‘Hamilton’ shows at the Hollywood Pantages Theater were canceled through January 23 due to COVID cases
Performances of “Hamilton” at the Hollywood Pantages Theater have been canceled through January 23, 2022, production announced Tuesday.
As a result of strict health and safety test protocols, LA production of the popular musical COVID-19 discovered breakthrough cases, according to a press release from Broadway in Hollywood.
All tickets will be refunded at the point of purchase, the news release states.
In the ongoing effort to ensure the welfare of the cast and crew on “Hamilton” as well as for the theater audience, the performances are scheduled to resume on January 26, 2022.
“With COVID-19 cases still rising in Los Angeles every day, the Omicron variant has not yet peaked, and we expect many refunds and suppressed sales in the next many weeks,” producer Jeffrey Seller said in a written statement. “In consultation with our epidemiologist, we are proactively and immediately canceling performances until January 23. We look forward to resuming performances at the Hollywood Pantages Theater with a complete and healthy company by 2022.”
The cancellations come amid a winter surge in COVID-19 cases, mainly driven by the new omicron variant, and the same day California became the first state to detect more than 5 million known coronavirus infections.
The Pantages Theater began demanding proof of full COVID-19 vaccination last summer before it was mandated by Los Angeles County.
The vaccination policy went into effect for all “Hamilton” performances at Pantages as well as all Broadway at Hollywood events held at the Dolby Theater, as LA County experienced a worrying increase in coronavirus cases.
To enter the theater, guests must have a photo ID and either their physical CDC vaccination card, a picture of the vaccination card or a digital vaccine journal.
And regardless of vaccination status, masks should always be worn, except when eating or drinking in designated areas.
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