The Balconies Are Closed: Broadway's Private Lives, Featuring Kim Cattrall, Ends Dec. 31

By Kenneth Jones
31 Dec 2011

Kim Cattrall and Paul Gross in Private Lives.
Kim Cattrall and Paul Gross in Private Lives.
Photo by Cylla von Tiedemann

The Broadway revival of Private Lives, which co-stars Kim Cattrall and Paul Gross, plays its final performance at Broadway's Music Box Theatre Dec. 31. The limited engagement was originally scheduled to run through Feb. 5.

When it closes following the matinee performance, the Noel Coward comedy will have played 12 previews and 53 regular performances.

The production, directed by Richard Eyre, previously played London and Toronto. The cast also features Simon Paisley Day, Anna Madeley and Caroline Lena Olsson. The design team is Rob Howell (set and costumes) and David Howe (lighting).

Producer Paul Elliott said in a previous statement, “Despite fantastic reviews, ticket sales have been slower than we had hoped for and it would be irresponsible to continue running into the notoriously difficult January period.”



"Glamorous, rich and reckless, Amanda (Cattrall) and Elyot (Gross) have been divorced from each other for five years," according to production notes. "Now both are honeymooning with their new spouses in the South of France. When, by chance, they meet again across adjoining hotel balconies, their insatiable feelings for each other are immediately rekindled. They hurl themselves headlong into love and lust without a care for scandal, new partners or memories of what drove them apart in the first place… for a little while, anyway."

Read the earlier Playbill.com interview with Paul Gross. Private Lives is produced by Duncan C. Weldon, Paul Elliott, Theatre Royal Bath, Terri and Timothy Childs, Sonia Friedman Productions and David Mirvish.

For more information visit www.privatelivesbroadway.com.

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