Curtains for Shrek the Musical

After mixed reviews and declining grosses, producers for Shrek the Musical announced Wednesday that the show will close on January 3 after 441 performances. Despite strong opening sales, the production quickly sunk, selling fewer seats than needed to cover costs. The producers, including Hollywood director Sam Mendes, are not expected to recoup their investment. The show was rumored to be one of the most expensive productions ever on Broadway.