Arts events canceled

'Disasters' postponed a week

The city’s just-beginning arts season was sent into disarray in the wake of Tuesday’s terrorist attacks.

New York City Opera’s opening-night performance and gala, skedded for Tuesday, was canceled and has not been reskedded. First perf of the season now will be Friday’s “Magic Flute.”

Also at Lincoln Center, the opening perfs skedded for today, Friday and Saturday in the Great Performers season at Avery Fisher Hall, featuring London’s Philharmonic Orchestra performing Rachmaninoff, were canceled.

The Philharmonic and the Metropolitan Opera had not yet begun their seasons. Rehearsals at the Met resumed Wednesday after being canceled Tuesday. Opening night is Sept. 24.

Separately, Cape Cod’s Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater has postponed by a week the start of performances of “Horrifying, Absolutely Real, True Disasters” by Gip Hoppe.

Hoppe, co-artistic director of WHAT, said, “I wrote the play a year ago, and even though it does not in any way reflect the current tragic situation, the title may offend some people. We are sensitive to those possibilities, so we have decided to postpone the opening night by one week.” The play was to have run Sept. 12-Oct. 7 but won’t start performances now until Sept. 19.

(Markland Taylor contributed to this report.)

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