Closing time comes early for ‘Cheers Live on Stage’

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Grayson Powell plays Sam opposite Jillian Louis as Diane in “Cheers Live on Stage.” | John Halbach

It’s last call for “Cheers Live on Stage,” the re-creation of the classic NBC sitcom now playing at Chicago’s Broadway Playhouse.

Producers announced late Friday that the show will close after Sunday’s performance, two weeks earlier than originally planned. Refunds are available for people holding tickets for Oct. 10-23 performances.

That’s not the last of the witty banter for the ersatz Sam, Diane, Norm and the rest, though. The Chicago run of “Cheers Live” was part of a tour that began in Boston and is scheduled to continue Oct. 28 in St. Louis and proceed to 11 other cities through February.

And Friday’s notice promised an upcoming announcement about “additional touring partners and a route for a 2017-18 national tour.”

Meanwhile, the cast and crew don’t have to go home, but they can’t stay here.

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