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‘Bridge’ won’t cross to Circle

'Tunnel' closed for Broadway

“Bridge and Tunnel” will not be making it to Broadway this spring.

Although not officially announced for the 2004-05 season, Sarah Jones’ one-person show had been expected to open at Circle in the Square before the Tony nominations’ cutoff date of May 4.

Last year, “Bridge and Tunnel” enjoyed a long Off Broadway run at the Culture Project, where it famously counted Meryl Streep among its producers.

A statement from the producers blamed the “B&T” delay on the lack of appropriate venues: “The right intimate Broadway theater isn’t available at this time.”

Elizabeth I. McCann had been lead producer of the Broadway venture; a spokesman for the production said that McCann’s participation was “uncertain” at this time. “The other producers are moving ahead on the project,” he added.

Circle in the Square has been dark since the play “Frozen” closed there last August. At 623 seats, the theater is as intimate as it gets on Broadway. The Circle has been mentioned in recent days as a possible Broadway home for “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.” The new musical by William Finn and Rachel Sheinkin opened Feb. 7 to positive reviews at the nonprofit Second Stage.

Another postponement

“Princesses” will be coming to Broadway in the fall, not summer 2005 as previously announced. The new musical comedy by David Zippel, Matthew Wilder and Bill and Cheri Steinkellner has pushed back its tryout run at Seattle’s 5th Avenue Theater. Instead of the spring, the show is now skedded to play Aug. 9-28 on the West Coast.

“Princesses” is a show within a show about schoolgirls who stage a production of “A Little Princess.”

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