Sunday, January 4, 2009

Broadway's Black Sunday

There are sure going to be a lot of moving trucks on the Great White Way this week as eleven Broadway shows have their final curtains tonight, including such screen to stage faves as Hairspray, Grease, Young Frankenstein and White Christmas. Plus, Liza will take her final bow at the Palace ...!

And it's not just in the Big Apple where theaters are going dark right and left. Monty Python's Spamalot closed in London last night (one week prior to its New York end), while the Las Vegas production of Mamma Mia! wraps up its record-setting run this evening as well.

In related news, The 39 Steps is proving itself the little show that could. It too will close tonight, but only temporarily, as it will move from the Cort Theatre to the Helen Hayes, where it will re-open on January 21. This will be the third Broadway house the crowd-pleasing comedy (based on the Alfred Hitchcock classic) has occupied since it opened a year ago.

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