Broadway’s “Plaza Suite” cancels performances after Sarah Jessica Parker contracts COVID


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 evening’s efficiency. The announcement comes as a number of Broadway reveals are having to cancel performances as a result of virus.

The present’s Twitter account shared the information, writing, “The producers apologize for the inconvenience this has caused audience members. Ticket holders should contact their point of sale to reschedule or a future performance or obtain a refund.”

It stated an announcement on future performances can be forthcoming. 

“Everyone wishes Matthew and Sarah Jessica a speedy recovery,” the account added.

A COVID wave on Broadway has impacted different reveals as nicely. On Tuesday, “Macbeth” announced performances can be suspended by means of Saturday evening because of “a limited number of positive COVID test results within the company.” Actor Daniel Craig, the present’s lead, was one of many cast members who contracted the virus, in line with the Associated Press.

The present supplied to refund or trade tickets for the impacted dates.

The identical day, “A Strange Loop” canceled its first preview efficiency because of “the detection of a limited number of positive covid test results within the company and to give the production more 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 Strange Loop is about—among other things—real life,” Michael R. Jackson, who created the musical, tweeted on Wednesday. “Covid is part of real life. It took me 20 years to get here. It took us all 2+ years to get here. The wait will be worth it. Facts. Stay tuned and get ready for us to blow the roof off.”

Meanwhile, a brand new off-Broadway present referred to as “Suffs” additionally canceled performances, in line 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. However, opening evening was finally canceled on Wednesday because of quite a few cast members contracting the virus.

“This is disappointing to everyone who has worked so hard to bring SUFFS to the stage, but the health and safety of everyone is our central concern,” the theater stated. “We are sorry the show could not be presented during this time, and we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.”

In February, Parker and Broderick spoke with “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 City’s Hudson Theatre in March 2020 when the pandemic struck, forcing them to cancel opening evening. When they spoke with Pauley, they have been again within the theatre and able to take the stage.

“We feel confident that this time around we’ll at least get to leave the gate,” Parker instructed Pauley on the time.

Sophie Reardon

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