The Show Will Go On: Snow Not Stopping Broadway Curtains
Let is $now! Let it $now! Let is $now! New York City is experiencing its first winter storm of 2016 and of course everything, including Broadway, is affected in the city that never sleeps! However, while many businesses, busses and more consider shutdowns in the midst of the snowfall, Broadway is planning to “rise up” today despite it all. Today, Luner on Theatre brings you the exciting news that the show will go on for Broadway as all curtains go on as schedule this weekend despite a major winter storm hitting the Northeast!
“The Show Must Go On” – A slogan that has defined Broadway for decades no matter what the circumstances often are. This weekend, a huge winter storm is pounding the Mid-Atlantic region bringing close to one foot of snow to New York City. However, curtains are still going up on Broadway. The Broadway League confirmed the decision yesterday saying “As of now, all Broadway shows are playing as scheduled”. Just blocks from the theatre district to the east, the first ever BroadwayCon Convention is being held at the Hilton Hotel in Midtown. The convention is also slated to go on despite the weather with panels, musical performances and many Broadway stars on the schedule both today and tomorrow. New York City did issue a “Winter Weather Emergency” for the storm but with subways are still running, despite their usual downfalls and issues, the theaters will bring up their curtains. Buses in New York will shut down at Noon.
Anyone who is unable to attend a performance they bought tickets for this weekend due to weather or transportation should contact their point of purchase for a refund or an exchange. Several show websites also have specific instructions on how to go about if you are unable to attend this weekend.
With the snow not looking to stop anytime soon and many audience members from in and out-of-town unable to make their previous schedule performance, many Broadway shows may offer up a “snow day discount”, sometimes called a “Blizzard Bargain”, which has become common in recent years during winter storms. These discounts started over a decade ago when snow began hitting Manhattan and producers sought to fill their theaters as out-of-town patrons cancelled with travel affected by weather. Weather, specifically speaking of snow, has rarely ever shut down all of Broadway. The only major example would be nearly two decades ago when the Blizzard of 1996 dumped two feet of snow on New York and shut down all of Broadway except one production. The revival of Grease! played to audiences for theater-goers stuck in town and had The Great White Way all to itself.
Current Broadway Snow Deals Happening This Weekend:
- Something Rotten!: Use the code SRGNA901 for tickets beginning at $37!
- The Curious Incident…NightTime: Extra rush tickets costing $37 at both performances! Discounts also using the code CISNOW122 for tickets $69-$89!
- Finding Neverland: Use the code SNOW1 for discounted Tickets
Luner on Theatre will continue to update this article as more snow discounts for Broadway are made available to audience members!
BREAKING NEWS AS OF 1 PM EST:
All Broadway Performances for January 23rd, 2016 are CANCELLED! Click here to read our full article with details.
Luner on Theatre’s Twitter is giving LIVE updates all day long as Broadway brings up the curtains despite the current winter storm hitting New York City! Follow Luner On Theatre Here! We’ll be updating this article as more snow discounts arrive throughout the day! If you’re in the island of Manhattan and not sure how to spend your day, if you can safely travel to a Broadway show; we highly recommend it! Performers, technicians and more are all arriving at their theaters preparing to present you with some of the best entertainment in the world and it couldn’t be more perfect for a snow day like today! (Please note; Unless a photo is noted to be taken by Luner on Theatre, we do not own/claim ownership for any photos used in this post.) Catch up on the rest of Luner on Theatre on this snow day for all your theatre news you don’t only need but want to know and so much more!