After 18 empty months, the queues are back at TKTS, the iconic Broadway ticket kiosk.
After the coronavirus pandemic closed live theater shows in March 2020, Broadway Tuesday (14/9) it reopened with three of their most loved shows, namely “The Lion King,” “Hamilton,” and “Wicked.” Nevertheless the show took place in compliance with the new health protocols.
The three theater shows since the beginning of last May have been competing fiercely to be staged on the first day of the opening Broadway, when New York Governor (then) Andrew Cuomo chose September 14 as the first day of the reopening of the Broadway stage.
Actors and fans say they are eager to return to the stage after more than a year of waiting, and believe health experts have made arrangements to ensure a safe performance.
“I thought it would be a bit uncomfortable because there were a lot of people, but then people were still wearing masks and everyone was vaccinated, so it’s a good start and I feel better,” said Ana Pereire, a tourist from Brazil queuing up at TKTS. .
Ticket holders for the three shows must prove they have been fully vaccinated, show a vaccine card authorized by the US Food and Drug Administration or the World Health Organization (WHO), and must wear a mask at all times, except when they eat or drink in the lounge. specified space.
Broadway shows aren’t the only ones getting back into operation. The theater’s entire economy, including restaurants, gift shops and bars, reopened; so do the tourists.
The legendary Carmine restaurant which has been closed since March 2020, is back in operation.
“I don’t think anyone can predict what will happen in the future, but let’s think positive and be happy to be back again. I firmly believe this is just one area that can bounce back and be fun again,” said Carmine Restaurant head Randy Talbot. (em/mg)