In recent years, there has been a discernible rise in the total number of COVID cases that have been documented in New York City.
According to a statement that was made public on Friday, the mask requirement on Broadway has been extended until the 30th of June.
The Broadway League has indicated that the operators of New York City’s 41 theaters will continue to demand masks for one more month. However, the Broadway League has stated that the policy for mandates in July and beyond will be decided at some point in June.
Charlotte St. Martin, the President of The Broadway League, was quoted as saying in a release, “We’re thrilled that nearly a quarter of a million people are visiting Broadway productions weekly in this exciting spring season.” “As is customary, we have placed the utmost emphasis on the well-being and protection of our cast, staff, and audience members.”
According to the league, there were a total of 246,000 people who went to see a show on Broadway in the week that ended on May 15. Gross ticket sales were reported to be close to $30.3 million during that period. The total attendance for the entire season is approximately 6.47 million people, and the season-to-date gross has reached $812 million.
Hugh Jackman and Sutton Foster’s performance in “The Music Man,” which brought in $3,377,554 during the week of May 15, was followed by “Hamilton,” which brought in $2,053,252; “The Lion King,” which brought in $1,636,928; and “Plaza Suite,” which featured Matthew Broderick and Sarah Jessica Parker, which brought in $1,619,811 during the same week.