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Broadway shows in NY reopen after Irene

August 29, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
Broadway shows will reopen for business Monday after being shut down over the weekend due to Hurricane Irene.

Theater producers said when New York's public transportation system was shut down due to the storm, they had no choice but to close their doors on Saturday and Sunday.

It cost shows revenue on up to four performances, but producers said it was the right thing to do.

It was the first time Broadway shut down for an emergency since a city-wide blackout in 2003.

Though both of Disney's popular shows on Broadway - "Mary Poppins" and "The Lion King" - were previously scheduled to be off on Monday, they plan to be ready on Tuesday.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.