Hugh Jackman tests positive for Covid hours after Tonys performance – Deadline
Hugh Jackman tested positive today for Covid, according to The music man producer Kate Horton. As a result, replacement Max Clayton will play Professor Harold Hill on Broadway alongside Sutton Foster from Tuesday until June 21.
The news comes just hours after Jackman, who also had Covid late last year, performed live on stage at the Tonys with Foster and a number of other actors. You can watch that below.
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Deadline reached out to reps to The music man regarding the rest of the cast and will add any statements we receive.
Jackman is the second major Broadway star last week to get it, after it was announced on Wednesday that Beanie Feldstein would miss a week of funny girl performances.
In a statement, producer Horton said, “Once again the stand-ins and stunt doubles save the day and in this case it’s Max Clayton to the rescue. We are delighted to see him play alongside the wonderful Sutton Foster and wish Hugh a speedy recovery.
Ticket holders for upcoming shows at the Winter Garden Theater should contact their original point of purchase if they wish to exchange them for a future performance.
The music man is directed by four-time Tony winner Jerry Zaks and choreographed by Tony winner Warren Carlyle.
I tested frustratingly positive for Covid. Still. My replacement, the incredibly talented Max Clayton will replace me. Maxi and all the standbys, swings and doubles around the world, you are the real heroes of the theater. You bring the saying “the show must go on” to life. pic.twitter.com/GpwtreWqX0
—Hugh Jackman (@RealHughJackman) June 13, 2022