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Many Broadway shows have planned not to compete with a big, real drama on Tuesday — the presidential election.
The shows taking the night off include: Beautiful: The Carole King Musical; Cats; Chicago; The Color Purple; The Encounter; The Front Page; The Humans; Kinky Boots; Les Liaisons Dangereuses; Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812; Oh Hello on Broadway; On Your Feet!; Cirque du Soleil’s Paramour; The Phantom of the Opera; School of Rock; Something Rotten!; Waitress; and Wicked.
The Metropolitan Opera and Carnegie Hall also will be dark.
The move is both to encourage voting and to avoid competing with a nail-biting decision. Some shows — including Disney’s Aladdin and The Lion King, as well as Hamilton, the smash hit about the Founding Fathers — will play as normal Tuesday night.
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