Leaves ‘Prima Facie’ Broadway Performance After 10 Minutes, Says She ‘Can’t Breathe’ NYC Air Crisis
Jodie Comer is receiving amazing accolades for her performance in the one-woman Broadway play "Prima Facie,
" but her June 7 performance was curtailed short due to New York City's air quality crisis.
According to witnesses, Comer told the audience that she couldn't breathe due of the air, and
a stage manager assisted her off stage around 10 minutes into the matinée performance.
A spokeswoman for the production confirmed to Variety that the show resumed from the beginning with Comer's understudy Dani Arlingto
n taking up the part.
As a result of Canadian wildfire smoke traveling in its direction, New York City is experiencing poor air quality for the second day
in a row.
The city is bathed in golden light, and the air is thick with smoke and smells like a burning campfire.
"Prima Facie" has received four Tony Award nominations, including one for Comer's performance as a lawyer.