Iconic comedy club Caroline’s on Broadway will throw open its doors on Thursday after being dark for 14 months.
The reopening — with an act headlined by comedian Donnell Rawlings — will make Caroline’s the first Times Square venue to resume live performances. Nearby Broadway theaters aren’t scheduled to reopen until September 2.
“We are adding shows every day, but it’s complicated to keep up with new guidance from the state which is updated nearly every day,” the club’s owner, Caroline Hirsch told The Post.
Indeed, some of the early humor will undoubtedly focus on the difficulties of resuming normal life as the threat of the pandemic lifts. And it’s an issue to which Hirsh can relate.
She began selling tickets about six weeks ago when venues like hers were allowed to reopen. But at the time there was no option to host a performance for a vaccinated-only crowd.
“We were selling tickets online, and we had no way of knowing who was vaccinated,” she said.
Donnell Rawlings will headline reopening night at Caroline’s on Broadway. Getty Images
As a result, the first few nights featuring Rawlings, known as a cast member on TV series “Chappelle’s Show” and the