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29 July 2009 @ 08:27 am
Looks like 9 to 5 just got it's closing notice.

The musical version of "9 to 5," which probably seemed like a good idea way back when, will close around Labor Day, several theater sources say.

It cost something like $14 million, all of which will go right down the sinkhole.

The ghastly "White Christmas" could be the next tenant at the Marquis Theatre. It'll open late fall, thereby ruining Christmas for diabetic critics who can't tolerate such a heavy dose of holiday fructose.

elisabeth_grace on July 29th, 2009 01:40 pm (UTC)
No. Why didn't they publicize it more? With those people on it, it should have run til Christmas, at least.

This is so unfair.
sloantimeofyoursong on July 29th, 2009 01:42 pm (UTC)
I think not getting the Tony noms is what really killed it. I thought it was going to last longer, too, but I'm also not surprised.
Lola: 9 to 5 stoneddamelola on July 29th, 2009 01:40 pm (UTC)
I can't believe it's getting yanked so early. Bloody economy, bloody luck, bloody WORLD.
silly billy: [9 to 5] shine like the sundecipherated on July 29th, 2009 01:51 pm (UTC)
Thumbs down!
H: doralee/violet/judy shinehuddylovin on July 29th, 2009 01:59 pm (UTC)
Ohnoes!! Argh this is not fun news at all. *disappointed* :( :( :(

And wtf "ghastly White Christmas" ?? GRR. White Christmas is awesome.
Aiden Daye Carter: meg/stephaidencarter on July 29th, 2009 02:11 pm (UTC)
Guess I need to start looking for a last minute flight to New York. I WILL see this show goddammit, even if I need to cross an ocean.
turnitintolove on July 29th, 2009 02:54 pm (UTC)
That means it will probably tour earlier than anyone though where they can expect to make their investment back.
caity | tulita pepsishornt on July 29th, 2009 04:48 pm (UTC)
Aaaand I will end up missing it by mere days. FML.
forever.: as long as we're togetherimfallinapart on July 29th, 2009 05:08 pm (UTC)
sam1993 on July 29th, 2009 06:12 pm (UTC)
Well, shit. That sucks.
let the sun shine in: 9 to 5|Is Lovebroadwaybaby_xx on July 29th, 2009 06:34 pm (UTC)
D: This is really upsetting. I agree with Lissie; they should've publicized it more.

..I also think the lack of Tony noms killed it too. ):
nancy (with the laughing face): 9 to 5 ;; dance of deathchanginandhow on July 29th, 2009 08:31 pm (UTC)
They publicized tons - I even have a pack of 9 to 5 tissues their team was handing out when they performed at Bryant Park. Not always enough to save a show, unfortunately.