Broadway Shows Canceled Following Attack on World Trade Center
A spokesman for Telecharge told TheaterMania this afternoon that all Broadway shows will be canceled tonight in the wake of an apparent terrorist attack on the World Trade Center. Two separate, hijacked planes crashed into the two separate towers of the WTC around 9am this morning, and both towers collapsed almost entirely within the next hour or so. Attacks on other U.S. sites, including the Pentagon, have also been reported.
The Telecharge spokesman said that performances scheduled for this evening at the Shubert theaters in Los Angeles and Boston, and at the Wang Center in Boston, are also canceled. Most likely, shows will be canceled in other U.S. cities as well in a demonstration of respect for lives lost in these attacks. Washington, D.C. is, of course, a theater town, and performances there will almost certainly be affected as well.