The Los Angeles cast of “Hamilton” does not want to be in the room where it happens.
The Tony Award winning show has cancelled all performances through January 23rd. COVID has ravaged L.A. enough that the Hollywood Pantages Theater has closed its doors for the next month.
Producer Jeffrey Seller said in a statement, “With COVID-19 cases still rising in Los Angeles each day, the Omicron variant has yet to peak, and we expect many refunds and suppressed sales for the next several weeks. In consultation with our epidemiologist, we are proactively and immediately cancelling performances thru January 23. We look forward to resuming performances at the Hollywood Pantages Theatre with a complete and healthy company in 2022.”
Here in New York, many shows are still paused including “The Music Man.” Several shows have just closed for good. Some, like “American Utopia,” are temporarily downsized and reconfigured. Check with theaters for more cancellations. We keep updating as they happen.
PS Phillipa Soo, Tony winner from the original “Hamilton,” is featured in Hulu’s excellent new mini series, “Dopesick.”