Who could have guessed that navigating the Great White Way would be more challenging than the Narrow Sea? After receiving generally negative reviews from critics and disappointing ticket sales (despite attendance from some peeping creepers on opening night) the Broadway adaptation of Breakfast at Tiffany's, featuring Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke as charming leading lady Holly Golightly, is ending on Sunday, April 21.
According to the Associated Press, the show — which began previews on March 4 and just opened on March 20 — was originally slated to run until August 25 (according to the Cort Theater, which is where the show is currently running in New York City) but it was announced on Tuesday that the curtain would be closing much sooner than that. The AP reports, "It will have played 17 preview and 38 regular performances ... For the week ending April 7, the show managed to take in just $337,621, or 38 percent of its $896,290 potential. The theater was also half full." And with that, Clarke will go from having a feline as her main companion back to those coveted dragons.
Of course, having a big name attached to a Broadway production doesn't mean critics and audiences will flock to it. Recently, David Mamet's The Anarchist failed to meet expectations and Hands on a Hardbody (which featured music from Phish frontman Trey Anastasio) closed after 28 previews and 28 regular performances and weak ticket sales. While Scarlett Johansson's limited engagement run in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof closed as planned on March 30 and Tom Hanks' limited engagement debut in Lucky Guy is set to run through June 16, they were hardly the runaway Broadway powerhouses they could have been thanks to mixed reviews.
Hey, that's showbiz, Daenerys.