Here is the list of upcoming Broadway and major Off-Broadway show closings. Grab tickets before it’s too late!
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Closing Saturday, November 17, 2018
Off-Broadway: Clurman Theatre @ Theatre Row
Book, Music, and Lyrics by Adam Gwon
Directed by Jonathan Silverstein
Cast includes: Whitney Bashor, Marc delaCruz, Sarah Lynn Marion, and Kyle Sherman
Ordinary Days is a refreshingly humorous and inspiring musical about making simple connections in a chaotic city. Written by one of musical theater's most exciting new composers, Ordinary Days tells the story of four young New Yorkers whose lives intersect in unexpected ways as they search for success, happiness, love, and taxis.
Off-Broadway: Abrons Arts Center
Book by Dick Scanlan
Music by Carmel Dean
Lyrics by Edna St. Vincent Millay
Directed by Jack Cummings III & Dick Scanlan
Cast includes: Mikaela Bennett, Hannah Corneau, Jason Gotay, Danny Harris Kornfeld, Katie Thompson, and Donald Webber Jr.
Renascence is the story of Edna St. Vincent Millay, who lived one hundred years ago, a hundred years ahead of her time. At eighteen she writes a staggeringly profound poem that rocks the literary world and transforms this girl from rural Maine into a cause cèlébre. Vincent captivates everyone in her orbit (male and female), and is hero worshipped by young women for her unabashed intellect and frank sensuality. She works her newfound fame, leaving in her wake broken relationships with those who believed in her before anybody else.
Closing Sunday, November 18, 2018
Broadway: American Airlines Theatre
Written by Theresa Rebeck
Directed by Moritz von Stuelpnagel
Cast includes: Janet McTeer, Dylan Baker, Jason Butler Harner, Matthew Saldivar, Nick Westrate, Tony Carlin, Ito Aghayere, Brittany Bradford, Aaron Costa Ganis, Triney Sandoval, Matthew Amendt, Jenelle Chu, Kate Levy, and Chris Thorn
Mark Twain wrote: “There are five kinds of actresses: bad actresses, fair actresses, good actresses, great actresses. And then there is Sarah Bernhardt.” In 1899, the international stage celebrity set out to tackle her most ambitious role yet: Hamlet. Theresa Rebeck’s play rollicks with high comedy and human drama, set against the lavish Shakespearean production that could make or break Bernhardt’s career.
A CHORUS LINE
Off-Broadway: New York City Center
Book by James Kirkwood and Nicholas Dante
Music by Marvin Hamlisch
Lyrics by Edward Kleban
Directed by Bob Avian and Baayork Lee
Cast includes: Jay Armstrong Johnson, Kate Bailey, Callan Bergmann, Natalie Bourgeois, Tommy Bracco, Wesley Ian Cappiello, Max Clayton, Aaron Patrick Craven, Sara Esty, Emily Franch, David Grindrod, Eddie Gutierrez, Robyn Hurder, Jolina Javier, Tara Kostmayer, Denis Lambert, J. Elaine Marcos, Melanie Moore, Jenna Nicole Schoen, Joseph J. Simeone, Ahmad Simmons, Ryan Steele, Naomi C. Walley, Anthony Wayne, Tony Yazbeck, and Leigh Zimmerman
A Chorus Line, the 2018 New York City Center Annual Gala Presentation, is a joyous celebration of dance and musical theater—two art forms that City Center has been bringing to New York audiences for 75 years. In 1975, the stories of seventeen Broadway dancers were brought to life when A Chorus Line opened Off-Broadway. The musical was born of workshop sessions with actual Broadway dancers (eight of whom appeared in the original cast) who laid bare their personal stories and the challenges they faced in pursuit of their dreams.
Off-Broadway: Vineyard Theatre
Written by Ngozi Anyanwu
Directed by Awoye Timpo
Cast includes: Oberon K.A. Adjepong, Ngozi Anyanwu, Nnamdi Asomugha, Patrice Johnson Chevannes, Hunter Parrish, Ian Quinlan, and Lisa Ramirez
Nkechi was a good Nigerian-American girl. She did everything right. Went to med school. Made plans. Then life happened. And plans changed. A first-generation coming-of-age journey of love, loss, and growing into adulthood, Good Grief follows Nkechi as she navigates Pennsylvania’s suburbs alongside her childhood crush, her would-be-philosopher brother, and her immigrant parents.
