If you were planning on seeing the Beatles show Let It Be, you’re out of luck. The tribute show, which hit Broadway just last month, will be cutting its run short by more than three months because of poor ticket sales. The show was supposed to run through Dec. 29, but it will now close on Sept. 1.
Let It Be opened on July 24 at the St. James Theater and played to more than 50,000 audience members, pulling in between $2 and $2.4 million. On the other hand, the British version of the show, which debuted last September, is scheduled to run at London’s Savoy Theater through next January. It has played to 250,000 people and has earned more than $14 million.
But that’s not the only problem the show is facing. The producers of Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles, which ran on Broadway from October 2010 to July 2011, have filed suit against the producers of Let It Be, claiming that elements of Let It Be were taken from Rain.
Despite these issues, the show’s producers plan to debut a traveling version of the show in North America in 2014 and 2015. They’re also planning visits to Russia, Japan and Monaco.