Hugh Jackman, who is starring as Professor Harold Hill in “The Music Man” at the Winter season Back garden Theater on Broadway, announced on Tuesday that he had tested good for the coronavirus.
“I just required you to hear from me that I tested positive this morning for Covid,” Jackman mentioned in an Instagram movie. “My indicators are like a cold: I have a scratchy throat and a little bit of a runny nose, but I’m good. And I’m just heading to do everything I can to get superior, A.S.A.P., and as shortly as I’m cleared, I’ll be back onstage.”
Soon just after Mr. Jackman posted his online video, “The Tunes Man” announced on Instagram that all performances would be canceled through Saturday. Tickets can be refunded or exchanged the place they had been bought. Performances will resume on Sunday, and Mr. Jackman will return to the demonstrate on Jan. 6.
Several other Tony winners star in “The Audio Man” alongside 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 New music Man” started on Dec. 20, with opening evening scheduled for Feb. 10.
Although “The New music Man” has managed to continue to be open, other exhibits have not. The New York Town Ballet announced Tuesday that it was canceling its remaining performances of “The Nutcracker.”
The producers of “Ain’t Way too Happy,” a jukebox musical about the Temptations, also declared on Tuesday that their exhibit will close on Jan. 16. The display has not operate since Dec. 15, citing coronavirus circumstances. It is scheduling to resume on Tuesday, Dec. 28, and hoping to run for 3 extra months in advance of closing for great.
Final 7 days, the musicals “Jagged Little Pill” and “Waitress,” as well as the enjoy “Thoughts of a Colored Man” declared that they had shut with no so a lot as a farewell functionality — all were by now on hiatus mainly because of coronavirus circumstances among cast or crew.
The initiatives of “The Audio Man” to remain open experienced just been highlighted on Thursday evening, when the actress Kathy Voytko, a swing and an understudy for Marian Paroo in the musical, stuffed in for Ms. Foster, who had Covid, at the last minute. Just after the exhibit, the actress and dancer Katherine Winter posted an Instagram movie of Mr. Jackman praising understudies and swings as “the bedrock of Broadway.”
“Kathy, when she turned up at do the job at 12 o’clock, could have performed any of 8 roles,” Jackman claimed at the curtain phone. “It happened to be the major lady. She located out at 12 midday now, and at 1 o’clock she experienced her incredibly first rehearsal as Marian Paroo.”
As the coronavirus and its Omicron variant distribute, understudies and swings are becoming far more critical than ever: Reveals are relying on them to action in for unwell or unavailable leads.
“This is unparalleled,” Mr. Jackman ongoing. “It’s not only occurring below at the Wintertime Back garden, but all more than Broadway. This is a time we’ve under no circumstances regarded.”