The suits at the World Wide Wicket Company are closing up shop. The Broadway revival of Frank Loesser’s 1961 musical “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying” will close after its performance on Sunday, May 20, the show’s producers announced on Tuesday. It will have played 30 previews and 473 regular performances at the Al Hirschfeld Theater.

Nominated in 2011 for a Tony Award for best musical revival, the show has been struggling at the box office in recent weeks despite the star power of its leading man, the pop singer Nick Jonas, in the role of the executive J. Pierrepont Finch. Last week the show took in just $367,605 at the box office, or about 26 per cent of its potential gross at the Hirschfeld. It recouped its $9 million initial investment in December.

On Jan. 24, Mr. Jonas took over the role of Finch from Darren Criss, one of the stars of the TV series “Glee.” Mr. Criss performed the show for three weeks at the beginning of January after Daniel Radcliffe, the revival’s original Finch, departed the show in December. A spokesman for the production said that Mr. Jonas’s contract was to have run through July 1.

The news came on the same day that the producers of another Broadway musical, “Leap of Faith,” announced that it would close on Sunday at the St. James Theater. [x]

78 notes // 2 years ago
  1. slpnk reblogged this from ohdarlingdean
  2. foreverjonasbro reblogged this from thatsmorelikeeit
  3. thatsmorelikeeit reblogged this from fartooyounggtodie
  4. afuckindreaaam reblogged this from shotswith1d
  5. lovejonasforeverandalways reblogged this from likeajonatic
  6. stylesstilinski reblogged this from holocats
  7. heycaroitshere reblogged this from una-sola-vuelt4
  8. michyjb reblogged this from likeajonatic
  9. ill-betheprincess reblogged this from hoursjuststaringatthestars
  10. silviajonas reblogged this from galaxyles
  11. noelyj98 reblogged this from iwouldfallapart
  12. rara-nivel-dios reblogged this from iwouldfallapart
  13. ilarryissues reblogged this from likeajonatic
  14. pxnkrxckgxrl reblogged this from ilovetwobands
  15. redreaperr reblogged this from ilovetwobands
  16. ilovetwobands reblogged this from burningupforjobros
  17. the-girl-of-them reblogged this from thenickjayteam
  18. nickpleasebemine reblogged this from hoursjuststaringatthestars
  19. sharonpiensapoco reblogged this from thenickjayteam
  20. iwouldfallapart reblogged this from pasiones-locas-con-vos
  21. thenickjayteam reblogged this from shotswith1d
  22. im-onewiththewindandsky reblogged this from shotswith1d
  23. shotswith1d reblogged this from likeajonatic
  24. pasiones-locas-con-vos reblogged this from chasingstarstoloosetheirshadow
  25. hoursjuststaringatthestars reblogged this from living-my-american-dream
  26. myidolsmakemesmilee reblogged this from sunflower-sunglasses
  27. ilovemewhoiam reblogged this from im-onewiththewindandsky
  28. sunflower-sunglasses reblogged this from chasingstarstoloosetheirshadow
  29. chasingstarstoloosetheirshadow reblogged this from likeajonatic
  30. crazierjonasbrothers reblogged this from likeajonatic
  31. likeajonatic reblogged this from burningupforjobros
  32. radassalex reblogged this from burningupforjobros
  33. crikasouza reblogged this from lisavslisa
  34. una-sola-vuelt4 reblogged this from burningupforjobros
  35. givemevjonas reblogged this from burningupforjobros
  36. cannotsleepforwondering reblogged this from hansonjonasfan
  37. holocats reblogged this from burningupforjobros
  38. illmeetyouuinparis reblogged this from burningupforjobros
starponds©