Hugh Jackman, who announced December 28 that he tested positive for COVID-19, will play Harold Hill in the Broadway revival of The Music Man on January 6, 2022.
Covid-19 has been found in another celebrity, forcing the hottest ticket in town to cancel shows.
Jackman confirmed the news in a video posted to his Instagram Tuesday.
As Jackman said in a video on Instagram, “I just wanted you to know that I tested positive this morning for COVID. My symptoms are like a cold, either a scratchy throat or a runny nose… I’m just going to do everything I can to heal quickly, and when I’m cleared, I’ll be back on stage and heading to River City… Be kind, stay healthy, and stay safe.”
Just wanted you to hear it from me. I tested positive for covid. Mild symptoms and as soon as I’m cleared … looking forward to getting back to The Winter Garden! @MusicManBway pic.twitter.com/q1oEAzXX02
— Hugh Jackman (@RealHughJackman) December 28, 2021
Hugh Jackman Cancels Shows after Testing Positive for Covid-19
Sutton Foster and Hugh Jackman’s production of The Music Man has canceled performances through January 1, 2022. Performances will resume January 2 with a different actor portraying Harold Hill until Jackman returns.
Jackman previously praised Kathy Coytko, Foster’s understudy as Marian Paroo, for taking on the role with short notice. In his opinion, the understudies were the unsung heroes of the show.
The Lion King,” and “Aladdin” performances have been Cancelled
Broadway shows such as “Hamilton,” “The Lion King,” and “Aladdin” has been forced to cancel performances over the past two weeks as the flu virus has ravaged New York City despite mandatory vaccines for cast, crew, and audience members.