The producers of Broadway’s “Jagged Small Pill” reported Monday that they resolved to shut down the musical amid the hottest COVID-19 surge.
“In light-weight of the extreme uncertainty ahead of us this winter, and forced to decide on involving continuing performances and shielding our company, we’ve made the tricky determination to shut our doors,” producers Vivek Tiwary, Arvind Ethan David and Eva Rate stated in a assertion.
The display experienced been suspended on Thursday after “multiple” associates of the cast and crew examined optimistic for coronavirus. “Jagged Tiny Pill” ran on Friday but quickly required to cancel as a result of Tuesday’s performance thanks to the virus.
“The drastic change of situations this 7 days with the quick unfold of the Omicron variant has, as soon as once more, altered all the things,” the producers claimed.
Many other Broadway hits have suspended operations during December due to favourable situations, together with “Wicked,” “Harry Potter and the Cursed Little one,” and “Ain’t Too Proud.”
“Hamilton” introduced Monday that performances from Dec. 20 as a result of Dec. 26 are canceled and will be fully refunded as a final result of multiple beneficial COVID examination effects inside of the solid and crew.
Disney’s “Aladdin” musical also unveiled a assertion Monday, saying that all performances from Dec. 21 by way of Dec. 24 have been canceled.
The producers of “Jagged Small Pill” reported they “hope and intend” the musical will return to Broadway just after the “current disaster.”