“The Little Prince” will close its Broadway run on May 8, producers announced Tuesday.
The adaptation of the 1943 children’s novel opened at the Broadway Theatre on April 11, and was scheduled to play through Aug. 14. The show will continue with an international tour, according to the release.
It will have played 14 previews and 32 regular performances on Broadway at the time of closing.
The production has consistently underperformed at the box office, playing to an average capacity of 52.67% in its four weeks of performances to date. The announcement comes after grosses from the week ending April 24 revealed a significant drop in attendance and income from previous weeks, earning just $280,886.75. The show, which features dance and acrobatics to tell the classic story, garnered negative reviews from critics.
“The Little Prince” is produced by Broadway Entertainment Group and presented on Broadway by special arrangement with Rick Cummins and the Estate of John Scoullar.