Broadway Goes Dark for Election Day

Avenue Q

Broadway is stepping aside for the 2016 presidential election.

A large bulk of Broadway and off-Broadway plays and musicals will go dark on Election Day, Nov. 8 — allowing audiences to focus on the final showdown between Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.

It's also an effort to allow cast and crew working in the industry to get out and vote.

To compensate for the missed performances, many shows are adding performances that week on Monday -- a day most productions are typically dark. Audiences are encouraged to check showtimes online for confirmation.

Here are some of the shows scheduled to be dark Election Day:

"Avenue Q"
"Beautiful: The Carole King Musical"
"Blue Man Group"
"The Color Purple"
"The Encounter"
"The Front Page"
"The Humans"
"Kinky Boots"
"Les Liaisons Dangereuses"
"Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812"
"Master Harold… And the Boys"
"Oh Hello on Broadway"
"On Your Feet!"
"The Phantom of the Opera"
"School of Rock"
"Something Rotten!"
"Sweet Charity"

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