Eugene O’Neill’s ‘Hughie’ Starring Forest Whitaker Offers $37 Rush Tickets for Last Week

By James Knight on Mar 21, 2016 04:25 PM EDT

The bad news is that the revival of Eugene O'Neill's Hughie isn’t going to last long. The good news is that you might have the chance to see it the show for cheap. The production, starring Forest Whitaker and Frank Wood will be offering $37 rush tickets for the last week of production.

Recently, Hughie producers released a press statement about the early closure, saying (via Deadline):

“Due to limited advance ticket sales following highly positive reviews and Critic’s Picks from The New York Times, Associated Press, The Washington Post, USA Today and Newsday, Eugene O’Neill’s Hughie will play three more weeks, with its final performance at Broadway’s Booth Theatre on Sunday, March 27, 2016. The production will have played 55 performances.”

Originally written in 1942, Hughie made it’s world premiere in 1958 in Sweden at the Royal Dramatic Theatre with Bengt Eklund as Erie. It was first performed in English in in 1963 at the Theater Royal in Bath, England and starred Burgess Meredith as Erie. Hughie didn’t make it to Broadway until 1964. The original Broadway production starred Jason Robards. Robards won a Tony Award for his performance as Erie.

Hughie will close this Sunday March 27 instead of the originally scheduled June 12 date. At close the show will have ran 55 total performance if you include previews.

Hughie is currently playing at the Booth Theater, 222 West 45th Street New York, NY 10036. For more information please visit

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