Broadway to require vaccine proof, masks when shows return

It’s showtime — for vaccine passports!

The Broadway League announced Friday that Manhattan’s famed strip of theaters will require audiences, performers and backstage staff to show proof of vaccination against the coronavirus as the city’s performing arts ready for their fall return.

Additionally, audiences will be required to wear masks while in the theaters, except while eating and drinking in designated areas.

The directive covers Broadway’s 41 theaters and will remain in place through at least October and could be extended depending on public health guidance, the league said in its press release.

This move comes as city public health officials ramp up their vaccination efforts — including imposing a shots-or-test mandate on municipal employees — as they attempt to head off an outbreak of the super contagious Delta variant of the coronavirus.