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Broadway goes dark as blizzard threatens NYC

A couple stands in the falling snow in Times Square in New York on Monday, but hopefully they didn't fall in line for Broadway tickets as stages will be dark due to the impending blizzard.MIKE SEGAR/REUTERS A couple stands in the falling snow in Times Square in New York on Monday, but hopefully they didn’t fall in line for Broadway tickets as stages will be dark due to the impending blizzard.

Mayor de Blasio and Mother Nature combined Monday to dim the lights on Broadway.

And it remains to be seen whether any of the shows canceled because of the blizzard will go on Tuesday.

“Now that the storm has arrived, I’d like to reiterate that the safety and security of theatregoers and employees is everyone’s primary concern,” said Charlotte St. Martin, who heads The Broadway League.

St. Martin said the decision to call off the shows was made after the city announced an 11 p.m. travel ban for all non-emergency vehicles.

The last time something like this happened was Oct. 29, 2012, when Hurricane Sandy hit New York City. All performances on Broadway were also canceled for two days after the storm.

Before that, Broadway canceled all performances Sept. 11, 2001, and the day after because of the terrorist attacks.

jdziemianowicz@nydailynews.com

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