With the start of a new season, Broadway and Off-Broadway theatres will see turnover in the coming months. 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 9, 2017
Off-Broadway: Second Stage/Tony Kiser Theatre
Written by Harvey Fierstein
Directed by Moisés Kaufman
Cast includes: Jack DiFalco, Ward Horton, Roxanna Hope Radja, Michael Rosen, Mercedes Ruehl, and Michael Urie
It’s 1979 in New York City and Arnold Beckoff is on a quest for love, purpose and family. He’s fierce in drag and fearless in crisis, and he won’t stop until he achieves the life he desires. Now, Arnold is back…and he’s here to sing you a torch song. The Tony Award®-winning play that forever changed the trajectory of Broadway returns for a new generation.
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Closing Sunday, December 10, 2017
Off-Broadway: Manhattan Theatre Club Stage II
Written by Anna Ziegler
Directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz
Cast includes: Joshua Boone and Alexandra Socha
At a raucous party during their freshman year at Princeton, Tom and Amber connect in ways that seem innocent enough at first. But as things progress, they find themselves in murky territory, with ramifications that could affect the rest of their lives. What actually happened between them?
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Off-Broadway: Public Theater/Anspacher Theater
Written and Directed by Richard Nelson
Cast includes: Rosie Benton, Will Brill, Kristen Connolly, Blake DeLong, Emma Duncan, Naian González Norvind, Fran Kranz, John Magaro, John Sanders, and Max Woertendyke
It is 1958, and New York City is in the midst of a major building boom; a four-lane highway is planned for the heart of Washington Square; Carnegie Hall is designated for demolition; entire neighborhoods on the West Side are leveled to make room for a new “palace of art.” And a young Joe Papp and his colleagues face betrayals, self-inflicted wounds and anger from the city’s powerful elite as they continue their free Shakespeare productions in Central Park.
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THE PORTUGUESE KID
Off-Broadway: Manhattan Theatre Club Stage I
Written and Directed by John Patrick Shanley
Cast includes: Jason Alexander, Pico Alexander, Aimee Carrero, Sherie Rene Scott, Mary Testa
In Providence, Rhode Island, habitually widowed Atalanta pays a visit to her second-rate lawyer Barry Dragonetti. Intending to settle her latest husband’s affairs, this larger-than-life Greek tightwad quickly becomes a nightmare for her cheesy, self-aggrandizing attorney. Add Barry’s impossible Croatian mother, a dash of current politics and a couple of opportunistic young lovers, and you have in hand a recipe for comic combustion.
TINY BEAUTIFUL THINGS
Off-Broadway: Public Theater/Newman Theater
Written by Nia Vardalos, Based on the Book by Cheryl Strayed
Directed by Thomas Kail
Cast includes: Teddy Cañez, Ceci Fernandez, DeLance Minefee, Hubert Point- Du Juour, Nia Vardalos, Natalie Woolams- Torres
In this play based on the book Tiny Beautiful Things by Cheryl Strayed, Sugar is an anonymous online advice columnist—later revealed to be Strayed—who thousands of people have turned to for words of wisdom, honesty and hope. At first unsure of herself, Sugar finds a way to weave her own life experiences together with the deep yearning and real problems of her readers, creating a beloved column about the monstrous beauty, endless dark and glimmering light at the heart of being human.
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Closing Sunday, December 17, 2017
THE HOME PLACE
Off-Broadway: Irish Repertory Theatre
Written by Brian Friel
Directed by Charlotte Moore
Cast includes: Logan Riley Bruner, Andrea Lynn Green, Johnny Hopkins, Robert Langdon Lloyd, Ed Malone, Polly McKie, Rachel Pickup, Stephen Pilkington, Christopher Randolph, Gordon Tashjian, and John Windsor-Cunningham
Christopher Gore, the liberal minded Anglo-Irish landlord and his son, David, reside at The Lodge with their “chatelaine” Margaret, with whom they are both in love. Christopher’s cousin, Dr. Richard Gore, arrives with the intention of pursuing a Darwin-inspired scientific theory: by measuring the craniums of the indigenous Irish, he hopes to crack the genetic code of the indigenes…demonstrating their inferior place in the natural order.
Closing Wednesday, December 20, 2017
A ROOM IN INDIA
Off-Broadway: Park Avenue Armory
A collective creation by the Théâtre du Soleil
Directed by Ariane Mnouchkine
Music by Jean-Jacques Lemêtre
Together with Hélène Cixous
With the exceptional participation of Kalaimamani Purisai Kannappa Sambandan Thambiran
Performed by 35 multinational actors, this tour-de-force transcends Eastern and Western drama and features a special performance of Terukkuttu—a traditional form of theater practiced in South India. The production touches on pressing issues that societies around the globe are currently facing, from terrorism and religious extremism to climate change and gender equality. The end result is a manifesto of the power of theater to heal a community, as well as an exploration of how to talk about the chaos of a world that has become incomprehensible.
