Fans had been crushed Friday when Radio City Music Hall introduced that the Rockettes’ well-known Christmas Spectacular at Manhattan’s Rockefeller Center has been canceled for the remainder of the season due to COVID.
Initially, all 4 Friday exhibits had been canceled following “breakthrough cases in the production,” in keeping with the corporate. Cancellation of the remainder of the season was introduced simply hours later.
The “Christmas Spectacular Starring the Rockettes” had been scheduled to run by Jan. 2.
The theater was shuttered as the town reported a single-day file of near 10,300 COVID instances. (The state reported a file 21,027 instances on Thursday.)
“We regret that we are unable to continue the Christmas Spectacular this season due to increasing challenges from the pandemic,” the corporate stated a tragic assertion Friday.
“We had hoped we could make it through the season, and are honored to have hosted hundreds of thousands of fans at more than 100 shows the last seven weeks,” it added.
Just final week, the state partnered with the Rockettes on a vaccine drive, providing free tickets to the Christmas Spectacular to New Yorkers getting booster pictures.
All Christmas Spectacular workers had been required to be vaccinated. But the theater didn’t require testing, The New York Times reported.
In addition, whereas masks had been advisable for vaccinated forged, crew and viewers members, they weren’t required, as they’re at all Broadway plays.
From the start of the season, viewers members ages 12 and older had been required to point out proof of vaccination.
But Madison Square Garden Entertainment venues, together with Radio City Music Hall, solely introduced Thursday that they might additionally start checking for proof of at least one dose of the COVID vaccine for children ages 5 to 11.
Breakthrough instances have already compelled the shutdown of several Broadway shows and eating places this week.
The annual New Year’s Eve celebration in Times Square may now even be in jeopardy.
I took an image of those people in entrance of Radio City Music Hall simply to show that they had been right here the #Rockettes Christmas present was canceled due to Covid however they didn’t discover out until they obtained right here. Please keep secure get boosted put on a masks it’s coming again pic.twitter.com/p21T1aHY5y
— Sandi Bachom (@sandibachom) December 17, 2021
My god. The @Rockettes simply canceled their complete season. Sending all of you my ❤️
— Jamie Grayson (@TheBabyGuyNYC) December 17, 2021
The New York City
simply canceled Christmas 🤶 😢
— Mary Hess (@limelightonyou) December 18, 2021