Water Leak at Theatre Row Darkens Jan. 18 Perfs, But Shows Go On

News   Water Leak at Theatre Row Darkens Jan. 18 Perfs, But Shows Go On Performances of Comedians and Class Mothers '68 were canceled due to a leaking sprinkler valve at Off-Broadway's Theatre Row complex Saturday Jan. 18, but the shows resumed by Jan. 19.

The cold weather caused the "really minor" leak, Theatre Row general manager Peter Bloch told Playbill On-Line. Both shows' Saturday matinee and evening performances were canceled, though the water — limited to the front lobby — was cleaned up by the afternoon and the two occupied spaces (the Beckett and the Clurman) were not compromised. Playwrights Horizons performances of Violet next door were not affected, though the leak apparently included other buildings on the block.

It's now business as usual at Theatre Row, the beehive of Off-Broadway and showcase spaces on West 42nd Street. The complex includes the Kirk, the Acorn, the Beckett, the Clurman and the Lion. For information about the complex, visit www.theatrerow.org.