The Broadway League said theaters are offering refunds through Jan. 3, 2021, as the industry officially canceled performances for the rest of the year due to the coronavirus pandemic.
With 10 million confirmed cases worldwide and rising, the trade association of producers and theater owners declined to announce a reopening date in a press release this morning. The shutdown announced on March 12 is now on track to last at least a year.
Producer Scott Rudin’s revival of The Music Man , which stars Hugh Jackman and Sutton Foster and was originally scheduled for this fall, now is to open on May 20, 2021. The Roundabout Theatre Co.’s production of Caroline, or Change , which was planned for this past spring, has been rescheduled for spring 2021. Jeffrey Richards’ revival of David Mamet’s American Buffalo is to open on April 14 and his production of a new Tracy Letts play, The Minutes, is scheduled to open on March 15.
Three shows to-date have announced that they won’t resume: Disney’s Frozen and two shows in previews: Martin McDonagh’s Hangmen and Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, which starred Laurie Metcalf and Rupert Everett.