A dozen Broadway shows have been canceled as crew or cast test positive for Covid-19

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(CNN)Amid the accelerated dispersed of the Omicron coronavirus variant, a twelve Broadway shows person shuttered their doors this week arsenic formed oregon unit members trial affirmative for Covid-19 — an unfortunate lawsuit during what is usually a engaged vacation play for the industry

Since Broadway returned pursuing an 18-month hiatus owed to the coronavirus pandemic, vaccination against Covid-19 has been required for eligible audiences, crews, performers and different staff.

The information measure, among others specified arsenic disguise wearing, is aimed astatine keeping the curtains raised arsenic the US enters yet different Christmas marred by a emergence successful Covid-19 and shutdowns.

    Broadway provides about 97,000 jobs successful New York City, adding astir $14.7 cardinal to the city's system successful the 2018-2019 season, according to the Broadway League.

      Here's a look astatine the 12 Broadway shows that canceled performances owed to Covid-19 outbreaks wrong their companies:

      'The Lion King'

      All matinee and evening performances for the "The Lion King" person been canceled from December 21 done December 26 aft breakthrough Covid-19 cases were detected wrong the institution astatine The Minskoff Theatre.

      The accumulation added that wellness and information is its apical priority, and the amusement volition instrumentality December 27.


      "Aladdin the Musical" announced that it canceled each performances from December 21 done December 24 aft breakthrough cases of Covid-19 were detected done the production's "continued rigorous investigating protocols," the amusement said successful a Tweet.

      It's expected to instrumentality connected December 26.

      In October, "Aladdin" connected Broadway canceled aggregate performances aft Covid-19 cases were detected wrong the theatre company, marking the first-known cancellations owed to Covid-19 since Broadway theaters began reopening successful September.


      "Hamilton," Lin-Manuel Miranda's opus connected the beingness of Alexander Hamilton, canceled performances for the week opening December 20 though December 26 owed to breakthrough Covid-19 cases, the accumulation said connected its verified Twitter account.

      "We apologize for the disappointment and for immoderate inconvenience this whitethorn cause," the amusement said.

      Hamilton was 1 of the archetypal Broadway shows to reopen successful September pursuing the pandemic shutdown.

      'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child'

      The performances of "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" were canceled from December 21 done December 27.

      The amusement said successful a Twitter post that "regular investigating are successful spot to assistance america support a harmless and steadfast situation for all."

      "We volition enchant you different time," the amusement said. It's expected to instrumentality December 28.

      'American Utopia'

      A show of David Byrne's "American Utopia" was canceled Wednesday evening owed to breakthrough Covid-19 cases wrong the company, and the amusement said it's expected to instrumentality Thursday astatine 5 p.m.

      "At the St. James Theatre, the wellness and information of our company, theatre unit and assemblage is our superior concern. We apologize for the inconvenience," the accumulation wrote successful a Twitter post.

      'Dear Evan Hansen'

      The accumulation of "Dear Evan Hansen" besides shuttered its doors from December 20 done December 26 "out of an abundance of caution surrounding Covid-19," the amusement said successful a Tweet.

      "The health, safety, and wellbeing of our cast, crew, and audience(s) stay our apical priority," the accumulation wrote.

      It's slated for a December 27 return


      At the Walter Kerr Theatre, "Hadestown" canceled shows scheduled from December 20 done December owed to breakthrough cases of Covid-19.

      "We are making the hard determination to cancel this week's Broadway performances," the production said connected Twitter. "We are actively moving to support our cast, crew, and audiences arsenic harmless arsenic possible."

      Performances are expected to resume connected December 28.


      "Six" connected Broadway besides canceled its shows done December 28 owed to breakthrough cases of Covid-19, with a instrumentality scheduled connected December 29.

      "We cognize that truthful galore looking guardant to joining america connected these dates and we're truthful atrocious that we won't beryllium capable to perform," the amusement said successful a post connected Twitter.

      'Skeleton Crew'

      The Manhattan Theatre Club, which produces "Skeleton Crew," said successful a Tweet that immoderate institution members tested affirmative for Covid-19, prompting the hold of the show's preview performances.

      The premiere of Dominique Morisseau's play returns December 27, the accumulation said successful a tweet. The production's opening nighttime has been moved to January 19.

      "The wellness and information of our artists, staff, and patrons is our utmost precedence and MTC volition proceed to travel the strictest information protocols," the accumulation said successful a tweet.


      "Tina," the Tina Turner musical, called disconnected performances from Tuesday done Friday "due to breakthrough Covid-19 cases and retired of an abundance of caution," the production said.

      Performances were expected to resume December 25, according to a connection connected Twitter.

      "We apologize for the inconvenience this causes summons holders, but the information of our audiences, the formed and unit remains our apical priority," the accumulation wrote.


      Thursday's "Waitress" philharmonic was canceled "out of an abundance of caution," the production said. The amusement is expected to instrumentality Christmas Day astatine 8 p.m.

      'Come From Away'

        The performances of "Come From Away" that were scheduled connected December 22 done Christmas Day were besides canceled "due to the detection of breakthrough COVID-19 cases wrong the company." They are planned to resume December 26.

        "We apologize for the inconvenience but the information of our institution and audiences is our apical priority," the production said successful a Tweet.

        CNN's Sahar Akbarzai, Laura Ly, Kelly McCleary, Alison Kosik and Aparnaa Seshadri.

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