- Associated Press - Friday, August 26, 2011

NEW YORK (AP) - The threat of Hurricane Irene hasn’t halted any Broadway shows _ so far.

The Broadway League, the national trade association, said early Friday that all Broadway shows this coming weekend are playing as scheduled. The Off-Broadway League also said it was unaware of any show cancellations.

But organizers of The New York International Fringe Festival, which has been offering almost 200 small shows over the past few weeks across the city, canceled all events on Sunday, including its closing night party.

Irene is expected to hit North Carolina’s coast sometime Saturday and track up the East Coast. The National Weather Service has issued a hurricane watch for New York City, and the storm is expected to come closest to the city sometime Sunday.