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Remaining performances of 'WICKED' canceled at Saenger Theatre after Hard Rock collapse

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Posted at 12:05 PM, Oct 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-13 22:58:27-04

The Saenger Theatre in New Orleans has canceled the remainder of their performances of the Broadway musical 'WICKED.'

"Due to the ongoing situation at the Hard Rock Hotel, all remaining performances of WICKED, from Oct. 12-20, have been canceled. All ticket holders will be refunded through their original point of purchase," a post on the theater's Facebook page stated

Automatic refunds are being given to those who purchased tickets for Sunday's show through Ticketmaster. Those who purchased tickets at the Saenger box office will need to return to the Mahalia Jackson Theater box office for a refund, according to the theatre.

The Mahalia Jackson Theater box office hours are 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday – Friday, until the Saenger Theatre box office is able to re-open.

The theatre, which is located across the street from the Hard Rock Hotel, received a puncture in its roof from falling debris during the collapse on Saturday morning.

The Saenger initially only canceled the Sunday October 13 performances of the show. The theatre is also located in the no-entry and evacuation zones set up by the city.

The Mayor's office says that those zones will remain in effect to ensure public safety.

The hotel was under construction at the time of the collapse. The City of New Orleans is also advising residents and those who work in the downtown area of the city to avoid traveling around blocked off locations. More information can be found here.