Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Broadway: “The Music Man” with Hugh Jackman and Sutton Foster Pauses Performances Because of COVID


There’s trouble in River City.  Trouble with a capital T. “The Music Man” has thrown in the towel.

The new musical, already a hit after just four previews, is pausing performances through at least Monday because of COVID.

Star Sutton Foster missed Thursday’s show because of COVID, but now the whole thing has been put on hold.

The show’s Twitter feed reads:

“The evening performance on Saturday, December 25 and matinee performance on Sunday, December 26 of Broadway’s The Music Man have been cancelled due to breakthrough COVID-19 cases. All tickets for the cancelled shows will be refunded at the point of purchase. Our company would have loved nothing more than to celebrate the holiday with the audience and their families, but the priority is the health and wellness of the cast, crew, and audience.We are so grateful to our entire cast and crew — most especially our heroic understudies and swings — for ensuring our speedy return to the Winter Garden Theatre.”

COVID is sweeping through Broadway and all other businesses in New York. Get the vax, the booster, stay out of crowds and be careful!

Roger Friedman
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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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