Sunday, January 4, 2015

Pulitzer Prize Winner Posts Closing

The 2013 Pulitzer Prize winning play Disgraced, Ayad Akhtar's 2012 play about the hot-button politics behind Islamophobia in America, has posted its closing notice.  The play premiered in Chicago at the American Theater Company, where it played a 6 week run from January through March of 2012.  The play then played at Lincoln Center's off-Broadway space from Ocober to December of the same year.  The play then leaped across the pond and played in London's off-West End in the spring of 2014 and, on October 23rd, 2014, opened at Broadway's Lyceum Theatre on 45th Street.  The play has, until now, been one of two front runners (the other being The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time) for the Best Play Tony Award.  The show's stars are Hari Dhillon, Gretchen Mol, Karen Pittman, and Josh Radnor.  The Broadway production of the play will have its final performance on March 1st, 2015, and, by that time, will have played 27 previews and 149 regular performances.  A national tour, which will begin performances in November, has been announced.

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