Broadway usher at 2 New York theaters tests positive for coronavirus

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Broadway is taking action after an usher at two theaters in New York tested positive for the coronavirus.

The individual recently worked at the Shubert's Booth Theatre, home to "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf," from March 3 to March 7, and at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre, home to the musical "Six," on Feb. 25 and March 1.

The Shubert & Nederlander organizations released a joint statement, saying, "Last evening, we were notified that a part-time employee of both organizations has tested positively for COVID-19. Immediately upon learning of the positive test, both organizations began taking every step necessary to ensure the safety of our audiences, performers, crew, and building staff."

A deep cleaning has been completed at the Booth Theater, and was scheduled at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre overnight.

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