The producers of Broadway’s “Jagged Little Tablet” mentioned Monday that they determined to close down the musical amid the most recent COVID-19 surge.
“In gentle of the acute uncertainty forward of us this winter, and compelled to decide on between persevering with performances and defending our firm, we’ve made the tough resolution to shut our doorways,” producers Vivek Tiwary, Arvind Ethan David and Eva Value mentioned in a press release.
The present had been suspended on Thursday after “a number of” members of the solid and crew examined optimistic for coronavirus. “Jagged Little Tablet” ran on Friday however rapidly wanted to cancel by means of Tuesday’s efficiency because of the virus.
“The drastic flip of occasions this week with the fast unfold of the Omicron variant has, as soon as once more, modified all the pieces,” the producers mentioned.
A number of different Broadway hits have suspended operations all through December attributable to optimistic instances, together with “Depraved,” “Harry Potter and the Cursed Little one,” and “Ain’t Too Proud.”
“Hamilton” introduced Monday that performances from Dec. 20 by means of Dec. 26 are canceled and shall be absolutely refunded on account of a number of optimistic COVID take a look at outcomes throughout the solid and crew.
Disney’s “Aladdin” musical additionally launched a press release Monday, saying that every one performances from Dec. 21 by means of Dec. 24 have been canceled.
The producers of “Jagged Little Tablet” mentioned they “hope and intend” the musical will return to Broadway after the “present disaster.”