Theatergoers attending Broadway shows in July will no longer be required to wear masks, the Broadway League said Tuesday.
All 41 Broadway theaters will drop their mask mandates on July 1 and stay “mask optional” through July 31, the League said in a press release.
After that, the League will reevaluate its COVID-19 safety protocols “on a monthly basis,” with a decision about August shows set to come in mid-July, the release said.
“Millions of people enjoyed the unique magic of Broadway by watching the 75th Tony Award Ceremony recently,” Broadway League President Charlotte St. Martin said in a statement. “Millions more have experienced Broadway LIVE in theaters in New York City and throughout the U.S. since we reopened last fall.”
“We’re thrilled to welcome even more of our passionate fans back to Broadway in the exciting 22-23 season that has just begun,” St. Martin added.
The League’s announcement came two months after it said it would be dropping its COVID-19 vaccination requirement.