This weekend brought word that both Xanadu and [title of show] will be closing in a few weeks. [title of show], which only opened on July 5th, will close on October 12th after 13 previews and 102 performances. Xanadu, which opened on June 26th last year, also closes on October 12th, after 49 previews and 528 performances.
Both shows have enjoyed great reviews and strong support from gay audiences. I think all of the male cast members of both shows (save Xanadu’s Tony Roberts) are openly gay. However, [title of show] has struggled at the box office; last week the show only sold 30% of its seats. Xanadu will live on in a national tour and a six month run in Chicago set to begin early next year. A London production is also in the works.