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Low-grossing ‘High’ to shutter

Turner topliner ends its Broadway run April 24

B.O.-challenged Broadway play “High” will bow out quickly, setting a closing date for less than a week after its April 19 opening.

The Kathleen Turner topliner has been plagued by low sales since it began previews March 25. Weekly receipts have never topped the $100,000 mark, an ultra-low showing even for an unknown new play in the Booth Theater, one of Broadway’s smaller houses.

Strong reviews would have been required to boost sales, but critical response was largely downbeat even if Turner herself earned praise for her perf. Actress stars as a foul-mouthed nun who counsels a young drug addict played by Evan Jonigkeit.

Helmed by Rob Ruggiero, the play, by Matthew Lombardo (“Looped”) originated in a three-city circuit of regional theaters, beginning with TheaterWorks in Hartford, Conn. Turner and Jonigkeit have been with the show since its preem, while fellow cast member Stephen Kunken came aboard for the Main Stem incarnation.

Leonard Soloway and Chase Mishkin lead the producing team of the show, which shutters Sunday.

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