Broadway to End Forced Masking as Stars Test Positive for Coronavirus

Broadway to End Forced Masking as Stars Test Positive for Coronavirus


The Broadway League says it will end forced masking in theaters, and that face masks will be optional by July 1, as stars test positive for the Chinese coronavirus. The decision also comes after Broadway star Patty Patti LuPone was caught on video screaming at a maskless audience member, while the actor herself was not wearing a mask.

“The owners and operators of all 41 Broadway theatres in New York City will keep masking mandates in place at all Broadway theatres through June 30, and will adopt a ‘mask optional’ policy for the month of July,” the Broadway League announced.

“Audience members are still encouraged to wear masks in theatres,” the announcement added.

The Broadway League went on to say that “masking protocols for August and

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