'Hamilton' performances canceled at Pantages Theatre due to coronavirus concerns

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Officials announced Thursday performances of the hit musical "Hamilton" at Hollywood Pantages Theatre are canceled for the rest of the month after California Gov. Gavin Newsom ordered the postponement or cancellation of gatherings of more than 250 people. 

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The musical was set to open in the heart of Hollywood Thursday night.

In addition, performances of "Spongebob the Musical," at Dolby Theatre are canceled March 24-31. 

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Show producers said the decision was made "in support of the well- being of the theater-going public as well as those who work on the production, subject to ongoing assessment by county or state health authorities."

In a statement, Broadway in Hollywood wrote:

"We take the health and safety of our patrons, staff and community seriously and urge everyone to continue to follow the guidelines set forth by public health officials.  We will provide updates as we receive them.  We appreciate your understanding and if you have any questions, feel free to email us."

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"Hamilton" is scheduled to run in Hollywood through Nov. 22. 

CNS contributed to this report.