Billy Elliot Musical to End Chicago Run Two Months Early
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 30: (L-R) Michael Dameski, Joshua Waiss Gates, Rhys Kosakowski, Joshua Denyer and Dayton Tavares pose during a media call for `Billy Elliot The Musical` at Her Majesty`s Theatre on December 30, 2008 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Luis Enrique Ascui/Getty Images)
Updated at 2:33 PM CDT on Thursday, Oct 21, 2010
The Chicago run of the musical Billy Elliot will end two months earlier than expected, producers announced Friday.
The final curtain call will be on Nov. 28.
The musical, penned by Elton John, was intially scheduled to run through mid-January.
The early closing had been rumored among cast and crew for several weeks. Weekday attendance has been especially poor in recent weeks, despite heavily discounted tickets, the Chicago Tribune reported.
Ticketholders can contact Broadway in Chicago for information about refunds or rescheduling.
Published at 10:36 PM CDT on Oct 15, 2010