Broadway's 'Aladdin' shuts down due to COVID breakthrough cases

NEW YORK — Just as Broadway begins its long road to reopening, there’s been a set back. 

Wednesday night’s performance of “Aladdin” on Broadway was canceled due to COVID-19 breakthrough cases. 

It came a day after the show reopened for the first time in 18 months. 

The production takes place at The New Amsterdam Theatre in Times Square.

A statement was released Wednesday night saying all tickets to the performance will be refunded.

In a statement, the theater company said in part, “Through our rigorous testing protocols, breakthrough COVID-19 cases have been detected within the company of Aladdin at The New Amsterdam Theatre. Because the wellness and safety of our guests,

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