The show, which began previewing on Tuesday and is scheduled to premiere April 28, canceled its performance on Friday night, citing another positive coronavirus test among the cast, when on Saturday they canceled both the matinee and the evening show, quote Mr. Craig’s positive test. Then, late on Saturday night, the producer said it would be canceling all performances until April 8 “due to the discovery of a limited number of positive covid test results in the company.”
Recent coronavirus cases have growing in New York City, and several Broadway performers have tested positive. In most cases, performances can be passed on to the lower students to continue, but since “Macbeth” has just started performing, it has not yet fully rehearsed the students below.
All Broadway actors – in fact all those who work in Broadway theaters – are required to be fully vaccinated. Broadway also now requires ticket holders to be fully vaccinated and to wear a mask unless eating or drinking; on Friday, theater owners and operators said those rules would remain in place at least through April 30, and they would decide on April 15 whether to withhold, change or remove. drop the audience protocol after the end of the month or not.
Of course, “Macbeth” is a famous and much-loved tragedy by William Shakespeare, and this revival is one of the spring’s most anticipated hits on Broadway. Who is Mr. Craig? complete long stint playing James Bond on filmhas said many times that he wants to be part of Broadway’s recovery effort after the industry’s pandemic has been shut down for a long time.
Mr. Craig will star opposite Ruth Negga, as Lady Macbeth, in the Sam Gold-directed film. The show didn’t have much time – it was scheduled to be the final production opening for this season, and its opening night was on the last day when shows could open to qualify for the Awards. Tony this year.