COVID-19 is playing havoc with local theater schedules.
Breakthrough omicron cases have been reported within the company of the touring show Summer: The Donna Summer Musical, which was scheduled to play the Kravis Center this week as part of its Broadway series. The show has now been rescheduled for May 20-26, with tickets for the new performance dates to be mailed out prior to that time.
The pandemic has also hit the Wick Theatre’s imminent production of the musical Gypsy, which was slated to open this Saturday after a couple of previews. But according to the theater’s namesake, Executive Producer and CEO Marilynn Wick, seven cast members have tested positive for COVID, causing the show to be postponed at least a week. Ticketholders can contact the theater to arrange for new tickets.
And as previously reported in Palm Beach ArtsPaper, FAU’s Theatre Lab has pulled the plug on its upcoming New Play Festival due to “the massive spike in caseloads” caused by the current COVID variant, according to artistic director Matt Stabile.
The Theatre Lab box office will be contacting current ticketholders and the company hopes to be able to reschedule the festival for later this spring.