Klugman B’way odd man out

Source says actor could leave 'Sunshine Boys'

NEW YORK — Jack Klugman likely will leave the National Actors Theater production of Neil Simon’s “The Sunshine Boys” in May, according to an executive source with the company.

The Simon comedy — a limited run scheduled to end in January but held over because of its initially high popularity — has been playing to a nearly half-empty houses during the week: Last week, it played to 53% capacity; the previous week, to 54% capacity.

But executives at co-star Tony Randall’s nonprofit National Actors Theater are not concerned yet. “Business has not been good on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays,” said Fred Walker, managing director of the National Actors Theater. He added: “But we’re sold out on the weekends, and the show has not lost money.”

The show needs to gross $150,000 per week to stay open, per a source familiar with the show’s finances.

The show is planning a limited national tour, according to Walker, with stops in Los Angeles and Chicago in the offing, and a possible London engagement in the winter.

Want to read more articles like this one? SUBSCRIBE TO VARIETY TODAY.
Post A Comment 0

Leave a Reply

No Comments

Comments are moderated. They may be edited for clarity and reprinting in whole or in part in Variety publications.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More Legit News from Variety

Loading