This is the first known show cancellation due to Covid-19 since Broadway began reopening earlier this month after it closed in March 2020 due to the pandemic.
The runners of the show did not say how many cases of Covid-19 have been detected, noting that they will provide more information on Thursday regarding future performance.
Broadway is big business for New York’s economy – an estimated 97,000 people are employed by shows. And when Covid-19 first swept across the United States, it made New York City one of the virus’s first hotspots, forcing theaters to close for about 18 months.
This month, cinemas began to gradually reopen, raising their curtains with sanitary measures in place to help protect against the spread of the coronavirus.