Reopening of ‘Aladdin’ on Broadway Halted by COVID-19 Cases

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The marquee of the New Amsterdam theatre  appears successful  New York connected  Sept. 30, 2021. (Seth Wenig/AP Photo)

The marquee of the New Amsterdam theatre appears successful New York connected Sept. 30, 2021. (Seth Wenig/AP Photo)

NEW YORK—The deed Broadway amusement “Aladdin” was canceled Wednesday nighttime erstwhile breakthrough COVID-19 cases were reported wrong the musical’s company, a time aft the amusement reopened pursuing immoderate 18 months of being shuttered owed to the pandemic.

“Through our rigorous investigating protocols, breakthrough COVID-19 cases person been detected wrong the institution of ‘Aladdin’ astatine the New Amsterdam Theatre,” the amusement announced connected societal media. “Because the wellness and information of our guests, cast, and unit are our apical priority, tonight’s performance, Wednesday, Sept. 29 , is canceled.”

New Amsterdam theatre  The marquee of the New Amsterdam theatre appears successful New York connected Sept. 30, 2021. (Seth Wenig/AP Photo)

It was the archetypal Broadway COVID-19 cancellation since shows resumed with Bruce Springsteen’s performance returning successful July and “Pass Over” arsenic the archetypal play to debut successful August. “Aladdin” said the presumption of aboriginal performances “will beryllium updated.”

Broadway theaters were forced to abruptly adjacent connected March 12, 2020, amid the pandemic, knocking retired each shows and scrambling the outpouring season. Several person restarted, including the alleged large 3 of “Wicked,” “Hamilton” and “The Lion King.”

The Associated Press

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