Playbill Weather Watch: Check for Updates as Broadway Braces for Winter Storm Stella

News   Playbill Weather Watch: Check for Updates as Broadway Braces for Winter Storm Stella
"The show must go on," says Broadway League President Charlotte St. Martin.
Broadway after the February 9 snow storm earlier this year. Marc J. Franklin

With a blizzard warning in effect, New York City and the southern New York state region were expected to receive up to 20 inches of snow from midnight to midnight on Tuesday, March 14. The National Weather Service has downgraded the forecast for New York City to up to eight inches, but surrounding areas are still expected to receive as much as two feet of snow.

The Broadway League has confirmed that as of 9:30 AM March 14, all Broadway shows will play as scheduled. Historically, Broadway shows rarely make weather-related cancellations unless the city government shuts down public transportation.

For information about exchanges due to the weather, theatregoers should contact their point-of-purchase and check the show’s official website for information, as cancellations and exchange procedures can happen on a case-by-case basis.

The show must go on!" said Charlotte St. Martin, president of the Broadway League, in a statement. "For visitors who are staying in hotels and can't get home, it's a great time to see a show. Locals can see a hot show in a warm theatre! As always, the safety and security of theatregoers 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 policies."

Playbill will continue to post any updates regarding show cancellations and ticket policies.

All March 14 shows at Off-Broadway's Public Theater and Joe's Pub have been cancelled due to the storm.

Also Off-Broadway, Playwrights Realm's March 14 performance of The Moors, the Vineyard Theatre staging of Kid Victory, 59E59 Theaters' White Guy on a Bus, Ring Twice for Miranda at New York City Center, Chess Match No. 5 at Abingdon's June Havoc Theater, When Its You at the Clurman Theatre at Theatre Row, and The View UpStairs at the Lynn Redgrave Theater have all been cancelled.

Ticket holders for any cancelled Off-Broadway show should contact their point-of-purchase if they have not yet heard from the box office. For those scheduled to attend tonight's performance of The View UpStairs, contact to exchange tickets.

The following shows are offering snow day discounts for March 14 performances:

Chicago, 8 PM: Ticket buyers can save up to $50 on select seats by visiting and using the promo code CHFLY218.

If I Forget, 7:30 PM: $40 tickets available with special code STELLA at

Kinky Boots, 7 PM: Buy one ticket, get one free when you use the code SNOW at or at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre. Offer is also valid for tomorrow's 2PM and 8 PM performances.

The Play That Goes Wrong, 8 PM: Use code PYSNOW314 for $45 tickets in all sections, online or at the box office at the Lyceum Theatre.

Present Laughter, 8 PM: Select seats available for $45 with code PRLSNOW at the St. James Theatre box office or on

Waitress, 7:30 PM: 40% off by using the code FLY1 when purchasing tickets through or the Brooks Atkinson Theatre box office.

War Paint, 8 PM: Select orchestra seats are priced at $99 with the code BEAUTY on

Other cancellations and updates:

The McCarter Theatre Center world premiere production of Murder on the Orient Express has cancelled its first preview March 14. The first public performance will now be March 15. An additional show will be added to the run at the Princeton, New Jersey venue at a later date.

The 2017 Robert Whitehead Awards Ceremony, which was scheduled to take place Tuesday at Sardi’s, has been postponed by the Commercial Theater Institute; a new date will be announced soon.

The EPA for the national tour of Love Never Dies, originally scheduled for March 14, has been postponed until March 16. Auditions will now take place at Pearl Studios, located on 519 8th Avenue. Equity members who had scheduled appointments will keep the same times on the new date. If unable to make that time on March 16, members should cancel their appointment online as soon as possible so that other members may sign up.


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