HOLLYWOOD (CBSLA) — Those hoping to catch performances of “Hamilton” at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood will have to wait until next year.
Broadway in Hollywood announced that all performances of the show between Sept. 8 and Feb. 28 have been canceled.
The musical is scheduled to return to the Hollywood Boulevard venue next year on April 6.
Performances of “Hamilton” were originally set to begin March 12 at the theater, but its run was put on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The canceled performances were rescheduled for later dates, in hopes the pandemic would loosen and live theater could resume.
People who purchased tickets will receive an email with information about obtaining refunds or receiving priority access for tickets when the show returns next year.
“Hamilton” is set to return to the Pantages April 6-June 27 and from Oct. 12, 2021, through Jan. 2, 2022.
Tickets for the newly announced performance dates will go on sale to the public on July 28 at 10 a.m.
The announcement that live theater at the Pantages would be postponed until next Spring came back in July.
The Pantages released the following statement:
“For the last 7 months, Broadway in Hollywood has been working tirelessly with health and safety professionals to plan a safe return for performers, staff and audiences. As of today our plan is to reopen this spring, most notably with Hamilton beginning at the Hollywood Pantages in April, 2021. We will do so in partnership with the LA County department of Public Health when the health data confirms it is safe to reopen and we can safely welcome everyone back.”
Meanwhile, the Broadway League announced that live shows at Broadway’s 41 theaters are now postponed until at least May 30, 2021.
“With nearly 97,000 workers who rely on Broadway for their livelihood and an annual economic impact of $14.8 billion to the city, our membership is committed to re-opening as soon as conditions permit us to do so. We are working tirelessly with multiple partners on sustaining the industry once we raise our curtains again,” said Charlotte St. Martin, President of the Broadway League.
For months, the organizations representing those artists have called on the federal government to pass an economic relief plan for those now facing six to eight more months of unemployment.
The Actor’s Equity Association released a statement, that read in part:
“This is a deeply painful time for everyone who depends on the arts for their livelihood. We are at this moment because, seven months into the pandemic, our nation still lacks a coherent national strategy for masks and testing which could help bring the virus under control.”
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