We’re kind of sad to see The Wedding Singer close (we’ve mentioned it before, y’know). While not exactly a great piece of theatrical art, it was fun and mindless entertainment with numerous 80’s references. Does this mean “Teen Wolf: The Musical” is now DOA? Gosh, we hope not. (We kid. At least, we’re hoping we kid.)
Details of the closing (it ends December 31) are below, along with the holiday schedule.
You can also read this this bizarre article in the Village Voice titled, This Is Constantine Maroulis. He Wishes You Knew That. –
In which an American Idol runner-up tops it all by blow-drying his chest. Well all righty then.
The Wedding Singer
TO CLOSE AT
BROADWAY’S AL HIRSCHFELD THEATRE
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 31
NATIONAL TOUR AND FOREIGN PRODUCTIONS IN THE WORKS
HOLIDAY SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED
The Wedding Singer, the musical based on the 1998 New Line Cinema film, will close on Sunday, December 31, at Broadway’s Al Hirschfeld Theatre, 302 West 45 Street. The Wedding Singer will have played 30 previews and 284 performances.
The Wedding Singer had its world premiere at Seattle’s 5th Avenue Theatre in February 2006 where the show broke house box office records. It opened on Broadway April 27, 2006, and subsequently received five 2006 Tony Award nominations, including one for Best Musical.
The Wedding Singer has recently sold foreign license agreements for productions in both Japan and Korea, and has closed a deal with Music Theatre International for stock and amateur rights.
Producers are also in discussion about a national tour beginning in 2007.
The Wedding Singer, which is directed by John Rando, has music by Matthew Sklar, book by Chad Beguelin and Tim Herlihy, and lyrics by Chad Beguelin. Rob Ashford is the choreographer.
The Wedding Singer is produced by Margo Lion, New Line Cinema, The Araca Group, Roy Furman, Doug Meyer/James D. Stern Productions, Rick Steiner/The Staton Bell Osher Mayerson Group, Jam Theatricals, in association with Jujamcyn Theaters and Jay Furman, Michael Gill, Dr. Lawrence Horowitz, Rhoda Mayerson, Marisa Sechrest, Gary Winnick, DANCAP Productions, Inc., and Elan V. McAllister/Allan S. Gordon/Adam Epstein.
The Wedding Singer plays Tuesday at 7pm; Wednesday through Saturday at 8pm; Wednesday and Saturday at 2pm; and Sunday at 3pm at Broadway’s Al Hirschfeld Theatre, 302 West 45 Street. Tickets are $56.25 – $111.25 and may be purchased by phoning Telecharge at 212 239 6200 or by visiting telecharge.com. For group sales, phone 212 302 7000 or 800 677 1164. For information about The Wedding Singer, visit www.theweddingsingerthemusical.com.
The holiday performance schedule of The Wedding Singer includes no performance on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 23, and a special added matinee on Friday, November 24 at 2pm. There will be no matinee performance on Christmas Eve, Sunday, December 24, and a special added matinee on Friday, December 29 at 2pm.
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