As a result of the COVID-19 epidemic, Broadway theaters shutdown in early 2020 – including the New Amsterdam and Minskoff Theatres. In an announcement on GMA this morning, Disney writes the theatres will follow New York State and CDC guidelines and reopen later this year. This September will mark the return to the stage for Disney when THE LION KING and ALADDIN return to Broadway.
The Lion King returns to Broadway’s Minskoff Theater on September 14, while Aladdin resumes at Broadway’s New Amsterdam Theater on September 28. Tickets are on sale now. Visit disneyonbroadway.com for tickets and information.
As Disney on Broadway returns, it introduces a suite of added benefits that offers guests unprecedented flexibility.
“After 18 months of being apart we are thrilled to welcome our audiences back and are proud to introduce these unique benefits to make buying Broadway tickets risk-free, flexible and affordable,” said Thomas Schumacher President & Producer Disney Theatrical Productions. “Broadway’s reopening – before tourists fully return – will be the perfect time for us tri-staters to attend Broadway”
Additionally, Disney provided this information their Health and Safety precautions during the reopening:
The New Amsterdam and Minskoff Theatres will follow New York State and CDC guidelines to ensure the safety of all actors, production staff, theatre employees, and audience members. As public health conditions and the State’s guidance for performing arts and live entertainment changes, the theatre will remain flexible and adapt to applicable health protocols, such as face coverings, health screening, enhanced air filtration and ventilation, and rigorous cleaning and disinfection.
Those looking forward to the reopening of Disney on Broadway should check out our podcast episode about the history of Disney’s presence on Broadway.