Thursday, May 17, 2007

End Of The Road For Journey's

End Of The Road For Journey's

In the end, it appears that being nominated for a half dozen Tony Awards didn't matter -- at least for one of this season's most critically-acclaimed revivals.

Today, it was announced that despite that feat, the current Broadway revival of R.C. Sherriff's Journey's End will close on June 10 -- the same day as the Tony Awards.

As my ongoing SOB Poll to the right shows, exactly half of you (as of this writing), think it will win the Tony Award for Best Revival of a Play. I'm in the same camp as you. But apparently with no box office bump in sight -- its beleaguered box office take last week was a dismal $89,590 and played to just 1773 patrons (a capacity of only 21.8%) -- the shell-shocked production will close at the Belasco Theatre after 125 regular performances.

That's sad news.

This is Steve On Broadway (SOB).

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Related Stories:
Did Journey's End Offer Good Trip For Critics? (February 23, 2007)
Beginning Of The End: "Journey's" Opens On Broadway (February 22, 2007)

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At 17 May, 2007, Anonymous Esther said...

I'm probably not the first one to make this observation, but I imagine the problem with Journey's End is that it isn't the type of show likely to draw massive numbers of tourists and the subject matter - WWI trench warfare - just isn't a subject that resonates with Americans the way it does wih the British. Now, after reading more about it, I wish I'd had a chance to see it. Too bad it couldn't have been extended.

At 17 May, 2007, Blogger Steve On Broadway (SOB) said...

Esther, I have little doubt that America's collective weariness with the war in Iraq served as a major impediment to Journey's End's commercial success.

There's some great tributes to the show being offered over at The Playgoer. Check them out!


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