‘Dolittle’ closes curtain

Touring production to close in Hershey.

The national touring production of “Doctor Dolittle” will shutter Sunday in Hershey, Penn.

The $3 million tuner, starring Tom Hewitt as the doc who talks to animals, was booked through June and skedded to head to Chicago after Hershey.

In a statement, producer Nick Scandalios of Nederlander Presentations said, “While we are extremely proud of ‘Doctor Dolittle’ onstage, it simply is not translating to ticket sales and finding its audience.”

(Matt Wolf in London contributed to this report.)

More Legit

  • Skintight review

    Off Broadway Review: ‘Skintight’ With Idina Menzel

    The national touring production of “Doctor Dolittle” will shutter Sunday in Hershey, Penn. The $3 million tuner, starring Tom Hewitt as the doc who talks to animals, was booked through June and skedded to head to Chicago after Hershey. In a statement, producer Nick Scandalios of Nederlander Presentations said, “While we are extremely proud of […]

  • Sugar in Our Wounds

    Off Broadway Review: ‘Sugar in Our Wounds’

    The national touring production of “Doctor Dolittle” will shutter Sunday in Hershey, Penn. The $3 million tuner, starring Tom Hewitt as the doc who talks to animals, was booked through June and skedded to head to Chicago after Hershey. In a statement, producer Nick Scandalios of Nederlander Presentations said, “While we are extremely proud of […]

  • SPRINGSTEEN ON BROADWAY

    Bruce Springsteen Condemns Trump's 'Inhumane' Border Policy During Broadway Show

    The national touring production of “Doctor Dolittle” will shutter Sunday in Hershey, Penn. The $3 million tuner, starring Tom Hewitt as the doc who talks to animals, was booked through June and skedded to head to Chicago after Hershey. In a statement, producer Nick Scandalios of Nederlander Presentations said, “While we are extremely proud of […]

  • Kenya Barris and Pharrell Williams

    Kenya Barris, Pharrell Williams to Collaborate on Juneteenth Stage Musical

    The national touring production of “Doctor Dolittle” will shutter Sunday in Hershey, Penn. The $3 million tuner, starring Tom Hewitt as the doc who talks to animals, was booked through June and skedded to head to Chicago after Hershey. In a statement, producer Nick Scandalios of Nederlander Presentations said, “While we are extremely proud of […]

  • BD Wong

    Stagecraft Podcast: BD Wong Talks Basketball in Beijing, Dinosaurs and Batman

    The national touring production of “Doctor Dolittle” will shutter Sunday in Hershey, Penn. The $3 million tuner, starring Tom Hewitt as the doc who talks to animals, was booked through June and skedded to head to Chicago after Hershey. In a statement, producer Nick Scandalios of Nederlander Presentations said, “While we are extremely proud of […]

  • Michael Jackson Musical Coming to Broadway

    Michael Jackson Musical Coming to Broadway in 2020

    The national touring production of “Doctor Dolittle” will shutter Sunday in Hershey, Penn. The $3 million tuner, starring Tom Hewitt as the doc who talks to animals, was booked through June and skedded to head to Chicago after Hershey. In a statement, producer Nick Scandalios of Nederlander Presentations said, “While we are extremely proud of […]

  • Watch Tom Hanks Vamp on Stage

    Watch Tom Hanks Vamp on Stage to Calm His 'Henry IV' Audience

    The national touring production of “Doctor Dolittle” will shutter Sunday in Hershey, Penn. The $3 million tuner, starring Tom Hewitt as the doc who talks to animals, was booked through June and skedded to head to Chicago after Hershey. In a statement, producer Nick Scandalios of Nederlander Presentations said, “While we are extremely proud of […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content