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'Hillary and Clinton' Broadway show to close one month early due to dismal ticket sales

What happened?

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"Hillary and Clinton," a theatrical production depicting the life of former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, is being shuttered early over a vastly underwhelming amount of ticket sales.

The show is set in 2008 and examines the beginning of Hillary's first presidential campaign. Actress Laurie Metcalf played the role of Hillary, while actor John Lithgow took on the role of the former president.

What are the details?

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Scott Rudin-produced Broadway play will end its run early over the dwindling interest in the production. Joe Mantello directed the production.

The show's final performance will be held on Sunday. It was scheduled to run through July 21.

The outlet reported that the play cost $4.2 million to produce, but only brought in $4.7 million in ticket sales.

The Hollywood Reporter's Julia Cervantes explained that the production "began performances in March and drew mixed-to-positive reviews, but has struggled to fill seats, reaching only 36 percent of its gross potential in the past two weeks."

"By the time of its final performance, the play will have had 37 previews and 77 regular performances at the John Golden Theater," Cervantes added.

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