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 Thursday, December 12, 2019

FEFU AND HER FRIENDS
Off-Broadway: Theatre for a New Audience @ Polonsky Shakespeare Center
Written by María Irene Fornés
Directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz
Cast includes: Brittany Bradford, Juliana Canfield, Helen Cespedes, Jennifer Lim, Ronete Levenson, Lindsay Rico, Amelia Workman, and Carmen Zilles
Fefu and Her Friends, one of the most beloved and discussed plays of the late Cuban-American dramatist María Irene Fornés, tells the story of a group of intelligent, outgoing young women who have so internalized male views of their sex that they lash out indirectly in mysterious ways. A classic of both feminist and environmental theater, Fefu splits its audience into groups that move around to different locations in the theater. The women’s fascinatingly enigmatic gathering at a New England country house in 1935 is seen through multiple perspectives and degrees of intimacy.

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Closing Saturday, December 14, 2019

EVERYTHING IS SUPER GREAT
Off-Broadway: 59E59 Theater C
Written by Stephen Brown
Directed by Sarah Norris
Cast includes: Lisa Jill Anderson, Marcia DeBonis, Xavier Rodney, Will Sarratt
A typical day in the life of Tommy involves triple shot lattes, pining over the manager at Starbucks, and arson at Applebee’s. Such distractions are therapeutic when your older brother has been missing for months and your mom won’t stop force-feeding you Pop Tarts. But when a well-meaning, if somewhat dysfunctional, “art therapist” shows up on his doorstep, Tommy must finally face his loss. Everything is Super Great explores the different ways we cope with grief, and how letting someone in helps us with letting something go.

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Closing Sunday, December 15, 2019

FIRES IN THE MIRROR
Off-Broadway: The Pershing Square Signature Center/Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre
Written by Anna Deveare Smith
Directed by Saheem Ali
Cast includes: Michael Benjamin Washington
There are three sides to every story: yours, mine and the truth. Following the deaths of a Black American boy and a young Orthodox Jewish scholar in the summer of 1991, underlying racial tensions in the nestled community of Crown Heights, Brooklyn erupted into civil outbreak. Fires in the Mirror was Anna Deavere Smith’s groundbreaking response. Birthed from a series of interviews with over fifty members of the Jewish and Black communities, the Drama Desk award-winning work translated their voices verbatim, and in the process revolutionized the genre of documentary theatre.

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FOR COLORED GIRLS WHO HAVE CONSIDERED SUICIDE/WHEN THE RAINBOW IS ENUF
Off-Broadway: The Public Theater/Martinson Hall
Written by Ntozake Shange
Directed by Leah C. Gardiner
Choreographed by Camille A. Brown
Cast includes: Jocelyn Bioh, Celia Chevalier, Danaya Esperanza, Jayme Lawson, Adrienne C. Moore, Okwui Okpokwasili, and Alexandria Wailes
Filled with passion, humor, and raw honesty, legendary playwright/poet Ntozake Shange’s form-changing choreopoem tells the stories of seven women of color using poetry, song, and movement. With unflinching honesty and emotion, each woman voices her survival story of having to exist in a world shaped by sexism and racism.

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MACBETH
Off-Broadway: Classic Stage Company/Lynn F. Angelson Theater
Written by William Shakespeare
Directed by John Doyle
Cast includes: Barzin Akhavan, Raffi Barsoumian, Nadia Bowers, N’Jameh Camara, Erik Lochtefeld, Mary Beth Peil, Corey Stoll, Antonio Michael Woodard, and Barbara Walsh
A terrifyingly prophetic tale of revenge, murder, and madness, Macbeth ominously traces the fallout when the darkest side of humanity cheats its way into a position of power. Often referred to as “The Scottish Play” by superstitious theatergoers due to the purported witchcraft found within its text, Macbeth is one of Shakespeare’s bloodiest, scariest, and yet, most popular tragedies.

