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Laura Osnes has been ‘removed from an upcoming production over refusal to get COVID-19 vaccine’


Broadway star Laura Osnes has been fired from new production because she refuses to get a COVID-19 vaccine

  • Broadway star Laura Osnes was set to appear in a production of Crazy For You later this month
  • She allegedly revealed she had not received the COVID-19 jab and did not trust any of the vaccines
  • The actress was replaced by Sierra Boggess, who previously appeared in a Broadway production of The Little Mermaid
  • Theater staff and performers must either be vaccinated or present a negative COVID-19 test result, the Guild Hall told the site 

Broadway star Laura Osnes has been fired from an upcoming theater production over her alleged refusal to get vaccinated against COVID-19

The news about the 35-year-old performer was initially reported by Page Six, who noted that she was originally set to appear in a one-night production of Crazy For You at the Guild Hall in East Hampton later this month.

Theater staff and performers must either be vaccinated or present a negative COVID-19 test result, the Guild Hall told the site. 

Ousted: Broadway star Laura Osnes has reportedly been fired from an upcoming theater production after she allegedly refused to be vaccinated against COVID-19; she is pictured in 2019

However, the actress was removed from the cast after she allegedly revealed she had not received the jab and did not trust any of the COVID-19 vaccines.   

Insiders told Page Six Osnes made the revelation after that matter was brought up by her costar Tony Yazbeck, who has two children.  She was then reportedly let go from the cast.  

The website noted Osnes has characterized herself in past interviews as a Christian conservative.  

The performer was reportedly replaced by Sierra Boggess, who previously portrayed Ariel in a Broadway production of The Little Mermaid. 

Reasoning: Insiders told Page Six Osnes made the revelation after she was pressed by her costar Tony Yazbeck, who has two children; she is pictured in May

Reasoning: Insiders told Page Six Osnes made the revelation after she was pressed by her costar Tony Yazbeck, who has two children; she is pictured in May

Switching out: Osnes will be replaced by Sierra Boggess in the forthcoming production; Boggess seen earlier this month

Switching out: Osnes will be replaced by Sierra Boggess in the forthcoming production; Boggess seen earlier this month

The theater’s artistic director Josh Gladstone told Page Six of the matter: ‘We have a requirement now along the lines of what Actors’ Equity is requiring, and what Broadway is requiring, for performances. 

‘So yes — we’re very excited with the cast that we have, and we’re delighted Susan has put together a beautiful evening. 

‘We’re sorry not to have Laura on this, [and] we will look forward to working with Laura again. We are concerned about maintaining the safety of our staff and our audiences.’     

Future opportunities: The Guild Hall's artistic director noted that the theater 'will look forward to working with Laura again'; she is seen in May

Future opportunities: The Guild Hall’s artistic director noted that the theater ‘will look forward to working with Laura again’; she is seen in May

The Broadway League recently announced that audiences, performers, and backstage crew, and theater staff must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination.

A Guild Hall rep told the site: ‘The policy of Guild Hall is that performers have the option to provide proof of full vaccination or a recent negative COVID test result.’ 

The rep also confirmed Osnes had left the show, but did not reveal why.  

Osnes is currently set to appear in a forthcoming West End production of Bonnie & Clyde, which will premiere next year.

Safety first: 'The policy of Guild Hall is that performers have the option to provide proof of full vaccination or a recent negative COVID test result,' a Guild Hall rep told the site (pictured Guild Hall of East Hampton)

Safety first: ‘The policy of Guild Hall is that performers have the option to provide proof of full vaccination or a recent negative COVID test result,’ a Guild Hall rep told the site (pictured Guild Hall of East Hampton)

Staying busy: Osnes is currently set to appear in a forthcoming West End production of Bonnie & Clyde, which will premiere next year; she is seen in 2019

Staying busy: Osnes is currently set to appear in a forthcoming West End production of Bonnie & Clyde, which will premiere next year; she is seen in 2019

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