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David Copperfield shows resume after COVID cancellations

David Copperfield

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In this Nov. 6, 2017, file photo, magician David Copperfield attends the 14th Annual CFDA Vogue Fashion Fund Gala in New York.

Las Vegas superstar illusionist David Copperfield was forced to cancel several performances at the David Copperfield Theater at MGM Grand on Saturday, Sunday and Monday after a crew member tested positive for COVID-19, but the production is set to return with two shows tonight after the temporary pause.

A statement from the Copperfield team sent by MGM Resorts officials explained: “We are so proud of the Copperfield-MGM team who are collaborating on the show using current CDC guidelines. With that said, a member of the backstage crew received positive test results, and out of an abundance of caution we have paused the show to get the entire team tested again. Since re-opening, the audience has been wonderful and careful, and it’s been very encouraging to watch them follow the rules while having a great time."

The show was one of seven productions relaunched at three Las Vegas MGM properties on November 6 after all entertainment was shut down in March. The show’s 750-seat theater at MGM Grand has been reconfigured while allowing socially distant audiences of 250 total guests, with many other safety protocols in place.

Copperfield performs nightly at 7 and 9:30 p.m. with an additional 4 p.m. matinee on Saturday.