Jennifer Lopez 'sold-out concert stopped on Saturday night in New York, while a massive blackout left more than 70,000 Manhattan customers in the dark.
Between Midtown Manhattan and the Upper West Side borough – an area that includes Broadway theaters – dozens of other shows and plays have also been forced to cancel and d & # 39; Evacuate their buildings.
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Fox News correspondent Bryan Llenas, who was celebrating his birthday at the Lopez concert at Madison Square Garden, described his experience.
"We were about three songs, the party was just starting," he said. "At around 9:25 am, the lights went on, the power was cut off and an announcement was broadcast through the intercom," said the speaker, "that it was the building engineer and that, as a precaution, let everyone evacuate the building. "
The power outage caused the evacuation of the so-called "most famous arena of the world". About 19,000 spectators descended into the escalator to exit the building.
Lopez, who was performing for the second night in New York as part of his tour "It's My Party," tweeted, "Devastated and sorry that I can not play for you all tonight. tell it, I promise you, I love you !! "
Dozens of spectators also lamented the cancellation of their shows on social media.
The screening of "Harry Potter and the cursed child" on Saturday night was canceled halfway through.
A Twitter user said: "They just canceled [the] second part of Harry Potter on Broadway because of feeding problems – tickets will be refunded … "
Others joked about the cancellation, "Harry Potter and the damn electrical network."
Another Twitter user complained that she "came from Philadelphia" to watch comedian Dave Chappelle play on Broadway "but, thanks to the #blackout show, she was canceled . "
Artists such as "Hadestown" and "Hamilton" took their shows to the outside and began performing in the streets of New York to appease the disappointed masses.
But for a Broadway play, the show continued while the theater hosted the show "Burn This," nominated to the Tony's, continued despite the power outage.
Fox News Foreign Office Director Greg Headen was moving into a CMA movie on the Upper West Side when power was cut off and staff members asked everyone to talk. evacuate the premises.
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"The film had not started yet, everything went black, AC went out, everything was just turned off and completely in the dark," said Headen. "We were on the lower theater which is actually underground and it was strange."