Broadway masks mandate to be lifted July 1
Broadway theaters will drop their viewers masks mandate starting July 1, the Broadway League introduced Tuesday.
Whereas all 41 Broadway theaters in New York Metropolis will undertake the “masks non-compulsory” coverage, viewers members are nonetheless inspired to put on face coverings in theaters.
The group mentioned the coverage will probably be reevaluated month-to-month and a protocol for August will probably be introduced in mid-July.
“Hundreds of thousands of individuals loved the distinctive magic of Broadway by watching the 75th Tony Award Ceremony not too long ago. Hundreds of thousands extra have skilled Broadway LIVE in theatres in New York Metropolis and all through the U.S., since we reopened final fall,” Charlotte St. Martin, president of the Broadway League, mentioned in a press launch. “We’re thrilled to welcome much more of our passionate followers again to Broadway within the thrilling ’22-’23 season that has simply begun.”
The closely trafficked Manhattan district went darkish in March 2020 as a part of public venue restrictions associated to Covid-19. The primary exhibits to return took the stage roughly 18 months later, with vaccine and masks mandates in place for many viewers members.
Broadway dropped vaccination checks for viewers members on April 30 as different services likewise loosened restrictions. The group of theaters hosted roughly 240,000 attendees the week ended June 12.