In Case You Missed It: May 21-27

Week in Review   In Case You Missed It: May 21-27
 
Two shows announce closing, Harriet Walter takes on another Shakespearean lead, the West End gets its own Hogwarts and The Price will return to Broadway,
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Benjamin Walker and the cast Jeremy Daniel

American Psycho, the musical about a serial killer, decided to take its own life.

The show, which got mixed reviews and came up short with the Tony nominations, will end June 5, when it gives its final Broadway performance. The show will have played 27 previews and 54 regular performances at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre.

Also waving goodbye is the musical Tuck Everlasting. Producers posted a closing notice for May 29. The show will have run 28 previews and 39 regular performances at the Broadhurst Theatre. It, too, received mixed reviews. The show had direction and choreography by Casey Nicholaw, who usually has a winning touch of late. With its closure, Nicholaw is down to just three shows on Broadway.

On the brighter side, the Broadway comedy Fully Committed, starring TV’s Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Modern Family), has been extended by one week. Performances will now continue through July 31 at the Lyceum Theatre.

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 Terry Kinney
Terry Kinney Joseph Marzullo/WENN

Had enough Arthur Miller lately, what with Broadway revivals of A View From The Bridge and The Crucible?

No, you haven’t! At least, that’s what the Roundabout Theatre Company is betting. The non-profit will bring back Miller’s The Price, directed by Steppenwolf co-founder Terry Kinney. This will be Kinney’s third go-round as a Broadway director.

The production is set to begin previews February 16, 2017, and officially open March 16 at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway.

The Price was last seen on Broadway in 1999, and has been staged on Broadway three other times before that. The story follows the reunion of two estranged brothers who are brought together by their father’s death and the settling of his affairs. No casting has been announced.

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Harriet Walter
Harriet Walter

British actress Harriet Walter has had so much luck playing Shakespearean roles usually given to men, that she’s going to stick with it.

Walters is to play Prospero in Phyllida Lloyd's new, all-female production of The Tempest, to be presented in a temporary in-the-round theatre at King’s Cross in London, produced by the Donmar Warehouse. The production is one in a trilogy alongside revivals of its previous all-female productions of Julius Caesar and Henry IV, with Walter reprising her roles as Brutus and Henry IV, respectively.

The Tempest will subsequently transfer to Brooklyn’s St. Ann’s Warehouse in January 2017, where the two other productions previously played.

Walter will be joined by a number of the Henry IV and Julius Caesar casts, including Jade Anouka, Jackie Clune, Shiloh Coke, Karen Dunbar, Clare Dunne, Zainab Hasan, Jennifer Joseph, Sophie Stanton, Sharon Rooney and Caroline Valdés.

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Harry Potter fans will enjoy a total geek-out when they visit the home of the forthcoming Harry Potter stage play in London.

The producers have petitioned the Westminster City Council for permission to redecorate the facade of the Palace Theatre to suggest the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, according to The Stage.

The mythical school, where Potter and his friends are trained in magic, is where much of the seven-book Potter saga takes place. The play, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, continues the story. Performances are scheduled to begin June 7 at the Palace.

Producers are seeking to add four-colored banners that represent the four “houses” of Hogwarts: red for Gryffindor, yellow for Hufflepuff, blue for Ravenclaw and green for Slytherin.

They’ll be no stopping ticket-buyers from arriving in Potter-themed costumes now.

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