Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said Wednesday that Broadway shows would start selling tickets on May 6 for full-capacity shows with performances starting September 14. So far, only the shows “Diana,” "Phantom of the Opera," "American Utopia," "Six" and “The Music Man” have announced actual opening dates.
According to insiders, there could be as many 30 shows playing by the end of 2021, with many long-running shows such as “Wicked,” “Chicago,” “The Lion King,” and “Hamilton” being among the first open. Other early-to-open contenders include “Ain’t Too Proud” and “Come from Away.” Each of the city’s main subscription houses, Roundabout, Second Stage, Manhattan Theatre Club and Lincoln Center also have shows on tap that are likely to debut before the end of the year.
Decisions on masking requirements, vaccine requirements, and sales of food and drink have yet to be determined.