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 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

APOLOGIA
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.

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

LEWISTON/CLARKSTON
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?

To purchase Lewiston/Clarkston tickets, click here. For discount tickets on select performances, click here!

THE PRISONER
Off-Broadway: Theatre for a New Audience/Polonsky Shakespeare Center
Written and Directed by Peter Brook and Marie-Hélène Estienne
Cast includes: Hiran Abeysekera, Hayley Carmichael, Hervé Goffings, Omar Silva, and Kalieaswari Srinivasan
The Prisoner examines the complexities of crime, justice, and compassion in a breathtaking new international production. A man sits alone outside a prison. Who is he, and what is he doing there? Is he free, or is he the prisoner?

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WILD GOOSE DREAMS
Off-Broadway: The Public Theater/Martinson Hall
Written by Hansol Jung
Directed by Leigh Silverman
Cast includes: Dan Domingues, Lulu Fall, Kendyl Ito, Francis Jue, Peter Kim, Michelle Krusiec, Jaygee Macapugay, Joél Pérez, Jamar Williams, and Katrina Yaukey
Minsung is a “goose father,” a South Korean man whose wife and daughter have moved to America for a better life. Deeply lonely, he escapes onto the internet and meets Nanhee, a young defector forced to leave her family behind in North Korea. Amidst the endless noise of the modern world, where likes and shares have taken the place of love and touch, Minsung and Nanhee try their best to be real for each other. But after a lifetime of division and separation, is connection possible?

To purchase Wild Goose Dreams tickets, click here. For discount tickets on select performances, click here!


Closing Monday, December 17, 2018

CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY
Broadway: Marquis Theatre
Created by Eugene Pack
Developed by Eugene Pack and Dayle Reyfel
Cast includes: Mario Cantone, Rachel Dratch, Eugene Pack, and Dayle Reyfel
Celebrity Autobiography features a first-rate comedic ensemble performing from the actual memoirs of a wide range of celebrities. The unique show features mashups with the entire cast performing multiple memoirs covering themes such as fitness, music, food, sports, politics, celebrity poetry, and Hollywood love triangles, including the most famous love story in history—Elizabeth Taylor, Debbie Reynolds, Eddie Fisher, and Richard Burton—told from all sides. With rotating cast members and ever-changing material, each performance has new and unforgettably hilarious surprises. You’ll never see the same show twice!

To purchase Celebrity Autobiography tickets, click here.


Closing Saturday, December 22, 2018

DOWNSTAIRS
Off-Broadway: Cherry Lane Theatre
Written by Theresa Rebeck
Directed by Adrienne Campbell-Holt
Cast includes: Tyne Daly, Tim Daly, and John Procaccino
Eileen’s brother Teddy has moved back home and is living in her basement. Her husband is less than thrilled about this. And Teddy is more than a little off his game. As brother and sister struggle to understand their present and past, questions of betrayal, disappointment, and madness rise and fall. Who is saving whom?

To purchase Downstairs tickets, click here.

THE RESISTIBLE RISE OF ARTURO UI
Off-Broadway: Classic Stage Company/Lynn F. Angelson Theater
Written by Bertolt Brecht
Translated by George Tabori
Directed by John Doyle
Cast includes: Raúl Esparza, George Abud, Eddie Cooper, Elizabeth A. Davis, Christopher Gurr, Omozé Idehenre, Mahira Kakkar, and Thom Sesma
In 1930s Chicago, mobster Arturo Ui will stop at nothing to control the cauliflower trade. Terror and bloodshed follow. Can anyone stop him? Brecht’s skewering of Adolf Hitler and totalitarianism is given renewed significance in a production directed by John Doyle. Written in 1941, the play was one of the Berliner Ensemble’s greatest box office successes.

To purchase The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui tickets, click here. For discount tickets on select performances, click here!


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.

To purchase Mother of the Maid tickets, click here.

TWO BY FRIEL
Off-Broadway: Irish Repertory Studio Theatre
Written by Brian Friel
Directed by Conor Bagley
Cast includes: Phil Gillen, Aoife Kelly, Jenny Leona, and Aidan Redmond
Two by Friel juxtaposes two short plays by Irish master Brian Friel: Lovers: Winners (1967) and The Yalta Game (2001). Each piece centers on a couple in the blossoming stage of romance; they build worlds of imagination, possibility, and hope – pushing away the encroaching realities that threaten to extinguish their love.

To purchase Two by Friel tickets, click here.

USUAL GIRLS
Off-Broadway: Roundabout Theatre Company/Black Box Theatre
Written by Ming Peiffer
Directed by Tyne Rafaeli
Cast includes: Abby Corrigan, Ali Rose Dachis, Midori Francis, Karl Kenzler, Jennifer Lim, Sarah Pidgeon, Ryann Redmond, Nicole Rodenburg, and Raviv Ullman
How do girls grow up? Quickly, painfully, wondrously. On an elementary school playground, a boy threatens to tell on the girls for swearing - unless one of them kisses him. But just before lips can touch, Kyeoung tackles the boy to the ground. The victory is short-lived. Over the coming years, Kyeoung's stories get stranger, funnier, more harrowing - and more familiar.

