Broadway in Boston Nixes Abbey's Plough, Adds Say Goodnight, Gracie

News   Broadway in Boston Nixes Abbey's Plough, Adds Say Goodnight, Gracie Broadway in Boston has announced the expected production of Ireland's Abbey Theatre staging of The Plough and the Stars by Sean O'Casey will not play as part of their next season. The group has, however, added a run of Say Goodnight, Gracie with its Broadway star Frank Gorshin, Oct. 21-Nov. 2 at the Wilbur Theatre.

In a released statement, Broadway in Boston explained the cancellation: "During negotiations, it was determined that the tour would not happen due to logistical, physical and scheduling questions that could not be resolved to make the tour work next Spring. Broadway in Boston will continue to work with the Abbey Theatre and hope to bring another Abbey production to Boston at a later time."

Say Goodnight, Gracie is the Tony-nominated Broadway hit by Rupert Holmes which opened on Oct. 10, 2002 and still runs with Gorshin. John Tillinger directs Gracie in which Gorshin inhabits the role of comedian George Burns in limbo until he performs one last time. The work chronicles the late comedian's life from his youth in New York City to his success in vaudeville and radio through his marriage to Gracie Allen and her tragic death to his resurgence on the silver screen.

In other Broadway in Boston news, the engagement of The Producers at the Colonial Theatre has extended it run through Sept. 13. The national tour stop begins performances June 17.

The complete Broadway in Boston season, with starting dates and theatres, (subject to change) is as follows:

  • Blue's Clues Live! - Sept. 30 - Wang
  • Hairspray - Oct. 7 - Colonial
  • Say Goodnight, Gracie - Oct. 21 - Wilbur
  • Porgy and Bess - Oct. 28 - Majestic Theatre at Emerson College
  • Les Miserables - Nov. 5 - Colonial
  • As You Like It - Nov. 11 - Wilbur
  • Def Poetry Jam - Dec. 9 - Colonial
  • Urinetown - Jan. 6, 2004 -Colonial
  • Cirque Eloize - Jan. 20, 2004 -Wilbur
  • Dora The Explorer - Jan. 20, 2004 - Wang
  • The Graduate - Jan. 27, 2004 -Colonial
  • Movin' Out - Mar. 2, 2004 -Colonial
  • Oklahoma! - May 25, 2004 -Colonial
  • The Lion King - July 16, 2004 - Opera House Tickets are currently available to Broadway in Boston shows through the subscription program at (617) 880-2400. For more information, visitwww.broadwayinboston.com.