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

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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 Sunday, March 31, 2019

ANASTASIA
Broadway: Broadhurst Theatre
Book by Terrence McNally
Music by Stephen Flaherty
Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Directed by Darko Tresnjak
Cast includes: Christy Altomare, Cody Simpson, John Bolton, Constantine Germanacos, Penny Fuller, and Vicki Lewis
Inspired by the beloved films, Anastasia transports audiences from the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of Paris in the 1920s, as a brave young woman sets out to discover the mystery of her past. Pursued by a ruthless Soviet officer determined to silence her, Anya enlists the aid of a dashing conman and a lovable ex-aristocrat. Together, they embark on an epic adventure to help her find home, love, and family.

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THE B-SIDE: “NEGRO FOLKLORE FROM TEXAS STATE PRISONS”
Off-Broadway: St. Ann's Warehouse
Created by The Wooster Group
Directed by Kate Valk
Cast includes: Eric Berryman, Jasper McGruder, Philip Moore
The B-Side is based on the 1965 LP “Negro Folklore from Texas State Prisons,” which features work songs, blues, spirituals, preaching, and toasts from inmates in Texas’ then-segregated agricultural prison farms. Performer Eric Berryman plays the album and transmits the material live, by channeling, via an in-ear receiver, the voices of the men on the record.

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THE CAKE
Off-Broadway: Manhattan Theatre Club - Stage I
Written by Bekah Brunstetter
Directed by Lynne Meadow
Cast includes: Debra Jo Rupp, Marinda Anderson, Genevieve Angelson, and Dan Daily
All is going well for Della. Her North Carolina bakery is legendary and she’s just been cast on her favorite television baking competition. But then, her late-best-friend’s daughter comes home from New York City to ask her to make a cake for her upcoming wedding. When Della learns that Jen’s about to marry a woman, she is forced to re-examine her deeply held beliefs, as questions of morals, judgment, and family swirl around them all.

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"DADDY"
Off-Broadway: The Pershing Square Signature Center/The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre
Written by Jeremy O. Harris
Directed by Danya Taymor
Cast includes: Carrie Compere, Alan Cumming, Tommy Dorfman, Kahyun Kim, Denise Manning, Hari Nef, Onyie Nwachukwu, Ronald Peet, Charlayne Woodard
Franklin, a young black artist on the verge of his first show, meets Andre, an older white art collector, and before long their feverish link deepens into an irresistible bond. But when Franklin's Christian mother decides that her son is in peril, she enters into a battle of wills with Andre over the soul of the man they both call baby. Basquiats and Birkins, gospel and pop, and fantasy and reality collide around a Bel Air swimming pool in this deeply surreal exploration of intimacy and identity.

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GLORIA: A LIFE
Off-Broadway: Daryl Roth Theatre
Written by Emily Mann
Directed by Diane Paulus
Cast includes: Patricia Kalember, DeLanna Studi, Patrena Murray, Joanna Glushak, Liz Wisan, Francesca Fernandez McKenzie, Fedna Jacquet, and Brittany K. Allen
Based on the extraordinary life of Gloria Steinem, Gloria: A Life weaves together events from her 50 years in social and political activism. Starting from her early years as an audacious reporter and as a founder of Ms. Magazine, the play features personal stories of the people who inspired her, leading to her evolution into a woman who has inspired generations.

To purchase Gloria: A Life tickets, click here.

HATEF**K
Off-Broadway: WP Theater
Written by Rehana Lew Mirza
Directed by Adrienne Campbell-Holt
Cast includes: Kavi Ladnier and Sendhil Ramamurthy
Passions ignite when Layla, an intense literature professor, accuses Imran, a brashly iconoclastic novelist, of trading in anti-Muslim stereotypes. But as their attraction grows into something more, they discover that good sex doesn’t always make good bedfellows. Conflicting cultural identities collide in this thornily clever antidote to a “meet-cute” romance.

To purchase Hatef**k tickets, click here. For discount tickets on select performances, click here!

A JEWISH JOKE
Off-Broadway: Lion Theatre @ Theatre Row
Written by Phil Johnson and Marni Freedman
Directed by David Ellenstein
Cast includes: Phil Johnson
Bernie Lutz is a curmudgeonly Jewish comedy screenwriter from MGM, who comes up against the Communist blacklist in 1950’s Hollywood. Now, he has to decide what's more important - his friends, or his livelihood? Armed with stories about the great era of Jewish humor, this poignant solo dramedy is about one American's fight against one of the darkest moments of the mid-20th century.

