New York City Ballet announced it was delaying the opening of its winter season by nine days, becoming the latest major performing arts group to cancel or postpone programming due to a recent spike in coronavirus cases.
This winter season, which was scheduled to start on January 18, will now start on January 27, announcing it in a press release. Scheduled performances will not be made up, meaning the season will still end as originally planned on February 27.
This is another difficulty related to the virus for City Ballet, it should be noted that it also had to cancel its last 17 performances of "The Nutcracker by George Balanchine", this being its most popular offer, after several people from the production cast tested positive for coronavirus, forcing them to miss two weeks of rehearsals.
City Ballet is just one of many performing arts organizations in New York and across the country that have had their winter programming and major reopening plans affected by the surge in coronavirus infections and the rapidly expanding omicron variant.