It’s been an emotional week for Sabrina Carpenter. The actress made her Broadway debut as Cady Herron in Mean Girls: The Musical on Tuesday, March 10. But after only two performances, it was announced that the show would be shutting down due to the coronavirus outbreak.
Taking to Instagram after completing her first show, the 20-year-old wrote in a lengthy post, “My heart is FULL. I made my broadway debut last night, I am still full of excitement/Christmas morning jitters thinking about it. I couldn’t have asked to be part of a better show with a better group of people than this. The entire cast and crew that puts this show on [the] stage has blown my mind from day one, and I still have so much to learn! The dedication and focus is something that comes so effortlessly to all of them ’cause they were born perfect and gifted but also somehow have hearts of gold? You see some s**t on broadway! Thank you to all my loved ones who came out to support me last night and to all my day one supporters who showed up even though we could only hug [with] our eyes. I love you all so much. I am here for a limited 3 month run which I am now deeply regretting the limited part cause this is so fun but please come out to see a show!”
But her excitement was cut short when all productions were shut down on Thursday, March 12 until April 13, 2020.
“Will keep you all updated on further information for my run on @MeanGirlsBway,” the Girl Meets World star wrote on Twitter. “Stay safe and with your loved ones.”
— Sabrina Carpenter (@SabrinaAnnLynn) March 12, 2020
She also wrote on Instagram, “Welp. See you kids back here in a quick little month. Will keep you updated on any changes. Miss you already. Stay safe and with your loved ones.”
The World Health Organization has reported that more than 125,000 people in over 40 countries have contracted coronavirus so far, resulting in more than 5,00 deaths. Medical professionals have called for “social distancing” to prevent further spreading of the illness, which is defined as “trying to keep yourself away from other people, especially large crowds.”
Because of this, many concerts, events and festivals have been called off. Miley Cyrus, Louis Tomlinson, JoJo Siwa, Billie Eilish, BTS, Ally Brooke, Niall Horan, Selena Gomez, Jeffree Star, Meg Donnelly and more are among those who have canceled their shows due to concerns over the disease. For the first time since September 11, 2001, every Disney theme park and cruise line worldwide will be closed due to the coronavirus, plus all sports have all been shut down.
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