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THE YOUNG MAN FROM ATLANTA
Off-Broadway: The Pershing Square Signature Center/Irene Diamond Stage
Written by Horton Foote
Directed by Michael Wilson
Cast includes: Devon Abner, Dan Bittner, Pat Bowie, Kristine Nielsen, Jon Orsini, Stephen Payne, and Aidan Quinn
Danger waits just underneath the surface in Horton Foote’s powerful, Pulitzer Prize-winning drama of an aging couple still reeling from the death of their only child. Set against the backdrop of a rapidly modernizing 1950s Houston, the Kidders' lives are turned upside down once again when a figure from their son’s past shows up in town. They deny, deflect and deceive in an effort to avoid the danger but can’t dodge the inevitable reckoning. How far will these grieving parents go to avoid the truths this young man from Atlanta might reveal?

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Closing Sunday, December 22, 2019

A BRIGHT ROOM CALLED DAY
Off-Broadway: The Public Theater/Anspacher Theater
Written by Tony Kushner
Directed by Oskar Eustis
Cast includes: Linda Emond, Michael Esper, Grace Gummer, Jonathan Hadary, Nikki M. James, Crystal Lucas-Perry, Nadine Malouf, Mark Margolis, Estelle Parsons, Michael Urie, and Max Woertendyke
Agnes, an actress in Weimar Germany, and her cadre of passionate, progressive friends, are torn between protest, escape, and survival as the world they knew crumbles around them. Her story is interrupted by an American woman enraged by the cruelty of the Reagan administration, and a new character, grappling with the anxiety, distraction, hope, and hopelessness of an artist facing the once unthinkable rise of authoritarianism in modern America.

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CYRANO
Off-Broadway: Daryl Roth Theatre
Book by Erica Schmidt
Music by Aaron Dessner and Bryce Dessner
Lyrics by Matt Berninger and Carin Besser
Directed by Erica Schmidt
Choreographed by Jeff and Rick Kuperman
Cast includes: Ritchie Coster, Josh A. Dawson, Peter Dinklage, Hillary Fisher, Christopher Gurr, Blake Jenner, Jasmine Cephas Jones, Nehal Joshi, Grace McLean, Erika Olson, and Scott Stangland
A raw and transporting new version of the classic tale of unrequited love and ghostwritten letters, Cyrano tells the story of a proud man who, believing himself unlovable, agrees to woo the woman he loves for another.

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THE HALF-LIFE OF MARIE CURIE
Off-Broadway: Minetta Lane Theatre
Written by Lauren Gunderson
Directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch
Cast includes: Kate Mulgrew and Francesca Faridany
With lyricism and wit, Lauren Gunderson has crafted an honest, unexpected story that follows Marie Curie during the summer of 1912 when news of her secret affair threatens to overshadow her second Nobel Prize win. Heartbroken, Curie leaves France to stay with Ayrton at her home on the British seaside, and together they confront the scandal that could end Curie’s career — and drastically alter her life.

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SEARED
Off-Broadway: The Robert W. Wilson MCC Theater Space/Susan & Ronald Frankel Theater
Written by Theresa Rebeck
Directed by Moritz von Stuelpnagel
Cast includes: W. Tré Davis, Raúl Esparza, David Mason, and Krysta Rodriguez
Brilliant, hot-headed chef Harry scores a mention in a food magazine with his signature scallops, and his business partner Mike finally sees profits within reach. The only problem, Harry refuses to recreate his masterpiece for the masses. Mix in a shrewd restaurant consultant and a waiter with dreams of his own and it all goes to hell in this hilarious and insightful new play that asks us to consider where art ends and commerce begins.

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Closing Saturday, January 4, 2020

DERREN BROWN: SECRET
Broadway: Cort Theatre
Written by Andy Nyman, Derren Brown & Andrew O'Connor
Directed by Andrew O'Connor and Andy Nyman
Cast includes: Derren Brown
After a sold-out, critically acclaimed run off-Broadway at the Atlantic Theater Company, Derren Brown: Secret returns with a spellbinding experience that dares us — in the most jaw-dropping way — to take a closer look at the stories and beliefs that guide our lives.

