A power outage impacted several blocks in midtown Manhattan in the late afternoon July 13. Many Broadway theatres lost power in the outage, causing productions to delay their Saturday evening performances and others to cancel altogether.
The outage, according to the New York City Fire Department, spanned from Fifth Avenue to the Hudson River, and from streets in the 40s to 72nd Street. All Broadway houses are located in this area, though not all lost power.
Power was fully restored in the area by midnight; all shows will go on as scheduled Sunday, July 14. For information about refunds or exchanges, ticket holders for canceled performances should contact their point of purchase.
The following canceled their July 13 evening performances:
Ain't Too Proud
The Book of Mormon
The Cher Show
Come From Away
Dear Evan Hansen
Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
To Kill a Mockingbird
The Lion King
Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow (Off-Broadway)
Rock of Ages (Off-Broadway)
A Strange Loop (Off-Broadway)
What the Constitution Means to Me
The following shows went on as scheduled:
Beautiful: The Carole King Musical
Be More Chill
Broadway Bounty Hunter (Off-Broadway)
Fiddler on the Roof (Off-Broadway)
Cast members from some shows still found a way to entertain theatregoers who were awaiting final word on the status of their performance.
Impromptu performance #broadwayblackout @wecomefromaway pic.twitter.com/PfHYZeFJ6v— Chad Kimball (@chadkimball1) July 14, 2019
When there’s a blackout at @hadestown we take the party outside! #oohitsablackout pic.twitter.com/DCOwQWqRaq— Kimberly Marable (@misskimizzo) July 14, 2019
Where was I in the New York City Blackout of 2019? Rockin’ with the cast of @RockOfAges on the sidewalk of 50th St.! #blackout #theshowmustgoon #showdidntgoon pic.twitter.com/bGpoms5tTZ— Wes Williams (@wesw) July 14, 2019