Broadway to stay open despite blizzard, NYC suspends film permits

By Daniel S Levine,

With a possible record-setting blizzard hitting the Northeast this weekend, the best way to get your entertainment is likely by staying home and popping in a movie. However, Broadway still intends to keep the lights on, though the storm will force any filming in New York City to take a break.

According to Playbill, the Broadway League says that the theaters will remain open for any brave travelers. “As of now, all Broadway shows will play as scheduled,” the League stated. The industry group will keep ticketholders posted of new developments at its website.

Film crews will not be able to work, though. The Hollywood Reporter notes that the city has suspended all film permits for the weekend.

Fashion week will also be affected. Marc Jacobs has already postponed his show, as have events sponsored by Bloomingdale’s and other companies.

However, NBC’s Saturday Night Live is currently still on schedule to broadcast live, with Justin Bieber as host.

Outside of New York, Grammys organizers assure that the show will not be affected, since the performers are already in L.A. Celebrities flying to London for the BAFTAs this weekend could be stuck at the airports, though.

Boston is expected to get hit particularly hard. As a result, AMC Theatres have closed most locations there. WBZ reports that Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick has just declared a State of Emergency, closing all roads at 4 p.m. today, since the area is forecasted to receive up to three feet of snow.



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