The cast was told they would close prior to the May 10 evening performance, which was also the first night of talkbacks with composer Frank Wildhorn. At close, the musical will have played 31 previews and 33 performances.
Janet Dacal, who plays Alice, and Darren Ritchie, who plays Jack and the White Knight, led the talkback after the 8 PM performance May 12. Here, they answer questions from audience members and talk about why their run in Wonderland has been cut short. Dacal and Ritchie speak very honestly for the half-hour after the show and explain some of the downsides of show business. Besides talking about the closing, they also share personal stories of how they made their way to Broadway. Ritchie also offers up his resume saying that he will soon need a new job!
To watch the talkback, look below: