Upon closing, the production, which officially opened Oct. 19, will have played 15 previews and 67 performances. In a recent statement producer Dr. John Schaefer said, "We can confirm at this time that there are offers of a tour in the near term. So to that end Judy and Me will rise again."
Garland impersonator Peter Mac, who also penned the autobiographical play, co-stars opposite Long Island native Christopher Brick in the role of Anthony "Tony" Castalano (Brick replaced Dusty St. Amand during rehearsals). The cast also features Elyse Beyer, Jean Ann Kump, Chris McCabe and Basil Meola.
"Addressing the issues of both homophobia and domestic abuse," the play, according to press notes, "recounts the true story of 16-year old character Anthony, trapped in the narrow-minded suburb of Elmont, Long Island (and the real hometown of playwright Mac).
"An outcast at Sewankawa High School in Floral Park, Anthony is the daily target of verbal and physical torment from his classmates. His life at home is equally tenuous, as his volatile, violent father is a constant source of pain to both Anthony and his mother. The teen finds his only escape in the music and entertainment of the iconic Judy Garland, who comes to life before his very eyes and counsels him through his daily struggles." The creative team also includes set designer Tim McMath, lighting designer Josh Iacovelli and costume designer Viviane Galloway.
The remaining four show times are Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday at 8 PM and Sunday at 7 PM.
Tickets, priced $20-$55, are available by calling (212) 239-6200 or by visiting www.telecharge.com.
For more information visit www.JudyandMe.com.