Shakennominated for Best Musical at last season’s Tony Awards, ends its run at the Nederlander Theater on January 13.
However, the show’s production team, led by Mike Bosner, is looking to move to another Broadway theater, if one becomes available after that date. That could be a tricky proposition, given the many spring shows already announced or waiting in the wings.
The musical already has a North American tour in the fall of 2024, as well as a planned production in London at a Cameron Mackintosh theater in the winter of 2024 and in Sydney in the spring of 2026.
Shaken opened on April 4 at the Nederlander Theater to mostly positive reviews. The show was nominated for nine Tony Awards and won one, for Alex Newell as Best Actor in a Musical Newell, co-starring J. Harrison Ghee in Some love it when it’s hot, became the first openly non-binary actors to win Tony Awards. Revenues for the musical have remained largely steady, with nearly 90 percent attendance, but the show has never grossed $1 million. However, the show just launched a marketing campaign with Reba McEntire that may give it more momentum.
The musical comedy, which centers on a town obsessed with and trying to save its corn, its primary crop, which has mysteriously gone bad, features a book by Robert Horn and a score by Nashville songwriters Brandy Clark and Shane McNally. The show is directed by Jack O’Brien and currently stars John Behlmann, Kevin Cahoon, Andrew Durand, Gray Hensen, Ashley D. Kelley, Isabelle McCalla and Newell.