The musical will close after 33 previews, 156 regular performances and zero Tony Awards.
The last cast album to enter the Billboard charts at such a high position was 'Rent' back in 1996--which also starred Idina Menzel and Anthony Rapp, and even had the same director.
Harvey Fierstein, who wrote the books of both shows, will still be represented on Broadway by 'Kinky Boots.'
Jones's character runs a battered women's shelter in 1972, before such places were common, in a new play by 'House of Cards' writer Sarah Treem.
Hip-hop culture has been muscling its way onto the Great White Way for some time, with or without Hugh Jackman's rapping skills.
Idina Menzel's pop-culture ascendance may have hit a tiny snag Sunday night when she lost out in the Tony Awards balloting to newcomer Jessie Mueller.
But a bigger story out of the 2014 Broadway season didn't come so much from the winners' envelopes, but from the number of shows focussed on African-American culture or starring African-American performers.
Hugh Jackman hosts a music-heavy lineup that includes pop stars, cast performances and previews.
Zero Mostel, Phil Silvers and Nathan Lane all won Tonys for playing Pseudolus in the classic musical comedy. Will James Corden, Tony winner for 'One Man, Two Guvnors,' be next?
The Tony winner (and four-time Tony host) will appear in a limited engagement of Jez Butterworth's first play since 'Jerusalem.'
"Frozen" out of the Tonys this year, Idina Menzel might look back to 1964 when 'Hello Dolly!' and Carol Channing took 10 awards to 'Funny Girl' and Barbra Streisand's zero.
Rocky battles Hedwig in a wide-open field, but Harry Potter isn't even a contender.
The Tony-winning Titanic: The Musical is getting a one-off performance featuring the original cast, which includes over 200 singers, alongside the skilled New York Chamber Orchestra. The musical is under the stage direction of Don Stephenson, with music director Kevin Stites ably doing his part.
"Nora, hope we got it right." -- George C. Wolfe
The musical Kinky Boots, with a score by pop star Cyndi Lauper, earned 13 nominations for the Tony Awards, leading the field for Broadway's highest honor.