- Alan Seales
One Year Since The Broadway Shutdown
Updated: Mar 12, 2021
It's been one year since the lights of Broadway went down due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
I can't believe that we haven't seen Broadway shows for a full year now. I was lucky enough to see SIX right before the shutdown. We were all looking forward to 2020 being full of new, incredible shows and instead, we got met with an unprecedented pandemic.
“Broadway, Symbol of New York Resilience, Shuts Down Amid Virus Threat", New York Times (Michael Paulson, March 2020)
Where do we go from here?
We all want to be back in the theatre. We all want to see our favorite show, hear our favorite song belted out on stage again. With vaccines continuing to be given, we can only hope that this is the start of a change. The light at the end of the tunnel is starting to glimmer a bit stronger. If we continue to wear our masks, wash our hands and socially distance - I think we'll be back in those red velvet seats sooner than later.
What are you most looking forward to seeing when Broadway reopens? Let me know in the comments below.