COVID-19 | Aladdin interrupted after one night.

(New York) The hit Broadway show Aladdin was canceled Wednesday night when COVID-19 cases were reported among the cast. The hit musical had just resumed billing the day before, after about 18 months of hiatus.

Mark Kennedy
Associated Press

The company announced on social media that “rigorous” testing protocols have detected COVID-19 cases among the company at the New Amsterdam Theater.

This is the first “health cancellation” on Broadway since shows resumed this summer, with the return of the Bruce Springsteen concerts in July and the Pass Over play in August.

The company that makes Aladdin has indicated that the status of upcoming shows will “be updated.”

The pandemic forced Broadway theaters to suddenly close on March 12, 2020, right at the beginning of the pandemic. Since then, several venues have been rebooted, including Broadway’s big three: Wicked, Hamilton, and The Lion King.

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