Actress Sarah Jessica Parker and husband and co-lead Matthew Broderick each examined optimistic for COVID-19, forcing their Broadway present, “Plaza Suite,” to cancel Thursday night time’s efficiency. The announcement comes as a number of Broadway reveals are having to cancel performances because of the virus.
The present’s Twitter account shared the information, writing, “The producers apologize for the inconvenience this has brought on viewers members. Ticket holders ought to contact their level of sale to reschedule or a future efficiency or acquire a refund.”
It stated an announcement on future performances could be forthcoming.
“Everybody needs Matthew and Sarah Jessica a speedy restoration,” the account added.
A COVID wave on Broadway has impacted different reveals as effectively. On Tuesday, “Macbeth” announced performances could be suspended by means of Saturday night time as a result of “a restricted variety of optimistic COVID check outcomes throughout the firm.” Actor Daniel Craig, the present’s lead, was one of many solid members who contracted the virus, in accordance with the Related Press.
The present supplied to refund or change tickets for the impacted dates.
The identical day, “A Unusual Loop” canceled its first preview efficiency as a result of “the detection of a restricted variety of optimistic covid check outcomes throughout the firm and to provide the manufacturing extra time to rehearse the understudies.” It initially stated reveals would begin on Thursday, however later announced its begin date was being pushed again to Monday, April 11.
“A Unusual Loop is about—amongst different issues—actual life,” Michael R. Jackson, who created the musical, tweeted on Wednesday. “Covid is a part of actual life. It took me 20 years to get right here. It took us all 2+ years to get right here. The wait will likely be value it. Info. Keep tuned and prepare for us to blow the roof off.”
In the meantime, a brand new off-Broadway present referred to as “Suffs” additionally canceled performances, in accordance with The Public Theater. It first said the present would go on, however with a brand new lead after Shaina Taub examined optimistic on Tuesday. Nevertheless, opening night time was in the end canceled on Wednesday as a result of quite a few solid members contracting the virus.
“That is disappointing to everybody who has labored so laborious to convey SUFFS to the stage, however the well being and security of everyone seems to be our central concern,” the theater stated. “We’re sorry the present couldn’t be offered throughout this time, and we apologize for any inconvenience this may occasionally trigger.”
In February, Parker and Broderickwith “Sunday Morning” anchor Jane Pauley 5 days earlier than their first efficiency. The couple had carried out their present in Boston and have been set to open at New York Metropolis’s Hudson Theatre in March 2020 when the pandemic struck, forcing them to cancel opening night time. Once they spoke with Pauley, they have been again within the theatre and able to take the stage.
“We really feel assured that this time round we’ll not less than get to go away the gate,” Parker informed Pauley on the time.