Oct 2, 2021 - Economy & Business

Broadway's “Aladdin” temporarily goes dark after new COVID cases

The "Aladdin" Broadway musical displayed outside the New Amsterdam Theatre on Oct. 1 in New York City.
The "Aladdin" Broadway musical displayed outside the New Amsterdam Theatre on Oct. 1 in New York City. Photo: Angela Weiss/AFP via Getty Images

The Broadway hit “Aladdin” announced Friday it temporarily put Genie back in the lamp and canceled all future shows until Oct. 12 because of breakthrough COVID-19 cases among cast members.

Why it matters: The show had just reopened Tuesday after being dark for 18 months because of the coronavirus pandemic.

  • Disney Theatrical Productions was forced to cancel Wednesday's show before reopening again on Thursday. It then canceled Friday's show because of additional breakthrough cases among the company.
  • "Breakthrough infections" refer to infections detected in people who have been vaccinated, though they are far less dangerous than infections in unvaccinated people.

What they're saying: "We apologize for the disappointment and inconvenience this causes ticket holders, but we trust that audiences will agree that safety must be at the forefront of our return to Broadway," the company said in a statement.

  • It said all tickets will be refunded.

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