The Classical Theater Company produces”Killer” The Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman musical, which became the latest performance to be cut short because of the coronavirus, announced Tuesday that it will cancel remaining performances.
The Off Broadway musical, which began previewing in November and has run for about 12 weeks, was scheduled to continue through January 30. In one brief statementthe Classical Theater Company said a handful of performances remaining this week had been scrapped because of “positive COVID-19 tests in the company”.
Sondheim, who wrote the music and lyrics for “Assassins,” passed away on November 26, which resonated with a time of revival and created a spike in demand that made the show one of the most difficult-to-buy movies in New York this winter. On the evening Sondheim died, audiences flocked to the Lynn F. Angelson Theater – where the play “Assassins” – and to other Sondheim locations, including the Broadway theater, where the revival of “Assassins” took place.Company“Playing, said they were drawn to the locations and found a way to pay tribute to the music-making giant.
The production, directed by John Doyle, sold out before Sondheim died; after, the number of people who regularly enter a digital lottery in the hope of scoring a $15 ticket It’s lively, with around 5,000 people taking part on a number of days in the hope of capturing one of the small theater’s 196 seats.
The company said all ticket holders will receive a refund for the cancellation.
https://www.nytimes.com/2022/01/25/theater/assassins-canceled-covid.html Sondheim’s ‘Killer’ Ends Early Because of Coronavirus Cases