Broadway is back – and so is the coronavirus.
The performances of “Aladdin” were halted after anonymous members of the cast and / or crew of the musical tested positive for COVID-19. The Broadway show had just reopened on Tuesday but will be closed again.
Disney Theatrical Productions announced Wednesday that at least one upcoming show will be canceled.
“Thanks to our rigorous testing protocols, groundbreaking cases of COVID-19 have been detected within the company ‘Aladdin’ at the New Amsterdam Theater,” the company said in a statement. official statement.
The company said it would reimburse customers for tickets and admitted it did not know when “Aladdin” would be operational again.
“We will continue to provide support to affected members of ‘Aladdin’ society as they recover,” the statement concluded.It was announced on September 14 that New York’s Theater District would reignite its bright lights, reopening to the masses for the first time since closures imposed by the city in March 2020.
Broadway shows such as “Hamilton”, “Wicked”, “The Lion King” and “Chicago” would have 100% capacity in their auditoriums.
“At least 30 shows will reopen by the end of the year,” said Anne del Castillo, commissioner for the New York mayor’s office of media and entertainment.