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Boy George's Broadway Taboo ends
Boy George and Rosie O'Donnell
The show was written by Boy George and produced by Rosie O'Donnell
Boy George musical Taboo is to close on Broadway on 8 February after less than three months, it has been announced.

The show, produced by talk show host Rosie O'Donnell, opened last November at the Plymouth Theatre to largely negative reviews.

Since then, it has struggled to reach its weekly break-even point.

O'Donnell, who invested $10m (5.4m) in the show, said she had "no regrets" - and described Taboo as "the most fulfilling experience of my career".

"Many lessons were learned, and so it goes. For this experience, I am profoundly grateful," she said.

'Disastrous'

The show originally ran in London's West End from January 2002 to April 2003.

But when it transferred to New York, it was savaged by critics.

The New York Times said the musical was "a disastrously overcrowded tableau of a show".

And The Washington Post described it as "a production with such an acute case of meaning-deprivation that you almost forget what's happening as it's happening".


SEE ALSO:
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