LA production for ‘Hamilton’ halted after groundbreaking COVID cases
The Los Angeles touring production of ‘Hamilton’ now playing at the Pantages Theater in Hollywood had to shut down performances on Friday and over Christmas weekend due to groundbreaking cases of Covid-19 among the cast. According to Deadline, the news impacted Friday’s Christmas Eve show, where audiences were already seated for a performance at 2 p.m. before the postponement was announced. The performances scheduled for Sunday at 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. have also been postponed.
A statement on Pantages’ Instagram account read: “Due to rigorous health and safety testing protocols, we have been made aware that there are cases of COVID-19 rupture behind the scenes. our actors, our team and our audience are our priority. ” He added that all ticket holders would be automatically refunded and emailed from Broadway to Hollywood, the organizers of the Tony-winning Broadway musical LA tour.
This shutdown reflects what many Broadway productions are currently facing amid Omicron’s current wave of postponements, cancellations to outright shutdowns. The disruptions coincidentally include the Broadway production of “Hamilton,” which had to postpone shows earlier this week. According to the deadline, on Friday, the Hugh Jackman-Sutton Foster musical ‘The Music Man’ canceled its Christmas Eve and Christmas Day performances after Foster tested positive on Thursday. The show had just started premieres Monday at the Winter Garden Theater. (ANI)
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