Here's Playbill.com's weekly "Last Chance" reminder to catch Broadway, Off-Broadway and world-premiere productions before they close. Concluding Aug. 30 The Little Mermaid (On Broadway at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre). Disney's stage adaptation of the beloved animated film features a score by Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman, with new tunes from Menken and Glenn Slater. Francesca Zambello staged the undersea spectacle about a young mermaid who longs to be "where the people are." For tickets visit Ticketmaster.
The Bacchae (Off-Broadway at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park). JoAnne Akalaitis stages Eurpides' brutal tragedy for Shakespeare in the Park that features a score by Philip Glass. Jonathan Groff stars as Dionysus in a cast that also features André DeShields and Anthony Mackie. For free tickets head to Central Park or visit the Public's online ticketing lottery at PublicTheater.The First Wives Club (World Premiere at the Old Globe in San Diego). Motown and pop team Holland-Dozier-Holland penned the score to the musical based on the hit 1996 movie and Olivia Goldsmith novel. Tony Award winner Karen Ziemba and Tony nominees Sheryl Lee Ralph and Barbara Walsh star as the wronged women who reclaim their place on top in the Broadway-aimed musical. For tickets visit OldGlobe.