No shot, no show.
That’s the official word coming down from Broadway’s landlords, who operate the Rialto’s forty-one theaters. Through at least October, ticket buyers will be required to provide proof of vaccination to gain entry, and will wear masks once inside.
The news comes not a moment too soon, as the first play to open in a Broadway theater since March 2020, Pass Over,
is set to begin previews next week. Its producers had already instituted a vaccine mandate for buyers ahead of the industry-wide announcement. And last month, Bruce Springsteen became the first act to play a Broadway house at full capacity this year. A sold-out show, packed to the gills – and everyone was vaccinated
, by order of The Boss.