Broadway says no plans to close theaters amid Omicron variant

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It gained’t be curtains for Broadway this time.

Broadway Leauge President Charlotte St. Martin revealed that the Great White Way has no intention of dimming its lights amid the rising instances of the COVID-19 Omicron variant throughout a current interview with the Hollywood Reporter.

The information comes as a number of exhibits together with Lin Manuel-Miranda’s “Hamilton” and Disney’s “Aladdin” have shuttered performances by Christmas and Alanis Morissette’s “Jagged Little Pill” introduced its closing discover yesterday.

According to St. Martin, 85 % of Broadway homes have been occupied firstly of December, the second busiest time for New York’s theater trade.

“Our number one priority is safety and security,” St. Martin, who has been president of The Broadway League since 2015, informed The Hollywood Reporter.

“If the show is opening, we believe that we have the correct information that says it is safe to open for the cast, the crew and the audience. If we don’t feel it’s safe, we don’t perform that day.”

“Tina: The Tina Turner” musical shuttered performances this week after an outbreak of COVID-19 made its approach by the cast.
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According to the Broadway boss, there’s no efficient approach to observe the current surge in COVID-19 instances as there are such a lot of outlying elements when it comes to the performers.

“We don’t know if family members or roommates exposed them. We [the Broadway Leauge] don’t think it was the theater because they’re testing so often,” St. Martin stated.

Each Broadway theater has a distinct methodology for testing cast members. Some administer the take a look at proper because the performer arrives on the theater or twice if there’s a matinee and night present.

“Moulin Rouge!” shocked viewers members on December 16, 2021, saying that the present was canceled due to COVID-19 within the cast.
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“As our dear friend Dr. [Anthony] Fauci has said numerous times this changes every day, every month, every week. You think it is one thing, and then there’s something new,” St. Martin stated.

St. Martin stated that, as of now, the Broadway League is not going to change any of their tips for any theater. Current tips say that individual should put on a masks always whereas within the theater and both present a unfavourable COVID-19 take a look at or proof of vaccination.

“Right now, we’re just being very careful and adhering to the protocols and erring on the side of safety and security.”

“Hamilton” introduced that the present can be darkish till Dec. 27, 2021.
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The Broadway League has just lately launched a website called bwaytoday.com which permits theatergoers to observe the occasions of performances and to see if there’s any cancelation.

The Post has reached out to St. Martin’s office for remark.

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