On December 21, it was reported that numerous Broadway productions — including The Lion King, Aladdin: The Musical, Hamilton, and Dear Evan Hansen — were canceling shows due to the surge in COVID cases taking place in New York City and throughout the country. Aladdin: The Musical originally announced that they would be canceling shows through December 24 and resuming December 26, while The Lion King canceled all shows through December 26, with shows resuming December 27.
However, with cases increasing dramatically with no signs of slowing down, Aladdin: The Musical has shared that they will be canceling even more, with all shows canceled through December 28, resuming December 29. The show’s website shared the following information:
Through our continued rigorous testing protocols, breakthrough COVID-19 cases have been detected within the company of Aladdin at The New Amsterdam Theatre. Because the wellness and safety of our guests, cast, and crew are our top priority, all matinee and evening performances on Sunday, December 26, Monday, December 27 and Tuesday, December 28 are canceled. Performances are scheduled to resume on Wednesday, December 29 at 7pm.
We are providing support to the affected Aladdin company members as they recover.
We apologize for the disappointment and inconvenience this causes ticket holders, but we trust that audiences will agree that safety must be at the forefront of our return to Broadway.
It is important to remember that if COVID numbers continue to increase at the alarming rate they have been, Broadway producers could decide to extend the closures even further. If you have tickets to a Broadway show around that time, be sure to frequently check with the show’s website to see the latest information on performances and cancelations, as things could change daily.
If you had purchased a ticket for one of the recently canceled shows for Aladdin: The Musical, visit the show’s website for more information on how to get a refund for your tickets.