COVID-19 hits stage… “Something Rotten”·“Last Session” canceled

연합뉴스 / 2022-01-28 18:06:41
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▲ This photo shows musical actor Seo Kyung-su. (Yonhap)

 

▲ This photo shows musical actress Jung Sun-ah. (Yonhap)

 


SEOUL, Jan. 28 (Yonhap) -- With the spread of COVID-19, the theater is facing an emergency due to a series of confirmed cases and routes overlapping with confirmed patients.

The musical “Something Rotten” canceled its third show from Jan. 28 to Jan. 29, as the lead actor Seo Kyung-su who plays Shakespeare, tested positive for COVID-19.


Actor Park Kang-hyun, who plays the lead role of Orpheus in the musical “Hadestown” took a test as his route overlapped with a COVID-19 confirmed patient.

The test was confirmed negative, but the production company S&Co decided to cancel the performance on Jan. 29 at 2 p.m.

Park’s performance will be replaced by Jo Hyung-gyun in today’s show, and XIUMIN will take the stage instead of at 2 p.m. on Jan. 30.

 

The play “Last Session” which features O Yeong-su and Shin-gu, was canceled on Jan. 28.

According to the production studio Park Company, one of the performance staff tested positive in a rapid antigen test, received a PCR test, and is currently waiting for the results.

Musical actor Jung Sun-ah was also confirmed to have COVID-19.

According to her agency Palmtree Island, Jung had a PCR test ahead of her schedule and was confirmed the morning of Jan. 27.

After getting married in April 2020, Jung announced her pregnancy at a solo concert at the end of last year and is about to give birth in May.

Meanwhile, the musical "Lion King," which was canceled twice due to a confirmed case among the staff, managed to open on Friday.

The performance, in which the international tour team will take the stage, postponed the opening day because the production team could not get flights in the aftermath of COVID-19.

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