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Closing Saturday, December 23, 2017
DOWNTOWN RACE RIOT
Off-Broadway: The New Group at The Pershing Square Signature Center/The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre
Written by Seth Zvi Rosenfeld
Directed by Scott Elliott
Cast includes: Cristian DeMeo, David Levi, Moise Morancy, Josh Pais, Sadie Scott, Chloë Sevigny, Daniel Sovich
On a hot late summer day in 1976, a mob of young men – all white except one – descended on Washington Square Park with pipes and bats, and attacked any people of color they could find. Downtown Race Riot takes us back to this day, in the cramped Village apartment of Mary Shannon, a strung-out, free-wheeling single mom, as her son Pnut and his Haitian best friend Massive wrestle with their obligation to join the riot. The boys, torn between loyalty to each other and to the neighborhood, grasp for ways to keep the violence from destroying their friendship forever.
Off-Broadway: Vineyard Theatre
Written by David Cale
Directed by Leigh Silverman
Cast includes: Billy Crudup
A sexually charged and wickedly funny thriller, Harry Clarke is the story of a shy Midwestern man leading an outrageous double life as the cocky Londoner Harry Clarke. Moving to New York City and presenting himself as an Englishman, he charms his way into a wealthy family’s life as the seductive and precocious Harry, whose increasingly risky and dangerous behavior threatens to undo more than his persona.
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Closing Sunday, December 24, 2017
DESCRIBE THE NIGHT
Off-Broadway: Atlantic Theater Company/Linda Gross Theater
Written by Rajiv Joseph
Directed by Giovanna Sardelli
Cast includes: Tina Benko, Nadia Bowers, Danny Burstein, Zach Grenier, Rebecca Naomi Jones, Max Gordon Moore, Stephen Socking
In 1920, the Russian writer Isaac Babel wanders the countryside with the Red Cavalry. Seventy years later, a mysterious KGB agent spies on a woman in Dresden and falls in love. In 2010, an aircraft carrying most of the Polish government crashes in the Russian city of Smolensk. Set in Russia over the course of 90 years, this thrilling and epic new play traces the stories of seven men and women connected by history, myth and conspiracy theories.
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THE LAST MATCH
Off-Broadway: Roundabout Theatre Company/Laura Pels Theatre
Written by Anna Ziegler
Directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch
Cast includes: Wilson Bethel, Alex Mickiewicz, Natalia Payne, Zoë Winters
It’s the semifinals of the US Open, and two tennis greats are facing off in the match of their lives. Tim Porter, the aging all-American favorite, wants to prove to the world, his wife and himself that he’s still a champion. Hot-headed rising star Sergei Sergeyev struggles to believe he truly deserves to beat his lifelong hero.
Closing Saturday, December 30, 2017
Broadway: Neil Simon Theatre
Written by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Directed by Trevor Nunn
Cast includes: Mamie Paris, Tyler Hanes
Based on T.S. Eliot’s book of poems, “Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats,” Cats immerses the audience in the world of nocturnal “Jellicle Cats.” Eliot’s poems are brought to life as the felines dance and sing about their unique characteristics before gathering for the Jellicle Ball at which one among them is chosen to ascend to the supernatural “Heaviside Layer.”
HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS (First Performance: November 17, 2017)
Broadway: August Wilson Theatre
Cast includes: Candice Glover, Josh Kaufman, Bianca Ryan, Kaitlyn Bristowe, Danny Aiello
Nearly 40 million Americans crowned them the voices of a generation. Now, for the first time ever, they're appearing together on one stage—Broadway—for six weeks only! Home for the Holidays stars Candice Glover, winner of American Idol season 12; Josh Kaufman, winner of The Voice season 6; and Bianca Ryan, winner of America's Got Talent season 1. Kaitlyn Bristowe, The Bachelorette season 11, hosts, with Oscar nominated stage and screen star Danny Aiello on hand for a special appearance.
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Closing Sunday, December 31, 2017
Off Broadway: York Theatre
Written by David Friedman and Peter Kellogg
Directed by Bill Castellino
Cast Includes: Emma Degerstedt, Gary Marachek, Lauren Molina, Conor Ryan, Peter Saide, and Nick Wyman
In 1890, in a lawless territory out west, Johnny Blood, a hot-tempered young cowboy, finds himself sentenced to hang for killing a man in a bar fight. His sister, a novice nun in a nearby mission, is persuaded to plead with a corrupt governor to spare her brother's life. The governor promises to pardon Johnny if his sister, the Sister, will 'do his bidding' for the night. Adding to the hilarious complications are a hard-bitten sheriff, a voluptuous saloon girl and a priest who reads Nietzsche.
