How Broadway show Was canceled over COVID even with audience already on seats

Moulin Rouge! The Musical” was canceled with fans already in their seats.
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Moulin Rouge! The Musical” was canceled with fans already in their seats.
Getty Images / Alexi Rosenfeld

“Moulin Rouge! The Musical”

was the most recent Broadway hit to fall victim to the rising again of COVID-19 cases in the Big Apple – as the show was suddenly and unexpectedly canceled Thursday night with fans so far in their seats.

This unexpected cancellation at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre was caused by

“a late in the day positive test result in the company,”

a spokesperson established to The Post.

Organizers will decide the future performance schedule on Friday, the spokesperson said.

A number of other Broadway reveal cancelled performances this week over a sudden corona virus cases, still the decisions were made before the audiences were seated.

Thursday’s night resolution with

“Moulin Rouge! The Musical”

caught attendees off guard and activated flashbacks of the early days of the epidemic.
the musical

Multiple broadway shows are following suit as performers and crew fell ill. Getty Images / Alexi Rosenfeld


People gather outside after reopening night of “Moulin Rouge!” at Al Hirshfeld Theater in September.
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“Wowowow. Moulin Rouge exactly canceled the performance tonight at the same time we were already sitting in our seats at curtain time caused by positive Covid cases Welcome back to March 2020…”

audience member Mark Sanderlin wrote on Twitter.

Another person in attendance, filmmaker Sarah Rachael, tweeted,

“Feeling March ‘20 vibes like woah.”

“Hamilton,” “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child,” “Ain’t Too Proud,” “Mrs. Doubtfire,”

“Tina – The Tina Turner Musical,” and “Freestyle Love Supreme”

all likewise had to close their curtains this week due to sick performers and crew.

New York City is averaging over 3,700 new cases a day in the past week and has an average positivity rate of over 3 percent. Deaths have remained stable, with an average of nine a day, as stated by city data.




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