New York City debut postponed to July 26th due to theater shutdown

The Big Apple debut of a musical developed in Syracuse has been postponed among the many coronavirus-related closures.

“Weird! The Musical” was set to perform Sunday night at 54 Below, a theatre district venue known for showcasing upcoming Broadway stars.

Rehearsals with New York City-based actors had begun in February and early March. But with coronavirus concerns mounting, the venue announced they would be postponing all of their events.

A new performance date is set for July 26, according to the 54 Below website.

“Weird!” director Shawn Forster said that they had sold many pre-sale tickets and that 54 Below immediately worked to get them on the calendar.

Ticket holders have already been contacted and tickets have been transferred over to the new date.

“We are just so happy with how 54 Below handled everything,” Forster said. “We are excited to be on the calendar for July. New York City will just have to wait a little bit longer to get Weird!.”