ALBANY, N.Y. — The lights will go back on Broadway.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Broadway shows will resume Sept. 14, and tickets will go on sale starting Thursday.
The move comes after New York lifted capacity restrictions on arts venues and restaurants, but there still may be some limit on attendance to ensure social distancing.
Nonetheless, tickets for the shows this fall will be sold at 100% capacity, according to Cuomo, and any seating limits will be addressed in the coming months.
Broadway shuttered more than a year ago as the COVID-19 pandemic swept through New York City, which was one of the the first virus hot spots.
“They have to have a play to put on, and they are in the process of doing that,” Cuomo said.
The Broadway League said Tuesday that it is preparing shows, and the specific plays and their reopenings will be announced