The musical, which had a sold-out run at the Manhattan Ensemble Theater before transferring to the Little Shubert March 26, will play its final performance Aug. 31. A spokesperson for the production said that a tour is in the works, and the New York company recorded a cast album for the Fynsworth Alley label on June 16. A source at the Little Shubert confirmed June 20 the musical Fame — based on the film and the long running TV series — will be the Little Shubert's next tenant.
Based on the life of the late musician Hank Williams, Hank Williams: Lost Highway began its journey at the Mark Taper Forum. Directed by Randal Myler and co-written by Myler and Mark Harelik, the musical features 15 of Williams' classic songs, including "Your Cheatin' Heart," "Jambalaya (On the Bayou)" and "Hey, Good Lookin." Jason Petty heads the cast of the production, which received an Obie Award, two Lucille Lortel Award nominations, three Outer Critics Circle Award nominations, one Drama Desk nomination and a Drama League honor.
The Little Shubert Theatre is located at 422 West 42nd Street. Tickets are available by calling (212) 239-6200.