The Category 2 Hurricane Irene is set to hit New York City late Saturday afternoon, forcing the shutting down of the Great White Way Aug. 27-28, The Broadway League announced Aug. 26. Hurricane Irene is expected to lash New York City with high winds and perhaps as much a 5-10 inches of rain Saturday and Sunday.
The Broadway League announced their decision late Friday, citing “the suspension of public transportation by government authorities in preparation of the incoming storm.” New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo had ordered a shut-down of New York City mass transit, effective noon Saturday, Aug. 27. The shut-down will include subways, buses, Long Island Rail Road, Metro-North Railroad, and Access-A-Ride.