NY blizzard affects Broadway, film shows

Los Angeles, Jan 24 (IANS) Broadway shows and movie theatre screenings here have taken a severe beating following the unprecedented winter storm over the weekend that has dumped more than three feet of snow on the streets.

The Broadway League cancelled all shows on Saturday in the wake of a government ban on travel and the suspension of some public transportation in the city, reports variety.com.

Even websites showed that screenings at some movie theaters in Manhattan had been suspended. Other social and cultural events in the city also were nixed, including a concert with actress-singer Rita Moreno at Lincoln Center.

The winter storm turned into a blizzard in the New York City area, with the National Weather Service predicting more snow. A ban was placed on travel and bus services were suitably altered. Even subway services were affected.

When it comes to cancelling Broadway shows, the Broadway League tends to follow the lead of the New York City and state governments as well as the MTA.

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