Monday, May 20, 2024

Broadway: 2015 Musical “American in Paris” to Close, Following “Fun Home”


“An American in Paris” will close on Broadway on new Year’s Day. The show from 2015 won Tonys and had great reviews, but it’s too hard to maintain long runs anymore. The 2015 Tony winner “Fun Home” will close in September, after “Finding Neverland” takes its final bow.

Broadway is not for the faint of heart, kids.

Meantime. “The Humans” is moving from the tiny Helen Hayes Theater to the little larger Cort Theater. The Cort Theater is a normal size small theater. I love the actors in this play but the play itself plays like a TV show. I don’t get it.

“Bright Star” is wrapping up as well, and “American Psycho” is gone. “Long Day’s Journey” and “She Loves Me” were limited runs, and are closing soon.

But “Motown: The Musical” is coming back.

More theater news soon…



Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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