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Reopening of ‘Aladdin’ on Broadway halted by COVID-19 cases

Sep 29, 2021, 8:17 PM
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 14: People attending the play "The Lion King" arrive at the door as ...
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 14: People attending the play "The Lion King" arrive at the door as numerous Broadway shows re-open on September 14, 2021 in New York City. Broadway shows "The Lion King," "Hamilton," "Wicked" and "Chicago" return to live performances tonight for the first time since closing in March 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
(Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

NEW YORK (AP) — The hit Broadway show “Aladdin” was canceled Wednesday night when breakthrough COVID-19 cases were reported within the musical’s company, a day after the show reopened, a worrying sign for Broadway.

“Through our rigorous testing protocols, breakthrough COVID-19 cases have been detected within the company of ‘Aladdin’ at the New Amsterdam Theatre,” the show announced on social media. “Because the wellness and safety of our guests, cast and crew are our top priority, tonight’s performance, Wednesday, Sept. 2 , is canceled.”

It was the first Broadway COVID-19 cancellation since shows resumed with Bruce Springsteen’s concert returning in July and “Pass Over” as the first play to debut in August.

The pandemic forced Broadway theaters to abruptly close on March 12, 2020, knocking out all shows and scrambling the spring season. Several have restarted, including the so-called big three of “Wicked,” “Hamilton” and “The Lion King.”

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Reopening of ‘Aladdin’ on Broadway halted by COVID-19 cases