‘Bang’ closing with whimper

'Chitty' to run out of steam New Years Eve

“Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” goes bust Dec. 31, when the Broadway tuner plays its last at Hilton Theater.

The $15 million gadget-laden kiddie spectacle, based on Roald Dahl’s screenplay adaptation of Ian Fleming’s novel, is one very expensive flop, mostly sputtering along since it opened April 28 to mixed-to-negative reviews. A recent uptick in biz proved fleeting, so the show aims to hold on through the end of year in the hopes of benefiting from holiday B.O.

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