jakub | December 18, 2023

Last Chance: Schedule of Upcoming Broadway and Off-Broadway Show Closings


Here is the list of upcoming Broadway and major Off-Broadway show closings. Grab tickets before it’s too late!

This list is updated regularly

Closing Saturday, December 23, 2023

‘TIL DEATH
Off-Broadway: Theatre Five @ Theatre Row
Written by Elizabeth Coplan
Directed by Chad Austin
Cast Includes Judy Kaye, Robert Cuccioli, Michael Lee Brown, Whitney Morse, Dominick LaRuffa Jr., Amy Hargreaves

One mother’s choice unveils a family’s long-buried secrets. As Mary’s life-altering decision sends shockwaves through her loving-but-turbulent family, they all must confront their past, reconcile the present, and pick up the missing pieces in the process.

LONE STAR
Off-Broadway: Theatre One @ Theatre Row
Written by James McLure
Directed by Joe Rosario
Cast Includes Ana Isabelle, Matt de Rogatis, Ryan McCartan, Dan Amboyer

James McLure's dark comedy, Lone Star, takes place in the cluttered back yard of a small town Texas bar. Roy, a brawny macho type, is back in town, battling symptoms of PTSD, after a hitch in Vietnam. Joined by his younger brother Ray, this hilarious and poignant study of a pair of Texas “good ole boys” explores the depths of brotherhood and the scars to be dealt with from battles fought at home and abroad.

MANAHATTA
Off-Broadway: Public Theater/Anspacher Theater
Written by Mary Kathryn Nagle
Directed by Laurie Woolery
Cast Includes Rainbow Dickerson, Elizabeth Frances, David Kelly, Jeffrey King, Enrico Nassi, Jessica Ranville, Joe Tapper, Sheila Tousey, Rex Young

A gripping journey from the fur trade of the 1600s to the stock trade of today, Mary Kathryn Nagle's Manahatta tells the story of Jane Snake, a brilliant young Native American woman with a Stanford MBA. Jane reconnects with her ancestral Lenape homeland, known as Manahatta, when she moves from Oklahoma to New York for a banking job just before the 2008 financial meltdown. Jane’s struggle to reconcile her new life with the expectations and traditions of her family and Nation are powerfully interwoven with the heartbreaking history of the Delaware Nation's expulsion from their land. Both old and new Manahatta converge in a lesson about the dangers of living in a society where there’s no such thing as enough.

WAITING FOR GODOT
Off-Broadway: Theatre For A New Audience @ Polonsky Shakespeare Center
Written by Samuel Beckett
Directed by Arin Arbus
Cast Includes Michael Shannon, Paul Sparks, Jeffrey Biehl, Ajay Naidu

Vladimir and Estragon wait on a deserted country road to meet a person named Godot. Killing time with hat tricks and half-remembered stories, they dawdle through one of the greatest dramas of the 20th century. In Beckett’s absurd, anarchic world, life is vaudeville and tragedy, philosophy and confusion, all seamlessly woven together with the playwright’s masterful blend of poetry and humor.

Closing Saturday, December 30, 2023

I NEED THAT
Broadway: American Airlines Theatre
Written by Theresa Rebeck
Directed by Moritz von Stuelpnagel
Cast Includes Danny DeVito, Lucy DeVito, Ray Anthony Thomas

Sam doesn’t get out much. Actually, he doesn’t get out at all, opting instead for the safety of his house in the company of his things—his many, many things. But when a notice from the government arrives alerting Sam that he must clean up his property or face eviction, he’s forced to reckon with what’s trash, what’s treasure, and whether we can ever know the difference between the two.

SOME LIKE IT HOT
Broadway: Sam S. Shubert Theatre
Book by Matthew López, Amber Ruffin
Music by Marc Shaiman
Lyrics by Marc Shaiman, Scott Wittman
Directed by Casey Nicholaw
Cast Includes Christian Brole, J. Harrison Ghee, Adrianna Hicks, Kevin Del Aguila, NaTasha Yvette Williams, Adam Heller, Mark Lotito, Angie Schworer, TyNia René Brandon, Gabi Campo, DeMarius Copes, Casey Garvin, Devon Hadsell, Jenny Hill, K.J. Hippensteel, Jarvis B. Manning, Jr., Brian Martin, Abby Matsusaka, Amber Owens, Charles South, Brendon Stimson, Raena White, Richard Riaz Yoder

Set in Chicago when Prohibition has everyone thirsty for a little excitement, Some Like It Hot is the rollicking story of two musicians forced to flee the Windy City after witnessing a mob hit. With gangsters hot on their heels, they’re on the run as the newest members of the swingingest big band ever to cross the country. Can they hide in plain sight without completely losing themselves? Or will the mob, the truth, and maybe even love itself finally catch up to them?

