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Phylicia Rashad/Ph: Robert J. Saferstein

AUGUST COMES EARLY
June 18, 2009

By ROGER B. HARRIS

August: Osage County to close june 28 at Music Box,

Another show is closing up shop on Broadway. Hot on the heels of Irena's Vow announcing that it will be closing  on June 28, Tracy Letts' Tony  and Pulitzer Prize Award -winning play August:Osage County will be ending its  run on the same date. . It will have played 18 previews and 648 regular performances.

The play currently stars Phylicia Rashad, John Cullum, Elizabeth Ashley and Frank Wood, all who have won Tony Awards during their careers. Tony nominee Amy Morton is also in the show. The production is directed by Anna D. Shapiro.

A National tour is set to begin  at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts on July 24. Estelle Parsons will star.