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.
Earlier this week it was announced that the Broadway revival of Eugene O'Neill's two person play, 'Hughie,' was going to be ending its run early. The show marked the Broadway debut for Forest Whitaker. Now, we are looking back on Whitaker opening night comments about the ill-fated show.
It looks like Forest Whitaker’s Broadway debut is not going to be a long one. Originally scheduled to run till June 12, the revival of Eugene O'Neill's 'Hughie' will close later this month after only 55 performances which preview performances. The early closure is reportedly due to lack of advanced ticket sales, despite positive reviews.
The revivel of Eugene O’Neill’s 'Hughie' official opens tonight on Broadway. . This play features only two actors, Oscar Winner Forest Whitaker ('The Last King of Scotland') as Ernie Smith and and Tony Award winner Frank Wood ('Side Man') as a night clerk. 25 tickets for each performance are being sold at $25 dollars making Hughie possibly one of the most affordable shows on Broadway.
Tonight, Monday Feb 8, Eugene O’Neill’s 'Hughie' returns to Broadway for a limited run. Previews for the show kick off tonight with the official opening hot it’s heels on Feb 25. This two man play stars Oscar Winner Forest Whitaker ('The Last King of Scotland') as Ernie Smith and and Tony Award winner Frank Wood ('Side Man') as a night clerk.
Although the holiday season can be less-than lucrative for Broadway, 2015 ended on a high note for the Great White Way. Wicked alone grossed nearly $3 million dollars during Christmas week and, overall, Broadway grossed over $43 million dollars the following week. This marks a .68% jump from last year and, now, a new production 'The Humans, Hughie and The Crucible' is making their debut on Broadway in 2016.