Hurricane Sandy is projected to hit the New Jersey-New York metro area with very high winds and heavy precipitation between tonight and tomorrow. We can expect cancellations and postponements of events from a number of performers and productions in the area. Here are some of the ones we know about.
Keep in mind that this is by no means an exhaustive list. If you are planning to attend any kind of event in the New Jersey-New York-Southern Connecticut-Boston area on Sunday or Monday, then check the website for the event, other outreach sources like Twitter and Facebook, and local media for news. Virtually all public transportation in the New York City/New Jersey metro area is shut down until further notice, so other events not listed here may also be postponed or cancelled.
According to Playbill, all Broadway productions have been cancelled for the evenings of October 28 and 29. In addition, the following Off-Broadway shows have been cancelled for tonight: Avenue Q, Bad Jews, Closer Than Ever, Disgraced, The Exonerated, Forbidden Broadway, Fuerza Bruta, Golden Child, Silence the Musical, and Stomp (no word on the Tuesday Pittsburgh performance of Stomp).
Off-Broadway shows currently cancelled for October 29 include Avenue Q, Disgraced, Don't Go Gentle and The Good Mother.
Update 10/30: All Broadway shows are cancelled for tonight, according to The Broadway League. Off-Broadway shows are cancelled at The Signature Theatre, The Public Theater and Lincoln Center Theater. Also cancelled are Avenue Q, Closer Than Ever, The Good Mother, Old Jews Telling Jokes, Siren's Heart: The Marilyn Monroe Musical, United Solo Theatre Festival and A Wound in Time, according to Playbill.
According to The Hippodrome Theater at the France-Merrick PAC Facebook page, the October 30 performance of Wicked in Baltimore, MD, is cancelled. Tickets will be honored at the Wednesday and Thursday showings.
Update 10/31: Most Broadway shows will be back up and running today, except the following: Evita (matinee performance), Jersey Boys (matinee performance), The Lion King (evening performance), Mary Poppins (evening performance), Scandalous (matinee performance). Many Off-Broadway shows will also re-open today.
Update 11/1: All Broadway shows are running on a normal schedule. The Off-Broadway League has posted a list of shows cancelled for tonight.