That’s it for Simba and friends.
“The Lion King” on Broadway is paws-ing performances until December 26th because of COVID.
The long running hit joins a long list of shows on hiatus this week including Hamilton, Hadestown, Aladdin, Dear Evan Hansen, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Ain’t Too Proud, and MJ: The Michael Jackson Musical that are temporarily shut down thanks to the ‘Cron.
Sadly, “Jagged Little Pill” has shut for good.
“We are providing support to the affected Lion King company members as they recover,” the production announced. “We apologize for the disappointment and inconvenience this causes ticket holders, but we trust that audiences will agree that safety must be at the forefront of our return to Broadway.”
A new play, “Skeleton Crew,” has postponed the start of previews by a week.
Other shows have canceled performances but proceeded on this week. It’s smart to check with the theaters to see what’s going on since everything changes day to day.