Jay Johnson: The Two and Only Has Closed on Bway

Jay Johnson: The Two and Only, an acclaimed blend of one man-show and ventriloquism, closed at the Helen Hayes Theatre after its November 26th performance.

Variety article written just before the show's closing stated that "despite warm notices and wide availability of discount offers, it has struggled to find an audience. Average attendance in recent weeks has been below 30% capacity."  The show opened at the Helen Hayes on September 28th.  Producers previously issued a statement that the show would either close on November 26th or on December 3rd.

The Two and Only may have closed on Broadway, but audiences across the country will still have the opportunity to see it.  As previously announced, a national tour, presented by Dallas Summer Musicals, will kick off in Dallas (Johnson's home town) this spring.

"In his 30-year career, Jay Johnson has converted generations of ventriloquist-avoiding Americans with his unique blend of charm, anarchy and innovative wit. In Jay Johnson: The Two and Only! he deconstructs and demonstrates his lifelong obsession, aided by a 'cast' that includes Bob, Amigo, Long John La Feat, Nethernore the Bird of Death, Spaulding, Arthur Drew, Jackie and Gaga, and Squeaky," as press notes described the show.

Jay Johnson: The Two and Only!  was produced on Broadway by Roger Alan Gindi, Stewart F. Lane & Bonnie Comley, Dan Whitten, Herbert Goldsmith Productions, Ken Grossman, Bob & Rhonda Silver, Michael A. Jenkins/Dallas Summer Musicals, Inc. and WetRock Entertainment.

Visit www.thetwoandonly.com for more information.

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