Why do Broadway shows close?

Why do Broadway shows close?

It's one of the harsh, universal truths of theater: shows close. And sometimes much sooner than fans of the show would like. Frequently, when a show announces the date of its final performance, fans will decry the news on social media. “Oh, nooooooooo! Why is it closing? It's so good!”

There are a variety of reasons why a Broadway show might post a closing notice. It's mostly a business decision, but there are also the star's schedule and temperament to take into account, as well as the time of year, and the critical response to the show. Most closures fall into one of the following categories:

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