Even with vaccine mandates and testing, COVID is affecting Broadway shows.
Today, “Hamilton” joined the list of shows taking a breather after a virus outbreak in the cast and crew. They’ll be back soon.
Other shows have cancelled performances including “Tina: The Tina Turner Musical,” “Ain’t Too Proud,” “Freestyle Love Supreme,” and the revised “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.”
Maybe mercifully paused is “Mrs. Doubtfire,” the panned musical taken from the Robin Williams movie.
I see a lot of people griping about all this on social media. But shutting down for a performance or two is the exact right thing to do. That and daily testing so everyone backstage is protected.
What we don’t want is for Broadway to shut down again for the winter. With “The Music Man” and “MJ The Michael Jackson Musical” on their way in, the shows will have to be more vigilant than ever.