this means for actors:
Playbill.com will continue to update on closures and schedule changes for Broadway, Off-Broadway and special events on Jan. 27.
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