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asked in category: General Last Updated: 10th April, 2020

Why did King Lear Close on Broadway?

Producer Scott Rudin announced Saturday that King Lear will play its final performance at the Cort Theatre on Sunday, June 9. The production was originally scheduled to run through July 7, but the date got pushed earlier due to soft ticket sales and mixed reviews.

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Similarly one may ask, why is King Lear closing?

King Lear ends with a battle for the British throne. Edmund wins the battle for the throne, but is then killed by his brother Edgar. As Edmund dies, he admits that he has sent orders for Lear and Cordelia to be executed. The orders are reversed, but too late; Cordelia has already been killed.

who is in King Lear on Broadway? Rounding out the principal cast of King Lear are Tony Award winner Jayne Houdyshell as Earl of Gloucester, three-time Obie Award winner Elizabeth Marvel as Goneril, Aisling O'Sullivan as Regan, Pedro Pascal as Edmund, Tony Award nominee and two-time Drama Desk Award winner John Douglas Thompson as Earl of Kent, and two

In respect to this, how long is King Lear on Broadway?

19 weeks

Where is King Lear playing in NYC?

Most recently, the King Lear New York scheduled performances ran from April 4-June 9, 2019 at the Cort Theatre. It's the classic play written by William Shakespeare. The play was a limited run of 19 weeks that showcased Glenda Jackson in the titular role.

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