THE SHOWS “Tuck Everlasting,” “American Psycho”
THE DEAL The family-friendly musical “Tuck Everlasting,” which received mainly positive reviews when it opened last month, closes Sunday, May 29 after 39 regular performances. It marks a rare miss for director-choreographer Casey Nicholaw, whose Broadway hits include “Aladdin,” “Something Rotten!” and “The Book of Mormon.” Also announcing a closing date, “American Psycho,” based on the Bret Easton Ellis novel and starring Benjamin Walker, which ends its run Sunday, June 5 after 81 performances.
THE SHOW “Spring Awakening”
THE DEAL The cast of the Broadway revival of “Spring Awakening” (which used both hearing and non-hearing actors) is trying to raise funds to reunite and perform at the Tony Awards. Deaf West Theatre, the L.A.-based company that originated the revival, has set up a Kickstarter campaign to raise $200,000 in order to fly the cast back to New York and pay all the other costs required to perform on the broadcast. For more info visit nwsdy.li/deafwest
THE SHOW “Hedwig and the Angry Inch”
THE DEAL Darren Criss, who was one of several actors to play the transsexual rocker Hedwig in the Broadway revival of “Hedwig and the Angry Inch,” will star in the production’s national tour when it premieres in San Francisco and Los Angeles. In a statement, Criss noted that San Francisco is his hometown and the place where he was first introduced to “Hedwig.” Lena Hall, who won a Tony Award for her performance as Yitzhak in the revival, will not only reprise that role in the tour, but also will play Hedwig at select performances.
THE SHOW “Sunday in the Park with George”
THE DEAL Jake Gyllenhaal will star in a sold-out, one-night concert performance of Stephen Sondheim’s Pulitzer-winning musical “Sunday in the Park with George” on Oct. 24 at City Center. Last summer, Gyllenhaal played Seymour in a concert of “Little Shop of Horrors” at City Center that had to add additional performances due to overwhelming demand.
THE SHOW Mamet’s latest
THE DEAL David Mamet, whose latest plays have been savagely panned during their Broadway premieres, will instead debut his next work at Off-Broadway’s Atlantic Theater Company next season. The company was co-founded by Mamet and William H. Macy in 1985. No information has been provided about the play other than that it was written specifically with Atlantic’s ensemble in mind.