Many Broadway shows have planned not to compete with a big, real drama on Tuesday (Nov. 8) — the presidential election.
The shows taking the night off include: Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, Cats, Chicago, The Color Purple, The Encounter, The Front Page, The Humans, Kinky Boots, Les Liaisons Dangereuses, Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812, Oh Hello on Broadway, On Your Feet!, Cirque du Soleil’s Paramour, The Phantom of the Opera, School of Rock, Something Rotten!, Waitress and Wicked.
The Metropolitan Opera and Carnegie Hall will also be dark.
The move is both to encourage voting and to avoid competing with a nail-biting decision. Some shows — including Disney’s Aladdin and The Lion King, as well as Hamilton, about the Founding Fathers — will play as normal Tuesday night.