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Stephanie J. Block, Audra McDonald, and More Take to Social Media to Share Reactions to Coronavirus Broadway Suspension

It was announced today that, following an emergency meeting held by The Broadway League, all Broadway performances were cancelled beginning at 5PM tonight. The current plans are for performances to resume on April 13th, 2020.

This comes after Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that no gatherings of more than 500 people will be allowed, excepting schools, hospitals, mass transit, and nursing homes.

Many Broadway stars have taken to their social channels to share their thoughts on the Covid19 Broadway suspension. We will continue to update live.


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And just like that, the scales tip back. My heart is sad for many things tonight- our industry, so many industries, our economy, our families, our health ....the list goes on. When I got home from the city this afternoon, one of the first things my 6 year old said to me was "Mommy, do you have coronavirus?" It hit me like a ton of bricks. I didn't have this worry when I was 6. I was worrying about which Rainbow Brite doll I was going to get next and learning what a triangle was. I said "no honey..." and then talked to him like he was 30 about what was actually going on and why I will be home for the next month. He sort of got it...but didn't really, nor should he. All he knows is he gets his Mom back for 30 days. When I said "so...I'm all yours", his face lit up, he ran, jumped, and koala'd me so tightly....and didn't let go. I always look for the silver lining. Always find the positive. The light. The good ju ju. The happiness. I will certainly miss my other half in the fishnets and thong 8 times a week- throwing my body into a beautiful, sensual car accident every night....but I am going to devour and cherish this time that I have been craving to be with my family. NYC is a tough bitch and I love her for that. And Broadway....it never gets taken down. There's too much love, too much power, joy, happiness, excitement, inspiration, beauty, truth, freedom....LOVE. Nobody gonna breaka our stride. We're too strong. See ya April 13th! Until then, enjoy the annoying pans of my backyard, cooking shows, basement dance parties, squirrel battles, and the commentary of my 6 year olds love life. Oh btw, apparently he and Brooke got married in the cafeteria today. #?

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