Broadway Blizzard Watch 2/8 3:30 PM Update - Broadway Shows Still On for Tonight; Telecharge Offering Exchanges
New York City residents are busy preparing for an incoming blizzard, with a reported 10-15 inches coming to the city with a storm that will get worse throughout the day, and 24-30 inches to other parts of the North East. The storm is set to hit New York, New England, and parts of New Jersey today and continuing through Saturday, February 9. News reports have warned that winds could potentially reach 45 miles per hour, with tempertures in the 20's.
The current updates for NYC, according to the Weather Channel, are as follows:
-Blizzard warnings posted through early Saturday afternoon.
-2.3" snow in the Bronx so far.
-Amtrak's Northbound service out of Penn Station is now suspended.
-Mayor Bloomberg urges residents to call 311 for any weather-related problems. Use 911 only for life-threatening emergencies.
-MTA has advised of potential service disruptions, and information about any service changes to public transportation is available here.
-Snow plow progress can be tracked here.
As of 3PM, all Broadway and Off-Broadway shows are currently scheduled to go on as normal, with the exception of Talley's Folly, which has been canceled. Contact Audience Services at firstname.lastname@example.org or (212) 719-1300 to reschedule.
Shows scheduled to play this evening include ANNIE, THE BOOK OF MORMON, CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF, CHICAGO, CINDERELLA, THE HEIRESS, JERSEY BOYS, THE LION KING, MAMMA MIA!, MANILOW ON BROADWAY, MARY POPPINS, THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD, NEWSIES, NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT, ONCE, THE OTHER PLACE, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, PICNIC, ROCK OF AGES, SPIDER-MAN, WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? and WICKED.
The following Broadway shows are offering advance exchanges - before the performance - for customers who are unable to attend the Friday, February 8 evening performance, due to the winter storm: Chicago, Cinderella, Mamma Mia!, Nice Work If You Can Get It, Once, The Phantom of the Opera, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf, The Other Place, Rock of Ages, The Heiress, Jersey Boys, The Book of Mormon, Manilow on Broadway.
The following Broadway shows are offering advance exchanges - before the performance - for customers who are unable to attend the Saturday, February 9 matinee performance, due to the winter storm: Chicago, Cinderella, Mamma Mia!, Nice Work If You Can Get It, Once, The Phantom of the Opera, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf, The Other Place, Rock of Ages, Jersey Boys, The Book of Mormon, Manilow on Broadway.
If you purchased tickets through Telecharge and would like to exchange your tickets for another performance, use this site and book a new performance of the same show. Then, email us at with information on your new order (order number, show title, performance date and time), using the subject line "Weather Exchange." So we can locate your original order, please provide your original order number, name, and the original performance date and time. Upon notification of your new order, your credit card account will be credited, or if your order was paid for by check, a refund will be issued. You may also order new tickets by calling Telecharge Customer Service at
Mayor Bloomberg has advised that the city will remain under alert through 1pm tomorrow and that downed power lines are once again a major concern outside of Manhattan due to expected winds of 50-60 miles per hour. He noted that mass transit will be on thru rush-hour and then will likely begin to wind down bus service and above ground trains as the day goes on. The subways are expected to run as normal.
The city has put its safety plan into motion and is advising residents to stay off of city streets, and outside of cars. They have cancelled all Friday after school activities and Saturday classes and activities as well. The Mayor has advised to stay home tonight and to "cook a meal, read a book, or watch TV" and to stay off the streets, away from plows.