Off-Broadway: New York Theatre Workshop
Written by The Bengsons and Sarah Gancher
Directed by Anne Kauffman
NYTW brings you a folk-punk dream like you've never experienced. Shaun and Abigail Bengson's Hundred Days unleashes an exhilarating and raw story about embracing uncertainty, taking a leap, and loving as if you only had a hundred days to live.
SCHOOL GIRLS: OR, THE AFRICAN MEAN GIRLS PLAY
Off-Broadway: MCC Theater/Lucille Lortel Theatre
Written by Jocelyn Bioh
Directed by Rebecca Taichman
Cast includes: Nabiyah Be, MaameYaa Boafo, Paige Gilbert, Zainab Jah, Nike Kadri, Abena Mensah-Bonsu, Mirirai Sithole and Myra Lucretia Taylor
Paulina, the reigning Queen Bee at Ghana's most exclusive boarding school, has her sights set on the Miss Universe pageant. But the mid-year arrival of Ericka, a new student with undeniable talent and beauty, captures the attention of the pageant recruiter – and Paulina’s hive-minded friends.
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Off-Broadway: Westside Theatre Upstairs
Written by Matthew Lombardo
Directed by Carl Andress
Cast includes: Lesli Margherita
A wildly funny and heartfelt play as the mature Cindy Lou Who, recalls the first Christmas Eve she met the Grinch and the twisted turn of events her life has now taken.
Closing Saturday, January 6, 2018
Off-Broadway: Classic Stage Company
Written by William Shakespeare
Directed by Noah Brody and Ben Steinfeld
Cast includes: Jessie Austrian, Noah Brody, Tina Chilip, Paul L. Coffey, Andy Grotelueschen, Javier Ignacio, David Samuel, Ben Steinfeld, Paco Tolson and Emily Young
Shipwrecked on the island of Illyria, Viola and her twin brother Sebastian are separated, each fearing the other lost to the sea. Viola disguises herself as a boy and wades into a complex romantic triangle with Duke Orsino and the Countess Olivia. New York’s innovative Fiasco Theater brings their hallmark style and expansive imagination to one of Shakespeare’s funniest and poetic comedies.
Closing Sunday, January 7, 2018
Broadway: Lincoln Center Theater/Vivian Beaumont Theater
Written by Ayad Akhtar
Directed by Doug Hughes
Cast includes: Steven Pasquale
It’s 1985. Robert Merkin, the resident genius of the upstart investment firm Sacker Lowell has just landed on the cover of Time Magazine. Hailed as "America's Alchemist," his proclamation that "debt is an asset" has propelled him to dizzying heights. Zealously promoting his belief in the near-sacred infallibility of markets, he is trying to re-shape the world.
BRIGHT COLORS AND BOLD PATTERNS
Off-Broadway: SoHo Playhouse
Written by and Featuring Drew Droege
Directed by Michael Urie
Josh and Brennan are about to get married in Palm Springs on a lovely Saturday afternoon. However, the night before becomes a drunken, drug-fueled riot, because their friend Gerry has arrived, furious that their invitation says "Please refrain from wearing bright colors or bold patterns." In the struggle for equality, what do we really want? What do we lose? And is there any cocaine left?
THE DEAD, 1904 (First Performance: November 18, 2017)
Off-Broadway: Irish Repertory Theatre at The American Irish Historical Society
Based on the novella by James Joyce
Adapted by Paul Muldoon & Jean Hanff Korelitz
Directed by Ciarán O’Reilly
Cast includes: Melissa Gilbert, Kimberly Doreen Burns, Peter Cormican, Rufus Collins, Terry Donnelly, John Treacy Egan, Patricia Kilgarriff, Aedin Moloney, Clare O’Malley, Megan Loomis, Patti Perkins and James Russell
Over the course of an evening, there are conversations, music, dancing and dining. There are speeches and disagreements – polite and impolite – and when it is all over Gabriel learns something about his wife that changes his sense of who she is and who they are to each other, of what it actually means to be alive, and to be dead.
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Off-Broadway: 47th Street Theater/Puerto Rican Traveling Theater
Written and Directed by Gerard Alessandri
Cast includes: Chris Anthony Giles, Nicole Vanessa Oritz, Aaron Michael Ray, Dan Rosales, Tristan J. Shuler
From Gerard Alessandrini, the mastermind behind the legendary Forbidden Broadway, comes a side-splitting new musical that roasts, eviscerates and celebrates Lin-Manuel Miranda’s hit Broadway musical HAMILTON.