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INDIA PALE ALE
Off-Broadway: Manhattan Theatre Club at New York City Center/Stage I
Written by Jaclyn Backhaus
Directed by Will Davis
Cast includes: Purva Bedi, Angel Desai, Sophia Mahmud, Nate Miller, Shazi Raja, Nik Sadhnani, Lipica Shah, Sathya Sridharan, and Alok Tewari
In a small Wisconsin town, a tight-knit Punjabi community gathers to celebrate the wedding of a traditional family’s only son, just as their strong-willed daughter announces her plans to move away and open a bar. As they come together for feasts filled with singing and dancing, one generation’s cherished customs clash with another’s modern-day aspirations, and ghosts and pirates from the family’s past linger in everyone’s thoughts – until one sudden event changes everything.
Off-Broadway: Manhattan Theatre Club at New York City Center/Stage II
Written by Eleanor Burgess
Directed by Kimberly Senior
Cast includes: Lisa Banes and Jordan Boatman
At an elite East Coast university, an ambitious young black student and her esteemed white professor meet to discuss a paper the college junior is writing about the American Revolution. They’re both liberal. They’re both women. They’re both brilliant. But very quickly, discussions of grammar and Google turn to race and reputation, and before they know it, they’re in dangerous territory neither of them had foreseen – and facing stunning implications that can’t be undone.
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PLOT POINTS IN OUR SEXUAL DEVELOPMENT
Off-Broadway: Lincoln Center Theater/Claire Tow Theater
Written by Miranda Rose Hall
Directed by Margot Bordelon
Cast includes: Jax Jackson and Marianne Rendon
Theo and Cecily want to be honest about their sexual histories, but what happens when telling the truth jeopardizes everything? A contemporary queer love story, Plot Points in Our Sexual Development explores gender, intimacy, and the dangers of revealing yourself to the person you love.
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Off-Broadway: Soho Rep
Written by Kate Tarker
Directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz
Cast includes: Juan Carlos Hernández, Ben Horner, Matthew Jeffers, Dierdre O’Connell, and Monique St. Cyr
It’s springtime in America. The war is finally over. Grotilde has completed her life’s work of losing the last 10 pounds, General Michail has proposed, and the President is up to her new tricks. So what if the weather is a little strange and the last soldier won’t come home? Kate Tarker’s satire pokes, picks, and plucks at a society swimming, spinning, sloughing, and slurping through the fog of war.
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Closing Sunday, November 25, 2018
DAYS OF RAGE
Off-Broadway: Second Stage Theatre
Written by Steven Levenson
Directed byTrip Cullman
Cast includes: Mike Faist, Tavi Gevinson, J. Alphonse Nicholson, Lauren Patten, and Odessa Young
Against the backdrop of an endless, unwinnable war raging halfway across the world, and a polarizing president recklessly stoking the flames of racist backlash at home – a generation of young people rises up to demand change from a corrupt political establishment. It is October, 1969 and unbeknownst to the rest of the world, three 20-something radicals are busy planning the impending revolution from a quiet college town in Upstate New York. But when two strangers appear, disrupting the group’s delicate balance, new dangers and old wounds threaten to tear the collective apart.
Off-Broadway: Davenport Theatre
Written by James Hindman
Directed by Christian Borle
Cast includes: Adam Heller and Tom Souhrada
Welcome to Popcorn Falls, a small American town, whose only claim to fame - their namesake waterfall - has dried up. Now bankrupt, their last chance is a large grant that can only be used if the town produces a play in a week. Led by the Mayor and the local handyman, the enterprising townsfolk try to rise to the challenge and prove that art can save the world.
Closing Sunday, December 2, 2018
THE THANKSGIVING PLAY
Off-Broadway: Playwrights Horizons/Peter Jay Sharp Theater
Written by Larissa FastHorse
Directed by Moritz von Stuelpnagel
Cast includes: Jennifer Bareilles, Jeffrey Bean, Greg Keller, and Margo Seibert
Ah, Thanksgiving, that most American of holidays: when families gather to celebrate the warmth of home, the bounty of the harvest — and a legacy of genocide and violent colonial expansion. Good intentions collide with absurd assumptions in Larissa FastHorse’s wickedly funny satire, as a troupe of terminally “woke” teaching artists scrambles to create a pageant that somehow manages to celebrate both Turkey Day and Native American Heritage Month.
To purchase The Thanksgiving Play tickets, click here.
