the hit of the Broadway show “Aladdin” was canceled on Wednesday night when the trailer COVID-19 cases They were reported within the musical’s company, a day after the program reopened after about 18 months of being closed due to the pandemic. It was a worrying sign for Broadway’s recovery.
“Through our rigorous testing protocols, revolutionary cases of COVID-19 have been detected within the ‘Aladdin’ company in the New Amsterdam Theater“The show announced on social media. Because the well-being and safety of our guests, cast and crew are our top priority, tonight’s performance, Wednesday, September 29, is canceled.”
It was Broadway’s first COVID-19 cancellation since shows resumed with Bruce springsteen concert returning in July and “Pass Over” as the first work to debut in August. “Aladdin” said the status of future performances “will be updated.”
The pandemic forced Broadway theaters to close abruptly on March 12, 2020, eliminating all shows and fighting the spring season. Several have rebooted, including the so-called big three of “Wicked,” “Hamilton” and “The Lion King.”