Closing Sunday, December 31, 2023

ARCADIA
Off-Broadway: West End Theatre
Written by Tom Stoppard
Directed by Eric Tucker
Cast Includes Alan Altschuler, Lisa Birnbaum, Shaun Taylor Corbett, Caroline Grogan, Deychen Volino-Gyetsa, Mike Labbadia, Arash Mokhtar, Randolph Curtis Rand, Jamie “Smitty” Smithson, Zuzanna Szadkowski, Devin Vega, Elan Zafir

Tom Stoppard examines events at an English country home in 1809 and in the present day. Mathematics, romance, Lord Byron and other ideas and feelings contribute to the goings-on in the past, as two academics attempt to unravel them in the present.

THE GARDENS OF ANUNCIA
Off-Broadway: LCT @ The Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater
Book, Music, and Lyrics by Michael John LaChiusa
Directed by Graciela Daniele
Cast Includes Enrique Acevedo, Andréa Burns, Eden Espinosa, Priscilla Lopez, Tally Sessions, Mary Testa, Kalyn West

Anuncia tends the garden of her country house as she reflects on her life, looking back on her girlhood in Juan Perón’s Argentina and paying homage to the family of women whose love and sacrifices allowed her to become an artist.

THE JERUSALEM SYNDROME
Off-Broadway: York Theatre Company @ The Theater at St. Jean's
Book and Lyrics by Laurence Holzman and Felicia Needleman
Music by Kyle Rosen
Directed by Don Stephenson
Cast Includes Farah Alvin, Dana Costello , Scott Cote, Andrea Fleming, James D. Gish, Alan H. Green, Danielle Lee James, John Jellison, Josh Lamon, Garrett Long, Karen Murphy, Jeffrey Schechter, Jennifer Smith, Chandler Sinks, Pablo Torres, Curtis Wiley, Lenny Wolpe, Laura Woyasz

MAKE ME GORGEOUS
Off-Broadway: Playhouse 46 at St. Luke's
Written and Directed by Donald “Donnie” Horn
Cast Includes Wade McColluum

The fabulous and incredible true story of Kenneth Marlowe, an oft-overlooked trailblazer in LGBTQ history. Described as one of mid-Century America’s gayest and most openly homosexual personalities, Marlowe took on many roles in life. Kenneth was private hairdresser to the stars; the madam of a notorious gay prostitution ring in Hollywood; an author; a hustler; a female impersonator; a private in the U.S. Army, a call boy; a Christian missionary, a mortuary cosmetologist; a newspaper columnist … and for the final decade of an incredibly lived life, Marlowe was a woman, having transitioned to become Kate Marlow.

SESAME STREET: THE MUSICAL
Off-Broadway: Theater 555
Book by Jonathan Rockefeller
Music and Lyrics by Tom Kitt, Helen Park, Nate Edmonson
Directed by Jonathan Rockefeller
Cast Includes Elmo, Cookie Monster, Abby Cadabby, Grover, Rosita, Bert, Ernie, Oscar the Grouch, The Count

Elmo, Cookie Monster, Abby Cadabby, Grover, Rosita, Bert, Ernie, Oscar the Grouch, The Count, Gabrielle, and a whole host of Sesame Street favorites will venture onto the stage to appear in their very own musical– starring… well, themselves.

TRANSLATIONS
Off-Broadway: Irish Repertory Theatre
Written by Brian Friel
Directed by Doug Hughes
Cast Includes Raffi Barsoumian, Owen Campbell, Rufus Collins, John Keating, Owen Laheen, Seán McGinley, Seth Numrich, Oona Roche, Erin Wilhelmi, Mary Wiseman

Late August 1833 at a hedge-school in the townland of Baile Beag – an Irish speaking community in County Donegal. Strangers have arrived in town in the form of a detachment of Royal Engineers engaged on behalf of the British Army and Government to “standardize” the Gaelic name places by translating them into English. There is friction in the community and there is also love and romance between the native and the strangers.

