Broadway: Michael Jackson Musical Shuts Down Until December 27th for COVID, Other Shows Go Dark As Well
That’s it for “MJ: The Michael Jackson Musical.” They’ve shut down until December 27th for COVID.
This is a real blow because it’s the Christmas season, some tourists might be in town, and they need some box office money now.
But one or more people backstage have tested positive for COVID.
“MJ” is not alone. Last night the audience for “Moulin Rouge” was already seated when they were told there would be no show. Same thing there. Performance cancelled. Everyone had to leave.
“Mrs. Doubtfire” is on hiatus, “Hamilton” is on pause, and several other shows are dark until everyone is cleared. These two weeks are so key for shows financially. It’s a shame. But they must take precautions to keep everyone safe.