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Want To See A Broadway Show Audiences and Performers Are Required to Be Vaccinated

Want To See A Broadway Show Audiences and Performers Are Required to Be Vaccinated

The Broadway League has announced that if you want to attended a Broadway show you must be vaccinated for COVID-19. This mandate comes from all 41 Broadway theaters who will enforce the mandate. This also applies to all performers, backstage crew and theater staff. The vaccine requirement will be enforced for all performances through October 2021. Audience members must show proof of vaccination along with their tickets upon entering a theater. In addition, face masks are required for audience members inside the theaters.

Exceptions to the rules will be made for children under 12 and people with a medical condition or closely held religious belief that prevents vaccination. In these cases, the guest must show proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 house of a performance’s start time or a negative COVID-19 antigen test from within six hours.

The theater owners anticipate a review of the vaccination policies in September, and they may relax the rules for performances slated for November 2021 and beyond.

“With these procedures in place and recognizing the high vaccination rates among NYC audiences, Broadway continues to make safety our priority. As we get ready for Broadway’s big comeback, the entire theatre community is committed to the highest level of public health standards. We’re all eager to welcome our many patrons and fans back to the magic of Broadway,” said Nick Scandalios of The Nederlander Organization.

Antoinette Chinonye Nwandu’s Pass Over is set to open Wednesday at the August Wilson Theatre.

Hadestown – September 2
The Tony-winning musical tale of the lovers and dreamers from Greek mythology sings out once again at the Walter Kerr Theatre.

Waitress – September 2
Sara Bareilles in this limited-run musical revival based on the 2007 film of the same name. At the Ethel Barrymore Theatre.

Hamilton – September 14
Returns to the Richard Rodgers Theatre.

Wicked – September 14
Meet the witches of Oz before Dorothy dropped in as Glinda and Elphaba reunite at the Gershwin Theatre.

The Lion King – September 14
Pride Rock comes to life in Disney’s long-running hit at the Minskoff Theatre. T

Chicago – September 14
Broadway’s longest-running revival razzle dazzles at the Ambassador Theatre.

Lackawanna Blues – Previews Begin: September 14, Opening Night: September 28
Ruben Santiago-Hudson’s solo play, which he wrote and stars as more than 20 characters, has its Broadway premiere.

Six – Previews Begin: September 17, Opening Night: October 3
Watch the six ex-wives of King Henry VIII in an electrifying history remix at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre.

American Utopia – September 17
David Byrne’s gray-suited troupe of musicians return to perform hits from his career at the St. James Theatre.

Come From Away – September 21
Find out the remarkable true story of a small town that welcomed the world on September 11, 2001.

Chicken & Biscuits – Previews Begin: September 23, Opening Night: October 10
Douglas Lyons’ family comedy makes it Broadway premiere at the Circle In the Square Theatre, starring Norm Lewis and Michael Urie.

Moulin Rouge – September 24
Experience the thrill of this spectacular new musical based on Baz Luhrmann’s 2001 film featuring pop hits from the past 50 years.

Is This A Room – Previews Begin: September 24, Opening Night: October 1
Tina Satter’s thrilling play based on a true story makes its Broadway debut at the Lyceum Theatre.

The Lehman Trilogy – Previews Begin: September 25, Opening Night: October 14
The acclaimed epic weaving through two generations of bankers arrives at the Nederlander Theatre.

Aladdin – September 28
Go on a high-flying magic carpet ride with this beloved story brought to thrilling life at the New Amsterdam Theatre.

Ticket holders for performances scheduled through October 31 will be notified of the vaccination policy.


Suzanna, co-owns and publishes the newspaper Times Square Chronicles or T2C. At one point a working actress, she has performed in numerous productions in film, TV, cabaret, opera and theatre. She has performed at The New Orleans Jazz festival, The United Nations and Carnegie Hall. She has a screenplay and a TV show in the works, which she developed with her mentor and friend the late Arthur Herzog. She is a proud member of the Drama Desk and the Outer Critics Circle and was a nominator. Email:

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