Closing Saturday, January 1, 2023

MADWOMEN OF THE WEST
Off-Broadway: Actors Temple Theatre
Written by Sandra Tsing Loh
Directed by Thomas Caruso
Cast Includes Caroline Aaron, Marilu Henner, Melanie Mayron, JoBeth Williams

Welcome to Jules’ stunning Brentwood mansion, where hangry (she's on a sugar cleanse) Marilyn is throwing a surprise birthday brunch for Claudia, who hates birthdays. Champagne corks pop—and tempers flare—when their long-estranged celebrity friend Zoey crashes the party, fresh from her TED Talks.

SAW THE MUSICAL: THE UNAUTHORIZED PARODY
Off-Broadway: AMT Theater
Book by Zoe Ann Jordan
Music and Lyrics by Anthony De Angelis and Patrick Spencer
Directed by Stephanie Rosenberg
Cast Includes Adam Parbhoo, Jill Owen, Donnell Johnson (Voiceover), Danny Durr, Gabrielle Goodman, Patrick Voss Davis, James Lynch, Thomas Skea, Morgan Traud, Jessica Morilak

Saw the Musical: The Unauthorized Parody, a boundary-pushing parody about love and fluidity, captures the events of the first Saw movie, picking up from where Lawrence Gordon and Adam Stanheight first found each other.

Closing Saturday, January 6, 2023

DEATH, LET ME DO MY SHOW
Off-Broadway: Orpheum Theatre
Written by Rachel Bloom
Directed by Seth Barrish
Cast Includes Rachel Bloom

From the co-creator and star of “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” comes a one woman musical comedy that is definitely NOT about the ever-present spectre of death. Rachel Bloom’s new show is filled with raunchy and escapist material that will in NO way explore the pandemic and all the tumultuous events that ensued in her personal life. NOTHING will stop Rachel from partying like it's 2019!

Closing Sunday, January 7, 2023

DRACULA: A COMEDY OF TERRORS
Off-Broadway: New World Stages Stage 5
Written by Gordon Greenberg, Steve Rosen
Directed by Gordon Greenberg
Cast Includes Jordan Boatman, Arnie Burton, James Daly, Ellen Harvey, Andrew Keenan-Bolger

In the treacherous mountains of Transylvania, a meek English real estate agent takes a harrowing journey to meet a new and mysterious client, who also just happens to be the most terrifying and ferocious monster the world has ever known: Count Dracula! As famed female vampire hunter Jean Van Helsing and company chase Drac from Transylvania to the British countryside to London and back, their antics are guaranteed to increase your pulse and cause bloodcurdling screams—of laughter.

EMERGENCE
Off-Broadway: The Pershing Square Signature Center/Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre
Created by Patrick Olson

Featuring vocalists Cherry Davis, Samara Brown, Miya Bass, and Bella Kosal; musicians Steven Styles, Nadav Hezi, Jordan Coker, and Thomas Nickell; and dancers Summer Sheldrick, Dana Liebezeit, and Lavy Cavaleire.

Emergence: Things Are Not As They Seem is a deeply original performance of music, spoken word and psychedelia, led by artist Patrick Olson. He is backed by musicians, singers, dancers, and large-scale immersive video imagery. Combining thundering music and mind trip monologues, Emergence explores the deepest aspects of the human experience with a riveting dive into the domain between science and art – uplifting, emotionally powerful and revelatory.

WALK ON THROUGH: CONFESSIONS OF A MUSEUM NOVICE
Off-Broadway: Robert W. Wilson MCC Theater Space / Susan & Ronald Frankel Theater
Book, Music, and Lyrics by Gavin Creel
Directed by Linda Goodrich
Cast Includes Gavin Creel, Sasha Allen, Madeline Benson, Chris Peters, Ryan Vasquez, Scott Wasserman

Closing Saturday, January 13, 2024

DANNY AND THE DEEP BLUE SEA
Off-Broadway: Lucille Lortel Theatre
Written by John Patrick Shanley
Directed by Jeff Ward
Cast Includes Aubrey Plaza, Christopher Abbott

Have you ever been caught in an earthquake? A chance meeting. A dive bar. Some encounters are so dangerous and so beautiful, they redefine the meaning of love. Follow two desperate people in the Bronx, Danny and Roberta, as they walk the line between destruction and transcendence.

