Tuesday, July 16, 2024

Broadway Will Say Goodbye to “Life of Pi” Next Month After Short Run, Won 3 Tony Awards

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The first casualty of the just ended Broadway season has been announced.

“Life of Pi” will close on July 23rd after a short run. The play won three Tony Awards: for Best Scenic Design of a Play Best Lighting Design of a Play, and Best Sound Design of a Play.

Based on the novel that also launched the Ang Lee movie, “Life of Pi” relied heavily on inventive puppetry. But it had no stars and came late in a season that was already jam packed.

Producers say “Life of Pi” will have a national tour that will start in the fall.

Soon to close, as planned, are “Prima Facie” and “Leopoldstadt,” two hit plays.The former brought a Tony for Best Actress in a Play for Jodie Comer. The latter won Best Play and Featured Actor in a Play for Brandon Uranowitz.

And so we move on to a summer season with plenty of new shows like David Byrne’s “Here Lies Love.”

Roger Friedman
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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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