Broadway Hit God of Carnage Will Not Reign on National Tour

News   Broadway Hit God of Carnage Will Not Reign on National Tour
Yasmina Reza's Tony Award-winning comedy God of Carnage will not take its parental battle on the road in a national tour this fall, the New York Times reports.

While God of Carnage had been announced to run Nov. 30-Dec. 12 as part of the Broadway In Chicago season, immediate plans for a tour have been dropped over concerns that the production would not become profitable.

According to the Times, producers decided that not enough theatres were interested in the dark comedy that explodes when two sets of parents attempt to cordially resolve a playground scrap between their children. Economics of the production necessitated a tour that would run over 26 weeks to turn a profit.

A tour could still happen at some point in the future. The Broadway production currently features original Broadway cast member Jeff Daniels (who returned in a new role), original London cast member Janet McTeer, Dylan Baker and Lucy Liu.

Following a critically acclaimed London run in 2008, where the production earned the 2009 Olivier Award for Best New Comedy, God of Carnage began performances on Broadway Feb. 28 and played packed houses at the Bernard Jacobs Theatre following its March 22 opening.

The original cast featured Marcia Gay Harden, James Gandolfini, Jeff Daniels and Hope Davis, all of whom earned Tony nominations for their performances, with Harden taking the Best Actress honor. God of Carnage also earned Tony Awards for Best Play and Best Direction for Matthew Warchus. God of Carnage is produced on Broadway by Robert Fox, David Pugh & Dafydd Rogers, Stuart Thompson, Scott Rudin, Jon B. Platt, The Weinstein Company and The Shubert Organization.

For tickets, visit Telecharge. The Bernard Jacobs Theatre is located in Manhattan at 242 West 45th Street.

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