Broadway Extends Mask Requirements, Will Drop Vaccination Checks

Broadway extends mask requirements through May 31, 2022
(photo: Ludovic Bertron/Flickr)

The Broadway League has announced that the owners and operators of all 41 Broadway theaters in New York City will extend mask requirements for audiences through at least May 31, 2022, but many will no longer check vaccination status after April 30, 2022.

Charlotte St. Martin, President of The Broadway League said, “Since resuming performances last fall, over five million attendees have seen a Broadway show, and the safety and security of our cast, crew, and audience has been our top priority.”

“Our intention is that by maintaining strict audience masking through at least the month of May, we will continue that track record of safety for all,” added Martin. “And of course, we urge everyone to get vaccinated.”

According to Deadline, “Most theater owners on Broadway had reported that they will drop the vaccination requirement on May 1, including the Shubert Organization, the Nederlander Organization, Disney Theatrical Productions and Circle in the Square.”

Theatergoers are advised to consult the show website or point of purchase for information about proof of vaccination requirements for your show.

Audience masking protocols for June and beyond will be announced in May.

Last May, the governor of New York announced that Broadway would be allowed to reopen at full capacity as long as mask and vaccination protocols were followed.

(via press release)