UPDATE, with producer statement Broadway’s hit musical Moulin Rouge! canceled today’s matinee and evening performances prior to the announced industry-wide shutdown, but producers of the musical note that no one with the show or its venue has tested positive for the coronavirus.
“No one at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre has tested positive for Coronavirus,” producers said in a statement to Deadline. “One member of the company has a fever and out of an abundance of caution the Moulin Rouge! The Musical producers made the decision earlier today to cancel both performances. Since that decision was made, under the direction of Governor Andrew Cuomo, Broadway shows in New York City will now suspend all performances immediately in support of the health and well-being of the theatregoing public, as well as those who work in the theatre industry. Performances are planned to resume the week of April 13, 2020.”
Earlier today, the production tweeted its cancellation announcement without explaining the reason. An earlier version of the article indicated that coronavirus might have been the cause of the Moulin Rouge! cancelation.
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