Kathleen Turner play 'High' fails on Broadway

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Posted: Apr 20, 2011 1:47 PM
Kathleen Turner play 'High' fails on Broadway

The play "High" starring Kathleen Turner has crashed.

Producers said Wednesday that the show, which opened Tuesday night, will close on Sunday, having failed to become a box office addiction. When it closes, "High" will have played just 28 previews and eight regular performances.

"High," by playwright Matthew Lombardo, is a three-person play featuring Turner as a foul-mouthed nun trying to help a young meth addict. Turner had nurtured the play through out-of-town tryouts in Hartford, Conn.; Cincinnati; and St. Louis.

Reviews were mixed and the box office numbers were worse, with "High" taking in only $91,000 in previews last week from a potential gross of $536,000.