Stomp and Hamilton Cancel Performance After Nearby Fire

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An explosion and fire that heavily damaged buildings at 121 and 123 Second Ave. between 7th Street and St. Marks Place in New York's Greenwich Village has prompted the cancellation of tonight's performance of Stomp at the Orpheum Theatre across the street at 126 Second Avenue, and all shows at the Public Theater, including the hit Hamilton, a few blocks away..

There are no reports of damage to the Orpheum itself. The Public Theater tweeted "due to to poor air quality in neighborhood, all perfs at The Public & Joe's Pub are canceled tonight. Call (212) 967-7555 to resched or refund."[sic] Local media report that 12 people were injured and two burning buildings collapsed. The block of Second Avenue including the affected building and the Orpheum Theatre was closed to traffic as of Thursday afternoon, as flames and a cloud of grayish-black smoke rose over the East Village area from the seven-alarm fire. Mayor Bill de Blasio told reporters the blast was gas-related.

The official Stomp website carried a message to their neighbors saying, "Our thoughts go out to the people affected by this." The site also recommends that ticket holders contact their point of purchase for refunds and exchanges. Tickets to Stomp are sold online through Ticketmaster.

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