The Broadway production of “Hamilton” canceled its Dec. 16 and Dec. 17 performances due to breakthrough COVID–19 cases within the company, the production said Thursday.
The production had initially canceled its Dec. 15 evening show due to the discovery of positive test results. The statement from producers does not specify a return date for the production. Ticket holders for canceled performances will be refunded at their point of purchase.
Multiple Broadway shows are facing cancellations due to breakthrough COVID-19 cases. “Mrs. Doubtfire,” “Freestyle Love Supreme,” “Tina,” “Ain’t Too Proud” and “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child,” were forced to cancel performances this week after cast and crew members tested positive for the virus. Broadway casts and companies are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
Cases are on the rise in New York City due to the spread of the omicron variant. Epidemiologist Blythe Adamson, who works with more than a dozen Broadway productions, told Broadway News that the variant has been identified in many of the positive tests in the industry so far.
“Hamilton” reopened at the Richard Rodgers Theatre on Sept. 14. Outside of the pandemic shutdown, it had been running at the theater since the summer of 2015.