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New COVID Cancellations From Broadway and Beyond, Including The Music Man, Flying Over Sunset, More

More shows have canceled performances, some through Christmas and beyond, as the number of breakthrough COVID cases rise in New York City due to the Omicron variant.

As is the case with all shows facing similar challenges, reopening dates are subject to change as the companies’ situations develop and testing continues. Affected ticketholders will be refunded at the point of purchase.

The Music Man, currently in early previews at the Winter Garden Theatre, has canceled its December 25 performance and the December 26 matinee, with plans to resume with the 8 PM evening show on December 26. Visit MusicManOnBroadway.com for more.

Lincoln Center Theater’s Flying Over Sunset has cancelled performances December 25 and 26, with performances expected to continue from December 28. For an updated schedule, visit LCT.org.

Moulin Rouge! The Musical has canceled performances for December 23–25 due to positive COVID results in the company, but plans to resume with the 2 PM matinee on December 26. Visit Jujamcyn.com for an up-to-date schedule.

The return Broadway engagement of Sara Bareilles’ Waitress will not reopen at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre due to COVID-19. Waitress had previously extended its cancellations to December 23, following initial announcements of December 21–23. Visit WaitressTheMusical.com for more.


David Byrne’s American Utopia, which did not play December 22, has canceled its December 23 performances. The rock spectacle’s next scheduled show is 5 PM ET on December 26. Visit Jujamcyn.com for an up-to-date schedule.

Come From Away, after initially canceling only the December 21 evening and December 22 matinee performances, has extended closing through December 25 due to breakthrough COVID-19 cases in the company. Performances are set to resume at 2 PM December 26. Check ComeFromAway.com for updates.

MJ the Musical, one of the first shows to announce cancellations through the Christmas holiday, will stay closed an additional day. The production is now expected to resume previews on December 29. For more information about future performances, visit MJtheMusical.com.

The Broadway production of Six has announced a continuation of its cancellation period. Initially only calling off the December 20 performance, the pop musical will now go dark through December 28, with plans to resume performances December 29. Tickets will be refunded at the point of purchase. For more information, visit SixOnBroadway.com.

Disney’s The Lion King is canceling performances through December 26 after detecting COVID-19 cases within the company. Performances are expected to resume with a Monday matinee December 27; check LionKing.com for more.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child also recently expanded upon its previous cancellations. The Tony-winning play expects to return December 28. For more information, visit HarryPotterThePlay.com.

Tina: The Tina Turner Musical, which had canceled some performances earlier in the month, will again go dark through December 24, with the next performance scheduled for Christmas Day. See TinaonBroadway.com for more.

As previously announced, Hadestown has extended its closure to include the week of performances beginning December 20 through December 27. It is scheduled to resume performances December 28 at the Walter Kerr Theatre. Visit Jujamcyn.com for an updated schedule.

Dear Evan Hansen has announced a week of performance cancellations. the Tony-winning musical will close from December 20–26, with performances expected to resume December 27 at the Music Box Theatre. For more information, check DearEvanHansen.com.

The Broadway production of the Tony and Pulitzer Prize–winning musical Hamilton, which has been closed since December 15 due to breakthrough cases of COVID-19 in the company, has canceled performances through December 27. The show is scheduled to resume performances December 28 at 7 PM at the Richard Rodgers Theatre. For more information about future performances, visit HamiltonMusical.com.

Aladdin, which had canceled its December 19 performance over the weekend, will now be closed through December 28, with the hope of welcoming audiences back beginning December 29 (check AladdintheMusical.com for updates). Ticketholders will be refunded at their point of purchase (or can submit a request if purchased in-person here).

Ain’t Too Proud—The Life and Times of the Temptations, has extended its cancellation through December 27. The show previously had to cancel its December 14 performance, then initially announced a closure for December 20–21. The next scheduled performance is December 28. For an updated schedule, visit Ain’tTooProudMusical.com.

The Off-Broadway production of Jersey Boys at New World Stages canceled performances December 22–26 with plans to return December 27. Visit JerseyBoysInfo.com for more information.

Stand-up comedian Alex Edelman’s Off-Broadway solo show Just For Us has paused the production beginning December 22. Rather than ending its run as planned on January 8, the show will return on January 24 and run through February 19 at Cherry Lane Theatre. For more, visit JustForUsShow.com.

New York City Ballet has canceled performances of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker through December 27 at the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center. It is currently scheduled to resume performances on December 28 at 7 PM and continue as scheduled through January 2.

The Off-Broadway theatre complex Theatre Row has closed the entire venue through the holiday, affecting Winnie The Pooh: The New Musical Stage Adaptation, which plans to return on December 26, and Santa’s Sing-A-Long, which was only scheduled through December 23 and will not return.

Classic Stage Company’s star-studded Off-Broadway revival of Assassins has canceled performances for December 22–23. Check ClassicStage.org for more information.

The Cirque du Soleil production of Twas the Night Before… at Hulu Theatre at Madison Square Garden has extended its cancellation through the end of its run scheduled run on December 27. Visit MSG.com for more.

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