Broadway is back, and so is the coronavirus.
Performances of “Aladdin” were halted after unidentified members of the musical’s cast and / or crew tested positive for COVID-19. The Broadway show had just reopened on Tuesday, but is now closing again.
Disney Theatrical Productions announced Wednesday that “at least one” upcoming show would be canceled.
“Through our rigorous testing protocols, groundbreaking cases of COVID-19 have been detected within the ‘Aladdin’ company at the New Amsterdam Theater,” the company announced in Official statement.
The company said they would refund customer tickets and admitted that they do not know when “Aladdin” will be running again.
“We will continue to provide support to affected members of the ‘Aladdin’ company as they recover,” the statement concluded.
It was announced on September 14 that New York’s Theater District would be turning its bright lights back on. reopening to the masses for the first time since the mandatory city closures in March 2020.
Broadway shows like “Hamilton”, “Wicked”, “The Lion King” and “Chicago” would have 100% capacity in their auditoriums.
“At least 30 shows will reopen between now and the end of the year,” said Anne del Castillo, commissioner of the New York City Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment.