Broadway Play “Hillary and Clinton” to Close Early Due to Low Ticket Sales
The Broadway play Hillary and Clinton will close one month early due to poor ticket sales.
The show stars John Lithgow and Laurie Metcalf and will have its final performance this Sunday. The play was originally scheduled to run through July 21.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, the play cost $4.2 million to produce and its cumulative box office only stands at $4.7 million.
The show struggled to fill seats and only reached 36 percent of its gross potential in the past two weeks.
THR writes, “Hillary and Clinton takes place in a New Hampshire hotel room in 2008, imagining interactions between Hillary and Bill Clinton as she struggles with her campaign during the 2008 presidential election, with her chief opponent, Barack Obama, gaining steam. Hillary and Clinton is not based on the real Clintons, but instead characters with the same names in an alternate reality.”