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Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020 | 7:20 a.m.
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.