Screens in Times Square are black during a power outage, Saturday, July 13, 2019, in New York. Authorities were scrambling to restore electricity to Manhattan following a power outage that knocked out Times Square's towering electronic screens and darkened marquees in the theater district and left businesses without electricity, elevators stuck and subway cars stalled.
Photo: Michael Owens/AP
Photo: Michael Owens/AP

WATCH: Amid New York power outage, Broadway performers take to the streets

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According to The New York Times, the hourslong power outage, which began just before 7 p.m., forced most theaters to cancel their shows, including "Hamilton" and "Wicked." But tourists' disappointment quickly turned to delight as many actors performed on the street instead.

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"When the NYC #blackout hit the Walter Kerr tonight, André [De Shields] and the company had to take this party to the streets!" the musical "Hadestown" tweeted along with a video

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Another video showed the stars of "Waitress" performing for a large crowd.

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The Millennial Choir and Orchestra also took their concert outside.

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Shortly before midnight, Gov. Andrew Cuomo tweeted that power had been restored.

"When things are at their worst, New Yorkers are at their best, and they were at their best tonight," he wrote.

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