What Sandy Is Costing New York Showbiz

Broadway has performed during many a fierce blizzard, but Hurricane Sandy put the lie to the old showbiz adage, “The show must go on.” The worst storm to hit the East Coast in nearly a century paralyzed New York, scuttling film premieres, shuttering production (on interior and exterior shoots) and forcing Broadway to go dark. With the city on lockdown — public transportation was suspended at 7 p.m. Oct. 28, and bridges and most tunnels were closed to all but emergency personnel through midday Oct. 30 — the city’s film, theater and TV productions were beginning to assess damage that could run into the tens of millions of dollars.

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