Ken Davenport, producer of the off-Broadway staple Altar Boyz, has announced today that the show will play its final performance on January 10, 2010 at 7:30pm at its home, New World Stages after playing 2032 performances. It is the 9th longest running off-Broadway musical in history.
Writes Davenport in a statement:
"It is with great sadness that my partner, Robyn Goodman, and I officially announce that Altar Boyz, the longest running Off-Broadway musical to open in more than a decade, will play its final performance at New World Stages on Sunday, January 10th at 7:30 PM.
While this is a difficult day for everyone involved in the show, we couldn't be more proud of what our Boyz have accomplished.
For the past several years, people have been ringing the death knell for commercial Off-Broadway theater. Altar Boyz has proven that a fantastic show and a passionate group of people behind it can overcome any odds."
Altar Boyz features Michael Kadin Craig, Lee Markham, Travis Nesbitt, Mauricio Perez, and Ravi Roth, and is directed by Stafford Arima and choreographed by Christopher Gattelli. Altar Boyz has music & lyrics by Gary Adler and Michael Patrick Walker with book by Kevin Del Aguila, based on a concept by Marc Kessler and Ken Davenport. It is the winner of the coveted Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Musical Off-Broadway.
Remaining performances are Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 8 pm, Saturday at 4pm & 8pm, and Sunday at 3pm & 7:30pm. New World Stages is located at 340 West 50th Street, just west of Eighth Avenue. For more information, please visit www.altarboyz.com or call 1 -877-ABOYZ-411. For all the gossip, visit www.altarholics.com.