On Tuesday, “Aladdin” gave its first performance since Broadway was closed due to a pandemic. On Wednesday, the show was canceled due to some positive coronavirus tests.
Disney Theatrical Productions announced the cancellation 30 minutes before the curtain, stating that “through a rigorous test protocol, a groundbreaking COVID-19 case was detected within the New Amsterdam Theater’Aladdin’company.” ..
Disney said it was refunding the tickets it purchased, and it was not yet known if or how it would affect future performance.
“We will continue to provide assistance when the affected’Aladdin’employees recover,” the company said in a statement.
Cancellation is the first missed performance of the Broadway show for Covid-related reasons since the theater began reopening in late June.
But Off-Broadway — there was a show that was missed on the second stage cancel Several performances of Rajiv Joseph’s “Letters of Suresh” quoted “Exposure of COVID-19” and then postponed the opening of the play after resuming performances in Understudy. And in Atlanta, the coronavirus test was positive, so the “Hamilton” tour production had to cancel the performance.
Like all Broadway spectators, all Broadway companies (casts and crews) must be fully vaccinated. In the event of a breakthrough case, some productions could continue with a combination of behind-the-scenes testing and understudy. For example, “Waitress” tested positive on the cast before the first performance, but could use the test to make sure the rest of the cast was okay and then continue understudy. rice field.
Aladdin has been addressing coronavirus complications for several days for its resumption performance. The noisy first night performance by the audience, including Kristin Chenoweth, show composer Alan Menken, and scriptwriter Chad Beguelin, featured three understudies. The crowd didn’t seem to care — the genie’s huge production, “Friend Like Me,” raised the audience. Actor Michael James Scott, who plays the genie, stood beside the stage, breathed violently, and then shouted to the audience: 18 months! “