Thirteen hours after the 1998 Tony Awards, Broadway already had its first post-Tony casualty: Honour. Spokesperson Barbara Carroll (of the Philip Rinaldi office) told Playbill On-Line Joanna Murray-Smith's drama will close after the matinee, June 14, after 28 previews and 57 regular performances.
Honour's Jane Alexander was up for a best actress nod, but she lost to The Beauty Queen of Leenane's Marie Mullen.
Honour, directed by Tony-winner Gerald Gutierrez (The Heiress), started previews Apr. 2 and opened Apr. 26 at the Belasco Theatre.
Marking her return to the stage after four years as chairperson of the embattled National Endowment for the Arts, Alexander plays a poet who stands at a crossroads at the end of her 32-year marriage.
Alexander was playing the lead on Broadway in Wendy Wasserstein's The Sisters Rosensweig when she was tapped by President Bill Clinton to head the National Endowment for the Arts, which she did for four years until late 1997. Her previous stage roles include The Visit and 6 Rms Riv Vu. Gutierrez helmed recent Broadway revivals of The Heiress and Once Upon A Mattress.
Robert Foxworth (Ivanov and Laura Linney (Hedda Gabler and The Seagull on Broadway; The Seagull, The Hamptons, 1990 Off-Off-Broadway) are also in the cast. Designing the show will be Derek McLane (sets) and Jane Greenwood (costumes).