NEW YORK (CBSNewYork)Broadway will now remain closed until June 7.

The Broadway League says the top priority is protecting theatergoers and the thousands of people who work there.

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Anyone who has a ticket for a performance before June 7 can contact their point of purchase for an exchange or refund.

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Broadway was shut down on March 12 and initially was scheduled to reopen the week of April 12.

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The runs of at least two Broadway shows that were scheduled to open this spring have been canceled, and several others have been postponed until the fall.

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As a result of the shutdown, the Tony Awards, which were scheduled for June 7, have been postponed. The ceremony will be rescheduled at a later date, according to producers.