Focus on improving! Hugh Jackman tested positive for COVID-19 a few days after his own music man co-star Sutton Foster he contracted the virus and had to miss a show.
“I just wanted to make sure you knew from me. I tested positive for covid, “wrote the 53-year-old actor via Instagram on Tuesday 28 December.” Mild symptoms and I can’t wait to get back on stage soon! Sending love for a happy and healthy new year “.
The The greatest showman star explained that he tested positive for the virus that morning, but he wasn’t feeling too bad.
“My symptoms are like a cold. I have a sore throat and a bit of a runny nose. But I’m fine, “Jackman said in a video via his social media account Tuesday.” I’ll do whatever I can to get better ASAP. As soon as I’m free, I’ll be back on stage and go to River City. “
The Australian native encouraged his fans to “stay safe, be healthy, be kind”.
Shortly after sharing his health update, Jackman announced that all performances for the Broadway run of The man of music have been canceled from now until Saturday 1st January. If all goes according to plan, the show will be back on Sunday 2nd January.
“I send you New Year’s greetings from all the company of The man of music“, the statement read by the Winter Garden Theater, which Jackman re-shared via his Instagram Story.
Jackman’s positive diagnosis came less than a week after Foster, who will play Marian Paroo in 2022. The man of music along with the actor’s Professor Harold Hill, he had to miss a preview Thursday, December 23, following a positive COVID test.
On the same day, the miserable the actor went viral after a video of him singing the praises of Foster’s replacement, Kathy Voytko, and swings have made their way onto the internet.
In the clip, Jackman explained how important a swing on Broadway is, noting that they cover up to 10 roles and never know when they will be needed to jump and save the day.
“Kathy, when she showed up for work at 12 o’clock, could have played any of the eight roles,” explained the Oscar-nominated star at the music man audience at the Winter Garden Theater in New York during the curtain call Thursday. “He found out at 12 today and at one o’clock he did his first rehearsal as Marian Paroo.”
Jackman then asked the company’s replacements and swings to come forward to applause, thanking them for their continued hard work in unprecedented times during the coronavirus pandemic.
“They watch from the corner of a room as we rehearse, while we practice again and again. They can just look and write notes and then, five hours before the performance, they are told, “There you are! By the way, you have a wig, go!” He continued. “So to all these people here, the swings – and I’m thrilled because it humiliates me – their courage, their genius, their dedication, their talent. Swing, understudies, are the foundation of Broadway. “
The Glutton the star joked: “Take it from me: real superheroes don’t wear cloaks!”
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