Radio City Rockettes cancels rest of season thanks to advances in COVID
Shortly after announcing the cancellation of four shows on December 17 due to uncertainty surrounding the spread of the Omicron coronavirus variant, “The Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes” ended the remainder of its 2021 season. .
“We regret to announce that the four shows scheduled for today, Friday, December 17, have been canceled due to cases of COVID-19 disruption in production,” the show said in a statement. “We apologize for the inconvenience and will make announcements on future shows as soon as possible.”
Poll starBoxoffice reports show an aggregate gross that totals more than $ 1.9 billion from the 7,600 performances reported to Radio City Music Hall.
According to The New York Times17,520 new cases of COVID were reported in New York state on December 16. Broadway also began to close due to revolutionary cases in New York, with Red Mill! Musical comedy canceling their performance on December 16 after the audience was already seated, as well as their show on December 17. Hamilton also canceled performances until Dec. 21, according to Ticketmaster.
UK industry body LIVE conducted an ‘instant industry survey’, with 100% of those polled, including 40 concert halls and ‘major ticketing agencies’, seeing a drop in ticket sales, and 95% of those surveyed. respondents said the Omicron variant had negatively impacted their business. According to EuroNews, COVID case records in Denmark and the UK have been broken as the Omicron variant continues to rise.