Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Final Hours Drawing Nighy

Final Hours Drawing Nighy

Although it was already billed as a "strictly twenty week engagement," The Vertical Hour will now close three weeks earlier than originally planned. Closing notices were posted yesterday for March 11.

Of course, the bitter winter temperatures have not helped the show's office -- last week, David Hare's play was fifth from the bottom in terms of overall capacity attracting just 54.7% of its potential audience.

But the root cause might very well have been the show's somewhat tepid reviews, particularly for Julianne Moore. Despite her star power and that of Billy Nighy (who received favorable reviews), its weekly take of just $292,010 must not seem enough and certainly doesn't bode well for advance ticket sales.

This is Steve On Broadway (SOB).

Click here for tickets.
Related Stories:
Did Critics Enjoy New Horizons Offered By Vertical Hour? (December 1, 2006)
Vertical Hour's Clock Starts Ticking Tonight On Broadway (November 30, 2006)
Polls Close (But Another Opens) (November 10, 2006)
The Vertical Hour to Provide First Broadway Moments for Moore and Nighy (September 1, 2006)

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At 07 February, 2007, Blogger Mike said...

Ah, well. Gone and soon forgotten, I'm sure. Here's hoping Deuce is a better fit for the Music Box.

At 07 February, 2007, Blogger Steve On Broadway (SOB) said...

Mike, Are you more than a little surprised by the lack of success given the fact that you enjoyed the performances all around?

Alas, I expect that I'll have missed The Vertical Hour when all is said and done. But I already have my tix for Deuce.


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