off broadway hamilton And Camelot are the latest New York productions to cancel performances tonight due to issues caused by the region’s historically poor air quality.
“The hazardous air quality in New York City has made it impossible for a number of our artists to perform tonight,” a spokesperson said. hamilton. “Shows will resume as scheduled tomorrow. We apologize for the inconvenience and encourage you to visit your point of sale for a refund or exchange.
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Camelot, at Lincoln Center, has also canceled tonight’s performance. The Public Theater has canceled the dress rehearsal for its outdoor Shakespeare in the Park production tonight Hamlet as well as Thursday and Friday night previews.
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Stage productions are just the latest victims of the current air quality problems caused by wildfires in Canada. This afternoon Tony Award nominee Jodie Comer interrupted her matinee performance of Broadway’s At first glance, claiming from the stage of the John Golden Theater that the bad air caused breathing difficulties. Understudy Dani Arlington continued in his place.
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The New York Times reports that Broadway theater owners and producers held an emergency meeting this afternoon to discuss the air quality issue, but decided to let performances continue tonight as many ticket buyers and artists were already in place.
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The Actors’ Equity Association this afternoon urged its members – performing artists and stage managers – to contact the union with any questions about the clean air emergency. Equity chairman Kate Shindle later tweeted that Equity staff members were treating the situation as “everyone on deck” and provided an after-hours emergency phone number. for members.
“We will get through this,” she wrote. “Remember: the actors and [stage managers] in California are constantly dealing with poor air quality, so it’s not a whole new challenge. But don’t assume we know exactly how it is where you are. Please make sure someone is actually calling. Stay safe.”
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