A new stage musical based on the life of country king Johnny Cash is to close on Sunday (07MAY06) after just 94 shows. RING OF FIRE failed to set New York's Broadway alight when it debuted on 12 March (06) and it continues to fight falling audiences at the Ethel Barrymore Theater. However, the show's star JASON EDWARDS, insists the project has been a mammoth success. He says, "The theatre community loved it, and we were getting standing ovations after every performance. "It has done amazing things for my career. We are really proud of it."