Archive for Broadway closing
Shrek the Musical will play its final performance at the Broadway Theatre on January 3, 2010, following 441 performances and 37 previews.
The national tour of the musical based on the DreamWorks film will launch at Chicago’s Cadillac Palace Theatre for a limited engagement, July 13–September 5, 2010.
9 to 5 closed on Broadway yesterday after playing 148 performances. Didn’t see it – luckily for you – the national tour is starting up in Nashville next year!
The company put together a fun video farewell that is well worth watching:
Irving Berlin’s White Christmas will open at the Marquis in its place this November.
This week brings another sad closing announcement: Disney’s The Little Mermaid will close at Broadway’s Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on August 30.
The musical, composed by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman and directed by Francesco Zambello, will have played 50 previews and 685 performances upon closing.
Thomas Schumacher, producer and president of Disney Theatrical Productions said they “are closing the Broadway production to concentrate on the long future life of this title—beginning with next year’s national tour and upcoming international productions.”
The tour is set to begin in the fall of 2010. No venues, casting or dates have yet been announced.
It’s a sad day on Broadway. Producers just announced that the critically acclaimed Avenue Q will close its run at the John Golden Theatre on September 13, 2009.
When it closes, the Tony-award winning Best Musical will have played 22 previews and 2,534 performances.
If you haven’t seen it yet – get your tickets now or forever regret it.
“We will miss our furry friends on 45th Street but are very proud of their longevity.” – Goodman, producer