On Saturday, English actor Daniel Craig tested positive for the coronavirus.
He was set to perform in the latest Broadway staging of Shakespeare’s Macbeth but due to his diagnosis, the Longacre Theater canceled the show.
In a statement from the production’s official Twitter account, Craig’s diagnosis result and the cancelations of the play were revealed less than two hours from its Saturday matinee performance.
“Today’s matinee and evening performance of MACBETH are cancelled due to Daniel Craig just testing positive for COVID this afternoon,” the statement read.
“We apologize for the inconvenience this causes ticket holders, but the safety of our audiences, the cast and crew remains our top priority. All tickets for the cancelled performance will be refunded at the original point of purchase.” the statement concluded.
PERFORMANCE UPDATE FOR SATURDAY, APRIL 2
Today’s matinee and evening performance of MACBETH are cancelled due to Daniel Craig just testing positive for COVID this afternoon. pic.twitter.com/hluAIqGAQW
— Macbeth on Broadway (@macbethbway) April 2, 2022
In a new tweet on Sunday, performances of “Macbeth” have been canceled through April 7 after a number of people at the company had also contracted the virus.
“Macbeth” began previews on March 29 and will officially open on April 28 for a 15-week limited engagement. The play is directed by Sam Gold and features original music by Gaelynn Lea.
Craig stars in the play opposite Oscar-nominee Ruth Negga in her Broadway debut.
“Macbeth” is his first role since ending his time as James Bond, whom he has portrayed across five movies over 14 years.