Closing Sunday, December 9, 2018
SCHOOL GIRLS; OR, THE AFRICAN MEAN GIRLS PLAY
Off-Broadway: MCC Theater/Lucille Lortel Theare
Written by Jocelyn Bioh
Directed by Rebecca Taichman
Cast includes: MaameYaa Boafo, Latoya Edwards, Paige Gilbert, Zainab Jah, Joanna A. Jones, Abena Mensah-Bonsu, Mirirai Sithole, and Myra Lucretia Taylor
Paulina, the reigning queen bee at Ghana's most exclusive boarding school, has her sights set on the Miss Universe pageant. But the arrival of Ericka, a new student with undeniable talent and beauty, captures the attention of the pageant recruiter--and Paulina’s hive-minded friends.
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Closing Saturday, December 15, 2018
SPRINGSTEEN ON BROADWAY
Broadway: Walter Kerr Theatre
Written and Directed by Bruce Springsteen
Cast includes: Bruce Springsteen
After a career of more than 40 years, 20 Grammys and an Oscar, legendary musician Bruce Springsteen comes to Broadway with a solo acoustic performance. It is an intimate night with Bruce, his guitar, a piano, and his stories.
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Closing Sunday, December 16, 2018
Off-Broadway: Roundabout Theatre Company/Laura Pels Theatre
Written by Alexi Kaye Campbell
Directed by Daniel Aukin
Cast includes: Stockard Channing, Hugh Dancy, Megalyn Echikunwoke, Talene Monahon, and John Tillinger
You do not mess with Kristin Miller. In the 1960s, she was a radical activist and political protester. Now a celebrated art historian, the publication of her memoir threatens to split her family apart. But Kristin has never been one to shy away from a fight.
Off-Broadway: Rattlestick Playwrights Theater
Written by Samuel D. Hunter
Directed by Davis McCallum
Cast includes: Arnie Burton, Kristin Griffith, Leah Karpel, Heidi Armbruster, Edmund Donovan, and Noah Robbins
Set at a failing fireworks stand in Lewiston, Idaho, and across the river at a big box store in Clarkston, Washington, the plays Lewiston and Clarkston focus on two modern-day descendants of Meriwether Lewis and William Clark. The plays share the essential question: what is the true legacy of the great American push West?
Closing Sunday, December 23, 2018
GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY
Off-Broadway: The Public Theater/Newman Theater
Written and Directed by Conor McPherson
Music and Lyrics by Bob Dylan
Cast includes: Todd Almond, Jeannette Bayardelle, Stephen Bogardus, Sydney James Harcourt, Matthew Frederick Harris, Caitlin Houlahan, Robert Joy, Marc Kudisch, Luba Mason, Tom Nelis, David Pittu, Colton Ryan, John Schiappa, Rachel Stern, Samantha Marie Ware, Chelsea Lee Williams, and Mare Winningham
Bob Dylan’s inimitable songbook is authentically transformed into this achingly beautiful story of a down-on-its-luck community on the brink of change in Dylan’s hometown Duluth, Minnesota in 1934.
To purchase Girl From the North Country tickets, click here.
MOTHER OF THE MAID
Off-Broadway: The Public Theater/Anspacher Theater
Written by Jane Anderson
Directed by Matthew Penn
Cast includes: Glenn Close, Dermot Crowley, Kelley Curran, Olivia Gilliatt, Andrew Hovelson, Daniel Pearce, and Grace Van Patten
Mother of the Maid tells the story of Joan of Arc’s mother, a sensible, hard-working, God-fearing peasant woman whose faith is upended as she deals with the baffling journey of her odd and extraordinary daughter. This riveting play is an epic tale told through an unexpected and remarkable new perspective.
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Closing Sunday, December 30, 2018
AT THE ILLUSIONIST'S TABLE
Off-Broadway: The McKittrick Hotel
Conceived by Scott Silven
Cast includes: Scott Silven
Acclaimed illusionist Scott Silven hosts an evening of fine dining and whiskey tasting interwoven with illusion, mentalism and storytelling. Candles flicker. Whiskey pours. Conversation stirs. Before the night is over, your thoughts will transcend; mysteries will materialize; and your dreams will be revealed.
To purchase At the Illusionist's Table tickets, click here.
