Amid Manhattan Blackout, Casts Of Broadway Show Took To The Streets To Serenade Crowds

People on the streets of Manhattan during a blackout.

The show must go on for Broadway, even when the lights are out.

Amid a massive power outage that cut out all electricity for a large area of Manhattan, the casts of a number of Broadway plays left their performance halls and took to the streets to serenade the crowds who were waiting for the lights to come back on. As Vulture reported, casts of Waitress, Hadestown, and Come From Away were among those entertaining New Yorkers on a sweltering night.

“Rather than let their audiences shuffle home in silence, however, casts from musicals like Hadestown, Come From Away and Waitress, as well as performers who practiced all the way to Carnegie Hall, decided the show must go on and took their talents to the street,” the report noted.

“Really, isn’t it moments like these that make sweating through the New York summers worth it?”

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