In the Wings

Cheyenne Jackson, Henry Winkler Comedy to Shutter Early

By ROBERT KAHN
Updated 9:36 AM EST, Fri, Nov 16, 2012

Daniel Breaker and Cheyenne Jackson in "The Performers" at the Longacre Theatre
Carol Rosegg

Gee, that was fast. Producers of the new Broadway comedy “The Performers” said Thursday night the show would close on Sunday, after a run of only seven performances.

In a statement, Robyn Goodman, Amanda Lipitz and Scott R. Delman blamed the shuttering on “the insurmountable after effects of Hurricane Sandy: lack of transportation, power outages and gas shortages chief among them.”

The critical reception, though, was hardly welcoming. In Newsday, Linda Winer said the material in this “90-minute embarrassment” would seem skimpy “as a 10-minute burlesque skit.”

The show, a comedy about two friends reunited at the Adult Film Awards in Las Vegas, was written by 29-year-old David West Read. It featured an all-star cast including Cheyenne Jackson of “30 Rock,” Henry Winkler, Alicia Silverstone and Ari Graynor.

First Published: Nov 16, 2012 9:23 AM EST
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