A blackout in New York City may have stopped Broadway stars and other musicians from taking the stage Saturday, but it couldn't keep them out of the spotlight.
According to The New York Times, the hourslong power outage, which began just before 7 p.m., forced most theaters to cancel their shows, including "Hamilton" and "Wicked." But tourists' disappointment quickly turned to delight as many actors performed on the street instead.
"When the NYC #blackout hit the Walter Kerr tonight, André [De Shields] and the company had to take this party to the streets!" the musical "Hadestown" tweeted along with a video.
Another video showed the stars of "Waitress" performing for a large crowd.
The Millennial Choir and Orchestra also took their concert outside.
Shortly before midnight, Gov. Andrew Cuomo tweeted that power had been restored.
"When things are at their worst, New Yorkers are at their best, and they were at their best tonight," he wrote.
Power has been restored after today's #blackout, but New Yorkers should continue to exercise caution as everything returns to normal.— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) July 14, 2019
When things are at their worst, New Yorkers are at their best, and they were at their best tonight.
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