Forest Whitaker’s Broadway Debut to End Early
On Thursday, show bosses cited “limited advance ticket sales following highly positive reviews,” for the early closing. The producers reportedly lost $3 million in their investments, according to Deadline. Hughie, directed by Tony winner Michael Grandage, features a drunken, small-time hustler played by Whitaker, who is mourning the death of a Manhattan hotel’s night clerk, Hughie. The play was first on Broadway in 1964 with Jason Robards originating the lead role, with Ben Gazzara and Al Pacino leading the revivals in later years. By the time Hughie shutters in March, it will have only played 55 performances.