Saturday, February 24, 2024

Broadway: Tony Winner “Strange Loop” and “1776” Revival Cancel Shows for Illness, Other Shows Use Standbys


It’s 2:28pm. A half hour ago, two Broadway shows didn’t start their matinees. According to Twitter account BroadwayCovers, both “A Strange Loop” and “1776” had to cancel because of illness.

The shows are off tonight, too.

Many other shows, according to the BroadwayCovers watchers, are using standbys like crazy this week including “Hamilton,” “Kimberly Akimbo,” “Six,” “MJ,” and “Into the Woods.” In many cases the person replaced is the lead.

This is why Broadway must have a mask mandate in place. They should also be checking for vaccines. But the public doesn’t want it, they liked getting sick or sending the germs into the air, and onto the stage!

Most shows are off tomorrow for Christmas, so that will give everyone a day to get better!

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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