As if we needed more Clinton in our lives, Broadway decided it would be a fantastic idea to bring them to the stage!
But, boy were they wrong.
The Broadway show, titled “Hillary & Clinton” was a huge flop.
It faired so badly in ticket sales that the producers have decided to end the show an entire month early!
Take a look at this “Hillary”-ous news on Twitter:
Even award-winning John Lithgow, who was cast as Bill Clinton, couldn't save the show.
Here's a video of the "Hillary and Clinton" stars talking about the disastrous play:
The Hollywood Reporter has more details on the play:
The Broadway production of Hillary and Clinton will close one month early. Producer Scott Rudin on Monday announced that the Lucas Hnath play, which stars Laurie Metcalf and John Lithgow in the title roles, will have its final performance Sunday.
The early closing date for Hillary and Clinton is due to underwhelming ticket sales. The play, which cost $4.2 million to produce, 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. Its cumulative box office stands at $4.7 million.
Directed by Joe Mantello, the limited engagement originally was scheduled through July 21. By the time of its final performance, the play will have had 37 previews and 77 regular performances at the John Golden Theater.
Hillary and Clinton takes place in a New Hampshire hotel room in 2008, imagining interactions between Hillary and Bill Clinton as she struggles with her campaign during the 2008 presidential election, with her chief opponent, Barack Obama, gaining steam.
Fox News also had the following to say:
A Broadway depiction of former President Bill Clinton and former First Lady Hillary Clinton will be ending its run early due to underwhelming ticket sales.
The production of "Hillary and Clinton" was scheduled to close July 21, but producer Scott Rudin announced Monday that its final performance will be held Sunday. June 23. The play cost $4.2 million to produce and accumulated only $4.7 million at the box office, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The show, titled "Hillary and Clinton," takes place in March 2008 and offers a fictional behind-the-scenes look at the former secretary of state's first presidential campaign as then-Senator Barack Obama began gaining momentum. The play stars Tony winners Laurie Metcalf as the Democratic candidate and John Lithgow as former President Bill Clinton.
Although casting Broadway stars as the leading cast was not enough to save the play about Crooked Hillary, this Twitter user has a great idea on how the production team could have recouped their sales: