“Is This a Room” and “Dana H.” will close two months earlier than scheduled.
The two plays are playing in repertory at the Lyceum Theatre and moved to Broadway after well-reviewed runs at the Vineyard Theatre. Both shows received overwhelmingly positive reviews on Broadway, but producers Dori Berinstein, Sally Horchow and Matt Ross cited a “challenging landscape” for their closure.
This is the first production to post a closing notice since Broadway’s reopening.
The two plays just recently opened on Broadway, with “Is This a Room” opening Oct. 11 and “Dana H.” opening Oct. 17.
“Is This a Room” will now play its final performance at 2 p.m. on Nov. 13 and “Dana H.” will play its final performance on Nov. 14. Both plays were originally scheduled for limited runs ending Jan. 16, 2022.
The Broadway League is not publicly reporting grosses, so it is difficult to track a production’s finances. However, tourism numbers are still down and industry experts have observed that theatergoers are waiting until the last minute to buy theater tickets, which cuts down on a production’s advance.
“We are so proud that these two extraordinary, groundbreaking plays have had a chance to receive Broadway life and the celebration they deserve. Each of these plays expands the definition of what a Broadway play can be in thrilling and innovative ways,” Berinstein, Horchow and Ross said in the press release. “While we would’ve loved to run through our original end date, we recognize that we are in a challenging landscape for live performance and we’re grateful to have had a chance to share this work. We urge audiences to not miss out on what audiences and critics have rightly called ‘unmissable’ new theatre.”
The two plays were capitalized together for $3.5 million, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
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