Communications From Local 802 Employers

The Broadway League – effective 3/12/20, all Broadway shows closed through 4/12/20

Please find the Broadway League’s statement below. For any specific contract questions, contact your Broadway rep Theresa Couture.

Broadway Theatres to Suspend Performances Through April 12, 2020

(New York, NY) – March 12, 2020

Under the direction of Governor Andrew Cuomo, Broadway shows in New York City will suspend all performances immediately in support of the health and well-being of the theatregoing public, as well as those who work in the theatre industry. Performances will commence the week of April 13, 2020.

“Our top priority has been and will continue to be the health and well-being of Broadway theatregoers and the thousands of people who work in the theatre industry every day, including actors, musicians, stagehands, ushers, and many other dedicated professionals,” said Charlotte St. Martin, President of the Broadway League. “Broadway has the power to inspire, enrich and entertain, and together we are committed to making that vital spirit a reality.  Once our stages are lit again, we will welcome fans back with open arms so that they can continue to experience the joy, heart, and goodwill that our shows so passionately express every night.”

Those holding tickets for performances through April 12, 2020 should contact their point of purchase for refunds and exchanges.

The Broadway League will continue to closely monitor the evolving coronavirus situation on behalf of the Broadway community and make decisions as circumstances require, in accordance with guidelines from the CDC and state and local health officials.

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Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall – effective 3/12/20, all performances and rehearsals canceled through 3/31/20

Local 802 employers who operate out of Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall – including but not limited to the Metropolitan Opera and the New York Philharmonic – announced on March 12, 2020 that all performances and rehearsals will be canceled through March 31. Please find a statement from Peter Gelb below. For any specific contract questions, contact President Adam Krauthamer.

Dear Members of the Company,

In response to the public health emergency and in consultation with the office of the Mayor, effective immediately, all Met performances and rehearsals will be canceled through March 31. We are announcing this closure at the same time as other cultural institutions, including the New York Philharmonic and Carnegie Hall.

With health authorities urging social distancing with greater emphasis, it is simply untenable for us to continue to perform, as it puts our artists, staff, and audiences at risk.

The situation has been evolving rapidly and I thank you for understanding that we have had to move quickly and make this announcement without warning to our artists and staff. I am sure you will have many questions which we will do our best to answer over the course of the day.

I would like to express my deep personal regret that the situation has led us to this point and to thank all the members of the Met company for your extraordinary strength, patience, and resilience during this unprecedented and uncertain time.


Peter Gelb