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Revival of 'Godspell' to close on Broadway after lacklustre ticket sales

In this theater image released by The Publicity Office, Wallace Smith, standing left, and Celisse Henderson, standing right, are shown with the company in a scene from "Godspell," in New York. Producers said Wednesday, June 13, 2012, that the hip retelling of the New Testament's Gospel of Matthew will close June 24 at the Circle in the Square Theatre. (AP Photo/The Publicity Office, Jeremy Daniel)
June 13, 2012 - 11:00 AM

NEW YORK, N.Y. - A spot at the Tony Awards didn't help "Godspell." The musical will close by the end of the month.

Producer said Wednesday that the hip retelling of the New Testament's Gospel of Matthew will close June 24 at the Circle in the Square Theatre.

The score features the songs "Day by Day," ''Turn Back, O Man," ''Prepare Ye the Way" and "Light of the World." The 10-person cast featured Hunter Parish as Jesus.

Though not nominated for any Tonys, the show managed to get one of its songs featured on the telecast. But producers had warned that unless there was an uptick at the box office, the show would be shuttered.

Last week, the musical earned only $156,437 of its potential $764,280 over eight shows — or 20 per cent.

News from © The Associated Press, 2012
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