By David Ng
7:00 AM PDT, October 31, 2012
Some major Broadway productions and downtown New York cultural venues remained closed Wednesday as the East Coast continues to get back on its feet following Sandy. Power outages have forced many institutions south of midtown to suspend operations.
On Broadway, five productions remained closed at least through Wednesday: evening performances of "The Lion King" and "Mary Poppins" as well as matinee performances of "Jersey Boys," "Evita" and "Scandalous." All other Broadway shows are set to resume regular performances on Wednesday, officials said.
Carnegie Hall said that all concerts scheduled for Wednesday have been canceled, including a performance by the Mariinsky Orchestra with Valery Gergiev and a recital with harpist Suzanna Klintcharova.
Although the Metropolitan Opera is planning to return to the stage with "The Tempest" on Wednesday, the Met's neighbor at Lincoln Center, the New York Philharmonic, announced that its "Rush Hour" concert on Wednesday would be canceled.
In the downtown area, many museums and theaters remained closed due to the widespread power outages. The New Museum said on its website that it will remain closed "until conditions improve," although the New York Times reported that it will open on Wednesday. The Public Theater also appeared to be in a state of uncertainty, saying on its Twitter account that its box office remains closed until further notice.
The Public is staging the new musicals "Giant" and "Fun Home."
Classic Stage Company's production of "Ivanov," starring Ethan Hawke, was called off on Wednesday, while the Flea Theater's production of A.R. Gurney's "Heresy" was also canceled until further notice.
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