Update: Hamilton Resumes, Stomp Cancels Weekend After East Village Fire

News   Update: Hamilton Resumes, Stomp Cancels Weekend After East Village Fire
All shows at the Public Theater in New York's Greenwich Village, including the acclaimed new musical Hamilton, resume performances March 27 in the aftermath of a nearby explosion and fire that filled the neighborhood with smoke March 26. However the Off-Broadway show Stomp announced that it will cancel all performances through Sunday at the Orpheum Theatre, directly across the street from the disaster site.

The block of Second Avenue that the Orpheum stands on will be closed all weekend for safety reasons by NYPD's 9th Precinct. A Stomp spokesperson told Playbill.com, "Due to Thursday’s building collapse in the East Village, Stomp's performances...are canceled on Friday March 27, Saturday March 28 and Sunday March 29."

Ticketholders are advised to return or exchange tickets at point of purchase. .

The blast heavily damaged buildings at 121 and 123 Second Ave. between 7th Street and St. Marks Place in New York's Greenwich Village and prompted the cancellation of Thursday's performance of Stomp at the Orpheum Theatre across the street at 126 Second Avenue, and all shows at the Public Theater, including the new musical Hamilton, a few blocks away.

There were no reports of damage to the Orpheum itself. The Public Theater tweeted Thursday afternoon, "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."

Local media reported that at least 19 people were injured and four buildings were affected. The block of Second Avenue, including the affected buildings 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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