The Great White Way is just that – white with fresh snow – from the massive snowstorm that hit New York, but after a dark Monday, most of Broadway's Tuesday night performances will go on as scheduled.
The region was still dealing with transit and travel limitations and Charlotte St. Martin, executive director of the Broadway League, encouraged the snowbound to have a theater date.
“For those who are staying in hotels and can’t get home, it’s a great time to see a show,” St. Martin said. “As always, the safety and security of theatergoers and employees is everyone's primary concern, so those who can’t get in to the city should contact their point of purchase for questions about exchange or refund policies.”
Some productions are even offering weather-related deals.
“Honeymoon in Vegas” at the Nederlander Theatre is selling orchestra and front mezzanine seats for $79 – down from $152 -- when ticket buyers mention “the storm special” at the box office for Tuesday and Wednesday night performances. "Constellations" with Jake Gyllenhaal and Ruth Wilson also was offering a "winter weather discount."
The only shows still dark on Tuesday are Disney’s “Aladdin” and “The Lion King.”
A decision was made Monday night by Disney Theatrical Productions to cancel Tuesday evening performances “in the interest of its patrons’ and staff’s safety following the declaration of a state of emergency by government officials,” producers said in a statement.
"Aladdin” and “The Lion King” resume performances on Wednesday, Jan. 28, at which point complimentary ticket exchanges will be available.
Before buying tickets, theatergoers should refer to specific show websites for confirmation that individual productions are still playing.