Tuning Out: Sorkin's Farnsworth Invention to Close March 2

Despite the hubbub over The Farnsworth Invention being Aaron Sorkin’s first big project since Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip closed down, the Broadway play’s sales have been dismal and producers announced that they’ll be tuning out on March 2. Produced by Steven Spielberg, the $4 million production arrived on Broadway during an unusually crowded season of straight plays, not to mention November’s 19-day stagehands strike, causing ticket sales to suffer, according to Variety.

Weekly receipts never topped $350,000. Last week the play grossed $186,342.

But this may not be the last of it. Producer Michael David said in a statement that talks are in progress for a future life for Farnsworth, including potential stints in London and on the road in the U.S. Tuning Out: Sorkin's Farnsworth Invention to Close March 2