Lennon Musical Busts

The Broadway musical “Lennon,” a theatrical portrayal of the life and death of John Lennon, closed after a six-week run at New York’s Broadhurst Theatre.

Attendance reportedly fell to 40 percent of capacity in September, according to Business 2.0. As a result, Clear Channel Entertainment and its production partners failed to recoup their $7 million in production costs.

Audiences complained about the lack of Beatles music, while newspaper critics described the musical as too “Ono-centric” and “filtered through the protective, selective, later-life self-interest of Yoko Ono Lennon.”

The show featured nine actors who were backed by an onstage 10-piece band.