And then there were three fewer shows on Broadway.
Monday’s announcement of the Tony Award nominations brought the shuttering of “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer,” which posted a Saturday closing date. Now “Judgment at Nuremberg” and “The Gathering” have followed suit.
Abby Mann’s play about the Nuremberg trials has had better fortune in its previous incarnations, as a “Playhouse 90” teleplay in 1959 and subsequently an Oscar-winning film in 1961. The stage drama will give its final performance Sunday.
The National Actors Theatre’s production, directed by John Tillinger, will have presented 45 previews and 56 performances at the Longacre Theatre, where it opened March 26.
“Judgment” failed to secure a nomination for best play but did receive two other noms — for featured actor (Michael Hayden) and featured actress (Marthe Keller) in a play. Maximillian Schell and George Grizzard headline the drama about the Nuremberg trials.
Last month, the cast of “Judgment” voted to cut salaries to keep the show on the boards. Performing at 53.32% capacity, the production took in $158,766 at the box office last week out of a gross potential of $487,042.
During the same session, “Proof” and “The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife,” both best play nominees, each grossed nearly double the weekly cume of “Judgment.”
Those plays also feature significantly smaller casts — four thesps in “Proof,” five in “Wife” — whereas “Judgment,” with its 23 actors, is the largest ensemble for a play currently running on Broadway.
Arje Shaw’s “The Gathering” posted one of the lowest B.O. figures for Broadway last week, grossing $93,958 on a potential of $429,063 at the Cort Theatre, where it opened April 24. It closes Sunday as well, having clocked in 12 previews and 24 regular perfs. Drama about a Holocaust survivor, played by Hal Linden, received no Tony nominations.