Coronavirus: Broadway shows closed through May

NEW YORK — The show must go on -- but not yet.

Broadway producers are now offering fans of theater refunds and exchanges for tickets through May 30 as exact dates for performances have still yet to be determined as the country is still in the grip of the coronavirus pandemic.

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“Today the Broadway League made the difficult but responsible decision to put the safety and health of their workers and audience first. This is a deeply painful time for everyone who depends on the arts for their livelihood,” Mary McColl, executive director for Actors' Equity Association, said earlier this week.

Broadway theaters have been closed since March 12. The first shutdown was supposed to end June 7 but was extended to Sept. 6 and again to Jan. 3.

“We are at this moment because, seven months into the pandemic, our nation still lacks a coherent national strategy for masks and testing which could help bring the virus under control,” McColl said.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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