To purchase Usual Girls tickets, click here.


Closing Sunday, December 30, 2018

THE ILLUSIONISTS - MAGIC OF THE HOLIDAYS
Broadway: Marquis Theatre
Cast includes: Colin Cloud, Chloe Crawford, Shin Lim, Darcy Oake, Adam Trent, and Light Balance
The mind-blowing spectacular of The Illusionists – Magic of the Holidays showcases the jaw dropping talents of the most incredible Illusionists on earth, alongside special guests Light Balance. The Illusionists has shattered box office records across the globe and dazzles audiences of all ages with a powerful mix of the most outrageous and astonishing acts ever seen on stage. This non-stop show is packed with thrilling and sophisticated magic of unprecedented proportions.

To purchase The Illusionists - Magic of the Holidays tickets, click here.

SUMMER: THE DONNA SUMMER MUSICAL
Broadway: Lunt-Fontanne Theatre
Book by Colman Domingo, Robert Cary, and Des McAnuff
Music and Lyrics by Donna Summer, Giorgio Moroder, Paul Jabara, and others
Directed by Des McAnuff
Choreographed by Sergio Trujillo
Cast includes: LaChanze, Ariana DeBose, Storm Lever, Aaron Krohn, Ken Robinson, and Jared Zirilli
This vibrant musical charts the incomparable life of Donna Summer—the undisputed Queen of Disco. Features more than 20 of Summer’s classic hits and electric dancing, all in tribute to the voice of a generation.

To purchase Summer: The Donna Summer Musical tickets, click here. For discount tickets on select performances, click here.

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.

A CHILD'S CHRISTMAS IN WALES
Off-Broadway: Irish Repertory Theatre
Written by Dylan Thomas
Directed by Charlotte Moore
Cast includes: Nicholas Barasch, Dewey Caddell, Margaret Dudasik, Polly McKie, Naomi Louisa O’Connell, and Ashley Robinson
This holiday season, experience a joyous musical celebration of Dylan Thomas’ iconic story, A Child’s Christmas in Wales, the “never to be forgotten day at the end of the unremembered year,” when songs are sung, cakes and sweets are abundant, and the frozen city parks are laden with mysteries and adventures for wild boys and girls to explore. This favorite Irish Rep tradition features both classic and contemporary Christmas music interwoven with Thomas’s story of a snowy Christmas Day in Wales.

To purchase A Child's Christmas in Wales tickets, click here.

DANIEL'S HUSBAND
Off-Broadway: Westside Theatre (Upstairs)
Written by Michael McKeever
Directed by Joe Brancato
Cast includes: Anna Holbrook, Lou Liberatore, Matthew Montelongo, Ryan Spahn, and Leland Wheeler
Daniel and Mitchell enjoy life as the Perfect Couple. Perfect house, perfect friends, even a mother who wants them to wed. What isn't perfect is that Daniel longs to be married and Mitchell does not. A turn of events forces both men to face the consequences of their opposing views, and they learn that they are living in a world where fundamental rights aren't always so fundamental.

To purchase Daniel's Husband tickets, click here. For discount tickets on select performances, 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.

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

WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME
Off-Broadway: Greenwich House Theater
Written by Heidi Schreck
Directed by Oliver Butler
Cast includes: Heidi Schreck, Mike Iveson, Rosdely Ciprian, and Thursday Williams
Fifteen-year-old Heidi Schreck put herself through college by giving speeches about the U.S. Constitution. Now, the Obie Award winner resurrects her teenage self in order to trace the document's profound impact on women's bodies—starting with her great-great-grandmother, a mail-order bride who died under mysterious circumstances. This witty and searingly personal exploration breathes new life into our founding document and imagines how it will shape the next generation of American women.

To purchase What the Constitution Means to Me tickets, click here.


Closing Sunday, January 6, 2019

HEAD OVER HEELS
Broadway: Hudson Theatre
Book by James Magruder
Original Book by Jeff Whitty
Music and Lyrics by The Go-Go's
Directed by Michael Mayer
Choreography by Spencer Liff
Cast includes: Jeremy Kushnier, Rachel York, Alexandra Socha, Peppermint, Andrew Durand, Taylor Iman Jones, Bonnie Milligan, and Tom Alan Robbins
Head Over Heels is the bold and fierce new musical comedy from the visionaries that rocked Broadway with Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Avenue Q and Spring Awakening. It’s a hilarious and sexy celebration of love in all its infinite varieties, told through the story of a royal family that must embark on an extravagant journey to save their beloved kingdom and find love and acceptance.

To purchase Head Over Heels tickets, click here. For discount tickets on select performances, click here!

