Sutton Foster plays librarian Marion Paroo in "The Music Man."

Sutton Foster plays librarian Marion Paroo in "The Music Man." Credit: Julieta Cervantes

They've got more COVID trouble in River City. Just a few days after Hugh Jackman returned to Broadway's "The Music Man" following a second bout with COVID-19, his co-star Sutton Foster revealed on Sunday that she has tested positive for the virus. She will be out of the show until July 6.

"I just wanted to let everyone know that today, this morning, I tested positive for COVID, and I'm so sad that I won't be able to be at 'The Music Man' for a little bit," Foster said in a video posted on Instagram. "My incredible understudies Audrey Cardwell and Kathy Voytko will be holding down the fort as Marion Paroo with Mr. Hugh Jackman. So I just send all my love to everybody at the Winter Garden. And to all of you, stay healthy and stay safe, and see you soon." 

Ticket holders can contact their original point of purchase if they want to exchange their seats for a future performance.

This is the also the second time Foster, 47, has tested positive for COVID-19. In late December, both she and Jackman contracted the coronavirus, which caused "The Music Man" to cancel a string of performances in January.

On June 13, Jackman, 53, announced that he was COVID-positive and that his understudy, Max Clayton, would take his place through June 21. He returned to the show on Wednesday.

Despite lukewarm reviews, the revival of "The Music Man" has been a huge draw at the box office and racked up six Tony Award nominations, including best musical revival and nods for both stars' performances.

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