“Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune” will close on July 28, one month ahead of schedule.
The Terrence McNally play, starring Audra McDonald and Michael Shannon, was originally slated to play a limited engagement through Aug. 25. The show, which opened at the Broadhurst Theatre on May 30, posts an early closing after only bringing in about a quarter of its box office potential every week since opening.
“Frankie and Johnny” reached its highest gross of $305,578, or 26% of its gross potential, in the week ended June 16. It posted its lowest box office tally last week, with $231,745, or 20% of its gross potential.
The play was capitalized for up to $4.1 million, according to documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
The revival, which was the first show of the 2019-2020 Broadway season, was produced by Hunter Arnold, Debbie Bisno and Tom Kirdahy and directed by Arin Arbus.
Upon closing, the production will have played 70 regular and 26 preview performances.
“Jagged Little Pill” previously announced that it would play the Broadhurst beginning in November.