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Broadway and the Coronavirus

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dianamorales
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Broadway and the Coronavirus#1
Posted: 3/7/20 at 3:04pm
I have a trip scheduled for next week to come to the city and see as many shows as possible. But as of today, New York is in a state of emergency. How do we think this will affect the city? Since shows in Italy and Texas have been canceled, what are the odds that broadway shows dont perform? Will the subway shut down?
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Broadway and the Coronavirus#2
Posted: 3/7/20 at 3:19pm

I too have a trip planned for the week of the 15th. Can't help but wonder what will happen in the coming days. Have shows ever been canceled for something like this in the past?

mcsquared
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Broadway and the Coronavirus#3
Posted: 3/7/20 at 3:25pm

I'm scheduled to come to NYC for conference at end of month but if it cancels there goes the chance to see some shows too. So holding off on buying tickets for now and expecting there to be more discounts with less crowds but hard to see scenario where shows are cancelled altogether. Seems like the city would fall apart if they shut down subway. 

trpguyy
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Broadway and the Coronavirus#4
Posted: 3/7/20 at 3:29pm

mcsquared said: "Seems like the city would fall apart if they shut down subway."

that’s putting it mildly. The global economy is dependent on the NYC public transit system. 

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Broadway and the Coronavirus#5
Posted: 3/7/20 at 3:40pm
State of emergency just allows them to get federal funding. Doesn't mean everything is shut down.

They aren't going to cancel anything unless it actually becomes bad, which so far, it hasn't.
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Broadway and the Coronavirus#6
Posted: 3/7/20 at 3:46pm
State of emergencies are actually a bit more common than you’d think, and the best way to tell how bad something is is the state of the MTA subway. If that shuts down, it’s as bad as it could possibly get.
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Broadway and the Coronavirus#7
Posted: 3/7/20 at 3:51pm

dianamorales said: "I have a trip scheduled for next week to come to the city and see as many shows as possible. But as of today, New York is in a state of emergency. How do we think this will affect the city? Since shows in Italy and Texas have been canceled, what are the odds that broadway shows dont perform? Will the subway shut down?"

Did you really need to start a Seventh thread on the coronavirus??

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Broadway and the Coronavirus#8
Posted: 3/7/20 at 4:17pm
^ this x 100
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Broadway and the Coronavirus#9
Posted: 3/7/20 at 4:50pm

dianamorales said: "I have a trip scheduled for next week to come to the city and see as many shows as possible. But as of today, New York is in a state of emergency. How do we think this will affect the city? Since shows in Italy and Texas have been canceled, what are the odds that broadway shows dont perform? Will the subway shut down? "

What shows have been canceled in Texas?

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Broadway and the Coronavirus#10
Posted: 3/7/20 at 4:59pm

Broadway Joe said: "State of emergency just allows them to get federal funding. Doesn't mean everything is shut down.

They aren't going to cancel anything unless it actually becomes bad, which so far, it hasn't.
"

 

More and more cases are increasing each and every day here in NYC ...my company sent out an email stating that some businesses are having staff stay home and work as we were told to bring our laptops home each day as of yesterday-Friday. This is just the beginning and it's not going away tomorrow...Broadway and all businesses are now on alert along with major events-sporting, concerts...so we shall see what develops this week and yes if schools here shutdown, businesses and transportation will be next...Broadway, too! Supermarkets today-CRAZYYYYYYY-Trader Joes-Whole Foods and Home Depot... people acting obnoxiously anxious buying up...everything!!!!LOL

"Anything you do, let it it come from you--then it will be new." Sunday in the Park with George
Updated On: 3/7/20 at 04:59 PM
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Broadway and the Coronavirus#11
Posted: 3/7/20 at 4:59pm

SXSW music festival . 

My mind is now racing to the closures of movie theaters....naw

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Broadway and the Coronavirus#12
Posted: 3/7/20 at 5:03pm

ATG is the absolute worst.  They won't refund any tickets for people who can't fly into town.  I just lost 1K because the WORST BOX OFFICE on Broadway won't refund my money.   

I know PLAZA SUITE has a healthy advance but <<edited by BWW staff>>.  JBH - I hope you read this and know that ATG is the absolute worst.   I will never buy another ticket at Hudson Theater ever again.  I am out 1K because of <<edited by BWW staff>> in the box office who lacks empathy and humanity.   

Updated On: 3/7/20 at 05:03 PM
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Broadway and the Coronavirus#13
Posted: 3/7/20 at 5:05pm

VernonGersch said: "ATG is the absolute worst. They won't refund any tickets for people who can't fly into town. I just lost 1K because the WORST BOX OFFICE on Broadway won't refund my money."

