Matthew Broderick Tests Positive For COVID-19
Matthew Broderick has tested positive for COVID-19 and will miss a scheduled Broadway performance of Plaza Suite at The Hudson Theater.
A statement shared with The Hollywood Reporter confirmed that the 60-year-old actor had contracted the virus “despite strict adherence to COVID safety protocols.”
The news came ahead of Tuesday night’s performance, which now sees Tony Award winner Michael McGrath starring opposite Broderick’s wife, Sarah Jessica Parker after she tested negative.
Broderick is expected to return to the production on April 15.
Plaza Suite is the most recent Broadway show to feel the effects of the pandemic after performances of Macbeth were also placed on pause when the star, Daniel Craig, contracted the virus.
Created by Neil Simon in 1968, Plaza Suite explores the lives and marriages of three different couples (each played by Broderick and Parker) staying in Suite 719 at New York City’s Plaza Hotel.
Directed by John Benjamin Hickey, the revival also stars Danny Bolero, Molly Ranson and Cesar J. Romero.
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