Daniel Craig, who’s starring in the title role of a brand new Broadway manufacturing of “Macbeth,” examined sure for the coronavirus on Saturday, forcing the display to cancel maximum of subsequent week’s performances.
The display, which simply started previews on Tuesday and is scheduled to open April 28, had already canceled Friday night time’s efficiency, bringing up some other sure coronavirus take a look at amongst solid contributors, when on Saturday it canceled each the matinee and a night efficiency, citing Mr. Craig’s positive test. Then, overdue Saturday night time, the manufacturing mentioned that it was once canceling all performances till April 8 “because of the detection of a restricted selection of sure covid take a look at effects inside the corporate.”
Coronavirus circumstances have just lately been rising in New York City, and several other Broadway performers have examined sure. In maximum circumstances, presentations were in a position to show to understudies to stay going, however as a result of “Macbeth” had simply begun performances, it had now not but absolutely rehearsed the understudies.
All Broadway actors — actually, all employees in Broadway theaters — are required to be absolutely vaccinated. Broadway additionally these days calls for that price tag holders be absolutely vaccinated and put on mask apart from when consuming and ingesting; on Friday, the theater homeowners and operators mentioned that the ones laws would stay in position no less than thru April 30, and that they’d make a decision by way of April 15 whether or not to retain, regulate or drop the target audience protocols after the tip of the month.
“Macbeth,” in fact, is a well known and much-loved tragedy by way of William Shakespeare, and this revival has been some of the expected productions of the spring on Broadway. Mr. Craig, who’s fresh off his long run playing James Bond on film, had again and again mentioned he sought after to be a part of Broadway’s efforts to rebound after the trade’s lengthy pandemic shutdown.
Mr. Craig is starring reverse Ruth Negga, as Woman Macbeth, within the manufacturing, which is directed by way of Sam Gold. The display does now not have a lot leeway — it’s already scheduled to be the remaining manufacturing to open this season, and its opening night time is at the ultimate day when presentations can open to qualify for this yr’s Tony Awards.