Broadway League Cancels Sat Shows After Disney Pulls 'Lion King' & 'Aladdin' From Heavy Snow

By James Knight on Jan 23, 2016 04:58 PM EST

The old saying goes, “the show must go on,” but unfortunately that saying doesn’t hold up to heavy snow. The Great White Way is being shut down by a the great white cold stuff this weekend. First Disney shut down all Saturday, Jan 23 performances of Disney’s The Lion King and Aladdin, and now the rest of Broadway has followed their lead. The Broadway League has annoused that all evening and matinee shows have been canceled for the safety of crews, performances and audiences. All performances are expected to resume on Sunday, Jan 24.

The Broadway League issued a statement about the cancellation (via Broadway World):

"As a result of the ban on travel in New York and suspension of public transportation by government authorities and additional safety precautions implemented due to severe weather, all Broadway matinee and evening performances on Saturday, January 23rd, will be cancelled. Charlotte St. Martin, President of The Broadway League, stated, 'Now that the snowstorm has arrived, I'd like to reiterate that the safety and security of theatregoers and employees is everyone's primary concern. As a result of the ban on travel in New York and the suspension of public transportation by government authorities and other safety precautions implemented on behalf of the weather, evening performances will be cancelled tonight, January 23rd. We expect normal operations to resume for tomorrow's Sunday matinees.'"

What do you think about the cancellation? Would you feel safe attending a show this weekend? Did you have tickets for any Sat shows? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section at the bottom of the page.

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