TV shows, Broadway, no longer on hold in 2022 due to COVID-19
The coronavirus pandemic began in late 2019, spread to the United States in early 2020, and as of 2022 it is still affecting Hollywood – and the rest of the world.
In 2020 and 2021, many events, including the Tokyo Olympics, have been postponed, canceled or delayed amid the ups and downs of the global pandemic. An increase in COVID-19 cases in December 2021 and January 2022 led to another wave of shutdowns in Hollywood, halting work on TV shows, Broadway musicals and more.
Hugh jackman, who plays Professor Harold Hill in the 2022 series The man of music in New York, tested positive for the virus after the Christmas holidays. Her positive diagnosis came just days after her co-star Sutton foster, who plays Marian Paroo, missed a preview of their musical following her own positive COVID test.
âMy symptoms are like a cold. I have a itchy throat and a bit of a runny nose. But I’m fine, “the Australian native said in a video via his Instagram on Dec. 28, 2021.” I’m just going to do whatever I can to get better ASAP. As soon as I’m cleared, I’ll be back on stage and heading to River City.
Jackman’s health crisis at the end of the year resulted in The man of music rescheduling the remainder of her holiday premieres in hopes of returning to the stage on Jan. 2. The Winter Garden Theater, however, later announced that the show would not resume until January 6 following the continued spread of the coronavirus.
The Sundance Film Festival announced on January 5 that it will no longer be hosting in-person events for the event, which was scheduled to run from January 20 to 30. The iconic festival chose to go virtual all of its screenings and press events this year as the Omicron variant grew.
“Despite the most ambitious protocols, the Omicron variant with its surprisingly high transmissibility rates pushes the boundaries of health security, travel and other infrastructure across the country”, the organizers said in a statement at the time. âElements of the in-person festival in Utah will go live this year. While we are disappointed that we did not deliver the full hybrid experience and meet in person as planned, audiences this year will still experience the magic and energy of our festival.
TV shows have not been immune to the rise in COVID-19 cases after the holidays. Grey’s Anatomy Chose to delay its return to production from January 10 to January 12. CBS ‘ NCIS: Los Angeles, on the other hand, delayed production from January to a later date in February.
Scroll down to see all of the events, shows, movies and more that have been affected by the COVID-19 delays in 2022: