Cylla von Tiedemann
Adam B. Vary
December 13, 2011 AT 12:00 PM EST

The Broadway revival of Noel Coward’s seminal comedy Private Lives will close on Dec. 31, the show’s producers announced today. Starring Kim Cattrall and Paul Gross and directed by Richard Eyre, the production was scheduled to conclude its run Feb. 5, but producer Paul Elliott said in a release that “ticket sales have been slower than we had hoped for, and it would be irresponsible to continue running into the notoriously difficult January period.” 

The play, about a divorced couple who rekindle their romance while on honeymoon with their new spouses, won both Cattrall and Gross strong notice from critics. EW’s Clark Collis, who gave Private Lives overall a B, praised the actors for “handling Coward’s bon mots with enthusiastic aplomb and investing their characters with the small amount of actual humanity necessary for you to even remotely care what happens to them.”

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EW’s review of ‘Private Lives’ 

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