With the box office wasting away, “Escape to Margaritaville” is calling it a day.
The jukebox musical based on the Jimmy Buffett songbook will close July 1, after 29 previews and 124 regular performances.
First presented at La Jolla Playhouse in San Diego, the show opened to anything but sunny reviews on Broadway and was shut out in the recent Tony Award nominations.
Despite a feel-good, beach-ball-tossing finale and appearances at certain shows by Mr. Buffett himself, the production rarely filled the comparatively large Marquis Theater. For the week ending May 27, it played to 56 percent capacity.
In announcing the closing on Wednesday, the producers said the musical would begin a national tour next October in Providence, R.I.