Wednesday, October 27, 2021

‘Aladdin’ reopening on Broadway halted by COVID-19 cases

NEW YORK — Hit Broadway show “Aladdin” was canceled Wednesday night after breakthrough COVID-19 cases emerged within the musical’s company, a day after the show reopened 18 months after the pandemic closed. happened.

“Through our rigorous testing protocol, successful COVID-19 cases have been detected within the company of ‘Aladdin’ at the New Amsterdam Theater,” the show announced on social media. “Since the well-being and safety of our guests, cast and crew is our top priority, tonight’s performance, Wednesday, September 29, has been canceled.”

New Amsterdam Theater The Marquee of the New Amsterdam Theater appears on September 30, 2021 in New York. (Seth Wenig/AP Photo)

It was the first Broadway COVID-19 cancellation since the show resumed with “Pass Over” as the return of Bruce Springsteen’s concert in July and the first play to debut in August. “Aladdin” said the status of future performances “will be updated.”

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The pandemic forced Broadway theaters to close abruptly on March 12, 2020, leading to the closure of all shows and the start of the spring season. Many have been remastered, including the so-called big three of “Wicked,” “Hamilton” and “The Lion King.”

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