Excellent news for worldwide followers of Bruce Springsteen: The Boss’ upcoming Springsteen on Broadway is opening its doorways to individuals who have obtained the AstraZeneca Covid vaccine.
“Happy ending for the fans,” tweeted Springsteen’s longtime guitarist Steven Van Zandt.
Final week, the manufacturing introduced that every one ticket-buyers would must be vaccinated with an FDA-approved vaccine, thus limiting the accepted vaccines to these manufactured by Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech and Johnson & Johnson. The AstraZeneca vaccine, in use in a lot of Europe and Canada, wouldn’t have been allowed for entry at Broadway’s St. James Theatre.
However Jujamcyn Theaters, which owns the St. James, has introduced that, “following amended New York State guidelines,” it might now welcome viewers members who’re absolutely vaccinated with both an FDA or WHO approved vaccine. The AstraZeneca vaccine has been authorised by the World Well being Group.
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Jujamcyn’s amended coverage now reads:
Friends will must be absolutely vaccinated with an FDA or WHO authorised vaccine to be able to attend SPRINGSTEEN ON BROADWAY and should present proof of vaccination at their time of entry into the theatre with their legitimate ticket. “Fully vaccinated” means the efficiency date you’re attending have to be:
– at the very least 14 days after your second dose of a FDA or WHO authorised two dose COVID-19 vaccine, or
– at the very least 14 days after your single dose of a FDA or WHO authorised single dose COVID-19 vaccine.
The one exception, the coverage states, can be for youngsters underneath the age of 16, or those that want cheap lodging resulting from a incapacity or sincerely held non secular beliefs.
Springsteen on Broadway begins performances on the St. James Theatre on Saturday June 26 and runs by way of September 4.
In a tweet sharing this text, Van Zandt wrote, “Many of you have asked. Here’s the answer. There were many complications to overcome. Regulations- national, state, city, theater, etc-changing constantly. Happy ending for the fans.”
Jujamcyn’s earlier coverage, established on the route of New York State, drew outcries amongst Springsteen’s worldwide followers in addition to Canadians and Europeans alarmed at what the coverage might portend for Broadway and New York Metropolis tourism on the whole. The information was greeted in Canada, for instance, with The Toronto Star’s headline final Wednesday “Burn in the U.S.A.”
The response to Jujamcyn’s tweet okay’ing the AZ vaccine was higher obtained. “This AZ girl thanks you,” responded one Springsteen fan, inserting a Canadian flag emoji simply earlier than the AZ.
Lots of you will have requested. Right here’s the reply. There have been many issues to beat. Rules- nationwide, state, metropolis, theater, etc-changing consistently. Completely satisfied ending for the followers. https://t.co/1PrhtXeb7d
— Stevie Van Zandt (@StevieVanZandt) June 20, 2021
This 🇨🇦 AZ lady thanks you.
— Cindy Galbraith (@littlecandygirl) June 19, 2021