New York: Producers told the cast of Little Women the musical today that they will play their final performances in the show on May 22nd. The musical will have played just 137 performances.The musical has been suffering from low attendances for several weeks.
Little Women, based on the novel by Louisa May Alcott, opened on Broadway on January 23rd, with Sutton Foster starring as Jo who was just nominated for a Tony Award. It features a book by Allan Knee, music by Jason Howland, lyrics by Mindi Dickstein, direction by Susan H. Schulman, and choreography by Michael Lichtfeld.
A cast recording is in stores now, and the musical will embark on a national tour beginning August 30th in San Diego.