“Paradise Square” will conclude its Broadway run at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre on July 17.
The new musical will have played 23 previews and 108 performances.
A national tour is being planned for 2023, and an original cast recording will be released in September.
“Paradise Square” was nominated for 10 Tony Awards, with Joaquina Kalukango taking home the award for Best Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical.
The musical has struggled at the box office, playing to just 54% capacity during the week ending July 3.
“I am enormously proud of the work of our prodigiously talented cast who are committed to the story they tell at every performance, and our extraordinary creative team who collaborated brilliantly to bring the world of Paradise Square to life,” producer Garth H. Drabinsky said.
“We wanted to give Paradise Square every chance to succeed, but various challenges proved insurmountable. We endured two COVID shutdowns, including 13 days right after our opening night, which resulted in a crucial loss of marketing momentum. The show, produced after the start of the pandemic, was not eligible for SVOG funds and was without the benefit of indemnity as insurers would no longer cover new productions for losses due to COVID. Even with significant award recognition and the sensational performance delivered by Joaquina Kalukango and our cast on the Tony Awards broadcast, we only saw a modest bump at the box office.”
“For these many months, we have watched audience reaction and have read on social media how much Paradise Square has touched them, but we just have not caught on with the general ticket buying public as we had hoped and expected. I thank our investors and co-producers who stood by the show during one of the most difficult times for Broadway in decades. I fervently hope audiences will take the opportunity to see and support Paradise Square in its final performances on Broadway.”