The Full Monty Set to Announce the Final Weeks of its Broadway Run
Wayne Wolf of Barlow*Hartman (Monty's publicist) confirmed that no specific closing date has been set as of this writing, but the ads will indicate that the end is near. Shows with waning box office figures often announce "final weeks" in the hope of creating a surge in sales as ticket buyers take advantage of their last chance to catch a soon-to-be-gone show. If sales do rise, Monty will postpone its closing.
An Americanized musical stage adaptation of the British indie film of the same title, Monty concerns a group of unemployed steelworkers who decide to strip to earn some quick cash. The show opened on Broadway on October 26, 2000 to reviews that were mostly raves but was overlooked at the 2001 Tonys when Mel Brooks' mega-hit The Producers swept the awards.