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August aint going to make it to August.

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August aint going to make it to August.#1
Posted: 6/17/09 at 7:00pm
No real surprise here, looks like Broadway is in a mini meltdown.

The Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning play August: Osage County will end its Broadway run June 28 at the Music Box Theatre, producers announced late June 17.

When it closes, Tracy Letts' acclaimed drama ? which opened on Broadway Oct. 30, 2007 ? will have played 18 previews and 648 regular performances
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not bad really ! seeing as it did fcuk all in the uk !
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LOL its a tad dramatic calling it a Mini Meltdown

August has had a great run to be proud off and its been failing for awhile
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It sold out in the UK at the NT almost 2 months before it opened.


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yea but what i mean is, it did those performances and now its gone ! i deffo think a west end transfer would have been good
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I'm surprised it didn't transfer too. It was all anybody could talk about for months and then it just disappeared. I'd actually forgotten about it until I read this thread.
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A transfer would have required completely recasting the play, which is a risky endeavour, especially when it means living up to the fireworks the originals provided at the NT. The material is strong enough to hold up but having the majority of the OBC was a major selling point.
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Thats a really good run for a play surely?

I didnt get a chance to see it over here re: August aint going to make it to August.
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Not a bad run really for what must go down as a modern classic. It reminded me of Eugene O'Neil/Tennesee Williams but, most of all (after seeing "Buried Child" at the National a few years ago), Sam Shepard.