Broadway's Appropriate Cancels January 12 Performance, Sarah Paulson Out With COVID | Playbill

Broadway News Broadway's Appropriate Cancels January 12 Performance, Sarah Paulson Out With COVID

Paulson will be out of the show the rest of the weekend.

Sarah Paulson and Elle Fanning in Appropriate Joan Marcus

Second Stage Theater announced on Instagram that the January 12 performance of Appropriate on Broadway has been cancelled due to illness. Ticket holders for the 7 PM performance have been directed to contact their point of purchase for next steps.

Sarah Paulson, who is currently starring in the production, shared via Instagram stories that she has tested positive for COVID. "So sorry to not be able to perform this extraordinary play, with our incredible company," the actor wrote. She later wrote in another Instagram stories post that, "I will be out of the show for the rest of the weekend. And it breaks my heart." 

Appropriate has not cancelled performances for January 13 and 14. Paulson's understudy on the show is Tina Benko.

The work by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins opened December 18 at the Hayes Theater after beginning performances November 29. The production marks Jacobs-Jenkins' Broadway playwriting debut, following a credit in 2022 for contributing additional material to Lincoln Center Theater's revival of Thornton Wilder's The Skin of Our Teeth. Lila Neugebauer is directing. Read the reviews here.

The production stars Emmy, Golden Globe, and SAG Award winner Paulson as Toni, Corey Stoll (House of Cards, Billions) as Bo, Natalie Gold (Succession) as Rachael, Elle Fanning (The Great) as River, and Alyssa Emily Marvin (Grey House) as Cassidy, alongside Graham Campbell as Rhys and Michael Esper (The Last Ship) as Franz. Lincoln Cohen and Everett Sobers share the role of Ainsley. Rounding out the company as understudies are Maxim Chlumecky, Michael Crane, Mia Sinclair Jenness, Tina Benko, and Danielle Skraastad.

The work centers on a white family who, while closing out the estate of their late father, discover some disturbing artifacts that force them to confront their family's past. The play was previously produced in 2014 Off-Broadway at Signature Theatre.

READ: 'Race Is a Hallucination': Sarah Paulson and Branden Jacobs-Jenkins on Appropriate

The Broadway run features scenic design by dots, costume design by Dede Ayite, lighting design by Jane Cox, and sound design by Will Pickens and Bray Poor. The production's fight director is Unkledave's Fight House, the vocal coach is Kate Wilson, the production stage manager is Barclay Stiff, and the stage manager is Kelly Levy. Casting is by Jim Carnahan and Alexandre Bleau.


Photos: Sarah Paulson, Elle Fanning, More in Appropriate on Broadway

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