B'way's 'Tale of Two Cities' set to close Nov. 16

November 4, 2008 5:37:54 PM PST
It's the worst of times for "A Tale of Two Cities."

The musical version of Charles Dickens' historical novel set against the backdrop of the French Revolution will close Nov. 16 after a 68-performance run at Broadway's Al Hirschfeld Theatre.

The show, which has book, music and lyrics by Jill Santoriello, opened Sept. 18 to mostly negative reviews and has played to steadily declining business. Last week, the musical grossed a meager $303,755, playing to less than 45 percent capacity at the Hirschfeld.