NEW YORK — Four Broadway shows canceled performances on Thursday after members of their productions tested positive for COVID-19.
“Tina: The Tina Turner Musical” canceled its 7 p.m. show, “MJ the Musical” canceled its matinee and 8 p.m. show, "Hamilton" canceled its Thursday and Friday shows and “Mrs. Doubtfire” canceled all of its shows through Sunday, Dec. 19 after receiving positive COVID-19 test results within their companies, the four productions announced.
All four shows said ticket holders could receive refunds through their original points of purchase.
“Hamilton” previously called off its evening performance on Wednesday, citing several breakthrough COVID-19 cases within its production.
The number of new reported COVID-19 cases has been on the rise across the five boroughs in recent weeks.
Mayor Bill de Blasio on Thursday announced that the city would roll out new testing sites, and distribute free at-home rapid tests and KN-95 masks, as part of its effort to combat the spread of the omicron variant of COVID-19.