The Broadway musical The Drowsy Chaperone has its final performance at the Marquis Theatre today, following a successful run of 674 shows and 32 previews. Happily, Drowsy still lives on through its national tour and its original Broadway cast album.
Sadly, the delightful musical comedy The Drowsy Chaperone is going to be put to sleep on December 30, when it has its final performance on Broadway. A funny and affectionate homage to old musicals, Drowsy will be missed, but it does boast a strong run of 674 performances. The show also won five Tony Awards and managed to recoup its investment (no mean feat for any Broadway musical).
The London production of The Drowsy Chaperone will close on August 4, after only a few months of performances. After it closes, star and co-creator Bob Martin will head to Toronto to kick of the North American tour, which will hopefully have better luck. Drowsy continues to delight audiences on Broadway, where it has been playing since May 2006.