San Francisco Spelling Bee to Close on September 3
"We are all thrilled that Spelling Bee had such a successful run here in the Bay Area," said producer David Stone. "We could not have asked for a better reception, between the rave reviews from local critics and overwhelmingly positive response from audiences."
The show, which focuses on six quirky kids competing for a local spelling bee championship, was conceived by Rebecca Feldman. It features a score by Tony Award winner William Finn and a Tony Award-winning book by Rachel Sheinkin, with additional material by Jay Reiss. The San Francisco production was directed by James Lapine, who also directed the Broadway production. A separate sit-down production is currently in Chicago.