Saturday, May 18, 2024

Broadway’s Back But Struggling: Disney’s “Aladdin” Cancels Show After COVID Discovered Among Company


Disney’s “Aladdin” cancelled tonight’s show because COVID cases broke out among the company.

It was their second night of resumed performances.

Broadway has reopened in earnest with a handful of shows all taking precautions, requiring masks and vaccinations and strict protocols backstage.

But even the Genie couldn’t stop COVID. Unclear if the show is back on tomorrow night or what will happen. Stay tuned…

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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