As COVID-19 instances fueled by the extremely transmissible omicron variant proceed to surge, leisure specials and occasions are as soon as once more getting canceled or postponed in the course of the fall and winter months.
As of Saturday, the omicron variant accounted for 73.2% of latest COVID-19 infections within the nation, the Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention reported. The week ending Dec. 11, omicron accounted for 12.6% of latest instances.
World Well being Group Director-Common Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Monday urged the general public to cancel upcoming occasions as a result of risk of omicron.
“An occasion canceled is best than a life canceled,” Tedros mentioned.
Listed here are leisure occasions which were canceled or postponed because of the surge.
Extra: Sure, omicron has overtaken delta. No, it isn’t March 2020.
New Yr’s Eve specials
- 1 New Yr’s Eve specials
- 2 ‘Fox’s New Yr’s Eve Toast & Roast 2022’
- 3 TV reveals
- 4 ‘Wendy Williams Present’
- 5 ‘Nick Cannon Present’
- 6 Award reveals
- 7 Palm Springs Worldwide Movie Awards
- 8 New York Movie Critics Circle
- 9 Live shows
- 10 Miami Jingle Ball
- 11 Broadway reveals
- 12 ‘Jagged Little Tablet’
- 13 ‘Six’
- 14 ‘Skeleton Crew’
- 15 ‘Hamilton’
- 16 ‘Mrs. Doubtfire’
- 17 ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Little one’
- 18 ‘The Rockettes’
‘Fox’s New Yr’s Eve Toast & Roast 2022’
FOX Leisure introduced Tuesday its New Yr’s Eve particular, “Fox’s New Yr’s Eve Toast & Roast 2022” wouldn’t go on as a result of rising COVID instances. Actor-comedians Ken Jeong and Joel McHale have been set to host the particular.
“The current velocity of the unfold of Omicron instances has made it inconceivable to supply a stay particular in Occasions Sq. that meets our requirements,” the community mentioned in an announcement. “The well being and security of our casts and crews has all the time been, and can proceed to be, of the utmost significance.”
The community added that alternative programming for the particular will likely be introduced in coming days.
Fox’s “Toast & Roast” was set to incorporate performances from Think about Dragons, Maroon 5, Billy Idol, Pink and extra.
Nonetheless, different networks’ New Yr’s Eve specials are nonetheless a go.
NBC’s vacation particular “Miley’s New Yr’s Eve Celebration” hosted by Miley Cyrus and “Saturday Evening Stay” comic Pete Davidson will air stay on the community from Miami.
CBS can also be becoming a member of in on the enjoyable with its first-time Nashville-based particular “New Yr’s Eve Stay: Nashville’s Huge Bash,” that includes nation music’s hottest stars — together with Dierks Bentley, Zac Brown Band and Dan + Shay — throughout a number of areas in Music Metropolis, in keeping with the community.
This yr additionally marks the fiftieth anniversary of ABC’s “Dick Clark’s New Yr’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest.” Seacrest is ready to host from New York’s Occasions Sq. with Liza Koshy.
Nonetheless, plans for the Occasions Sq. New Yr’s Eve celebration are additionally in query as Mayor Invoice de Blasio is predicted to determine this week whether or not to undergo with plans to permit vaccinated guests to assemble. De Blasio mentioned in November he needed to convey the occasion again “full power” this yr.
Stay tapings of reveals that usually movie earlier than a studio viewers have postponed episodes amid the rise in COVID-19 instances.
‘Wendy Williams Present’
Whereas the present’s host has been absent from her seat for all of this season as a result of well being issues, the present itself will likely be on maintain whereas COVID-19 instances break document highs in New York Metropolis.
The present introduced Tuesday that stay episodes would proceed on Jan. 10 as an alternative of the initially deliberate Jan. 3 date.
“Because of the rising variety of new COVID-19 instances and to make sure a secure return for our crew members and employees, ‘The Wendy Williams Present’ will now return with new stay episodes on Monday, January 10,” the present introduced on Instagram. “We proceed to watch all related New York Metropolis well being and security protocols, and need everybody a contented and wholesome vacation season.”
‘Nick Cannon Present’
The “Nick Cannon Present” introduced comparable information Tuesday, writing on Instagram the present would proceed their stay tapings on Jan. 10.
The rise of the omicron variant additionally comes as Hollywood’s awards season is on the horizon.
