“Hillary and Clinton,” a Broadway play that explores the connection of a political energy couple, will shut on Sunday, 4 weeks sooner than scheduled.
The play, by Lucas Hnath, stars Laurie Metcalf and John Lithgow and is directed by Joe Mantello. It opened in April; on the time of its closing it is going to have performed 37 previews and 77 common performances on the John Golden Theater.
Set a resort room in New Hampshire in 2008, the play imagines an interplay between Hillary Clinton and Bill Clinton — not the true ones, however characters with the identical names in an alternate universe — speaking about her struggling marketing campaign for president that yr.
The play, with Scott Rudin as a lead producer, price $four.2 million to capitalize; that cash has not been recouped. It is the third play that Mr. Rudin has shuttered in speedy succession this spring, following the early closings of a “King Lear” revival and the brand new play “Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus.”
None have been monetary successes, although one other of Mr. Rudin’s productions, Aaron Sorkin’s adaptation of “To Kill a Mockingbird,” is a significant hit.
“Hillary and Clinton” was nominated for just one Tony Award, for Ms. Metcalf’s efficiency, and didn’t win. It was struggling on the field workplace, grossing $291,098, 36 % of its potential, in the course of the week that ended June 9, in accordance to the Broadway League.