From dispatches from the big Apple:
A manhole exploded near West 50th Street between 8th and 9th avenues shortly after 8 p.m. Saturday night... before two others followed afterwards..
A spokesperson for the theater said Avenue Q, the Play that Goes Wrong, Puffs and a Spirited History of Drinking were cancelled.
“All patrons, casts, crews, and staff were evacuated as a precaution and performances were then cancelled,” the spokesperson said.
Loud pops and noises could be heard from New Yorkers from blocks away. No injuries were reported.