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Closing Sunday, January 5, 2020

A CHRISTMAS CAROL
Broadway: Lyceum Theatre
Written by Jack Thorne
Directed by Matthew Warchus
Cast includes: Campbell Scott, Andrea Martin, LaChanze, Erica Dorfler, Dashiell Eaves, Hannah Elless, Brandon Gill, Evan Harrington, Chris Hoch, Sarah Hunt, Matthew Labanca, Alex Nee, Dan Piering, Rachel Prather, Sebastian Ortiz, and Jai Ram Srinivasan
Following critically acclaimed runs at London’s Old Vic, two visionary talents, playwright Jack Thorne and director Matthew Warchus, offer a magical new interpretation of Charles Dickens’ classic story on Broadway. This timeless — and timely — tale of redemption welcomes theatergoers of all ages into an immersive experience that’s brimming with Christmas spirit.

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THE LIGHTNING THIEF: THE PERCY JACKSON MUSICAL
Broadway: Longacre Theatre
Book by Joe Tracz
Music and Lyrics by Rob Rokicki
Directed by Stephen Brackett
Choreographed by Patrick McCollum
Cast includes: Chris McCarrell, Izzy Figueroa, Jorrel Javier, Ryan Knowles, Sam Leicht, Sarah Beth Pfeifer, James Hayden Rodriguez, Jalynn Steele, T. Shyvonne Stewart, and Kristin Stokes
As a son of Poseidon, Percy Jackson has newly discovered powers he can't control, monsters on his trail, and is on a quest to find Zeus' lightning bolt to prevent a war between the Greek gods.

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SLAVA'S SNOWSHOW
Broadway: Stephen Sondheim Theatre
Created and Directed by Slava Polunin
Cast includes: Slava Polunin, Francesco Bifano, Spencer Chandler, Georgiy Deliyev, Alexandre Frish, Vanya Polunin, Robert Saralp, Nikolai Terentiev, Elena Ushakova, Aelita West, Bradford West, and Artem Zhimo
Now a theatrical classic, Slava's Snowshow pushes the boundaries of family show to its highest standards and has been rewarded with more than twenty international awards. Unleashing a breathtaking artistic thrill ride for audiences of all ages and languages, the show offers a dreamlike vision that overflows with magical dynamism and humorous antics, set within an absurd and surrealistic world.

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TOOTSIE
Broadway: Marquis Theatre
Book by Robert Horn
Music and Lyrics by David Yazbek
Directed by Scott Ellis
Choreographed by Denis Jones
Cast includes: Santino Fontana, Lilli Cooper, Sarah Stiles, Andy Grotelueschen, Michael McGrath, John Behlmann, Reg Rogers, and Julie Halston
Michael Dorsey is a talented but difficult actor who struggles to find work until an audacious, desperate stunt lands him the role of a lifetime.

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WAITRESS
Broadway: Brooks Atkinson Theatre
Book by Jessie Nelson
Music and Lyrics by Sara Bareilles
Directed by Diane Paulus
Choreograped by Lorin Latarro
Cast includes: Katharine McPhee, NaTasha Yvette Williams, Caitlin Houlahan, Mark Evans, Ben Thompson, Larry Marshall, Benny Elledge, and Christopher Fitzgerald
Jenna, a waitress and expert pie maker, is stuck in a small town and a loveless marriage. When a baking contest in a nearby county offers her a chance at escape, Jenna must weigh her commitments against a rare shot at freedom and recognition. Her customers, co-workers, and the town’s handsome new doctor all offer her conflicting recipes for happiness but Jenna must ultimately decide for herself.

