Coronavirus NYC: 'Moulin Rouge! The Musical' cancels Thursday performance before show starts

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Friday, December 17, 2021
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Chantee Lans reports on COVID cancellations and new requirements from the Theater District.

NEW YORK CITY (WABC) -- Thursday's performance of Moulin Rouge! The Musical on Broadway was canceled last-minute due to a late-in-the-day positive COVID test result in the company.

The future performance schedule of the show will be determined on Friday morning.

One theatergoer tweeted that the performance was canceled while some people were sitting in their seats

Broadway has taken a major hit this week after several shows, including 'Hamilton,' also canceled some performances due to COVID concerns.

Some of the major musicals include 'Hamilton,' 'Tina - The Tina Turner Musical,' 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child,' and 'Ain't Too Proud,' all of which had some shows canceled due to positive COVID cases.

The COVID-19 positivity rate nearly doubled over three days in New York City. Dr. Jay Varma, a senior health advisor to the mayor, said the spike is a sign of the omicron variant's rapid spread and ability to evade immunity.

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