The open letter complained of tokenism and prioritising white theatre for white audiences and was accompanied by a change.org petition demanding reforms in the theatre had been signed by 50,000 people.
The Disney production, which opened in March 2018 and is based on the blockbuster 2013 movie, will not return, Disney said in a statement.
Their neon lights still glow at night, but for nearly two months — as New York has become the US epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic — there have been no lines outside the many theaters around Times Square.
Broadway hit 'Hamilton' scores a record 16 Tony Award nominations, the biggest haul in Broadway history.
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