FIDDLER ON THE ROOF
Off-Broadway: Museum of Jewish Heritage
Book by Joseph Stein
Music by Jerry Bock
Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick
Directed by Joel Grey
Choreographed by Stas Kmiec
Cast includes: Steven Skybell, Jennifer Babiak, Jackie Hoffman, Kirk Geritano, Samantha Hahn, Cameron Johnson, Daniel Kahn, Ben Liebert, Stephanie Lynne Mason, Rosie Jo Neddy, Raquel Nobile, Bruce Sabath, Jodi Snyder, Lauren Jeanne Thomas, Bobby Underwood, Michael Yashinsky, and Rachel Zatcoff
Experience Fiddler on the Roof in a new way– in Yiddish, the language of Tevye and his family! Directed by Oscar and Tony Award-winner Joel Grey, the rich Yiddish translation by Shraga Friedman adds new depth and dimension to the most well-known Jewish musical in the world. Don’t miss the beloved story of a community and its struggle to balance traditions and desires in a changing world.
Closing Sunday, January 6, 2019
THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG
Broadway: Lyceum Theatre
Written by Henry Lewis, Henry Shields, and Jonathan Sayer
Directed by Mark Bell
Cast includes: Preston Truman Boyd, Ashley Bryant, Mark Evans, Jonathan Fielding, Alex Mandell, Amelia McClain, Harrison Unger, and Akron Watson
The time is right to see The Play That Goes Wrong, the longest-running play currently on Broadway! This Olivier Award-winning comedy is a hilarious hybrid of Monty Python and Sherlock Holmes. Welcome to opening night of The Murder at Haversham Manor. Things are quickly going from bad to utterly disastrous, with an unconscious leading lady, a corpse that can’t play dead, and actors who trip over everything—including their lines.
Closing Sunday, January 13, 2019
THE LIFESPAN OF A FACT
Broadway: Studio 54
Written by Jeremy Kareken & David Murrell and Gordon Farrell
Directed by Leigh Silverman
Cast includes: Daniel Radcliffe, Cherry Jones, and Bobby Cannavale
A determined young fact checker is about to stir up trouble. The demanding editor has given him a big assignment: apply his skill to a groundbreaking piece by the unorthodox author. Together, they take on the high-stakes world of publishing in this new comedy of conflict. The ultimate showdown between fact and fiction is about to begin—with undeniably delicious consequences.
To purchase The Lifespan of a Fact tickets, click here.
Closing Sunday, January 20, 2019
SCHOOL OF ROCK - THE MUSICAL
Broadway: Winter Garden Theatre
Book by Julian Fellowes
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Lyrics by Glenn Slater
Directed by Laurence Connor
Choreographed by JoAnn M. Hunter
Cast includes: Justin Collette, Analisa Leaming, Jonathan Gould, Lori Eve Marinacci, Matthew Jost, Levi Buksbazen, Montgomery Lamb, Jordan Cole, Ava Briglia, Hudson Loverro, and Layla Capers
Based on the hit film, School of Rock - The Musical is a hilarious new musical that follows Dewey Finn, a failed, wannabe rock star who decides to earn a few extra bucks by posing as a substitute teacher at a prestigious prep school. There he turns a class of straight-A students into a guitar-shredding, bass-slapping, mind-blowing rock band. While teaching these pint-sized prodigies what it means to truly rock, Dewey falls for the school's beautiful, but uptight headmistress, helping her rediscover the wild child within.
Closing Sunday, January 27, 2019
THE WAVERLY GALLERY
Broadway: John Golden Theatre
Written by Kenneth Lonergan
Directed by Lila Neugebauer
Cast includes: Elaine May, Lucas Hedges, Joan Allen, Michael Cera, and David Cromer
A powerfully poignant and often hilarious play, The Waverly Gallery is about the final years of a generous, chatty, and feisty grandmother’s final battle against Alzheimer’s disease. Gladys is an old-school lefty and social activist and longtime owner of a small art gallery in Greenwich Village. The play explores her fight to retain her independence and the subsequent effect of her decline on her family, especially her grandson. More than a memory play, The Waverly Gallery captures the humor and strength of a family in the face of crisis.
Closing Sunday, April 7, 2019
Broadway: Al Hirschfeld Theatre
Book by Harvey Fierstein
Music and Lyrics by Cyndi Lauper
Directed and Choreographed by Jerry Mitchell
Cast includes: Conor Maynard, J. Harrison Ghee, Carrie St. Louis, Caroline Bowman, Daniel Stewart Sherman, and Marcus Neville
Charlie is a factory owner struggling to save his family business. Lola is a fabulous entertainer with a wildly exciting idea. With a little compassion and a lot of understanding, this unexpected pair learns to embrace their differences and creates a line of sturdy stilettos unlike any the world has ever seen! But in the end, their most sensational achievement is their friendship.
For a full list of currently running Broadway shows, click here.