The new Broadway musical, Amour, has canceled its Sept. 24 evening and Sept. 25 matinee performances, owing to problems with the show's scenery.
During the musical first preview on Saturday, Sept. 21, difficulties with Scott Pask's scenery interrupted the performance. About a half hour into the show, a flat depicted a bakery wobbled and then fell forward. The show continued after a 15-minute delay, but a few set pieces including the bakery flat have been sent to the shop for modifications. The Sunday matinee went forward.
Performances will resume on Wednesday evening, Sept. 25. Starring Melissa Errico, Malcolm Gets, Norm Lewis, John Cunningham, Christopher Fitzgerald, Bill Nolte, Nora Mae Lyng, Lewis Cleale and Sarah Litzsinger, the intermissionless Amour is scheduled to officially open Oct. 20.
A translation of the hit French tuner Le Passe Muraille, the American version is being produced by The Shubert Organization, Jean Doumanian Productions Inc. and USA Ostar Theatricals. Featuring music by award winning composer Michel Legrand, the musical has been translated by Jeremy Sams. Original French lyrics were written by Didier van Cauwelaert.
Tony winner James Lapine is the musical's director. The Music Box Theatre is located at 239 W. 45th Street. Tickets are available through Telecharge at (212) 239-6200 or on-line at www.telecharge.com.