Closing Sunday, January 14, 2024

DAVID BLAINE PRESENTS ASI WIND'S INNER CIRCLE
Off-Broadway: The Judson Theatre
Created and Performed by Asi Wind

Enter Asi Wind’s Inner Circle—the most intimate magic show you have ever experienced. The moment you enter the theatre space, you become a part of the show. The unique setting intensifies the performance and creates a logic-defying experience that goes beyond magic. Audiences are not only witnesses to the magic; they become the magic itself. It is exhilarating, mysterious and hilarious. Now is the chance to join Asi Wind’s unforgettable Inner Circle.

HELL'S KITCHEN
Off-Broadway: The Public Theater
Book by Kristoffer Diaz
Music and Lyrics by Alicia Keys
Directed by Michael Greif
Cast Includes Shoshana Bean, Chad Carstarphen, Reid Clarke, Chloe Davis, Nico DeJesus, Brandon Victor Dixon, Timothy L. Edwards, Badia Farha, Vanessa Ferguson, Crystal Monee Hall, Gianna Harris, Chris Lee, Jackie Leon, Kecia Lewis, Raechelle Manalo, Maleah Joi Moon, Onyxx Noel, Sarah Parker, William Roberson, Niki Saludez, Mariand Torres, Donna Vivino, Lamont Walker II

In a cramped apartment hanging off the side of Times Square, 17-year-old Ali is desperate to get her piece of the New York dream. Ali’s mother is just as determined to protect her daughter from the same mistakes she made. When Ali falls for a talented young drummer, both mother and daughter must face hard truths about race, defiance, and growing up. Ali feels trapped, until the sound of a neighbor playing piano opens the door to an unexpected friendship and a radically different future.

SHUCKED
Broadway: Nederlander Theatre
Book by Robert Horn
Music and Lyrics by Brandy Clark, Shane McAnally
Directed by Jack O'Brien
Cast Includes John Behlmann, Kevin Cahoon, Andrew Durand, Grey Henson, Ashley D. Kelley, Isabelle McCalla, Alex Newell, Jimmy Brewer, Audrey Cardwell, Dwayne Clark, Rheaume Crenshaw, Nyla Sostre, Scott Stangland, Yasmeen Sulieman, Quinn VanAntwerp

What do you get when you pair a semi-neurotic, New York comedy writer with two music superstars from Nashville? A hilarious and audacious farm-to-fable musical about the one thing Americans everywhere can’t get enough of: corn. Shucked is the new musical comedy that proves sometimes tearing down a few walls, rather than growing them, is the only way to preserve our way of life. Shucked is about to turn Broadway on its ear and offer a kernel of hope for our divided nation.

Closing Sunday, January 21, 2024

BUENA VISTA SOCIAL CLUB
Off-Broadway: Atlantic Theater Company / Linda Gross Theater
Book by Marco Ramirez
Music and Lyrics by Buena Vista Social Club
Directed by Saheem Ali
Cast Includes Skizzo Arnedilla, Renesito Avich, Natalie Belcon, Angélica Beliard, Kenya Browne, Danaya Esperanza, Carlos Sanchez Falú, Jared Machado, Hector Juan Maisonet, Ilda Mason, Marielys Molina, Julio Monge, Leonardo Reyna, Mel Semé, Olly Sholotan, Jainardo Batista Sterling, Nancy Ticotin, Luis Vega

HERE WE ARE
Off-Broadway: The Shed
Book by David Ives
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Directed by Joe Mantello
Cast Includes Francois Battiste, Tracie Bennett, Bobby Cannavale, Micaela Diamond, Amber Gray, Jin Ha, Rachel Bay Jones, Denis O'Hare, Steven Pasquale, David Hyde Pierce, Jeremy Shamos

The final musical by legendary composer Stephen Sondheim, with a book by David Ives, directed by Joe Mantello.

iLUMINATE
Off-Broadway: New World Stages Stage 1

From the moment the lights fade to darkness, you’re transported into another world…another dimension, where the music moves you and the visuals are unlike anything you’ve ever seen. Welcome to the world of iLuminate. The brilliant cast of the country’s top dancers and choreographers, along with energetic music, creates a mind-blowing, multi-sensory live show experience. As the show progresses, each scene creates a new “room” inside “Club iLuminate” where an exhilarating blend of music, dance, illusion, technology, and comedy comes to life for an experience that’s sure to be the most fun you’ll ever have in the dark.

