The producers of Broadway’s “Jagged Little Pill” said Monday that they decided to shut down the musical amid the latest COVID-19 surge.
“In light of the extreme uncertainty ahead of us this winter, and forced to choose between continuing performances and protecting our company, we’ve made the difficult decision to close our doors,” producers Vivek Tiwary, Arvind Ethan David and Eva Price said in a statement.
The show had been suspended on Thursday after “multiple” members of the cast and crew tested positive for coronavirus. “Jagged Little Pill” ran on Friday but quickly needed to cancel through Tuesday’s performance due to the virus.
“The drastic turn of events this week with the rapid spread of the Omicron variant has, once again, changed everything,” the producers said.
Several other Broadway hits have suspended operations throughout December due to positive cases, including “Wicked,” “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child,” and “Ain’t Too Proud.”
“Hamilton” announced Monday that performances from Dec. 20 through Dec. 26 are canceled and will be fully refunded as a result of multiple positive COVID test results within the cast and crew.
Disney’s “Aladdin” musical also released a statement Monday, saying that all performances from Dec. 21 through Dec. 24 have been canceled.
The producers of “Jagged Little Pill” said they “hope and intend” the musical will return to Broadway after the “current crisis.”