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Reopening of ‘Aladdin’ on Broadway halted by COVID-19 cases


AP Entertainment Writer

NEW YORK (AP) — The hit Broadway show “Aladdin” was canceled Wednesday night when breakthrough COVID-19 cases were reported within the musical’s company, a day after the show reopened, a worrying sign for Broadway. It was the first Broadway COVID-19 cancellation since shows resumed with Bruce Springsteen’s concert restarting in July and “Pass Over” as the first play to debut in August. The pandemic forced Broadway theaters to abruptly close on March 12, 2020, knocking out all shows and scrambling the spring season. Several have restarted, including the so-called big three of “Wicked,” “Hamilton” and “The Lion King.”

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