To purchase A Jewish Joke tickets, click here.

SEA WALL/A LIFE
Off-Broadway: The Public Theater/Newman Theater
Written by Simon Stephens and Nick Payne
Directed by Carrie Cracknell
Cast includes: Tom Sturridge and Jake Gyllenhaal
Tom Sturridge performs Sea Wall, an astonishing monologue about love and the human need to know the unknowable. Jake Gyllenhaal performs A Life, a meditation on how we say goodbye to those we love most. A heart-filled exploration of the beauty of life and meaning of love, Sea Wall/A Life is a must-see evening of dramatic storytelling at its best.

To purchase Sea Wall/A Life tickets, click here.

SUPERHERO
Off-Broadway: Second Stage Theatre/Tony Kiser Theatre
Book by John Logan
Music and Lyrics by Tom Kitt
Directed by Jason Moore
Cast includes: Julia Abueva, Kate Baldwin, Jake Levy, Kyle McArthur, Bryce Pinkham, Salena Qureshi, Thom Sesma, and Nathaniel Stampley
Before we can save the world, we have to save each other. From the Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning composer of Next to Normal and the Tony Award-winning writer of Red comes a deeply human new musical about a fractured family, the mysterious stranger in apartment 4-B, and the unexpected hero who just might save the day.

To purchase Superhero tickets, click here. For discount tickets on select performances, click here.


Closing Friday, April 5, 2019

IF PRETTY HURTS UGLY MUST BE A MUHF**KA
Off-Broadway: Playwrights Horizons/Mainstage Theater
Written by Tori Sampson
Directed by Leah C. Gardiner
Choreographed by Raja Feather Kelly
Cast includes: Rotimi Agbabiaka, Maechi Aharanwa, Jason Bowen, Antoinette Crowe-Legacy, Leland Fowler, Níkẹ Uche Kadri, Mirirai Sithole, Phumzile Sitole, and Carla R. Stewart
In the village of Affreakah-Amirrorkah, no one questions that Akim is the one true, perfect beauty — not even her jealous classmates. But they’ll be damned before they let her be the leading lady in this story. A decidedly contemporary riff on a West African fable, Tori Sampson’s explosive epic is brimming with live music and dance, as these frenemies jockey for their rank in a culture built on ideals forever out of reach.

To purchase If Pretty Hurts Ugly Must Be a Muhf**ka tickets, click here. For discount tickets on select performances, click here!


Closing Sunday, April 7, 2019

THE BAND'S VISIT
Broadway: Ethel Barrymore Theatre
Book by Itamar Moses
Music and Lyrics by David Yazbeck
Directed by David Cromer
Cast includes: Katrina Lenk, Sasson Gabay, Ari'el Stachel, Pomme Koch, Samir Shukry, Etai Benson, Adam Kantor, Andrew Polk, Bill Army, Rachel Prather, Jonathan Raviv, Sharone Sayegh, Kristen Sieh, and Joseph Kamal
In an Israeli desert town where every day feels the same, something different is suddenly in the air. Dina, the local café owner, had long resigned her desires for romance to daydreaming about exotic films and music from her youth. When a band of Egyptian musicians shows up lost at her café, she and her fellow locals take them in for the night. Under the spell of the night sky, their lives intertwine in unexpected ways, and this once sleepy town begins to wake up.

To purchase The Band's Visit tickets, click here. For discount tickets on select performances, click here!

KINKY BOOTS
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.

To purchase Kinky Boots tickets, click here. For discount tickets on select performances, click here!

ALICE BY HEART
Off-Broadway: MCC Theater Space/Newman Mills Theater
Book by Steven Sater and Jessie Nelson
Music by Duncan Sheik
Lyrics by Steven Sater
Directed by Jessie Nelson
Choreographed by Rick and Jeff Kuperman
Cast includes: Molly Gordon, Colton Ryan, Mia DiLena, Zachary Downer, Noah Galvin, Zachary Infante, Andrew Kober, Grace McLean, Nkeiki Obi-Melekwe, Catherine Ricafort Heath Saunders, and Wesley Taylor
In the rubble of the London Blitz of World War II, Alice Spencer’s budding teen life is turned upside down, and she and her dear friend Alfred are forced to take shelter in an underground tube station. When the ailing Alfred is quarantined, Alice encourages him to escape with her into their cherished book and journey down the rabbit hole to Wonderland. As they travel through the tale, Alice By Heart explores the poignancy of first love, coming to terms with loss, and finding the courage to move forward.

To purchase Alice by Heart tickets, click here.

