The curtain is coming down early on Forest Whitaker‘s Broadway debut “Hughie.”
The revival of the two-character Eugene O’Neill drama will have its last performance on March 27, producers announced Thursday. The show had been expected to run through June.
The production earned generally strong reviews upon its official opening on Feb. 27 but posted meager advance ticket sales.
For the week ending Feb. 28, “Hughie” grossed just $280,732 — less than 40 percent of its potential earnings from the Booth Theatre.
Oscar-winning actor Whitaker starred opposite Frank Wood in the one-hour drama set in a Manhattan hotel lobby in the 1920s. Michael Grandage directed.
By March 27, it will have played 55 performances.