Hugh Jackman, who is playing Professor Harold Hill in “The Music Man” at the Winter Garden Theater on Broadway, announced Tuesday that he has tested positive for coronavirus.
“I just wanted you to hear from me that I tested positive for Covid this morning,” Jackman said in a statement Videos on Instagram. “My symptoms are like a cold: I have an itchy throat and a runny nose, but I am fine. And I’m going to do everything I can to get better, as soon as possible, and as soon as I’m cleared, I’ll be back on stage. “
Jackman posted his video, “The Music Man” announced on Instagram that all performances would be canceled through Saturday. Tickets can be refunded or exchanged at the place of purchase. Performances will resume on Sunday and Mr Jackman will return to the show on January 6.
Several other Tony Award winners star in “The Music Man” with Mr. Jackman: Sutton Foster as Marian Paroo, Shuler Hensley as Marcellus Washburn, Jefferson Mays as Mayor Shinn, Jayne Houdyshell as Mrs. Shinn and Marie Mullen as Mrs. Paroo.
Preview performances for “The Music Man” began on December 20, with opening night scheduled for February 10.
The makers of “Not too proud” coronavirus case. It is planning to reopen on Tuesday, December 28, and hopes to operate for another three weeks before closing.
Last week, the musicals “Jagged Little Pill” and “Waitress”, as well as the play “Thoughts of a Colored Man” announced that they were closing without many farewell performances – all of which were interrupted. segment because of coronavirus cases among the cast or crew.
“The Music Man”‘s efforts to stay afloat were just marked on Thursday night, when the actress Kathy Voytko, a twist and a performance for Marian Paroo in the musical, filled in for Miss Foster, who had Covid, at the last minute. After the show, the actress and dancer Winter Katherine posted an Instagram videotapes Mr. Jackman praised the lessons and swings as “the cornerstone of Broadway.”
“Kathy, when she came to work at 12, could have played any of the eight roles,” Jackman said at the rollout. “It happened to be the woman who took the lead. She found out at 12 noon today and at 1 o’clock she had her first rehearsal as Marian Paroo. “
As the coronavirus and its Omicron variant spread, lessons and change are becoming more important than ever: Programs are relying on them to squeeze in sick or unavailable leads.
“This is unprecedented,” continued Mr. Jackman. “It doesn’t just happen here in Winter Garden, it’s all over Broadway. This is a time that we have never known.”