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FIDDLER ON THE ROOF IN YIDDISH
Off-Broadway: Stage 42
Book by Joseph Stein
Music by Jerry Bock
Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick
Directed by Joel Grey
Choreographed by Stas Kmiec
Cast includes: Steven Skybel, Jackie Hoffman, Jennifer Babiak, Rachel Zatcoff, Stephanie Lynne Mason, Rosie Jo Neddy, Ben Liebert, Drew Seigla, Cameron Johnson, Bruce Sabath, Lisa Fishman, Jodi Snyder, Raquel Nobile, Samantha Hahn, Joanne Borts, Kirk Geritano, Evan Mayer, Nick Raynor, Adam B. Shapiro, James Monroe Števko, Lauren Jeanne Thomas, Bobby Underwood, Mikhl Yashinsky, Michael Einav, Abby Goldfarb, John Giesige, Moshe Lobel, Jonathan Quigley, and Kayleen Seidl
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.

To purchase Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish tickets, click here. For discount tickets on select performances, click here!

OUR DEAR DEAD DRUG LORD
Off-Broadway: McGinn/Cazale Theatre
Written by Alexis Scheer
Directed by Whitney White
Cast includes: Carmen Berkeley, Matthew Saldivar, Alyssa May Gold, Rebecca Jimenez, and Malika Samuel
A gang of teenage girls gathers in an abandoned treehouse to summon the ghost of Pablo Escobar. Are they messing with the actual spirit of the infamous cartel kingpin? Or are they really just messing with each other? A rollercoaster ride through the danger and damage of girlhood – the teenage wasteland has never been so much twisted fun.

To purchase Our Dear Dead Drug Lord tickets, click here. For discount tickets on select performances, click here!


Closing Sunday, January 12, 2020

FREESTYLE LOVE SUPREME
Broadway: Booth Theatre
Conceived by Anthony Veneziale
Created by Thomas Kail, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and Anthony Veneziale
Directed by Thomas Kail
Cast includes: Utkarsh Ambudkar, Andrew Bancroft, Aneesa Folds, Arthur Lewis, Kaila Mullady, Chris Sullivan, and Anthony Veneziale
freestyle love supreme features talented performers providing non-stop action throughout this fast-paced evening, spinning suggestions from the audience into humorous bits, instantaneous songs and riffs, and fully realized musical numbers. The electrifying vocals of the performers – from singing to rapping to beat-boxing with harmonies and freestyle flow – are backed by tight tunes from keyboards and human percussion.

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THE SOUND INSIDE
Broadway: Studio 54
Written by Adam Rapp
DIrected by David Cromer
Cast includes: Mary-Louise Parker and Will Hochman
Bella Baird is an accomplished professor at an Ivy League university who prizes her solitude. But when she faces a challenge she cannot tackle alone, she allies herself with a brilliant and mysterious student. Intensely intimate and deeply moving, this haunting play probes the question of what one person can do for another.

To purchase The Sound Inside tickets, click here. For discount tickets on select performances, click here!

PUMPGIRL
Off-Broadway: Irish Repertory Studio Theatre
Written by Abbie Spallen
Directed by Nicola Murphy
Cast includes: Hamish Allan-Headley, Labhaoise Magee and Clare O’Malley
In a gas station in Northern Ireland, barely north of the border, Pumpgirl gets few customers beyond lecherous men and cruel women who remark on her tomboyish appearance. Otherwise guarded, she has struck up a friendship with “no helmet Hammy” – an amateur stock-car racer who prefers to spend time with his unsavory buddies over his wife and children. As Hammy’s wife, Sinead, stays home alone, she simmers with rage over her isolated, disappointing existence. On Hammy’s birthday, their lives become perilously intertwined, leaving them face to face with a desperate future.

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Closing Monday, January 13, 2020

THE OFFICE! A MUSICAL PARODY
Off-Broadway: The Theater Center/Jerry Orbach Theater
Book and Lyrics by Bob and Tobly McSmith
Music by Assaf Gleizner
Directed by Donald Garverick
Cast includes: Sarah Mackenzie Baron, Chase McCall, Noah Jermain, Lilli Babb, Katie Johantgen, Kat Moser, Rita Posillico, and Kevin Bruce Harris
The Office! A Musical Parody highlights a typical day at Scranton's third largest paper company, Dunder Mifflin. For no logical reason, a documentary crew begins filming the lives of the employees in an immersive parody experience where audiences "work" with all their favorite officemates. Don't miss this hilariously loving lampoon of your favorite TV show!

