Haley Joel Osment's 'American Buffalo' to End Early?

 - Nov 21, 2008
References: usatoday & nytimes
Haley Joel Osment's Broadway debut may end prematurely. The souring economy has not been kind to Broadway, and according to the New York Times, 'American Buffalo' has posted a provisional closing notice despite opening just days ago.

Although 'American Buffalo' received mixed reviews from critics, its stars Haley Joel Osment and John Leguizamo aren't the only actors who have suffered from Broadway's poor ticket sales. USA Today reports that since mid-October, critically-acclaimed shows 'Spamalot,' 'Hairspray' and 'Spring Awakening' have all posted closing notices.

Haley Joel Osment's debut in 'American Buffalo' was met with much less fanfare than anticipated. The show's preview performances were sparsely attended; audiences were at around 50% of capacity. Elsewhere on Broadway, USA Today cites a drop in overall weekly attendance of 30,000 as of early November.