Broadway Snow Day Evening UPDATE: All Shows on for Friday Night!
Winter Storm Hercules seems to have wrapped up in New York City, and despite the snowfall, the shows will go on on Broadway tonight as all productions will play their normal schedules.The Broadway League has given the all-clear for today's performances on the Great White Way in New York City.
The Broadway League issued the following statement earlier today: "Weather Alert: All Broadway shows will play as scheduled today, Friday January 3rd. Please continue to check back for updates. For information about returns and exchanges, please contact your point of purchase."
Tonight's Broadway Performances: A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER, A NIGHT WITH Janis Joplin, AFTER MIDNIGHT, ANNIE, BEAUTIFUL, BETRAYAL, 700 SUNDAYS, CHICAGO, CINDERELLA, FIRST DATE, JERSEY BOYS, KINKY BOOTS, MACBETH, MAMMA MIA!, MATILDA, MOTOWN, NO MAN'S LAND, NEWSIES, ONCE, PIPPIN, ROCK OF AGES, SPIDER-MAN, THE BOOK OF MORMON, THE GLASS MENAGERIE, THE LION KING, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, TWELFTH NIGHT, and WICKED.
In light of the storm, several shows are also offering winter storm ticket specials. BWW is keeping track of the details HERE.
There is no snowfall predicted for the rest of the night. Skys will be generally clear. Very cold. Low 2F. Winds NW at 10 to 15 mph.
As forces work to clear up to seven inches of snow from tracks, yards, depots and other facilities across the MTA regional transportation network, some regular weekday service will continue to operate at reduced levels.
MTA Long Island Rail Road is operating on a Weekend schedule today, while MTA Metro-North Railroad is operating on a Saturday schedule. Regular subway service s being provided, however there will be very limited NYC Transit express subway service after the evening rush hour as trains are stored overnight on underground express tracks while yards are cleared of snow and ice.service. Most Planned Work scheduled for this weekend on the subway has been canceled.
In addition, service can be curtailed or suspended on an individual line or route basis as conditions warrant. Customers are urged to be careful boarding buses and trains, allow extra time if traveling and to monitor Service Status on this page for the latest updates.
New York City Transit
Subways: Normal weekday service is being provided with minor delays. Most Planned Work for this weekend has been canceled due to the storm.
Buses: All local buses in operation have been outfitted with tire chains for traction. Several routes are operating with weather related delays and service changes.
Paratransit: Customers may experience additional travel and wait times. Due to snowfall amounts and forecasted cold temperatures, customers may want to reconsider travel, unless medically necessary
NJ TRANSIT operations, customer service and police personnel continue to take steps toward minimizing delays and ensuring service reliability and safety in light of the impending winter storm. All customers are strongly advised to check njtransit.com before traveling for up-to-the-minute service information before starting their trip
Systemwide Cross-Honoring Extended Through Friday, January 3: To give customers additional travel options during the expected winter weather conditions, NJ TRANSIT will extend full systemwide cross-honoring through Friday, January 3, enabling customers to use their ticket or pass on an alternate travel mode-rail, light rail or bus-including private bus carriers.
For example, customers who normally take the bus from Rutherford to the Port Authority Bus Terminal may use their bus pass or ticket on the train from Rutherford to New York Penn Station. Similarly, customers who normally take the bus between Atlantic City and Lindenwold may use the Atlantic City Rail Line instead at no additional charge. Customers using their tickets or passes to travel to a destination other than the destination printed on their original ticket will be subject to the appropriate additional fare if applicable.
Waiting Room Hours Extended Through Monday, January 6: Due to the impending heavy snow and subzero wind chills, all NJ TRANSIT rail station buildings and waiting rooms will remain open, including evenings and overnight, through Monday, January 6.
Service Adjustments Possible: NJ TRANSIT will continue to closely monitor the crowds at New York Penn Station, Hoboken Terminal and the Port Authority Bus Terminal and make adjustments to service as necessary. Depending on the impact of the storm, it may be necessary for NJ TRANSIT to modify service as conditions change. Updates will continue to be provided through broadcast news and traffic reports, as well as through NJ TRANSIT's website and social media channels.
Consider Alternative Travel Plans: NJ TRANSIT reminds customers to afford themselves ample time to get to their final destinations, and to utilize good judgment in their travels. Service delays are possible. Visit njtransit.com for further travel information.
The corporation has made preparations to minimize disruptions and delays to the extent possible. Rail and light rail crews and equipment are on standby to quickly respond to downed trees, power outages or other issues that may arise. In addition, NJ TRANSIT will be positioning locomotives at strategic locations across the rail system to rapidly respond in the event of a disabled train.
BroadwayWorld will continue to bring you the latest on show cancellations throughout the city.
Photo courtesy of The Weather Channel.