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Broadway's “Lempicka” closes its doors after closing with a Best Musical Tony

Broadway's “Lempicka” closes its doors after closing with a Best Musical Tony

Lempickathe long-awaited but coldly received musical directed by HadestownRachel Chavkin will play her final show on Sunday, May 19, producers announced tonight, just one month after opening.

In a statement, producers Seaview and Jenny Niederhoffer said: “We are very proud of our production and the family of artists and craftsmen who helped shape it. Few know better than Tamara de Lempicka that art is not easy but is always worth the effort.

The musical received three Tony Award nominations on Tuesday, including two for the performances of Eden Espinoza (leading actress in a musical) and Amber Eyman (featured actress in a musical). The third nod went to Ricardo Hernandez and Peter Negrini for their scenic design. The hoped-for Best Musical nomination never happened.

Lempicka The film tells the life story of the 20th century painter, Tamara de Lempicka, played by Espinosa. Iman portrayed the artist's muse and lover, Rafaela.

Openness to mixed to negative reviews, Lempicka It was struggling at the box office. Last week, the show grossed just $288,102, with only 71% of the seats in the Longacre Theater filled.

The $19.5 million musical, which began previews on March 19 and opened on April 14, was written by Carson Kretzer and Matt Gould. The show was one of dozens that opened during Broadway's unusually busy and competitive month of April.

Last week, the producers of the satirical play forbidden broadway on broadway, He announced that the scheduled summer opening at the Hayes Theater had been postponed due to a “very crowded” landscape.

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