Cancelled Broadway Shows
A “cancelled show” is a Broadway show that has made it into a theatre but the production was stopped after the previews have begun, but before before the official red carpet opening night performance. The term can also be used for shows that make it very close to a preview opening but are then cancelled at the very last minute.
These are very rare occurrences and are usually avoided as the whole production will be a financial loss without any opportunity to recover the loss through ticket sales and subsequent performances. Factors for cancellation usually include financial difficulties, actor disputes or union disputes.