Pour one out for the dogs and the sailors.
Two Broadway shows, both revivals of decades-old works, have announced closing dates despite recent openings in New York.
Sylvia, A.R. Gurney’s innocuous comedy about a man’s midlife-crisis obsession with his dog, will cease to bark on Broadway on Jan. 3. The play, which stars Annaleigh Ashford, Matthew Broderick, Julie White, and Robert Sella, will have played 79 official performances and 27 previews at the Cort Theatre.
Dames at Sea will also close on Jan. 3 after 85 regular performances and 32 previews. The long-kicking tap-happy musical has been a staple of Off Broadway for years but was swallowed up by the big mouth of Broadway in a well-performed production starring Eloise Kropp, Mara Davi, and Lesli Margherita. A national tour will launch in the fall of 2017.