On March 12, 2020, Broadway’s 41 theaters went dark for what was initially expected to be 32 days. Nearly fifteen months later, the curtains are finally rising after the industry’s longest shutdown in history.
It’s an exciting time to be in Manhattan’s theater district. Revamped marquees announce the arrival of new plays and the return of old favorites. The familiar buzz of busy streets and bustling restaurants has officially replaced last summer’s eerie stillness. There’s adrenaline, too, permeating the neighborhood — a feeling akin to the joyous jitters of an opening night performance.