Sarah Jessica Parker, who is currently starring on Broadway in a revival of the Neil Simon comedy “Plaza Suite,” tested positive for the coronavirus on Thursday, a production spokesperson said.
Parker’s co-star, Matthew Broderick, who is also her husband, had tested positive earlier this week and has been off the show since Tuesday. The show had continued with his understudy, Michael McGrath, but will be canceled Thursday night and it was not clear when it will resume.
“Plaza Suite” is now the third Broadway show currently closed due to New York City’s resurgent coronavirus, an increase in cases made possible by the Omicron sub-variant known as BA.2. A revival of “Macbeth” canceled more than a week of performances after its star, Daniel Craig, and other members of the company tested positive, and a new musical called “A Strange Loop,” which won the 2020 Pulitzer Prize for drama, postponed the start of its preview performances, also citing positive tests. Both shows hope to be back on stage on Monday.
A highly anticipated Off Broadway musical, “Suffs” at the Public Theater, has also canceled its performances this week, including its scheduled opening night, due to virus cases.