Crix may miss Bancroft perf

'Occupant' sold out, yet unreviewed

Anne Bancroft’s much anticipated return to the New York stage in a new play by Edward Albee could conceivably go unreviewed.

The Signature Theater has announced it will not make critics’ tickets available for the truncated but very sold-out run of “Occupant,” a two-hander about sculptor Louise Nevelson that was originally scheduled to open Feb. 24 for a six-week run at the small not-for-profit venue. A spokesman for the theater said critics’ ducats are impossible to come by due to the theater’s prior commitment to subscribers and single-ticket holders.

Ailing schedule

Preview performances of “Occupant” began Feb. 5. One week into the engagement, Bancroft contacted pneumonia and could not continue the run. The Signature suspended the production Feb. 22 and announced that perfs would resume with Bancroft on Tuesday. That date was recently pushed back to today. Standby Kathleen Butler has played some performances.

Reviews that eventually do appear for the world premiere of “Occupant” will come from critics able to purchase or beg freebies from current ticket-holders.

A Signature spokesman said the company hoped to restage “Occupant” in the near future, at which time critics would be invited.

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