All that trouble they've had in River City after Hugh Jackman and some other people involved in "The Music Man" tested positive for COVID-19 in the past few days may soon be coming to an end.
On Thursday, it was announced that the show, which shut down on Tuesday after Jackman announced his test result in an Instagram video, will resume previews with the star on Jan. 6. On Tuesday, producers said they would cancel performances only through Saturday and that Jackman would return Jan. 6.
In his Tuesday video, Jackman, who is fully vaccinated and also received a booster shot, said he had a mild case of COVID-19. "I just wanted you to hear it from me that I tested positive this morning for COVID. My symptoms are like a cold, either a scratchy throat and a bit of a runny nose. I'm just going to do everything I can to get better ASAP, and as soon as I'm cleared, I'll be back on stage and heading to River City. Please stay safe, be healthy, be kind," he said.
"The Music Man," which is still in previews, is slated to open officially on Feb. 10.
The Meredith Willson musical is not the only Broadway show to be affected by the coronavirus. The Tony-winning musical "Come From Away" has canceled all performances through Sunday and will resume on Tuesday. "Moulin Rouge!" canceled Thursday's matinee but was set to perform its show in the evening.
On Monday, "Six" producers announced performances would be canceled through Thursday after the show was affected by several breakthrough COVID-19 cases. Other productions that have recently been forced to cancel performances due to COVID-19 are "Aladdin," "Hadestown" and "Hamilton."