Closing Sunday, February 4, 2024

PURLIE VICTORIOUS
Broadway: Music Box Theatre
Written by Ossie Davis
Directed by Kenny Leon
Cast Includes Leslie Odom, Jr., Vanessa Bell Calloway, Billy Eugene Jones, Noah Pyzik, Noah Robbins, Jay O. Sanders, Heather Alicia Simms, Bill Timoney, Kara Young

Purlie Victorious: A Non-Confederate Romp Through the Cotton Patch is the rousing, laugh-filled comedy by Kennedy Center honoree Ossie Davis that tells the story of a Black preacher’s machinations to reclaim his inheritance and win back his church. Directed by Tony Award winner Kenny Leon (A Raisin in the Sun, Fences, Topdog/Underdog), this inspiring and delightful comedic masterpiece became the source material for the beloved hit musical, Purlie.

Closing Sunday, February 25, 2024

ALL THE DEVILS ARE HERE: HOW SHAKESPEARE INVENTED THE VILLAIN
Off-Broadway: DR2 Theatre
Written by Patrick Page
Directed by Simon Godwin
Cast Includes Patrick Page

Patrick Page has never shied away from exploring his dark side. Now, with this tour de force show, he turns his attention to the twisted motivation and hidden humanity at the heart of Shakespeare’s greatest villains. Moving swiftly through the Shakespeare canon, Page illuminates the playwright's ever-evolving conception of evil by delving into more than a dozen of his most wicked creations.

THE NIGHT OF THE IGUANA
Off-Broadway: The Pershing Square Signature Center/Irene Diamond Stage
Written by Tennessee Williams
Directed by Emily Mann
Cast Includes Tim Daly, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Lea DeLaria, Austin Pendleton, Jean Lichty, Carmen Berkeley, Eliud Kauffman, Keith Randolph Smith, Bradley James Tejeda, Dan Teixeira

A defrocked clergyman encounters inside disturbances amid outside disturbances at the Costa Verde Hotel in Acapulco as the world prepares for World War II. After four women of different ages and backgrounds, along with a 97-year-old poet, engage in the clergyman's spiritual struggles, their lives leap dramatically forward.

SLEEP NO MORE
Off-Broadway: The McKittrick Hotel
Created by Felix Barrett, Maxine Doyle, and the company of Punchdrunk
Designed by Felix Barrett, Livi Vaughan and Beatrice Minns
Choreographed by Maxine Doyle

An immersive production inspired by Shakespeare’s Macbeth, told through the lens of a Hitchcock thriller. An unexpected location will be exquisitely transformed into an installation of cinematic scenes that evoke the world of Macbeth. The audience has the freedom to roam the environment and experience a sensory journey as he or she chooses what to watch and where to go.

Closing Sunday, March 3, 2024

APPROPRIATE
Broadway: Helen Hayes Theater
Written by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins
Directed by Lila Neugebauer
Cast Includes Graham Campbell, Lincoln Cohen, Michael Esper, Elle Fanning, Natalie Gold, Alyssa Emily Marvin, Sarah Paulson, Everett Sobers, Corey Stoll

Two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist and Obie Award winner Branden Jacobs-Jenkins (An Octoroon) and Drama Desk Award winner Lila Neugebauer (The Waverly Gallery, 2ST’s Mary Page Marlowe) invite you to one helluva reunion in the darkly comic American family drama, Appropriate, starring Emmy, Golden Globe, and SAG Award winner Sarah Paulson.

MIND MANGLER
Off-Broadway: New World Stages Stage III
Created by Mischief Theatre
Directed by Hannah Sharkey
Cast Includes Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer

The Mind Mangler returns to the stage following a disappointing two-night run at the Luton Holiday Inn Conference Centre. His new solo spectacular is predicted to spiral into chaos as he attempts to read your mind.


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