Slava's Snowshow, the unique clown experience with an international reputation for spectacle — including a climactic, blinding snow storm — will play its final Off-Broadway Jan. 14, making the total performance count 1,004.
The producers recently announced they are seeking a Broadway house for a late 2007 start.
Russian master Slava Polunin himself appeared in select shows for the final week of the Off-Broadway run, off Union Square.
The show has played in over 80 cities around the world and was the winner of the 2005 Drama Desk award for Unique Theatrical Experience and the Olivier Award in London for Best Entertainment.
Slava's Snowshow is produced by David J. Foster and Ross Mollison by arrangement with Slava and Gwenael Allen. Created by Slava Polunin, considered by many to be the world's greatest clown, the work is "a magical theatrical experience that melds the unbridled hilarity — and the unexpected poignancy — of the art of clowning with stunning spectacle and awe-inspiring visual images and fantasy, culminating in a blinding, heart-stopping snowstorm that engulfs the entire audience."
After two-and-a-half successful years Slava's Snowshow "must close due to touring commitments in UK, Italy, Mexico, Canada and China," the producers previously said.
The next tenant at the Union Square Theatre will be the Israeli performance piece, Mayumana's Be.