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Broadway show ‘Jagged Little Pill’ closes permanently amid COVID cases – Billboard

serrated drops, Tony and Grammy award winning musicals inspired by the music of Alanis Morrisette, closed for good Broadway amid an increase in COVID-19 cases driven by the omicron variant.

Producers Vivek J. Tiwary, Arvind Ethan David and Eva Price initially suspended the show’s performances. Tooth drops Following several positive COVID-19 cases among the cast and crew, but on Monday night (December 20), they confirmed the show would not reopen at the Broadhurst Theater following the suspension of the show. -withdrawal takes place and all canceled tickets will be refunded.

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Although production on the hit and award-winning Broadway play is drawing to a close, the producers say plans for the musical’s next performances will be announced in the new year, based on the play’s international premiere in places like Australia.

“[The] The events that took hold this week with the rapid spread of the Omicron variant changed everything once again. We are alarmed by what appears to be another serious public health crisis and – due to the numerous Covid-19 positive cases in the company – need to prioritize health and safety. of the cast, crew and the entire work team Tooth drops,” the manufacturer said in a statement.

“Given the extremely uncertain situation ahead this winter and forced to choose between continuing to perform and protecting our company, we have made the difficult decision to close,” the statement continued. customary.

Broadway bears the brunt of the COVID-enforced closures in 2020, with the theater industry pushed to the brink of darkness for more than a year, losing billions in lost ticket money. Producers and performers as well as the paying public will fear the worst after a recent spike in virus cases, caused by the Omicron variant, has resulted in a multiple cancellations and pauses.

Among the closures, the Broadway play of Aladdin and Hamilton canceled shows until after Christmas, as did LA’s Bradley Whitford featuring A Christmas Carol, while Eddie Redmayne’s Bar The London renaissance remains in the dark until early 2022.

This article originally appeared on The Hollywood Reporter.

https://www.billboard.com/music/music-news/jagged-little-pill-musical-closes-permanently-broadway-covid-19-cases-1235013257/ Broadway show ‘Jagged Little Pill’ closes permanently amid COVID cases – Billboard

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