Broadway show ‘Aladdin’ cancels performances until October 12 due to more Covid-19 cases
But after other breakthrough cases were detected, the show decided to cancel performances from Friday to October 10. The next performance is scheduled for October 12 at 7 p.m. at the New Amsterdam Theater.
Show cancellations are the first time triggered by Covid-19 since Broadway began reopening last month after it closed in March 2020 due to the pandemic.
The show did not specify how many cases of Covid-19 have been detected so far. Tickets for canceled performances will be refunded.
Broadway is big business for New York’s economy – an estimated 97,000 people are employed by shows. And when Covid-19 first swept across the United States, it made New York City one of the virus’s first hotspots, forcing theaters to close for about 18 months.
Theaters began to gradually reopen last month, raising their curtains with sanitary measures in place to help protect against the spread of the coronavirus.