Thursday, June 20, 2024

Broadway Beat: COVID Stops “Come From Away” Again, Michael Jackson Actor Replaced at Intermission


COVID: The Musical keeps going.

Last night at “MJ: The Michael Jackson Musical” actor Myles Frost, who plays adult Michael, didn’t come back for Act 2. He presumably tested positive for coronavirus. He was replaced by understudy Aramie Payton, who is said to have acquitted himself very well. Imagine being an understudy and being pressed into duty with no notice while the audience is busy peeing and getting drinks. These people are Talented and Brave!

Meantime. “Come from Away” has stopped again and will resume January 4th.

It’s a mess out there!

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
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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