Foreign tourists who have the AstraZeneca vaccine will NOT be allowed to watch Bruce Springsteen’s Broadway show because it is not FDA-approved
- Ban was revealed for Springsteen On Broadway, the first show to open
- Will affect Canadians and other foreign tourists who got AstraZeneca
- The AstraZenaca vaccine is not authorized for emergency use by the FDA
- Canadians fear other Broadway shows and U.S. venues will follow suit
Foreign tourists who received the AstraZeneca vaccine for COVID-19 will not be eligible to attend the first Broadway show to re-open, because the shot is not approved by the FDA, it has been revealed.
The ban revealed this week by the theater manager for Springsteen On Broadway is most likely to affect visitors from Canada, where AstraZeneca is in widespread use.
‘At the direction of New York State, Springsteen on Broadway and the St. James Theatre will only be accepting proof of FDA-approved COVID-19 vaccines (Pfizer, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson),’ read a statement on the website of Jujamcyn, which runs the St. James.
The statement was first reported by the Toronto Star, and prompted fear in Canada that other Broadway shows and U.S. entertainment venues would follow suit.
Bruce Springsteen’s one-man-show is the first major Broadway performance to reopen, and will ban attendees who have the AstraZeneca vaccine
Canadians fear other Broadway shows and U.S. venues will follow suit. Pictured, Times Square is seen earlier this month
Rocker Bruce Springsteen’s one-man-show will mark the first major show in New York’s theater district since Broadway closed for more than a year because of the coronavirus pandemic.
The singer-songwriter will open Springsteen on Broadway on June 27 for a limited summer run until September 4.
‘I loved doing ‘Springsteen on Broadway’ and I’m thrilled to have been asked to reprise the show as part of the reopening of Broadway,’ Springsteen said in a statement.
The ‘Born to Run’ singer first opened his show, a blend of personal stories and selected songs played on guitar and piano, to sold out audiences on Broadway from October 2017 until December 2018.
Rocker Bruce Springsteen’s one-man-show will mark the first major show in New York’s theater district to take place since closing for more than a year
A nurse fills a syringe with a dose of the Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine in Currie, Scotland. The vaccine is popular in Commonwealth countries but not approved by the FDA
Broadway shows have been shuttered since March 2020 because of the pandemic but many have recently announced reopening dates starting in August and September.
Most productions are still working out COVID-19 and masking protocols for cast, crew and audiences members but Springsteen’s is thought to be the first to state that vaccinations will be mandatory for audiences.
Proceeds from the opening night of Springsteen’s show will go to four charities providing food and other pandemic relief for local people in New York and the singer’s home state of New Jersey.