Some hollow winds will be whistling through midtown Manhattan this weekend, July 26-27, when several shows close on and Off-Broadway. Here's a rundown of "last chance" opportunities to catch closing shows:
Victor/Victoria -- Raquel Welch made headlines when she took over for Julie Andrews in this musical comedy, but the show still couldn't surmount its considerable expenses. When Vic/Vic closes July 27, it will have racked up 738 performances at the Marquis Theatre. For tickets call (212) 307-4100.
Candide -- Closing July 27 is this Gershwin Theatre revival of Leonard Bernstein, Hugh Wheeler and Richard Wilbur's musical (with additional lyrics by Stephen Sondheim). After 11 previews and 103 performances, Candide is apparently planning a national tour. For tickets call (212) 307-4100.
My Night With Reg -- Kevin Elyot's well-received gay comedy/drama (winner of the 1995 Olivier Award for Best Comedy) will close July 26. The New Group performs the show at Intar on West 42nd St. For tickets call (212) 279-4200.
Collected Stories -- Donald Margulies' drama of a cynical writer and her protegee closes at Manhattan Theatre Club July 27, after 23 previews and 80 performances. Maria Tucci and Debra Messing star. For tickets call (212) 581-1212.