Send Sonia Friedman and email!!!

https://www.soniafriedman.com/about

"Anything you do, let it it come from you--then it will be new." Sunday in the Park with George
Updated On: 3/7/20 at 05:05 PM
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Posted: 3/7/20 at 5:06pm
Encouraging or requiring remote work is a proactive "social distance" strategy, as is eliminating non-essential business travel for the time being. Neither in and of themselves is any cause for alarm.
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Broadway and the Coronavirus#15
Posted: 3/7/20 at 5:08pm

we hoped to come to nyc end of april, but now are going to wait and see before buying tix

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Broadway and the Coronavirus#16
Posted: 3/7/20 at 5:28pm

I am so sorry they were so unhelpful.  They certainly do not have good phone etiquette.  If what is going on overseas is any indication.. Broadway is about to go down on its knees.  

HUSSY POWER! ------ HUSSY POWER!
Updated On: 3/7/20 at 05:28 PM
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Broadway and the Coronavirus#17
Posted: 3/7/20 at 5:40pm

From Coughing Fits to Closings, Cultural World Girds for Coronavirus

Museums, theaters and concert halls in the United States are steeling themselves for fearful patrons, lighter crowds and possible government shutdowns. BROADWAY Next...?

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/06/arts/covid-19-movies-theaters-concerts-museums.html

"Anything you do, let it it come from you--then it will be new." Sunday in the Park with George
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Broadway and the Coronavirus#18
Posted: 3/7/20 at 5:45pm

Self deleted after second thoughts.

 

Updated On: 3/7/20 at 05:45 PM
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Broadway and the Coronavirus#19
Posted: 3/7/20 at 6:03pm

Robbie2 said: "Broadway Joe said: "State of emergency just allows them to get federal funding. Doesn't mean everything is shut down.

They aren't going to cancel anything unless it actually becomes bad, which so far, it hasn't.
"


More and more cases are increasing each and every day here in NYC ...my company sent out an email stating that some businesses are having staff stay home and work as we were told to bring our laptops home each day as of yesterday-Friday. This is just the beginning and it's not going away tomorrow...Broadway and all businesses are now on alert along with major events-sporting, concerts...so we shall see what develops this week and yes if schools here shutdown, businesses and transportation will be next...Broadway, too! Supermarkets today-CRAZYYYYYYY-Trader Joes-Whole Foods and Home Depot...people acting obnoxiously anxious buying up...everything!!!!LOL
"

Yeah I live here and I'm not worried about. Reading some things online and people's reaction to all of this and watching the news you would think people were dropping dead in the streets.

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Broadway and the Coronavirus#20
Posted: 3/7/20 at 6:14pm
We have a trip planned for next weekend. As someone said above, declaring a state of emergency allows them to get federal funding and is not an actual indicator they’re about to shut everything down. It seems like theaters are taking proactive measures (hand sanitizers, stopping stage doors and backstage guests). Right now, we are planning on things going forward as scheduled, and we’ll adjust as needed. If things are forcibly shut down, I’m sure theaters will work with patrons as far as refunds or exchanges are concerned.
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Broadway and the Coronavirus#21
Posted: 3/7/20 at 6:36pm

In San Francisco, the Mayor just shut down any large events (over 50 people) in city-owned buildings for the next two weeks. That includes the SF Ballet, the SF Symphony and at least one small theater. Everyone's nervous. 

Updated On: 3/7/20 at 06:36 PM
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Broadway and the Coronavirus#22
Posted: 3/7/20 at 6:54pm

ChairinMain said: "In San Francisco, the Mayor just shut down any large events (over 50 people) in city-owned buildings for the next two weeks. That includes the SF Ballet, the SF Symphony and at least one small theater. Everyone's nervous."

 

And, a few days ago, Governor Newsom declared a State of Emergency to help prepare for any spread of the virus.

 

THERE'S A NEW DAY COMING !!
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Broadway and the Coronavirus#23
Posted: 3/7/20 at 7:07pm
I go to NYC every weekend and will continue to do so for the next 2 weekends as I have tickets to shows and concerts. Not worried at all and I'm not about to live in a bubble either.
Hi, I'm Val. Formerly DefyGravity777(I believe)
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Broadway and the Coronavirus#24
Posted: 3/7/20 at 7:14pm

mailhandler777 said: "I go to NYC every weekend and will continue to do so for the next 2 weekends as I have tickets to shows and concerts. Not worried at all and I'm not about to live in a bubble either. "

Good for you honey .  I have two friends in Italy going thru hell right now  and know one of the ill in Westchester.  We don’t know anything .. but it certainly ain’t worth a broadway show to me .  It’s about being careful  and cautious.

HUSSY POWER! ------ HUSSY POWER!
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Broadway and the Coronavirus#25
Posted: 3/7/20 at 7:26pm
Nothing is gonna come between me, Russell Tovey, and Laurie Metcalf.