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Only in Print: Actors’ Chapel in Times Square Feels Effects of Broadway Hiatus

St. Malachy’s, the Actors’ Chapel, is located on West 49th St., between Broadway and Eighth Avenue, at the core of the Theatre District. (Photo: Erin DeGregorio)

TIMES SQUARE — Down the block from Broadway’s longest-running American musical, Chicago, is St. Malachy’s-The Actors’ Chapel. Built in 1902, since 1920 the Actors’ Chapel has been a second home to Broadway performers and other entertainment industry artists. Those in show business often lit candles for the success of their shows on opening night and attended late-night Masses that accommodated their schedules.

Father John Fraser, the pastor at St. Malachy’s, said two-thirds of the congregation haven’t physically returned to Mass since March. That portion comprises tourists and individuals who work in the Theatre District and Hell’s Kitchen…


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