Broadway play “Race” won’t shutter in June after all: The show has pushed back its closing date until Aug. 23.
Producers of “Race” recently announced the David Mamet play had recouped its capitalization costs of about $2.5 million, fueled in part by a cast of familiar faces including James Spader, David Alan Grier, Kerry Washington and Richard Thomas.
Previously skedded to close June 13, the play — which has always been a steady if not spectacular performer at the B.O. — has now extended further into the summer, often a peak time for tourist-fueled ticket sales. It’s not yet certain whether the current cast will remain with the show for the additional weeks.
“Race,” which Mamet also helmed, centers on a legal case revolving around a white man accused of raping a black woman. Production, which began perfs Nov. 16, has so far grossed about $10 million overall.