Taking Sides, one of the major dramas to open on Broadway in 1996, will close even earlier than previously announced -- shuttering Dec. 29 instead of Jan. 5. The show will have played after 14 previews and 84 regular performances.
Ronald Harwood's drama about the conflict between art and politics stars Ed Harris as an American military officer in postwar Germany who tries to nail conductor Wilhelm Furtwangler (Daniel Massey) as a supporter of the Nazis. The drama was a hit in London before opening on Broadway Oct. 17 at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre.
Harris reportedly has a film commitment and producers were unable to find an appropriate actor to succeed him.