Broadway to remain dark through Labor Day
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Broadway will remain closed through Labor Day as New York City continues to combat the coronavirus pandemic, industry leaders announced Tuesday. 

The Broadway League said in a press release that their theaters will remain dark until at least Sept. 6. They have been closed since March 12 and originally planned to reopen on June 7.

“While all Broadway shows would love to resume performances as soon as possible, we need to ensure the health and well-being of everyone who comes to the theatre — behind the curtain and in front of it — before shows can return,” Charlotte St. Martin, President of the Broadway League, said in a statement.  

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“Throughout this challenging time, we have been in close communication with Governor Cuomo’s office and are grateful for his support and leadership as we work together to bring back this vital part of New York City's economy — and spirit,” Martin added. 

New York has confirmed more than 337,000 cases of the coronavirus and reported 21,640 deaths as of Tuesday afternoon. Of those, 185,000 cases and 19,563 deaths have occurred in New York City.

The association said that ticket holders for shows through Sept. 6 will receive an email by May 18 to address exchanges or refunds.

The Tony Awards, which celebrates Broadway plays and musicals, has been delayed indefinitely.