Norbert Leo Butz and Jenn Gambatese
in Is He Dead?
(© Joan Marcus)
Norbert Leo Butz and Jenn Gambatese
in Is He Dead?
(© Joan Marcus)
Is He Dead?, a comedy written in 1898 by Mark Twain and adapted by David Ives, will close at Broadway's Lyceum Theatre on Sunday, March 9. The production, which is directed by Tony Award winner Michael Blakemore, will have played 13 previews and 105 regular performances.

According to a report in The New York Times, Rupert Goold's production of William Shakespeare's Macbeth with Patrick Stewart in the title role, now at BAM through March 22, will be the Lyceum's next tenant. No specific details on the engagement were reported.

Is He Dead?, which is inspired by the posthumous bidding war that broke out between the U.S. and France over Jean-Francois Millet's painting "The Angelus," concerns a group of poor artists who stage the death of their mentor in order to drive up the price of his paintings.

The show stars Norbert Leo Butz, Jeremy Bobb, Marylouise Burke, Patricia Conolly, Jenn Gambatese, Byron Jennings, Michael McGrath, John McMartin, David Pittu, Bridget Regan, and Tom Alan Robbins. The creative team includes Peter J. Davison (sets), Martin Pakledinaz (costumes), and Peter Kaczorowski (lighting).

For TheaterMania's review, click here.