Entertainment Hugh Jackman Returns to The Music Man on Broadway Following COVID Recovery: 'Feels So Good'
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On Thursday, the 53-year-old actor announced his return tofollowing a bout with COVID-19.
Sharing aon Instagram, Jackman is seen wearing a white face mask outside of the production's theater as he shared the happy news.
"I can't tell you how good this moment feels. Yes, we're back," the X-Men star said in the video. "... To all those people who had tickets for the last 10 days, I'm so sorry. I hope, I pray, that you'll have a chance to reschedule, but ... I'm so excited to be back and to bring this show — which is just pure joy and full of hope and belief and faith — back to Broadway."
The Rockettes 'Christmas Spectacular' shows are canceled due to Covid-19
The Covid-19 surge has prompted yet another cancellation, this time for the Radio City Music Hall's Rockettes, who won't be high-kicking in their holiday show for the rest of year. © Yuki Iwamura/AP People stand in front of Radio City Music Hall after cancellations of The Rockettes performance due to Covid-19 on Friday, December 17, 2021, in New York. "We regret that we are unable to continue the 'Christmas Spectacular' this season due to increasing challenges from the pandemic," a statement on the Rockettes' website Friday evening said.
Jackman captioned his post: "We're back!!!! C'mon @musicmanbway cast and crew. Feels so good. #broadway."
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Late last month, Jackman shared he hadfor COVID-19 and was experiencing mild symptoms.
"I just wanted to make sure you heard this from me. I tested positive for covid. Mild symptoms and looking forward to getting back on stage ASAP! Sending love for a happy and healthy new year," the actorin an Instagram caption.
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‘Waitress’ and ‘Thoughts of a Colored Man’ Close on Broadway Amid COVID Surge
Waitress, the musical based on the 2007 film starring Keri Russell, and Keenan Scott II’s historic play Thoughts of a Colored Man, have ended their Broadway runs. The producer for both shows shared statements Thursday, just a day ahead of Christmas Eve, announcing their respective closings. Waitress and Thoughts of a Colored Man now join Tony-winning Jagged Little Pill and family comedy Chicken & Biscuits as productions that have ended their runs this fall due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
A week prior to his positive COVID test result,, Jackman's costar in The Music Man, announced that . In her post, she also celebrated the understudies for stepping up.
"Yesterday I tested positive for COVID. At noon Kathy Voytko found out. And last night she went on for Marian Paroo and smashed it," Foster, 46, wrote at the time. "Grateful to Kathy and our incredible company. Grateful to all swings and understudies who keep all the shows going, now and always."
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began their preview performances on Dec. 20. The show will officially open at the Winter Garden Theatre on Feb. 10, 2022.
Previously, the show had announced that performances were canceled through Jan. 1: "All tickets can be refunded or exchanged at point of purchase. Performances will resume on Sunday, January 2. Sending you warm wishes for the New Year from the entire company of The Music Man," the show said in a prior.
Georgia, Washington Both Shatter COVID Case Records Ahead of New Year's Eve Celebrations
Washington reported its highest one-day COVID case number of 6,235 on Friday, while Georgia reported its record-breaking 13,670 positive cases on Tuesday.Georgia reported 13,670 cases on December 28, while Washington reported 6,235 on December 24.
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Ariana DeBose Brings Music to Her 'SNL' Debut Belting Out 'West Side Story' Tunes With Kate McKinnon .
The 'West Side Story' star shared the stage with Kate McKinnon to bring some musical magic to Studio 8H."I am so honored to be here tonight. Wow! 2022 has already been an exciting year," DeBose began. "I am hosting SNL and I won a golden globe for my role as Anita in West Side Story.