Broadway's 'Aladdin' resumes performances after COVID cancellation

The hit Broadway musical 'Aladdin' will resume performances Thursday night after the show was forced to cancel a performance at the New Amsterdam Theatre Wednesday night due to breakthrough COVID cases.

"Through our rigorous testing protocols, breakthrough COVID-19 cases have been detected within the company of Aladdin at the New Amsterdam Theater," Disney Theatrical Productions said in a statement.

Aladdin had just welcomed back theatergoers on Tuesday night for the first time in 18 months.

Wednesday's cancellation was the first missed performance of a Broadway show for COVID-related reasons since theaters started reopening in June. 

Tickets will be refunded.

Cast and crews of the show must be vaccinated and are subject to regular COVID testing. 

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