Much of Broadway will be closed on Election night

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Posted: Nov 05, 2016 3:18 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — Many Broadway shows have planned not to compete with a big, real drama on Tuesday — the presidential election.

The shows taking the night off include: "Beautiful: The Carole King Musical;" ''Cats;" ''Chicago;" ''The Color Purple;" ''The Encounter;" ''The Front Page;" ''The Humans;" ''Kinky Boots;" ''Les Liaisons Dangereuses;" ''Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812;" ''Oh Hello on Broadway;" ''On Your Feet!" Cirque du Soleil's "Paramour;" ''The Phantom of the Opera;" ''School of Rock;" ''Something Rotten!" ''Waitress;" and "Wicked."

The Metropolitan Opera and Carnegie Hall will also be dark.

The move is both to encourage voting and to avoid competing with a nail-biting decision. Some shows — including Disney's "Aladdin" and "The Lion King, as well as "Hamilton," about the Founding Fathers, will play as normal Tuesday night.