To purchase The Office! A Musical Parody tickets, click here. For discount tickets on select performances, click here!


Closing Sunday, January 19, 2020

OKLAHOMA!
Broadway: Circle in the Square Theatre
Book and Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Music by Richard Rodgers
Directed by Daniel Fish
Choreographed by
Cast includes: Will Brill, Anthony Cason, Damon Daunno, James Davis, Gabrielle Hamilton, Rebecca Naomi Jones, Will Mann, Mallory Portnoy, Ali Stroker, Mitch Tebo, Mary Testa, and Patrick Vaill
Over 75 years after Rodgers & Hammerstein reinvented the American musical, this is Oklahoma! as you’ve never seen or heard it before – reimagined for the 21st century. Stripped down to reveal the darker psychological truths at its core, Daniel Fish’s production tells a story of a community circling its wagons against an outsider, and the violence of the frontier that shaped America. Upending the sunny romance of a farmer and a cowpoke, this Oklahoma! allows the classic musical – and our country – to be seen in a whole new light.

To purchase Oklahoma! tickets, click here.

SLAVE PLAY
Broadway: John Golden Theatre
Written by Jeremy O. Harris
Directed by Robert O'Hara
Cast includes: Ato Blankson-Wood, James Cusati-Moyer, Sullivan Jones, Joaquina Kalukango, Chalia La Tour, Irene Sofia Lucio, Annie McNamara, and Paul Alexander Nolan
The Old South lives on at the MacGregor Plantation — in the breeze, in the cotton fields… and in the crack of the whip. Nothing is as it seems, and yet everything is as it seems. Slave Play rips apart history to shed new light on the nexus of race, gender, and sexuality in 21st-century America.

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Closing Sunday, February 16, 2020

DAVID BYRNE'S AMERICAN UTOPIA
Broadway: Hudson Theatre
Music and Lyrics by David Byrne
Production Consulted by Alex Timbers
Choreographed by Annie-B Parson
Cast includes: David Byrne, Jacqueline Acevedo, Gustavo Di Dalva, Daniel Freedman, Chris Giarmo, Tim Keiper, Tendayi Kuumba, Karl Mansfield, Mauro Refosco, Stephane San Juan, Angie Swan, and Bobby Wooten III
David Byrne’s American Utopia is the once-in-a-lifetime Broadway event that marks a major cultural milestone in the worlds of music and theatre. Innovative pop/rock icon David Byrne shares the spotlight with a diverse ensemble of 11 musical artists from around the globe. Together with choreographer Annie-B Parson and production consultant Alex Timbers, Byrne and ensemble deliver a show that’s as surprisingly poignant as it is supremely funky.

To purchase David Byrne's American Utopia tickets, click here.


Closing Saturday, June 6, 2020

BEETLEJUICE
Broadway: Winter Garden Theatre
Book by Scott Brown and Anthony King
Music and Lyric by Eddie Perfect
Directed by Alex Timbers
Choreographed by Connor Gallagher
Cast includes: Alex Brightman, Sophia Anne Caruso, Kerry Butler, David Josefsberg, Adam Dannheisser, Leslie Kritzer, Jill Abramovitz, Kelvin Moon Loh, Danny Rutigliano, and Dana Steingold
Beetlejuice tells the story of Lydia Deetz, a strange and unusual teenager whose life changes when she meets a recently deceased couple and Beetlejuice, a demon with a thing for stripes. When Lydia calls on Beetlejuice to scare away anyone with a pulse, this double-crossing specter unleashes a (Nether)world of pandemonium, and the biggest sandworm Broadway has ever seen.

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


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