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Das Broadway-Musical Jagged little pill, which borrowed its title from the 1995 breakthrough album by singer-songwriter Alanis Morissette, has closed due to the new Omicron wave of the coronavirus pandemic.
Performances of Jagged little pill were originally canceled for a few days “due to evidence of a limited number of positive COVID test results”. But on Monday night, the show’s producers announced that December 17th would be their last Broadway performance.
“The drastic turn of events this week with the rapid spread of the Omicron variant has once again changed everything,” said the producers in a statement social media. “We are dismayed by another significant public health crisis and, with the discovery of multiple positive Covid-19 cases in the company, we must prioritize the health and safety of the performers, the crew and the entire team working on the job . Jagged little pill ‘. “
The musical opened in 2019 and was inspired by songs on Morissette’s classic album. At the 74th Tony Awards, the show received 15 nominations and won two awards.
Jagged little pill tells the story of the Healys, a family that seems perfect but whose members struggle in private, and highlights topics such as addiction and trauma.
The show was also controversial among fans and cast members. In September Celia Rose Gooding called out Producers for causing harm to “the trans and non-binary communities”. Nora Schell, a non-binary actress, said on twitter that they were pressured and intimidated by the producers to postpone necessary operations.
On Monday, producers also announced plans for “subsequent productions building on the show’s triumphant lunch in Australia earlier this month.”
They added, “We also hope and intend to find a way to bring this vibrant and revitalizing musical back to Broadway after the current crisis.”