“Farinelli and the King” has recouped its capitalization costs following a limited run on Broadway, the show’s producers announced Monday.
The play, which began previews at the Belasco Theatre on Dec. 5, 2017, had its final performance on Sunday. “Farinelli and the King,” which starred Mark Rylance, was produced by Sonia Friedman, Shakespeare’s Globe and Paula Marie Black.
“We’ve packed up our candles, but we are so pleased that Broadway was so welcoming to the rarefied world of Farinelli and the King,” the producers said in a press release.
The play was written by Claire van Kampen, directed by John Dove and designed by Jonathan Fensom, who designed around a candlelit stage. The show transferred to Broadway after playing the Wanamaker Playhouse in 2015 and then the West End.
“Farinelli and the King” reached its highest gross, $875,639 in the week ended Dec. 31, 2017, but later saw its grosses dip, starting in late January. In the week ended March 18, the show brought in $658,021.
The show had close to 120,000 attendees during its run, according to the producers.