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The Miracle Worker to Close on Broadway April 4

Producers of The Miracle Worker announced today that the show will close on April 4, 2010 at a complete loss of the show's full $2.6 million capitalization.

The critically acclaimed 50th Anniversary production and first Broadway revival of William Gibson's THE MIRACLE WORKER, directed by Kate Whoriskey (Ruined), will play its final performance on Sunday, April 4, 2010 at Circle in the Square Theatre (235 West 50 Street) following 21 previews and 38 regular performances.

Producers David Richenthal and Dini von Mueffling said: "We are saddened to announce that The Miracle Worker must close. Having the opportunity to share this powerful story with a new generation of theatergoers has been remarkable. We could not have asked for a more extraordinary cast, creative team and group of dedicated producers."

Staged in the round for the first time, THE MIRACLE WORKER also stars Academy Award® nominee Abigail Breslin (Little Miss Sunshine), Tony Award® nominee Alison Pill (Broadway's The Lieutenant of Inishmore, film Milk), , Tony Award® winner Elizabeth Franz (Death of a Salesman) and features Tobias Segal, Daniel Oreskes, Michael Cummings, Simone Joy Jones, Yvette Ganier and Lance Chantiles-Wertz.

Set in Tuscumbia, Alabama in the 1880s, THE MIRACLE WORKER tells the story of the young Helen Keller, who became blind and deaf after a childhood illness, and the extraordinary woman, Annie Sullivan, who taught her to communicate with the world.

THE MIRACLE WORKER features scenic design by Derek McLane, costume design by Paul Tazewell, lighting design by Kenneth Posner, original music and sound design by Rob Milburn & Michael Bodeen, hair design by Charles LaPointe, and physical coaching and movement by Lee Sher.

THE MIRACLE WORKER is produced by David Richenthal, Eric Falkenstein, Randall L. Wreghitt, Barbara & Buddy Freitag, Dan Frishwasser, Joseph J. Grano, Jr., Mallory Factor, Cheryl Lachowicz, Martha Falkenberg, Bruce J. Carusi & Susan Altamore Carusi, Lynn Shaw, David & Sheila Lehrer; in association with Connie Bartlow Kristan and Jamie deRoy/Remmel T. Dickinson.

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