Hamilton and several other Broadway musicals canceled due to wave of Covid

Hamilton and several other Broadway musicals have been canceled due to an increase in COVID-19 cases. Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Pulitzer Prize-winning musical first premiered on Broadway in 2015 and quickly became a cultural sensation. In the wake of the series’ massive success, Miranda began to branch out into writing songs for Disney’s animated musical, Moana, as well as that of this year Charm. Miranda’s previous Broadway musical in 2008 In the heights, was adapted into a feature film this year in which he played the role of Piragüero. Miranda also recently made her directorial debut with the Netflix musical. Tic, Tic… Boom!

Starring Miranda as Hamilton, the musical chronicles the life, death and legacy of the titular Founding Father from his rise as a penniless orphan in Holy Cross to the right-hand man of George Washington and to the first secretary of the treasury, while grabbing beef with just about every other founding father along the way. The show features non-white actors as the Founding Fathers and other famous historical figures such as Aaron Burr, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison. HamiltonThe original cast of includes Leslie Odom Jr., Phillipa Soo, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Daveed Diggs, Christopher Jackson, Anthony Ramos and Jonathan Groff.

Now, Hamilton and several other Broadway musicals have canceled performances, by Deadline. The industry had just reopened in August after an 18-month shutdown due to the pandemic. Now they are facing an increase in COVID-19 cases, possibly due to the rise of the Omicron variant. Other than Hamilton, productions that have canceled performances this week include Red Mill!, Small jagged pill, Mrs. Doubtfire, MJ, The musical Tina Turner, and Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.

The production break should not be too long for Hamilton, because their return is scheduled for Saturday. Many Broadway sites have rigorous testing procedures in place, so the recent surge in cancellations is more reflective of this outbreak rather than an out-of-control outbreak. In addition, all Broadway actors, theater workers, and members of the public should be vaccinated. Since the reopening, it is clear that the number one priority has been to create a safe environment for Broadway to thrive.

While the surge in COVID-19 cases is having a significant impact on Broadway, it remains to be seen what effect it might have on the movie industry. A large tent pole, Spider-Man: No Path Home, expects a huge opening this weekend, while Guillermo del Toro Alley of nightmares is also making its debut. The box office forecast for No way home fell sharply, which could be attributed to the increase in COVID-19 cases. For those planning to attend a production of Hamilton within the next few days which has been canceled, a filmed version of the Broadway show is available to stream on Disney +.

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Hamilton and several other Broadway musicals canceled due to wave of Covid