(Luke Funk’s article appeared on Fox5 New York.)
NEW YORK – The Radio City Rockettes are canceling their entire 2021 season due to COVID-19 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.
The show had canceled Friday show due to breakthrough COVID-19 cases among members of the production moments before the 11 a.m. performance. At least some of the cases appeared to be among members of the orchestra.
The annual show features the Rockettes and is a holiday tradition in the city. People were already in their seats when they were told the show was canceled. Children and adults were seen crying outside the Midtown Manhattan venue after realizing they were not going to get to see the show.
Many in the crowd were tourists who had traveled to New York City to see the show.