‘Dancin’’ to Close on Broadway, a Casualty of Tony Nominations
This season’s Broadway revival of “Dancin’,” a revue celebrating Bob Fosse’s choreography, will conclude its short run on Sunday, May 14, the show’s producers announced Tuesday night.
The show kicked off on March 19th with little story but a clever dance. At the time of closing, there were 17 preview performances and 65 of his regular performances.
The original production, launched in 1978, fared much better, running for a total of 1,787 performances. The original was nominated for seven Tony Awards and won two, including Best Choreography. Among the nominees was dancer Wayne Cilento, who is directing the current revival.
Jesse Green, The New York Times’ chief theater critic, called the current production “often thrilling and often frustrating”, while other reviews mixture.
The production was one of 11 not nominated for a Tony Award on Tuesday. The revival pre-Broadway at San Diego’s Old Grove last year.
Revival’s lead producer was Joey Parness, and Fosse’s daughter Nicole was also involved in the production. The capital was up to $15 million, according to filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The money has not been recovered.