Winter Storm Warning Does Not Impact Broadway Shows Feb. 25-26

News   Winter Storm Warning Does Not Impact Broadway Shows Feb. 25-26
 
It takes more than a little slush to dim Broadway. Despite a winter storm warning for the New York City area on Feb. 25-26, it's business as usual for Broadway shows on Thursday and Friday.

The National Weather Service reported on Feb. 25 that the storm is hard to predict, as the rain-snow line is hovering around the New York City area. The warning is in effect until 6 PM Friday.

"The storm will…perform a loop over the tri-state area [Thursday night] into Friday. …Snow will overspread the region [Friday morning] and continue into the day," according to NWS.

Snow accumulation of 6-10 inches is possible, but New Yorkers who were promised huge amount of snow in recent weeks are taking the news with a grain of salt. Nevertheless, commuters who were planning to drive into the city might want to try public transportation.

The Broadway League confirmed on Thursday afternoon that the curtains are going up despite the snow coming down. The League suggested that if patrons cannot get to their shows, they should contact their point of purchase for possible exchange information.

* A blizzard warning was issued for New York City Feb. 10, but shows went on as usual on that two-show Wednesday. The accumulation ended up not being the snowpocalypse some thought was coming.

With these weather events, Broadway usually follows the old entertainment rule, "The show must go on." There is still a population of tourists and New Yorkers eager to take in a play or musical — or take advantage of the possibility that some hard-to-get tickets might be easier to snag if weather-reluctant theatregoers stay away.

The <i>Present Laughter</i> marquee amid the Feb. 25 snowfall.
The Present Laughter marquee amid the Feb. 25 snowfall. Photo by Matthew Blank
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