Broadway’s Aladdin cancelled due to Covid one day after reopening

The company said they would refund all the customer tickets and provide information about future performances at a later date

Peony Hirwani
Thursday 30 September 2021 12:33
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One day after its reopening on Broadway, a production of Aladdin was cancelled on Wednesday (29 September) after unnamed members in the musical’s cast and crew tested positive for coronavirus.

“Through our rigorous testing protocols, breakthrough Covid-19 cases have been detected within the company of Aladdin at The New Amsterdam Theater,” Disney Theatrical Productions said in a statement on social media.

The company said they would refund all the customer tickets and provide information about future performances at a later date.

“We will continue to provide support to the affected ‘Aladdin’ company members as they recover,” the statement said.

Earlier this year, it was announced that Broadway fans will need to prove they’ve been vaccinated with an FDA or WHO-approved vaccine and wear masks while in theatres.

There are exceptions to the vaccine rule for children under 12, who are not yet eligible for any of the approved shots, and for people with a medical condition or religious belief that prevents vaccination. Those individuals are needed to show proof of a negative Covid-19 test.

Theatres went dark on 12 March 2020, in a historic move that marked the escalation of the coronavirus pandemic, and the beginning of strict lockdown measures, in the US.

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