“Summer: The Donna Summer Musical” will close on Broadway on Dec. 30, 2018.
The musical will have played 27 previews and 289 regular performances at the time of its closing at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. Though the musical was met with poor reviews, it originally found popular appeal, leading to million-dollar grosses, which have since fizzled.
“Summer” will launch a North American tour beginning Sept. 30, 2019, playing cities including Los Angeles, Nashville and Rochester.
The musical began performances March 28, 2018 and opened on April 23, 2018.
In the weeks leading up to the Tony Awards — the musical received two nominations for its leading actresses, LaChanze and Ariana DeBose — the musical posted several weeks of million-dollar grosses, with its highest week at $1.16 million at the end of May. However, the grosses slid post-Tonys, with the show bringing in $462,727 or 32 percent of its gross potential last week.
This is the latest in a string of shows to close after disappointing Thanksgiving week sales, including “Head Over Heels” and “Once on This Island.” “Summer” also performed on the NBC Thanksgiving Day Parade last week.
“Summer” was produced by Tommy Mottola and The Dodgers.