The musical stage adaptation of Virtually Well-known will play its closing Broadway efficiency on Jan. 8, the manufacturing introduced Monday (Dec. 19).
The musical, an adaptation of Cameron Crowe’s 2000 movie, started previews on the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre on Oct. 3 and opened on Nov. 3.
That is the newest Broadway present to announce its closure, following KPOP, which closed on Dec. 11, two weeks after opening, and Ain’t No Mo, which acquired a closing discover, however is now prolonged via Dec. 23 after the manufacturing and celebrities backers rallied across the present.
The closing notices come as tourism stays down in New York and as Broadway reveals grapple with larger working prices and altering viewers habits. Virtually Well-known additionally acquired combined to poor opinions, with The Hollywood Reporter‘s David Rooney highlighting its “infectious power” whereas asking, “Did it must turn into a stage musical? Debatable.” Grosses have been pretty common, with the musical bringing in $765,060 within the week ended Dec. 11, however whereas enjoying to theaters at 74 % capability.
“Virtually Well-known, just like the music it celebrates, will endure. We sit up for the discharge of the solid recording on March 17, and to the numerous productions in communities throughout the nation and world, for years to come back,” mentioned producers Lia Vollack and Michael Cassel.
The musical encompasses a ebook by Crowe, a rating by Tom Kitt, path by Jeremy Herrin and choreography by Sarah O’Gleby.
The Broadway manufacturing stars Chris Wooden as Russell Hammond, Anika Larsen as Elaine Miller, Solea Pfeiffer as Penny Lane, Drew Gehling as Jeff Bebe and Casey Likes as William Miller.
This text initially appeared on The Hollywood Reporter.