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The show opened in New York’s famed theatre district in April 2009 to huge acclaim, garnering a slew of awards later that year, including Tonys for Best Original Score, Best Orchestration and Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical for Alice Ripley.

It also won the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Drama – a rare accolade for a musical.

But declining ticket sales have convinced bosses at Manhattan’s Booth Theater to halt the show’s run in January (11) after almost two years, according to Variety.com.

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The curtain will fall for the final time on the musical, about a mother who struggles with worsening bipolar disorder, on 16 January (11).

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