THE ROCKETTES are canceling the rest of their 2021 season due to the new surge of coronavirus cases.
“We regret that we are unable to continue the Christmas Spectacular this season due to increasing challenges from the pandemic,” the Rockettes posted on Twitter.
“We had hoped we could make it through the season and are honored to have hosted hundreds of thousands of fans at more than 100 shows over the last seven weeks,” their statement continued.
“We have loved bringing back this cherished tradition that helps usher in the holiday season in New York City and look forward to welcoming fans back to Radio City Music Hall in 2020.”
The program canceled shows on Friday because of breakthrough corona cases among members of the production.
Some of the cases appeared to be among members of the orchestra.
The Radio City Rockettes is a cherished holiday tradition in the city.
But outside the landmarked building was a line of crying children saddened by the sudden closure of the famed establishment.
“All tickets for impacted shows will be fully refunded at the point of purchase,” the Rockettes said in a tweet.
New York is experiencing a surge of coronavirus cases as the omicron variant continues spreading.
The state has seen the highest record in recorded positive cases throughout the course of the pandemic.
New York itself has seen double the cases it saw in three days, setting a one day record for the entire pandemic on Friday.
The city will begin distributing 500,000 rapid at-home tests through community organizations and is handing out over one million KN95.
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