‘Virtually Well-known,’ the musical adaptation of Cameron Crowe’s semi-autobiographical movie, is formally ending on January 8 — after simply 77 performances and 30 previews.
The film-to-stage adaptation of Cameron Crowe’s semi-autobiographical foray into his early years in rock music journalism will end its Broadway run on January 8, 2023. “Virtually Well-known” is the newest casualty amid Broadway reveals with a excessive mortality price, together with “KPOP,” “Strolling With Ghosts,” “A Unusual Loop,” and “Aint No Mo’.” When the present closes in January, it’ll have performed 30 preview performances and 77 performances.
“‘Virtually Well-known,’ just like the music it celebrates, will endure,” reads a assertion from producers Lia Vollack and Michael Cassel. “We sit up for the discharge of the solid recording on March 17, and to the numerous productions in communities throughout the nation and world, for years to come back.”
Just like the 2000 movie from which it was tailored, “Virtually Well-known” follows an aspiring reporter who will get an task from Rolling Stone whereas he’s a young person to affix an upcoming rock band on the street. The present’s lyrics are co-written by Cameron Crowe, with music and co-lyrics by Tom Kitt. It was directed by Jeremy Herrin.
Final week, “Virtually Well-known” grossed simply over $765,000, taking part in at slightly below 74% capability. The present has obtained combined opinions, with Selection calling it “entertaining sufficient — and little doubt a selected draw for the nostalgic baby-boomer-plus crowd — however there’s nothing extraordinary within the transformation to the stage. Not even virtually.”
Broadway reveals’ quick lifespan nowadays speaks to the tough economics dealing with stay reveals within the COVID period, as tourism nonetheless struggles to match its pre-pandemic ranges. “KPOP” closed its short-lived run on December 11 after simply 17 performances and 44 previews, having debuted on Broadway solely a month prior. Regardless of the closure and lukewarm opinions of the manufacturing, an unique solid recording will launch on February 24, 2023.