The London production of “Waitress” at the Adelphi Theatre will not reopen after the shutdown of theaters on the West End, the show’s producers announced Friday.
West End theaters closed on March 16, after the Society of London Theatre made the decision in order to help slow the spread of COVID-19. The theaters will remain closed until at least April 26, according to the most recent statement by the Society of London Theatre.
“Waitress,” which opened on March 6, 2019, was originally slated to run through July 4.The closing announcement said the current situation made it unlikely that the show would continue its run.
“If things do change and there is a world in which we believe we could continue a run at the Adelphi before 4 July, we will be in touch,” the show said in a tweet Friday.
In addition to the closure of the theater, Gavin Creel, who was starring in “Waitress” on the West End alongside Sara Bareilles, said he was “pretty sure” he had coronavirus on Rosie O’Donnell’s Sunday live-streamed show, citing his interaction with another cast member who tested positive.
“Waitress” was directed by Diane Paulus and executive-produced by Alecia Parker and Peter May.