Daniel Craig’s return to Broadway in a new version of Macbeth has been temporarily halted after the actor contracted Covid-19.
Ednesday’s matinee and evening performances were canceled after the James Bond actor tested positive.
In a tweet late Saturday night, the show said all performances through Thursday had been canceled “due to the finding of a limited number of positive Covid test results within the company.”
Craig stars in a revival of William Shakespeare’s tragedy, while Ruth Negga makes her Broadway debut as Lady Macbeth.
PERFORMANCE UPDATE: Performances are canceled through Thursday, April 7th.
We deeply apologize for the inconvenience this is causing ticket holders. All tickets for the canceled performances will be refunded at the original point of sale. pic.twitter.com/0ESkZ4q5wL
— Macbeth on Broadway (@macbethbway) April 3, 2022
Macbeth – directed by Tony Award winner Sam Gold – is set at the Lyceum Theatre.
According to folklore, Macbeth was cursed from the start when a coven of witches contradicted Shakespeare with actual incantations and cursed the play. Other productions were plagued by accidents.
Craig last appeared on Broadway in a 2013 revival of Harold Pinter’s Betrayal, starring his wife Rachel Weisz and directed by Mike Nichols.
The actor also starred opposite Hugh Jackman in 2009’s A Steady Rain.
Gold directed Craig in an Off-Broadway production of Othello in 2016, opposite David Oyelowo.
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Other high-profile Broadway shows have had to cancel shows because the leading man contracted the virus, including The Music Man co-leaders Hugh Jackman and Sutton Foster.
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