Broadway’s The Inheritance will close next month after struggling at the box office.
Matthew Lopez’s two-part drama, which takes inspiration from E.M. Forster’s Howards End, began previews at the Ethel Barrymore Theater this past September. Though it received positive reviews, the modern 21st century tale – which revolves around a handful of gay men in Manhattan – did not sell as well as producers would have hoped. During the week ending February 16, the two-part show only pulled in $345,984, which is just 30% of its $1.1 million potential. It only managed to hit a high of $738,918 in early November before opening on November 17.
Producers Tom Kirdahy, Sonia Friedman Productions, and Hunter Arnold announced that the musical will officially close on Sunday, March 15. In a statment, the producers noted that audiences have been “profoundly moved” by the play ever since its debut on the West End in 2018, which garnered sold-out audiences at the Young Vic and won four Olivier Awards including Best Play.
“We are all extremely proud of this production and the 32 actors who bring this ambitious story to life eight times a week and honor the legacy of those we’ve lost to the AIDS epidemic,” the producers said in a joint statement.
Currently, the show features Jordan Barbour, Ryan M. Buggle, Jonathan Burke, Andrew Burnap, Darryl Gene Jr., Dylan Frederick, Tony Goldwyn, Kyle Harris, Paul Hilton, Samuel H. Levine, Carson McCalley, Tre Ryder, Lois Smith, Kyle Soller, and Arturo Luis Soria.