All Broadway shows on Saturday cancelled as snow builds in NYC

NEW YORK - All Broadway shows -- both matinees and evening performances -- were cancelled Saturday after New York state officials declared a weather emergency.

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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.



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