Neither the majority of critics nor the Tonys were particularly kind to Wendy Wasserstein's latest play, An American Daughter, which as a result will close Sunday, June 29, after the 3 PM matinee.
By then, Daughter will have played 27 previews and 88 regular performances at the Cort Theatre. A recent announcement extending the production through August has been rescinded.
A new cast came into the comedy/drama June 8, though Featured Actress Tony-winner Lynne Thigpen stayed with the show, as have Penny Fuller, Cotter Smith and Bruce Norris. Recent additions included Kate Burton (taking over for Kate Nelligan), John Procaccino, Kate Jennings Grant and Ralph Waite (of "Waltons" fame).
An American Daughter, by Pulitzer-winner Wasserstein, began Broadway previews March 20 at the Cort Theatre. The show, by the author of The Heidi Chronicles and The Sisters Rosensweig, opened April 13.
Produced by Lincoln Center's Andre Bishop and Bernard Gersten, the play concerns a doctor nominated for U.S. Surgeon General, but when a minor infraction involving jury duty snowballs into a media circus, her political life is shattered. The situation somewhat resembles the story of real-life Attorney General nominee, Zoe Baird. An American Daughter is the first Lincoln Center production at the Cort since another political play, Christopher Durang's Sex and Longing, opened to controversy and mostly negative reviews, and did not extend its subscription run.
For tickets to An American Daughter call (212) 239-6200.