ONCE ON THIS ISLAND
Broadway: Circle in the Square
Book and Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Music by Stephen Flaherty
Directed by Michael Arden
Choreographed by Camille A. Brown
Cast includes: Hailey Kilgore, Michelle T. Williams, Tamyra Gray, Quentin Earl Darrington, Alex Newell, Juliet Benn, Phillip Boykin, David Jennings, Kenita R. Miller, Isaac Powell, and Mia Williamson
Once On This Island is the tale of Ti Moune, a fearless peasant girl who falls in love with a wealthy boy from the other side of the island. When their divided cultures keep them apart, Ti Moune is guided by the powerful island gods, Erzulie, Asaka, Papa Ge, and Agwe, on a remarkable quest to reunite with the man who has captured her heart.

To purchase Once on This Island tickets, click here. For discount tickets on select performances, click here!

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.

To purchase The Play That Goes Wrong tickets, click here. For discount tickets on select performances, click here!

TORCH SONG
Broadway: Helen Hayes Theatre
Written by Harvey Fierstein
Directed by Moisés Kaufman
Cast includes: Michael Urie, Mercedes Ruehl, Ward Horton, Roxanna Hope Radja, Michael Hsu Rosen, and Jack DiFalco
Fiercely funny and heart-wrenching, Torch Song follows Arnold Beckoff's odyssey to find happiness in New York. All he wants is a husband, a child, and a pair of bunny slippers that fit, but a visit from his overbearing mother reminds him that he needs one thing more: respect.

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

THE HARD PROBLEM
Off-Broadway: Lincoln Center Theater/Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater
Written by Tom Stoppard
Directed by Jack O'Brien
Cast includes: Eshan Bay, Adelaide Clemens, John Patrick Doherty, Nina Grollman, Katie Beth Hall, Eleanor Handley, Olivia Hebert, Sagar Kiran, Chris O’Shea, Madeleine Pace, Robert Petkoff, Tara Summers, Jon Tenney, Baylen Thomas, Kim N. Wong, and Karoline Xu
Hilary is a young psychology researcher at the Krohl Institute for Brain Science where psychology and biology meet. If there is nothing but matter, what is consciousness? This is "the hard problem" facing science, and for Hilary the possibility of genuine altruism, without a hidden Darwinian self-interest, depends on the answer. Meanwhile she is nursing a private sorrow. She needs a miracle and is prepared to pray for one.

To purchase The Hard Problem tickets, click here.

THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES
Off-Broadway: Kirk Theatre @ Theatre Row
Book by Roger Bean
Music and Lyrics by Various
Directed by Michael and Tom D'Angora
Cast includes: Kristen Alderson, Michelle Dowdy, Amy Hillner Larsen, Maggie McDowell, and Amy Toporek
The Marvelous Wonderettes takes a cotton-candied colored musical trip down memory lane to the 1958 Springfield High School prom where we meet "The Wonderettes", four girls with hopes and dreams as big as their crinoline skirts! We experience their lives and loves from prom night to their 10 year reunion as told through more than 20 chart topping hits of the era!

To purchase The Marvelous Wonderettes tickets, click here. For discount tickets on select performances, click here!


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.

THE DEAD, 1904
The American Irish Historical Society
Written by Paul Muldoon
Directed by Ciarán O’Reilly
Cast includes: Melissa Gilbert, Kimberly Doreen Burns, Ciaran Byrne, Peter Cormican, Rufus Collins, Terry Donnelly, Meg Hennessy, Patricia Kilgarriff, Robert Mack, Heather Martin Bixler, Aedin Moloney, and Patti Perkins
This exquisite recreation of James Joyce’s haunting story was the most sought-after theatrical event of New York’s 2016 and 2017 holiday seasons. We relish the opportunity to welcome you again, or for the first time.

To purchase The Dead, 1904 tickets, click here.


Closing Sunday, January 20, 2019

MIKE BIRBIGLIA'S THE NEW ONE
Broadway: Cort Theatre
Written by Mike Birbiglia
Directed by Seth Barish
Cast includes: Mike Birbiglia
Comedian, storyteller, director, and actor Mike Birbiglia tries not to tell people anything about his new show because the less you know about the show the more you will enjoy it.

To purchase Mike Birbiglia's The New One tickets, click here. For discount tickets on select performances, click here!

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.

To purchase School of Rock - The Musical tickets, click here. For discount tickets on select performances, click here!


Closing Sunday, January 27, 2019

AMERICAN SON
Broadway: Booth Theatre
Written by Christopher Demos-Brown
Directed by Kenny Leon
Cast includes: Steven Pasquale, Kerry Washington, Jeremy Jordan, and Eugene Lee
A Florida police station in the middle of the night; a mother searching for her missing teenage son. American Son is a gripping tale of two parents caught in our national divide, with their worst fears hanging in the balance.

To purchase American Son tickets, click here.

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.

To purchase The Waverly Gallery tickets, click here. For discount tickets on select performances, click here.


Closing Sunday, April 7, 2019

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!


Closing Sunday, April 28, 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: Nicholas Kohn, Jason Jacoby, Matt Dengler, Gizel Jimenez, Lacretta, Jamie Glickman, Michael Liscio, Jr., Imari Hardon, Katie Boren, Rob Morrison, and Grace Choi
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!


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