I Can't Sing X-Factor Simon CowellJust a month after officially debuting on London’s West End, Simon Cowell‘s X-Factor parody show I Can’t Sing! The X Factor Musical is shuttering. Cowell’s Syco Entertainment and Stage Entertainment produced the stage show which opened at the London Palladium on March 26 following previews on March 5. Producers announced the early closing on the play’s website and on Twitter. I Can’t Sing‘s final show will bow May 10. Fox cancelled the U.S. version of Cowell’s televised reality singing competition in February. “We are sad to be bringing I Can’t Sing! to a close but are immensely proud to have co-produced the show. The West End can be an unpredictable place as the closure of a number of high profile productions recently has shown. I Can’t Sing! has had audiences on their feet night after night, four and five star reviews from the critics and an amazing company and creative team, but it seems that isn’t always enough,” said Stage Entertainment UK CEO Rebecca Quigley. Brit comedian Harry Hill wrote the musical comedy with music and lyrics by Steve Brown. Here’s a video peek at the musical which stars UK thesp Nigel Harman (Downton Abbey) as Cowell:

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Mark Kelley
7 months
Way too late for starters.
JJ
7 months
The fact that The Spice Girls musical flopped was a clear sign. Cowell and X-Factor are just...
Bob the builder
7 months
Smart move. Time for the US networks to follow the stage play's lead and cancel Cowell's influence...