Broadway play The Velocity of Autumn is to close on Sunday (04May14), less than two weeks after opening at the Booth Theatre.

The news comes just hours after actress Estelle Parsons picked up a Tony Awards nomination for her portrayal of an elderly artist in Eric Coble's comedy/drama.

The play opened to mixed reviews on 21 April (14) and failed to attract theatregoers, grossing only $135,000 (Gbp84,375) in its first week.