Hugh Jackman tests positive for the second time, misses out on ‘The Music Man’ performance. people news

NEW DELHI: Actor Hugh Jackman has tested positive for COVID-19 for the second time. The actor is set to remember his performance in ‘The Music Man’ with the actor Max Clayton set to perform as standby.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Clayton will play Professor Harold Hill alongside Sutton Foster in all appearances of Meredith Wilson’s musical comedy from June 14-21.

Producer Kate Horton said in a statement, “Once again, standbys and sane save the day and in this case, it’s Max Clayton to the rescue.” “We are excited to see him perform with the wonderful Sutton Foster and we wish Hugh a speedy recovery,” she said.

Taking to Instagram, Jackman shared a video in which he said, “I have hopelessly tested positive for Covid. Again. My standby, the amazingly talented @maxmclayton will step in for me. Most annoying thing It’s that I didn’t get to see him. Performance! I’ve said it before, and will say it a million times over… Maxi and all the standbys, swings and understatements around the world, you’re the true hero of the theatre. You” Show “The proverb is given life, must keep going.”

His diagnosis came a day after attending the Tony Awards, for which he was nominated for his role in “The Music Man.”

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Jackman first tested positive in December 2021, just days after Foster also missed a performance of The Music Man due to a successful case. At the time, Jackman described his symptoms as ‘like a cold’, ‘a scratchy throat and a slight runny nose’. Several performances were canceled before the actor returned to the stage.

Meanwhile, “The Music Man” is directed by four-time Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks, with choreography by Tony Award winner Warren Carlyle.

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