(UPI) — Actor Armie Hammer has announced he will not return to the Broadway play The Minutes when it reopens in March 2022.
“I have loved every single second of working on The Minutes with the family I made from Steppenwolf. But right now I need to focus on myself and my health for the sake of my family. Consequently, I will not be returning to Broadway with the production,” Hammer said in a statement Friday.
Penned by and co-starring Tracy Letts, the show was in previews in March 2020 when it was shut down because of the coronavirus pandemic.
The original ensemble also included Ian Barford, Blair Brown, Cliff Chamberlain, K. Todd Freeman, Danny McCarthy, Jessie Mueller, Sally Murphy, Austin Pendleton and Jeff Still.
The team behind the show issued a statement Friday, confirming Hammer’s departure.
“Armie remains a valued colleague to all of us who