Lynn Nottage’s ‘Sweat’ to Close on Broadway


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From left, John Earl Jelks, Carlo Albán, Johanna Day, Michelle Wilson and Allison Wright in the play “Sweat,” which will close on June 25.

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Sweat,” Lynn Nottage’s Pulitzer Prize-winning and Tony Award-nominated play about the woes of the American working class, will close on Broadway later this month — the latest victim of a crowded season in which many plays have struggled at the box office.

Ms. Nottage’s play, her debut on Broadway, is scheduled to close June 25, after 24 previews and 105 regular performances. It transferred to Studio 54 this spring after a critically lauded run Off Broadway at the Public Theater.

With no celebrity cast members, “Sweat” largely depended on its prestige — Ms. Nottage had previously…



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