Since its return, Broadway has required eligible audiences, crews, performers and different employees to be vaccinated towards Covid-19. This week, the Broadway League, a commerce affiliation for the business, started implementing a brand new vaccination and masks coverage for kids.
The precautions are designed to make sure the present goes on in an business that may be a very important to New York Metropolis’s economic system and helps about 97,000 jobs, in accordance with the Broadway League. The group stated Broadway contributed $14.7 billion to town’s economic system within the 2018-2019 season.
“Aladdin” turned the primary Broadway present identified to cancel performances on account of Covid-19 when it known as off a number of exhibits in September.
‘Moulin Rouge! The Musical’
Thursday night’s efficiency of ‘Moulin Rouge! The Musical’ was canceled following a constructive take a look at consequence within the firm that got here late within the day, a spokesperson informed CNN.
“The choice was made when the manufacturing obtained the constructive take a look at consequence for an organization member. At the moment it will not be potential to carry out the present,” the spokesperson added.
The longer term efficiency schedule can be decided on Friday morning.
“Hamilton,” Lin-Manuel Miranda’s opus on the lifetime of Alexander Hamilton, canceled its Wednesday evening present lower than an hour earlier than it was set to start on account of breakthrough Covid-19 circumstances, in accordance with a post on its Twitter page
“Our highest precedence is all the time the well being and security of each solid, crew, and viewers member,” the present stated on Twitter.
“We could have extra info on upcoming performances as quickly as potential. On behalf of everybody at Hamilton, we apologize for the frustration and for any inconvenience this may increasingly trigger,” the present stated.
Hamilton was one of many first Broadway exhibits to reopen in September following the pandemic shutdown.
‘MJ the Musical’
The Broadway present based mostly on the music of Michael Jackson canceled the matinee and evening performances
Thursday “as a result of detection of a restricted variety of constructive covid take a look at outcomes inside the Broadway firm,” the present’s Twitter account stated.
Performances have been scheduled to renew Friday, it stated.
‘Jagged Little Capsule’
Thursday’s efficiency of the Alanis Morissette-inspired musical “Jagged Little Capsule” was canceled after a constructive Covid-19 case was detected within the firm, in accordance with a spokesperson.
Performances are scheduled to renew Friday.
‘Ain’t Too Proud’
The Temptations musical “Ain’t Too Proud” canceled its Tuesday evening Broadway efficiency “out of an abundance of warning … on account of a breakthrough Covid-19 case,” the present stated.
Performances have been set to renew with Wednesday’s matinee, the show’s Twitter account
The present additionally canceled performances at The Kennedy Heart in Washington, DC, from Wednesday by means of December 26. “Even with sturdy precautions in place, breakthrough COVID-19 circumstances have been recognized inside the totally vaccinated firm,” the show said
‘Freestyle Love Supreme’
“Freestyle Love Supreme,” which payments itself as a “fusion of hip hop, improv, and comedy,” canceled exhibits on Saturday
on account of breakthrough Covid-19 circumstances, it stated on Twitter.
“The wellness of our solid, crew, and visitors is of the utmost significance. We apologize for the inconvenience,” the present stated.
Performances returned Tuesday with Lin-Manuel Miranda joining the cast
“Doubtfire,” a musical based mostly on the 1993 movie “Mrs. Doubtfire,” known as off its performances Sunday, December 12, on account of constructive Covid-19 assessments within the firm, it stated on Twitter
It later canceled all shows through December 19
“out of an abundance of warning,” and stated exhibits would resume Tuesday, December 21.
‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Little one’
The Wednesday matinee efficiency of “Harry Potter and the Cursed Little one” was canceled, however the night present was anticipated to go on.
The present stated in a post on Twitter
that common testing is in place to “assist us keep a protected and wholesome atmosphere for all.”
“We are going to enchant you one other time,” the present stated.
“Tina,” the Tina Turner musical, known as off performances Wednesday and Thursday “as a result of detection of a restricted variety of constructive covid take a look at outcomes inside the Broadway firm,” the manufacturing stated.
Performances have been expected to resume
Friday, December 17, it wrote on Twitter.
“We apologize for the inconvenience this causes ticket holders, however the security of our audiences, the solid, and crew stays our high precedence,” the manufacturing wrote.
CNN’s Alison Kosik contributed to this report.