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Hurricane Irene: Broadway shows restart on Monday, other productions seemingly unaffected by storm

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Broadway went dark this weekend due to Hurricane Irene — partially because of weather concerns, and partially because said weather concerns led New York City officials to shut down the mass-transit system. But the storm won’t affect the Great White Way for long: A representative for the Broadway League told EW, “As of now, Broadway performances will play on Monday as scheduled, unless government authorities request otherwise.”

At this time, it’s unclear how Irene’s aftermath will affect film and television production in New York. The city revoked filming permits over the weekend, but given that the storm appears to have gone “relatively easy” on Manhattan (in the estimation of the New York Times), it’s a good bet that filming won’t be delayed long. (EW is currently awaiting word from the NYC Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment.) Meanwhile, although North Carolina did suffer extensive damage in the storm, the Wilmington-shot One Tree Hill is currently scheduled to start up filming on Monday, according to a Hill representative.