Palm Springs Worldwide Movie Awards
The Palm Springs Worldwide Movie Awards has been canceled by occasion organizers as a result of an increase in COVID-19 instances and the omicron variant. The awards ceremony was anticipated to happen in particular person on Jan. 6, 2022, on the Conference Heart in Palm Springs, California.
Stars who have been anticipated to attend the ceremony included administrators Jane Campion and Kenneth Branagh, actors Kristen Stewart, Jennifer Hudson, Girl Gaga, Andrew Garfield, Jessica Chastain, Penélope Cruz and the casts of “King Richard” and “Belfast.”
“We’re taking this motion as a result of current spike in COVID instances and out of an abundance of warning to make sure the well being and security of the honorees, patrons, and employees,” mentioned an announcement from the Palm Springs Worldwide Movie Pageant. “The Palm Springs Movie Awards are one of many largest occasions within the movie world with 2,500 visitors and greater than 1,000 employees within the room.”
The Palm Springs Worldwide Movie Pageant continues to be scheduled to run by means of Jan. 17. Passholders are required to point out proof of full vaccination, photograph ID and signal a waiver to enter venues and occasions, which additionally utilized to the movie awards ceremony.
New York Movie Critics Circle
The New York Movie Critics Circle has postponed its 2022 awards ceremony, initially scheduled for Jan. 10, in keeping with Selection.
“Out of security issues for our award winners and our members, we’ve made the choice to postpone our dinner,” NYFCC chair Stephanie Zacharek instructed the outlet. “However relaxation assured, we’re going to discover a strategy to have a good time the accomplishments of our winners within the coming months. Even within the midst of an unsure time, we see this as a optimistic step ahead.”
Miami Jingle Ball
iHeartRadio’s annual Jingle Ball 2021 tour was minimize brief this yr. The Miami leg of the tour, scheduled for Sunday, has been canceled as a result of COVID-19 outbreaks, Y100 Miami introduced on social media.
“Because of the elevated transmission of the brand new Covid-19 variant and to additional reduce any potential dangers, as a precautionary measure and for the protection of our employees, expertise and visitors, we now have made the choice to cancel tonight’s IHeartRadio Y100 Jingle Ball,” iHeart mentioned in an announcement.
The present was initially scheduled to characteristic Doja Cat, Megan Thee Stallion, Jonas Brothers, Black Eyed Peas, Saweetie, Monsta X, Anitta and extra.
‘Jagged Little Tablet’
As Broadway struggles to maintain curtains up, COVID woes are forcing longer shutdowns for some productions — and the everlasting closure of “Jagged Little Tablet.”
“Jagged Little Tablet” introduced Monday evening that it will not be reopening following a closure that was set to finish early this week. It was the second present to immediately blame COVID for closing; the primary was “Rooster & Biscuits” in November.
“Six” introduced Monday evening’s present was canceled as audiences lined up outdoors. The Broadway performances are set to renew Dec. 29.
“Skeleton Crew,” a brand new Broadway play by Dominique Morisseau starring Phylicia Rashad, introduced Monday that it was pushing again the beginning of its previews and opening evening as a result of COVID instances. Its first efficiency will happen Dec. 27.
‘Jagged Little Tablet’ closes completely amid onslaught of Broadway COVID cancellations
“Hamilton” has canceled all performances by means of Dec. 26.
“Mrs. Doubtfire” canceled performances by means of Dec. 21. Performances will resume Dec. 22.
‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Little one’
“Harry Potter and the Cursed Little one” canceled reveals by means of Dec. 27.
The Rockettes introduced Dec. 17 that the Radio Metropolis Christmas Spectacular would finish early.
“We remorse that we’re unable to proceed the ‘Christmas Spectacular’ this season as a result of rising challenges from the pandemic,” an announcement on the Rockettes’ web site learn. “We had hoped we might make it by means of the season and are honored to have hosted a whole bunch of hundreds of followers at greater than 100 reveals over the past seven weeks. “We now have cherished bringing again this cherished custom that helps usher within the vacation season in New York Metropolis and stay up for welcoming followers again to Radio Metropolis Music Corridor in 2022.”
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Canceled: A take a look at the New Yr’s Eve, vacation occasions being affected by COVID-19 and omicron
Contributing: Pamela Avila, Ryan W. Miller, Adrianna Rodriguez, USA TODAY; Ilana Keller, Asbury Park Press; Brian Blueskye, Ema Sasic, Palm Springs Desert Solar
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