“Chicken & Biscuits” will play its final performance on Nov. 28, producers announced Thursday.
The news comes after the new play announced an extended cancellation of performances through Nov. 18 due to COVID-19 cases in the company. The play had initially cancelled performances from Nov. 9 through Nov. 11.
The production will now resume performances Nov. 19.
This is the second Broadway production, following the closing announcements of “Dana H.” and “Is This a Room,” to post a closing notice since the industry reopened. “Chicken & Biscuits” began performances at the Circle in the Square Theatre on Sept. 23 and opened Oct. 10.
Producers, who include Pamela Ross, Hunter Arnold, E. Clayton Cornelious and Leah Michalos, cited the “significant financial impact of the show cancellations” for the play’s closure. No show on Broadway is currently reporting individual grosses, however, glances at the seating chart for “Chicken & Biscuits” for the past few weeks have shown many empty seats.
The play was capitalized for up to $3.5 million, according to documents filed with the Securities Exchange Commission.
“Chicken & Biscuits” was written by Douglas Lyons and directed by Zhailon Levingston. The production had more than 30 Broadway debuts within its company when it opened this fall.
The producers hinted that the play may have a future life on tour and within regional theaters.
“This is certainly not the final bow for this groundbreaking work, or its players. We are incredibly excited about the future plans for ‘Chicken & Biscuits,’ for which we have seen great demand from touring companies and regional theaters,” the producers said in a statement.