Rather than attempt to compete with the massive fireworks displays that will be filling New York City skies on July 4, nearly every Broadway show (with the lone exception of Cinderella, which has a 7pm performance on Independence Day) will be cancelling its performance that evening. One show, the hit play Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, will have a 2pm matinee that day. Otherwise, Broadway fans are out of luck if they want to celebrate Independence Day in a Broadway theater.
To make up for cancelling their Thursday evening performances, most Broadway shows are adding either a Monday night performance to their schedule or a Friday matinee. These added shows give people taking long weekends an opportunity to squeeze one more Broadway play or musical into their show-going schedule.
Normally, there are only about seven Broadway shows that play on the traditionally dark Monday night, but on July 1 there will be 16 shows to choose from. Friday matinees are a rarity, with Annie the only Broadway musical that currently has them on its regular schedule. But on July 5, a total of seven shows will offer 2pm performances.
To view the entire July 4 holiday week schedule, click here.
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