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All Naruto Stage Play September Performances Canceled Due to COVID-19

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The latest Naruto stage play was supposed to open on September 17, but would-be attendees got some disappointing news just two days prior. According to an announcement on the official website, the first 12 performances of Live Spectacle NARUTO – Ninkai Taisen, Kaisen (Shinobi World War, Outbreaks) have been canceled due to several folks involved being infected with COVID-19. 

Here’s the message from the official website:

We had been preparing for this show by taking the utmost precautions and measures in compliance with the guidelines for the prevention of the spread of the new coronavirus infection of the National Association of Public Cultural Facilities and the guidelines for infection prevention measures of the Performing Arts Network in Emergency Situations.

However, several people involved in the show showed symptoms of fever, and as a result of PCR testing, it was determined that they were infected with the new coronavirus.

As a result of discussions by the production committee, we have decided to cancel all 12 performances of the “Live Spectacle NARUTO – Ninkai Taisen, Kaisen” in Tokyo from September 17 to 25, 2022. We deeply apologize for the inconvenience and concern this may cause to those who have been looking forward to the performances, and for the short notice of this announcement.

Live Spectacle NARUTO – Ninkai Taisen, Kaisen was scheduled to be performed at Tokyo’s The Galaxy Theater from September 17-25. Performances will follow at Kobe Bunka Hall in Hyogo from October 1-10 before returning to The Galaxy Theater from October 15-22. 

Naturally, the livestream of its opening show has also been canceled. Those who purchased tickets to the 12 canceled shows will get a full refund, with details to be announced later. 

Via Crunchyroll News