All Broadway performances have been cancelled for Tuesday, October 30 as New York City remains virtually shut down in preparation for Hurricane Sandy.
Broadway had previously cancelled all performances for the evenings of Sunday October 28 and Monday October 29.
In a statement, Charlotte St. Martin, executive director of The Broadway League said: “Now that the storm has arrived, I’d like to reiterate that the safety and security of theatregoers and employees is everyone’s primary concern. As a result of the suspension of public transportation by government authorities and other safety precautions implemented on behalf of Hurricane Sandy, evening performances will be cancelled tomorrow night, Tuesday, October 30. We expect normal operations to resume Wednesday morning.”
A total of 28 Broadway shows have cancelled performances for Tuesday, with numerous Off-Broadway productions, film screenings and other entertainment events also following suit.
In addition to the closing of all public transportation, many of the bridges, tunnels and highways in and out of the city have been closed due to excessive high winds and the danger of flooding.
While the worst of the hurricane is expected to have passed the New York area by Tuesday afternoon, it is expected to take the better part of day to get the transportation system up and running. Exactly when that will happen will depend on the extent of the damage.