The David. A Straz Center for the Performing Arts announced on Friday that all previously scheduled Broadway performances had been postponed to June 2021.
This isn’t the first time since the pandemic that the Straz has had to push back dates or even cancel some Broadway shows. The 2021 season was originally scheduled to start this month. But in June, the center announced new dates that would have started in December with My beautiful lady.
As it is, Hamilton is the only show still scheduled for the series, from June 1 to 27, 2021.
A press release says that since the pandemic forced the performing arts center to close, more than 1,000 performances have been canceled. He called the postponement of Broadway performances a continuous intermission.
The postponement comes on the heels of last week’s Broadway League announcement that shows in New York City will remain closed until at least June 2021.
The Straz and the other touring presenters, as well as the producers on Broadway, are members of the Broadway League, but decisions about shutdowns are handled independently.
The statement explained that the Broadway touring industry needs health conditions in the United States to stabilize before each show can determine for itself whether it feels safe enough to hit the road.
Although we have opened our Patel Conservatory and are producing local works in our smaller theaters and on our Riverwalk Stage, we have now learned that the Broadway Tour, which is responsible for the majority of our income and attendance, will not resume in Tampa until June of 2021 when Hamilton There are plans to return to the stage at Morsani Hall, Judy Lisi, chief executive officer of the Straz Center, said in the statement.
New dates for Kill a mockingbird, Tootsie, Hadestown, My handsome boyYes, Group visits, Mean, Prom, Yell! The Musical Mod, Summer: The Donna Summer Musical, Cats and Dear Evan Hansen remain to be determined.
Lisi said the center is working with the tours to plan new dates.
A sale date for Hamilton will be announced shortly.
People with tickets for postponed shows will be able to keep the same seats when new dates are established. They also have the option of obtaining a tax-deductible credit, refund or donation of tickets to the Straz Center, which is a 501c3.