It’s much more important to stay safe than to see a Broadway show, with The Broadway League announcing that all performances in New York City have been canceled for this weekend due to Hurricane Irene. In the press release announcing the cancellation, Chairman of The Broadway League Paul Libin stated, “The safety and security of theatregoers and employees is everyone’s primary concern. As a result of the suspension of public transportation by government authorities in preparation of Hurricane Irene, all performances will be canceled on Saturday, August 27th and Sunday, August 28th.”
In addition, The Broadway League offered this information on tickets purchased for any of the shows affected by the shut-down:
* If tickets were purchased via Telecharge or Ticketmaster via phone or online your credit card will be refunded automatically within 7-10 business days. For any issues, please contact the customer service information included with your tickets. Please have your Order Number/Confirmation Number handy. Original tickets need not be retained.
* If tickets were purchased at the Box Office: please return your original tickets to the Theater Box Office. You have the option of receiving a full refund to the original method of payment or exchanging your tickets for an alternate date of your choice, subject to availability.
* If tickets were purchased as part of a Group: please contact your Group Sales Agent for more information regarding refunds or exchanges. Original tickets should be retained until you contact the Group Sales Agent.
* If tickets were purchased through any other sales channel, please return to the original point of purchase for more information. If you have your tickets in hand, please retain them for a refund or exchange.
Here’s hoping everyone is safe and out of harm’s way as Hurricane Irene approaches the East Coast.
Source: The Broadway League – August 26, 2011