Broadway is shutting performances of The Music Man following Hugh Jackman's positive COVID-19 test.
Jackman told fans on Tuesday that he tested positive for COVID-19 and is experiencing mild symptoms, prompting the cancellation of performances of The Music Man, in which Jackman stars as Professor Harold Hill.
“I just wanted you to hear it from me,” Jackman said in an Instagram video. “I tested positive this morning for COVID. My symptoms are like a cold, bit of a scratchy throat and a runny nose, but I’m fine. I'm just gonna do everything I can to get better ASAP, and as soon as I'm cleared, then I'll be back on the stage."
BROADWAY CANCELS PERFORMANCES DUE TO CORONAVIRUS AFTER AUDIENCE ALREADY SEATED
The show's other star, Sutton Foster, who plays the librarian Marian Paroo, tested positive last week and pulled out of the Christmas Eve performance five hours before her understudy took the stage.
The production, which is in previews, announced it will cancel preview performances through Saturday, with Jackman expected to return on Jan. 6. An understudy will take Jackman's place as Hill until his return.
Multiple shows canceled their performances last week as omicron cases soared in New York City. The city has seen a daily average of 17,829 cases in the last seven days, an increase compared to the 8,060 daily average over the last 28 days, according to New York City's Department of Health.
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Audience members affected by the cancellation can exchange their tickets for a different night or request a refund.
The Music Man is set for a full Broadway run starting on Feb. 10.