Light the Lights! Most Broadway Shows Resume Performances Oct. 31; Broadway To Be Fully Functioning Nov. 1

By Andrew Gans
and Kenneth Jones
31 Oct 2012

Annie stars Lilla Crawford and Sunny (aka '"Sandy")
Annie stars Lilla Crawford and Sunny (aka '"Sandy")
Photo by Joan Marcus

The Broadway League announced that most shows regularly scheduled to go on Oct. 31 will offer both matinee and evening performances.

At 5:30 PM Oct. 31, the League announced that every Broadway show would be back on its regular schedule on Thursday, Nov. 1. Broadway performances were canceled the evenings of Oct. 28-30 due to the effects of Hurricane Sandy.

Charlotte St. Martin, executive director of The Broadway League, stated, "Most shows will go on as scheduled for both the matinee and evening performances on Wednesday, October 31st. For those theatregoers who are staying in hotels and can't get home, it's a great time to see a show. As always, the safety and security of theatregoers and employees is everyone's primary concern, so for those who can't get in to the city as a result of the suspension of public transportation by government authorities or additional safety precautions that were implemented, they should contact their point of purchase for questions about exchange or refund policies."

The later Oct. 31 statement reads, "As of tomorrow, Thursday, November 1st, all Broadway shows are back up and running and all regular schedules have been resumed in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy."

A list of Broadway shows scheduled to perform Oct. 31 follows (M = Matinee, E = Evening):

Annie (M, E)
The Book of Mormon (E)
Chaplin (M, E)
Cyrano de Bergerac (M, E)
An Enemy of the People (M, E)
Evita (E)
Grace (M, E)
The Heiress (M, E)
Jersey Boys (E)
The Mystery of Edwin Drood (M, E)
Nice Work If You Can Get It (M, E)
Once (M, E)
The Performers (E)
Peter and the Starcatcher (M)
The Phantom of the Opera (M, E)
Rock of Ages (E)
War Horse (M, E)
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (M)
Wicked (E)

Performances canceled for Oct. 31 follow:

The Lion King (E)
Mary Poppins (E)
Scandalous: The Life and Trials of Aimee Semple McPherson  (M)

Among the numerous Off-Broadway productions returning to their normal schedule Oct. 31 are The Piano Lesson, Golden Child, The Good Mother, Silence! The Musical, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, Disgraced, Murder Ballad, Sirens Heart:  The Marilyn Monroe Musical, Cougar the Musical,  The 2012 United Solo Theatre Festival and more.

The new Manhattan nightspot 54 Below and Feinstein's also reopen Oct. 31.

Refund and exchange information, according to the League, follows:

"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."