Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune Closes on Broadway July 28

Broadway News   Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune Closes on Broadway July 28
The Terrence McNally play, starring Audra McDonald and Michael Shannon, wraps up its limited run.
Michael Shannon and Audra McDonald
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The Broadway revival of Terrence McNally’s Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune ends July 28 at the Broadhurst Theatre. Directed by Arin Arbus, the two-hander stars six-time Tony winner Audra McDonald and Oscar nominee Michael Shannon.

Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune opened on Broadway May 30 and was originally scheduled to play through August 25. Previews began May 4.

In the intimate play, first seen in 1987, a waitress and a short-order cook spend the course of an evening together. Later staged on Broadway in 2002, Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune is a story of loneliness, companionship, and hope.

READ: How Terrence McNally’s Personal Experiences Sparked Broadway’s Frankie & Johnny

The creative team for the revival includes Riccardo Hernandez (sets), Emily Rebholz (costumes), Natasha Katz (lighting), Nevin Steinberg (sound), J. Jared Janas (hair, wig, and makeup), Laurie Goldfeder (production stage manager), and 101 Productions, Ltd. (general manager).

Hunter Arnold, Debbie Bisno, and Tom Kirdahy (McNally's husband) produce.

McDonald is a special guest performer on Playbill Travel's upcoming Broadway on the Mediterranean (August 31–September 7, 2020), featuring Will Swenson, Gavin Creel, Lindsay Mendez, and more to be announced. Cabins are also now on sale for Broadway in the Great Northwest, Playbill Travel’s first domestic cruise featuring Kate Baldwin, Christopher Fitzgerald, and Aaron Lazar (April 26–May 4, 2020), and Playbill Travel is currently accepting waitlist travelers for its sold-out Broadway in Bordeaux With Michael Feinstein (September 1–9, 2019), featuring Andréa Burns and Tony winner Paulo Szot. Call Playbill Travel for tickets at 866-455-6789 or visit

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