Much Of Broadway Will Be Closed On Election Night

NEW YORK (AP) — Many Broadway shows have planned not to compete with a big, real drama on Tuesday – the presidential election.

The shows taking the night off include: “Beautiful: The Carole King Musical;” ”Cats;” ”Chicago;” ”The Color Purple;” ”The Encounter;” ”The Front Page;” ”The Humans;” ”Kinky Boots;” ”Les Liaisons Dangereuses;” ”Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812;” ”Oh Hello on Broadway;” ”On Your Feet!” Cirque du Soleil’s “Paramour;” ”The Phantom of the Opera;” ”School of Rock;” ”Something Rotten!” ”Waitress;” and “Wicked.”

The Metropolitan Opera and Carnegie Hall will also be dark.

The move is both to encourage voting and to avoid competing with a nail-biting decision. Some shows – including Disney’s “Aladdin” and “The Lion King, as well as “Hamilton,” about the Founding Fathers, will play as normal Tuesday night.

 

(AP)