Little Shop of Horrors is closing 22 Aug 2004


Thu 29 Jul 2004 Little Shop of Horrors is closing 22 Aug 2004 It has been confirmed that the Broadway musical Little Shop of Horrors will close Sunday, 22nd Aug 2004 at the Virginia Theatre The show will have played 40 previews and 372 regular performances. It will play its final performance on Sunday, 22 Aug 2004 at 7pm The musical has book & Lyrics by Howard Ashman, Music by Alan Menken. It is directed Jerry Zaks, and features Rob Bartlett (Mushnik) ; Kerry Butler (Audrey); Joey Fatone (Seymour); Carla J. Hargrove (Ronnette); Trisha Jeffrey (Crystal); Dequina Moore (Chiffon); Michael-Leon Wooley (Audrey II) The show opened at the Virginia Theatre on 2 Oct 2003, following previews from 29 Aug 2003, and received mostly good notices from the popular press : BEN BRENTLEY of the NEW YORK TIMES says, �The overall effect is, if not exactly pleasurable, then pleasant.� CLIVE BARNES of NEW YORK POST says, �Bizarre and brilliant musical� HOWARD KISSEL of NEW YORK DAILY NEWS says, �Everything seems bloated and relentless.� ELYSA GARDNER of USA TODAY says, �'Shop of Horrors' never reaches full flower.� LINDA WINER of NEWSDAY says, "'Horrors' still feeds us digestibly raw fun." FRANL SCHECK of THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER Frank says, "Moves along in bouncy fashion. " MICHAEL SOMMERS of STAR-LEDGER says, "Safe haven for customers who prefer brand-name chow." ROMA TORRE of NY1 says, "As excitingly fresh and robust as ever." MICHAEL KUCHWARA of ASSOCIATED PRESS says, "Spiffy revival." It was the first ever Broadway production of everyone's favorite boy-meets-girl, plant-eats-world phenomenon. Meek, mild mannered, out-of-luck Seymour Krelbourn has just discovered an exotic little plant with a strange and unusual appetite. The plant is growing remarkably fast - and so is Seymour's love for Audrey, his co-worker at the flower shop. But she has a boyfriend...and the plant has a bloodthirsty secret that threatens the entire planet. The feeding-frenzy begins, as Seymour becomes a celebrity and the plant becomes a larger-than-life sensation.