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Water main break near Charles Playhouse cancels performances

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BOSTON (MyFoxBoston.com) -- A water main break near the Charles Playhouse Sunday afternoon has caused difficulties for responders trying to stop it, as well as caused performance cancellations at the Playhouse itself.

Boston fire officials tweeted from their official account that water was flowing towards Charles Street as firefighters as well as people from Boston Water and Sewer worked to try and shut off the main source.

Because of the lack of water pressure, fire officials said, the theater had no working fire sprinkler system or functioning toilets. The Playhouse canceled the 2 p.m. show of Blue Man Group and 3 p.m. show of the play Shear Madness. The 5 and 7 p.m. shows were also canceled.

Authorities brought in a backhoe to dig up the street to get to the main shutoff, but meanwhile, water was not flowing to nearby businesses and instead through and underneath the street.

Fire officials tweeted a photo of flowing water popping out from underneath raised asphalt in the road.

According to the Boston Police Department, the area from Stuart Street to Warrenton Street and Stuart to South Charles Street have been closed due to the break.

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