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Broadway Play 'Hangmen' Will Not Reopen Once Broadway Resumes Performances

Broadway Play 'Hangmen' Will Not Reopen Once Broadway Resumes Performances

The Broadway play Hangmen, written by Oscar winner Martin McDonagh, has officially ended its run on the Great White Way after only playing 13 preview performances.

Dan Stevens, Tracie Bennett, and more starred in the new play, which won the Olivier Award for Best Play in 2016.

“Because of the current health crisis which has created circumstances beyond our control, it is with deep regret that we are not able to resume performances of Hangmen. With no definite end in sight of the government’s closure and Broadway’s suspension, we have no alternative but to release the actors from their contracts and close the production,” the producers of the show said in a statement.

The statement added, “Given our show’s budget and capitalization, we do not have the economic resources to be able to continue to pay the theater owners, cast and crew through this still undefined closure period. Therefore, in the interests of all involved, we regretfully have no choice but to close the show. We are all extremely disappointed that we cannot give Martin McDonagh and our fabulous director, cast and team the celebrated opening they all deserve.”

All Broadway shows were shut down on March 13 and the intended return date was going to be April 12, but the shows likely will not return that early.

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Posted to: Broadway, Coronavirus, Dan Stevens, Tracie Bennett

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