Off-Broadway: Lincoln Center Theater/Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater
Written by Sarah DeLappe
Directed by Lila Neugebauer
Cast includes: Mia Barron, Brenna Coates, Jenna Dioguardi, Samia Finnerty, Midori Francis, Lizzy Jutila, Sarah Mezzanotte, Tedra Millan, Susannah Perkins
Left quad. Right quad. Lunge. A girls indoor soccer team warms up. From the safety of their suburban stretch circle, the team navigates big questions and wages tiny battles with all the vim and vigor of a pack of adolescent warriors.
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Closing Sunday, January 14, 2018
CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY
Broadway: Lunt-Fontanne Theatre
Written by: David Greig, Marc Shaiman, Scott Wittman
Directed by Jack O'Brien
Cast includes: Christian Borle, Jake Ryan Flynn, Ryan Foust, Ryan Sell, John Rubinstein, Emily Padgett, Ben Crawford, Kathy Fitzgerald, Alan H. Green, Jackie Hoffman, Trista Dollison, F. Michael Haynie, Emma Pfaeffle, Michael Wartella
For more than 50 years Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory has captured imaginations around the world, and now for the first time Broadway audiences are invited to experience Willy Wonka’s delightful and semi-dark chocolate world first-hand. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory features chocolate waterfalls, exquisitely nutty squirrels and the great glass elevator, all revealed by Wonka's army of curious Oompa-Loompas.
Broadway: Cort Theatre
Written by David Henry Hwang
Directed by Julie Taymor
Cast includes: Clive Owen. Jin Ha, Murray Bartlett, Michael Countryman, Enid Graham, Clea Alsip, Celeste Den, Jess Fry, Jason Garcia Ignacio, Kristen Faith Oei, Scott Weber, Emmanuel Brown, Thomas Michael Hammond, Jake Manabat, Erica Sweany, John Leonard Thompson, Erica Wong
David Henry Hwang's M. Butterfly charts the scandalous romance between a married French diplomat and a mysterious Chinese opera singer - a remarkable love story of international espionage and personal betrayal. Their 20-year relationship pushed and blurred the boundaries between male and female, east and west - while redefining the nature of love and the devastating cost of deceit.
Broadway: Broadway Theatre
Written By Alain Boublil, Claude-Michel Schönberg and Richard Maltby Jr.
Directed by Laurence Connor
Cast includes: Jon Jon Briones, Eva Noblezada, Alistair Brammer
Direct from its smash London run, Cameron Mackintosh's stunning new production of Boublil and Schönberg's legendary musical Miss Saigon lands is back on Broadway with its acclaimed stars Jon Jon Briones, Eva Noblezada, and Alistair Brammer.
Closing Sunday, February 25, 2018
LATIN HISTORY FOR MORONS
Broadway: Studio 54
Written by John Leguizamo
Directed by Tony Taccone
Cast includes: John Leguizamo
Uproarious, uncensored, and undeniably entertaining, theatrical powerhouse John Leguizamo is back on Broadway in his one-man tour de force performance, direct from acclaimed engagements at The Public Theater and Berkeley Repertory Theater. In Latin History for Morons, John Leguizamo schools his son—and the rest of us—on the buried and forgotten history of Latinos in the Americas in this outrageously funny, satirical one-man play about uncovering the truth, and recovering from the past.
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Closing Sunday, March 18, 2018
RED ROSES, GREEN GOLD
Off-Broadway: Minetta Lane Theatre
Book by Michael Norman Mann
Music & Lyrics by Jerry Garcia and Robert Hunter
Additional Music & Lyrics by Phil Lesh, Mickey Hart, Bob Weir and Bill Kreutzmann
Directed by Rachel Klein
Red Roses, Green Gold brings the songs of Jerry Garcia and Robert Hunter to the stage. This new musical set in 1920s Cumberland tells the fantastical and comical tale of Jackson Jones and his family of swindlers as they gamble their way to love and riches.
Closing Sunday, May 6, 2018
IN & OF ITSELF
Off-Broadway: Daryl Roth Theatre
Opened: April 12, 2017
Written by Derek DelGaudio
Directed by Frank Oz
Cast includes: Derek DelGaudio
In & Of Itself explores new ways of seeing the unseeable. As memories from yesterday, inexplicable events witnessed today and secrets imagined for tomorrow are blended together, creating a perpetual paradox of a show.
Closing Saturday, June 30, 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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