We had some exciting news this past week ... Covid-19 restrictions seem to be easing up in NYC
. Starting mid-May, the entire State of NY is increasing the capacity, removing some restrictions, and Mayor De Blasio
announced he wants the city fully open by July
. However, one thing was still missing -- our beloved Broadway.
Well, it's now official -- Broadway is coming back in September
at full capacity! Some Broadway Shows have already announced their return date and reopened their box office after 15 months.
So we can finally go back to the Theater and enjoy the show, always following the safety protocol and in full compliance with the guidelines of the state of New York, of course. We'll have to wait to see what these guidelines will look like.
We'll update you on new Broadway shows and return dates as individual productions decide their performance schedules. Here is what we could see next on Broadway:
- "Chicago" September 17 - 2021
- "Hadestown" June 1 - 2021
- "Diana: A new Musical" December 1 - 2021
- "Jersey Boy" September 8 - 2021
- "The Play that Goes Wrong" September 8 - 2021
- "Jagged Little Pill" September 7 - 2021
NEWS: NYC AS A VACCINE DESTINATION?
The city of New York is trying to coordinate with the State legislature and the office of Gov. Cuomo to see if, starting next week, we could offer the Johnson & Johnson Vaccine to tourists visiting New York
. The Johnson & Johnson is the only vaccine that, for now, requires just one jab, which makes it ideal for those wishing to get vaccinated during their stay in the city. Mayor De Blasio announced this new initiative today as his administration was testing the idea of dispatching mobile vans at top landmarks, such as the Empire State Building.
NYC wouldn't be the first to test the idea of "Vaccine Tourism" as Alaska was already looking to offer the Vaccines at the airports to all visitors. It does require a change in the legislation since for now vaccines are reserved only to NY residents and workers. We should have more details early next week.
The city has lost over $60 BILLIONS in revenues
from the lack of tourism in 2020 and so far in 2021. It comes as no surprise that the office of the Mayor is doing everything possible to revitalize the tourism industry hoping to get back some of those losses.