Night Music: Broadway's Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune Closes, March 9

News   Night Music: Broadway's Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune Closes, March 9 The Broadway staging of Terrence McNally's Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune will close, March 9. The production played 15 previews and 229 regular performances at Broadway's Belasco Theatre.

Currently starring Rosie Perez and Joe Pantoliano, the drama Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune opened Aug. 8. Joe Mantello directed original stars Edie Falco and Stanley Tucci.

Frankie and Johnny recouped its $1.5 million capitalization in 9 weeks. The happy producers include The Araca Group, Jean Doumanian, USA Ostar Theatricals and Jam Theatricals.

This is the first Broadway staging for the tender and tough romance by Terrence McNally which focuses on the relationship between two unglamorous working class folks — waitress Frankie and short-order cook Johnny. Spanning the course of their first night together from their first sexual encounter to the next morning's sunrise, the play opens with the aforementioned act.

The play originally ran Off-Broadway with Kathy Bates and Kenneth Welsh in the 1980s and was later made into a film starring Michelle Pfeiffer and Al Pacino.

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