Theatre

Stomp to close after 29 years due to ‘declining’ ticket sales

Featured image credit: Philafrenzy/ CC BY-SA 4.0/ Edited for size

Featured image credit: Philafrenzy/ CC BY-SA 4.0/ Edited for size

Stomp, a hit Off-Broadway show focused on the percussive playing of everyday objects, will close after 29 years.

The show had run at the East Village’s Orpheum Theatre since February 27, 1994 in New York. Its final Off-Broadway production will be on January 8, 2023 and will have lasted for a total of 11,472 performances when it finally closes. 

Despite closing in New York, Stomp will continue to tour in Europe and North America. 

As reported by Deadline, Stomp’s producers said in a statement: “We fell in love with Stomp when we first saw it in Europe and when we brought this hard-to-describe show here, we imagined that it would find an audience.

“We could not have imagined the remarkable success it would enjoy, becoming part of popular culture, touring for years, and making an unmistakable imprint on the theatre landscape here and all over the world.”

The statement added: “While we’re sad to see it close at The Orpheum Theatre, we couldn’t be prouder of the impact that Stomp has had – and will continue to have – as the tours run both here and in Europe.”

According to The Hollywood Reporter, a spokesperson for Stomp said the play is closing “due to declining ticket sales”. 

Creators Luke Cresswell and Steve McNicholas said in a statement: “We are so proud that the East Village and the Orpheum Theatre has been Stomps home for so many wonderful years and want to thank our producers and our amazing cast, crew and front of house staff, all of whom have worked so hard for so long to make the show such a success.

“They have always given 100% to every audience, from the very beginning in 1994 to the post-lockdown audiences of 2022. We want to thank everyone involved for such an incredible New York run.”

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