Commercial Off Broadway tuner “Lucky Guy” won’t make it to the end of its skedded run, with producers posting a closing notice for Sunday.
Show is the latest to have trouble establishing a foothold at the Little Shubert Theater, one of Off Broadway’s largest spaces and, according to some producers, one of the more difficult venues for making an Off Broadway production financially viable.
Tuner, written and helmed by Willard Beckham, stars Leslie Jordan (“Will and Grace”) and Varla Jean Merman, the alter ego of performer Jeffrey Roberson, in a comic tale about a young musician (Kyle Dean Massey) trying to make it in Nashville.
Show opened May 19 to reviews that were mixed to upbeat, but it wasn’t enough to convince producer L. Glenn Poppleton to keep the production going.
“Lucky Guy,” set to run through July 24, will have played 23 previews and 14 perfs when it closes. An original cast album is forthcoming, per the producer.
The Little Shubert has already booked a fall start for a commercial run of thriller “Afraid of the Dark.”