The Broadway production of August: Osage County, the Pulitzer Prize-winning drama by Steppenwolf Theatre ensemble member Tracy Letts, will close at the end of the month. It plays its final performance Sunday, June 28. The announcement comes a week after casting was announced for a touring production, which will come to Chicago’s Oriental Theatre in February.
August: Osage County opened on Broadway December 4, 2007, following its world premiere at Steppenwolf Theatre the previous summer. The Broadway production–which won Tonys for best play, best director (Anna D. Shapiro), best actress (Deanna Dunagan), best featured actress (Rondi Reed), and best set design (Todd Rosenthal)–will have played 648 performances and 18 previews, surpassing other long-running non-musical hits such as A Man for All Seasons and Auntie Mame. (The record for a “straight” play on Broadway is held by Life With Father, Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse’s stage version of Clarence Day’s autobiographical stories of a Victorian family, which ran from November 8, 1939, through July 12, 1947, for an astounding 3,224 performances.)