NYC COVID Omicron update: ‘Come From Away’ on hiatus for the week

NEW YORK CITY (WABC) – “Come From Away” is the latest Broadway show to announce it will take a hiatus amid the COVID-19 outbreak in New York City.

The show has announced that performances will resume on Friday January 7 at the Schoenfeld Theater.

Many Broadway stages have been forced to darken once again as the live theater community grapples with new behind-the-scenes epidemics of the coronavirus and its variants, and in particular the more virulent omicron .

Several shows have canceled performances around Christmas, while others – including “Jagged Little Pill”, “Thoughts of a Colored Man”, Ain’t Too Proud “and” Waitress “- have announced they are closing for good.

Mrs. Doubtfire
“Mrs. Doubtfire” on Broadway will be on hiatus until mid-March. Officials said the show would be cut off after this week, January 10 to March 14.

Ticket holders with performances during this time can redeem for performances after 3/15 or get a refund.

The scheduled performances will continue until Sunday January 9.

‘Ain’t Too Proud’ Shuts Down For Good
The Broadway musical “Ain’t Too Proud” will end for good at the end of January, the fourth show to announce plans to cease airing. The show has not aired since December 15, citing cases of the coronavirus.

Thoughts of a colored man
Broadway’s “Thoughts of a Colored Man” has announced its final closure after opening on October 1 of this year.

“We have done our best to safely navigate the current and unfortunate health crisis,” the production said in a statement. “But ultimately, we cannot continue under the unfortunate conditions of COVID exposure in the city and country.”

The producers went on to say that being a part of the historic Broadway season was a great privilege.

“The big comeback of the theater industry is more than the success or failure of a single production,” they said. “As a community, we remain determined, unwavering and unstoppable. We have never been more proud to be theater makers than at this moment.”

“Waitress” announced that due to COVID-19, it will close, with immediate effect, two weeks before its scheduled run to Broadway ends.

“With only two weeks of performances remaining and due to positive cases of COVID detected in the company and crew at Barrymore Theater, the decision has been made to reduce the engagement which was to last until January 9,” said the show on Twitter.

Is there still sex in town?
The off-Broadway show “Is There Still Sex In The City?” is shutting down because its star, author Candace Bushnell, has tested positive for COVID. It was to last until February.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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