- Category: Entertainment
- Published Saturday, January 23, 2016
- CTV News
NEW YORK - All Broadway shows -- both matinees and evening performances -- were cancelled Saturday after New York state officials declared a weather emergency.
A ban on travel in New York and the suspension of public transportation forced Broadway producers and theatre owners to pull the plug.
Charlotte St. Martin -- president of The Broadway League, which represents producers-- says: "We expect normal operations to resume for tomorrow's Sunday matinees."
The storm didn't stop the inaugural three-day BroadwayCon -- sort of like a Comic Con for thespians -- at a midtown hotel.
Further north, a Rita Moreno concert at Jazz at Lincoln Center was cancelled.
The last time Broadway took a big weather hit was Superstorm Sandy in 2012. It darkened Broadway for four days and cost more than $8.5 million in lost revenue.