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Super Bowls Over Broadway

As we all know, Broadway has been dark since March 2020 with no plans of returning before May 2021. So it surprised the theatre community to see 25,000 people in attendance at the Super Bowl, although Broadway remains dark.

In addition, the support offered by New York Governor, Andrew Cuomo, to revitalize the arts has received criticism due to the hiring of celebrity artists.

The response to the attendance count was as you would imagine.


In a post on NBC Sports’ website, they stated Super Bowl LV attendance would include a total of 25,000 and they would be provided and required to wear masks during the game. NBC Sports also mentioned the 25,000 included, “approximately 7,500 – vaccinated health care workers who were given free tickets by the NFL.”

The theatre community expressed both their frustrations and understanding of the situation on social media.


You can read NBC Sports’ full post on their website.

What do you think? If “the show must go” applies to the Super Bowl, should it apply to Broadway, too?



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