MARYS SEACOLE
Off-Broadway: Lincoln Center Theater/Claire Tow Theater
Written by Jackie Sibblies Drury
Directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz
Cast includes: Quincy Tyler Bernstine, Karen Kandel, Lucy Taylor, Gabby Beans, Marceline Hugot, and Ismenia Mendes
Mary is an ambitious Jamaican woman determined to live a grand life; her adventures take her across oceans and eras, from a battlefield of the Crimean War to a contemporary nursing home, and many times and places in between. Marys Seacole is an exploration of what it means to be a woman who is paid to care.

To purchase Marys Seacole tickets, click here.

THE OTHER JOSH COHEN
Off-Broadway: Westside Theatre Downstairs
Book, Music and Lyrics by David Rossmer and Steven Rosen
Directed by Hunter Foster
Cast includes: David Rossmer, Steven Rosen, Jane Bruce, Cathryn Wake, Elizabeth Nestlerode, Luke Darnell, Louis Tucci, and Zachary Spound
Josh Cohen just can’t get a break. He’s single, broke and to top it all off, his apartment’s been robbed of everything but a Neil Diamond CD. Soon though, his luck takes a turn when a mysterious envelope arrives that changes his life forever.

To purchase The Other Josh Cohen tickets, click here. For discount tickets on select performances, click here!


Closing Saturday, April 20, 2019

THE MOTHER
Off-Broadway: Atlantic Theater Company/Linda Gross Theater
Written by Florian Zeller
Translated by Christopher Hampton
Directed by Trip Cullman
Cast includes: Isabelle Huppert, Chris Noth, Justice Smith, and Odessa Young
Can one love one’s son too much? Anne has given everything to the family she’s built. Now the years have gone by, and her children have grown up and have lives and loves of their own, leaving her alone in a world that is crumbling around her.

To purchase The Mother tickets, click here.


Closing Sunday, April 14, 2019

MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG
Off-Broadway: Roundabout Theatre Company/Laura Pels Theatre
Book by George Furth
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Directed by Noah Brody
Choreographed by Lorin Latarro
Cast includes: Jessie Austrian, Brittany Bradford, Paul L. Coffey, Manu Narayan, Ben Steinfeld, and Emily Young
Following its triumphant Into the Woods, Roundabout’s company in residence, Fiasco Theater, reimagines its next Stephen Sondheim creation. With Fiasco’s one-of-a-kind imagination, this audacious musical about a trio of showbiz friends who fall apart and come together over 20 years emerges as newly personal and passionate.

To purchase Merrily We Roll Along tickets, click here. For discount tickets on select performances, click here!


Closing Saturday, April 20, 2019

NASSIM
Off-Broadway: New York City Center - Stage II
Written by Nassim Soleimanpour
Directed by Omar Elerian
Cast includes: A different guest actor at every performance
In his latest work, Nassim Soleimanpour explores the power of language to unite us in these uncertain times. No rehearsals. A different guest actor at every performance. A sealed envelope. Oh, and some surprises.

To purchase Nassim tickets, click here. For discount tickets on select performances, click here!


Closing Sunday, May 26, 2019

AVENUE Q
Off-Broadway: New World Stages Stage III
Book by Jeff Whitty
Music and Lyrics by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx
Directed by Jason Moore
Cast includes: Katie Boren, Grace Choi, Matt Dengler, Jamie Glickman, Imari Hardon, Jason Jacoby, Nick Kohn, Veronica J. Kuehn, Lacretta, Michael Liscio, Jr., and Rob Morrison
Avenue Q follows Princeton, a recent college grad who arrives in New York with a B.A. in English and not much else. Living alongside a crew of neighbors including monsters, a Japanese immigrant, a closeted Republican, and Gary Coleman, he sets off to find his ever-elusive purpose, which doesn't get any easier in adulthood.

To purchase Avenue Q tickets, click here. For discount tickets on select performances, click here!


Closing Saturday, June 8, 2019

NETWORK
Broadway: Belasco Theatre
Written by Lee Hall
Directed by Ivo van Hove
Cast includes: Bryan Cranston, Tony Goldwyn, Tatiana Maslany, Joshua Boone, Alyssa Bresnahan, Ron Canada, Julian Elijah Martinez, Frank Wood, and Nick Wyman
Howard Beale, news anchor-man, isn’t pulling in the viewers. In his final broadcast he unravels live on screen. But when ratings soar, the network seizes on their newfound populist prophet, and Howard becomes the biggest thing on TV.

To purchase Network tickets, click here.


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