Broadway set to reopen Sept. 14 in New York. What to know about tickets, shows, more

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

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Broadway Set to Reopen on September 14 with Tickets on Sale This Thursday


The lights on Broadway will be shining once again.

On Wednesday, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced on Twitter that Broadway would reopen on Sept. 14 with tickets for productions going on sale this Thursday on with 100% capacity in theaters once they reopen.

“NEW: Broadway shows will be ready to open September 14 at 100% capacity. Tickets go on sale starting tomorrow,” Cuomo tweeted. “Broadway is [a] major part of our state’s identity and economy, and we are thrilled that the curtains will rise again.”

This is an updated reopening date after Cuomo announced on Monday that Broadway could reopen on May 19.

At the time, Cuomo had included Broadway in the list of businesses that could lift most COVID-19 restrictions along with restaurants, bars, museums, gyms, salons and stores.

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The Broadway League released a

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Eleven Madison Park to Reopen as 100% Plant-Based Restaurant

Eleven Madison Park is regarded as one of the best restaurants in the world—including taking the top spot on the World’s 50 Best Restaurants list in 2017. And yet, somehow, chef and owner Daniel Humm wants to join an even rarer club: becoming one of only two three-Michelin-starred restaurants in the world to not serve meat or seafood. Today, Humm announced that Eleven Madison Park is going vegan.

As with much of the restaurant industry, the COVID-19 pandemic upended Humm’s world. As if signaling a need to rethink everything, Humm told the Wall Street Journal that, at one point, “I found myself with a kitchen that’s now empty.” Like other top chefs, Humm turned to helping those in need—both struggling New Yorkers going hungry and farmers watching their products go to waste.

New York City's 11 Madison Park Named World's Best Restaurant

New York City’s 11 Madison Park Named World’s Best Restaurant

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For a

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NYC Restaurants Balance Safety And Financial Pressure To Reopen : NPR

Michael Schall pours wine in Vini E Ollie’s dining room which has been turned into a storage space during the pandemic.

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Michael Schall pours wine in Vini E Ollie’s dining room which has been turned into a storage space during the pandemic.

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The dining room of Locanda Vini e Olii, an Italian restaurant in Brooklyn, is inside a hundred-year-old apothecary. It has dark wood shelves, deep cabinets with glass doors, and a floor made of small, pearly tiles.

But right now, the dining room is a storage closet — mostly for outdoor dining equipment.

“We store the empty propane heaters here. And in the front window where it used to be a really romantic table, now it’s just filled with plates and glassware,” says Michael Schall, one of Locanda Vini e Olii’s owners.

Restaurants in New York City are now

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