Producer Daryl Roth has made the decision to close Off-Broadway's The Bomb-itty of Errors on June 18. All told, The Bomb-itty of Errors will have logged 228 performances in its run at 45 Bleecker, which includes 12 previews.
Roth told Playbill On-Line that she met with the cast on the evening of June 7 to share her decision with them.
Roth said that she and the entire original cast are committed to a tour of the unique production, which is a rap adaptation of Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors. "We decided it was time to hit the road," Roth said. "It was time to end our run in New York and put together a tour in other cities."
Independent sources have said that it has become difficult for the show to broaden its audience within the Off-Broadway context.
Roth said that tour plans are still being developed, but that discussions are already underway to bring Bomb-itty to San Francisco and Chicago. "Someone is also working on a college tour," Roth added, "but nothing is firm yet." The Bomb-itty producer, who is also responsible for such shows as Wit, De La Guarda and Three Tall Women said that while there has been a great deal of interest from different people in a cast album, there are no immediate plans to produce one.
As for the reaction of the Bomb-itty cast, Roth said "They feel grateful that they have had this opportunity right out of college. We've launched five careers. They're so lucky to have gone from college right into an Off-Broadway production. "
-- By Murdoch McBride