Broadway Announces Optional Mask Policy for the Month of July

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The Press Release:
The Broadway League announced today that the owners and operators of all 41 Broadway theatres in New York City will adopt a “mask optional” policy for the month of July. Audience members are still encouraged to wear masks in theatres.

Charlotte St. Martin, President of The Broadway League said, “Millions of people enjoyed the unique magic of Broadway by watching the 75th Tony Award Ceremony recently. Millions more have experienced Broadway LIVE in theatres in New York City and throughout the U.S., since we reopened last fall. We’re thrilled to welcome even more of our passionate fans back to Broadway in the exciting 22-23 season that has just begun.”

Audience masking protocols for August and beyond will be evaluated on a monthly basis as we continue to monitor the science and will be announced in mid-July. Come join us on Broadway with more than 30 shows performing this summer!

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Piercing Ken Thoughts: After more than two and a half years of pandemic issues and changes to the ways in which we do things this news was to be expected. Having posted a lot of Broadway updates here on “The Chronicles” based on some of the COVID Safety work that I was doing there over the last few months, I’m very familiar with masks at the performances and while many didn’t like it, I myself felt a little more safe as result of being masked. I know many out there in the audience were of mixed opinion with some saying they would never come if they had to wear a mask while the other side was happy to remain covered. This news likely ends a large part of any of the remaining Broadway Safety work but it truly did its job while it had to. By t the time June ends, the Broadway scene will be different as shows like “Girl From The North Country” and “Mrs. Doubtfire” having ended with “Tina – The Tina Turner Musical”, “Come From Away” and “Dear Evan Hansen” heading towards their own sunset in the coming months. So as I wrap up this news culled from the Broadway League I wonder where you are at out there in the readership. Will you be sporting a mask during a Broadway show? I know that I will be doing that as I already do it during my Metal shows at certain points. Chime in down below in the comments section and I will see you again next time.


2 thoughts on “Broadway Announces Optional Mask Policy for the Month of July”

  1. I am NOT wearing a mask when I see Dear Evan Hansen next month. Gaten Matarazzo from Stranger Things starts in Mid July.

    1. Truth be told I always have one on hand with me and wear it when the crowd is too much to trust. Enjoy “DEH”, I greatly enjoyed that one.

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