"The safety of our ensemble, staff, orchestra and audience is top priority and we look forward to returning to our stages only when it is safe to do so," Thomas Schumacher, chairman of The Broadway League, said in a statement.

As a result of the pandemic, the theaters around Broadway began to close in March - the hope was to be able to open to the public again a month later.

Never before has Broadway been closed for so long and there is no date yet for when theaters can again welcome audiences. In any case, it is certain that it will not happen until early January next year.