But never fear, said Shubert Organization spokesman Bill Evans, the theatre is just getting a freshening-up in preparation for the arrival of royalty.
"There are a number of projects going on at the Music Box," Evans said. "Newly fabricated brass doors are being installed. After maintenance work, the marquee will be restored to its classic design (one of my favorites)."
Evans explained that John Darby, vice president of Facilities for the Shuberts, schedules his renovation work based on how much time any of the theatres are available to him between bookings. "Sometimes there are fixed dates. If a show closes earlier than expected, he can jump into action on short notice."
Afterward, Evans assured, "Everything will return to its original landmarked form."