Broadway musical Paradise Square has canceled another week of performances due to Covid cases within the company, with performances set to resume on Saturday, April 16.
“After previously announcing that performances would resume on Tuesday, April 12, the original new Broadway musical Paradise Square will definitely resume performances on Saturday, April 16, with performances at 2:00 and 8:00 pm at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre,” the production said in a statement today.
Paradise Square, which opened April 3, halted performances on Thursday, April 7 after positive Covid cases were experienced in the company.
Also today, the Broadway productions of Macbeth, starring Daniel Craig and Ruth Negga, and the Pulitzer-winning A Strange Loop canceled tonight’s performances as both shows recover from recent Covid cases. The two productions are expected to resume performances on Tuesday, April 12. Both shows had previously canceled last week’s performances due to Covid cases within their casts and companies, and had expected to return today.
Announcing the latest cancelations, the producers of Paradise Square said, “We have been so heartened by an outpouring of devotion and support for our show, both within the industry and expressed by the show’s many fans at the theatre and on social media. While Covid will have taken us down for a total of nine performances, we will come back stronger. Our resilient cast, crew and musicians cannot wait to get back in the theatre and on stage to tell the story of this vital and powerful Broadway musical.”
The musical plans to return Saturday with the 2 p.m. matinee, followed by that evening’s 8 p.m. performance.
In a statement posted on social media, Macbeth producers explained, “Macbeth had 3 previews before being suspended for a limited number of positive covid cases within the company. Due to the technical complexities of the production and the physical safety of the entire company, Monday will be spent rehearsing with Daniel Craig, Ruth Negga, the cast and understudies in order to resume on Tuesday, April 12th.”
Producers of A Strange Loop said the cancelation of tonight’s performance was “due to an additional positive Covid case within the company.”
The two productions were among the Broadway shows hit last week by New York City’s recent uptick in Covid cases. Plaza Suite, starring Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick, canceled last week’s performances after both stars tested positive, and extended its run by five days (through Friday, July 1) to make up for the lost performances. As of Monday morning, Plaza Suite had canceled performances through April 10 and had not yet announced a return date.
Due to an additional positive Covid case within the company, the first performance of A STRANGE LOOP will now begin on Tuesday, April 12 at 8PM. pic.twitter.com/uJOQ2pUXGa
— A Strange Loop on Broadway (@StrangeLoopBway) April 10, 2022
Performance update as of 4/10:
MACBETH will resume performances on Tuesday, April 12th at 8PM. The performance on Monday, April 11th is cancelled. pic.twitter.com/16lrH1Dvcs
— Macbeth on Broadway (@macbethbway) April 10, 2022
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