“King Lear” will end its run earlier than expected, with a closing date of June 9, producer Scott Rudin announced Friday.
The limited engagement, starring Glenda Jackson as Lear, was originally scheduled to run at the Cort Theatre through July 7. However, since opening on April 4, “King Lear” has been struggling at the box office and received only one Tony nomination, for Ruth Wilson’s performance.
The play hit its highest gross in the week following opening, when it reached $640,044, or 71% of its gross potential. In the weeks since, however, grosses have been flagging, with the play pulling in its lowest gross, $358,474, in the week ended May 26.