Read on to discover the specific Covid-19 regulations for attending different shows on Broadway.

Broadway Shows Have a New Look This Year

With the widespread administration of Covid-19 vaccines, many people are beginning to go about their day-to-day activities, and that includes attending shows. While shows on Broadway are gearing up to entertain their audiences, there are new regulations in place to ensure the safety of the performers and audience members alike. Different shows and theatres have different regulations, so here are all of the specific requirements for clarification:

What Happens If Someone Tests Positive

While positive cases are less of a concern now that most New Yorkers are vaccinated, mitigating the spread of Covid-19 is still important. While the person with Covid-19 self-isolates, staff will clean the venue they attended, and anyone who was at risk for exposure will be contact traced. While shows will try to keep going in the event of a positive case, it may become necessary to cancel shows if enough of the staff or cast tests positive. In that case, the show may go dark until the cast and staff are able to safely quarantine and ensure they are not infected.


The Shows that require cast, crew, staff and audience to be vaccinated:

  • Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of the Temptations
  • Aladdin
  • Chicago
  • Chicken & Biscuits
  • Come From Away
  • Dana H.
  • David Byrne’s American Utopia
  • Freestyle Love Supreme
  • Girl From the North Country
  • Hadestown
  • Hamilton
  • Is This A Room
  • Jagged Little Pill
  • Lackawanna Blues
  • Moulin Rouge! The Musical
  • Mrs. Doubtfire
  • Six
  • Springsteen on Broadway
  • The Lehman Trilogy
  • The Lion King
  • The Phantom of the Opera
  • Thoughts of a Colored Man
  • Tina: The Tina Turner Musical
  • To Kill a Mockingbird
  • Waitress
  • Wicked

The Following Shows Require Vaccines. Anyone Unvaccinated, Such as Those Under 12 Or Unvaccinated for Religious or Health Reasons Must Provide Proof of a Recent Negative Covid-19 Test

  • Caroline, or Change

Unvaccinated guests must give proof of a negative Covid-19 test that took place within 72 hours of the show or a negative Covid-19 antigen test that took place within 6 hours of the show.

  • Pass Over
  • Trouble in Mind

The Following Shows Have Not Confirmed Covid-19 Protocols Yet

  • Clyde’s
  • Company
  • Dear Evan Hansen
  • Diana: The Musical
  • Flying Over Sunset
  • Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
  • MJ The Musical
  • Skeleton Crew
  • The Book of Mormon
  • The Music Man

Requirements for Off-Broadway Shows

The Following Shows Will Require Vaccines for Audience Members

  • Gazillion Bubble Show
  • Jersey Boys
  • The Play That Goes Wrong

The Following Shows Will Require Vaccines or Proof of a Negative Covid-19 PCR Test Within 72 Hours of the Show or a Negative Covid-19 Antigen Test Within 6 Hours of the Show

  • Restart Stages at Lincoln Center

Children under 12 will not be required to show proof of vaccination or a negative Covid-19 test but must be accompanied by an adult who meets the requirements. All audience members above the age of 2 must wear a mask.

  • Nollywood Dreams

Masks are also required.

  • Stomp

Only those under age 12 are exempt from the vaccine requirement.

The Following Shows Have Not Confirmed Covid-19 Protocols Yet

  • Letters of Suresh
  • Little Shop of Horrors

The Following Shows Have Committed to Follow The Broadway League’s Safety Protocols

  • Fairycakes

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