Saturday, June 15, 2024

COVID Still Exists: “Moulin Rouge” in London’s West End Cancels Saturday Performances Due to Company Illness, Plus Lea Michele Phoned in Sick Today in NY


Just in case you were wondering, COVID still exists.

“Moulin Rouge” in London cancelled both shows today because of it. The announcement is below.

Here in New York, Lea Michele phoned in sick today for “Funny Girl.” Julie Benko is doing both shows. No reason was given. Lea Michele has had COVID at least twice in the last 10 months. Benko is always a welcome fill in.

There are about a dozen different standbys working today on Broadway because of sickness. Mask up backstage, everyone!

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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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