The weekend of Jan. 4-5 will offer the last chance to see several major Broadway and Off-Broadway shows. Also, Julie Andrews will take her final bow in Victor/Victoria before taking a four-week break. Here is a list of prominent closings Saturday and Sunday.
Defending the Caveman
Rob Becker's one-man take on male/female relationships closes Jan. 4 after nearly two years. It's scheduled to reopen at a different theatre with a new caveman later in January.
Love Thy Neighbor
Comedian Jackie Mason's one-man take on relations between ethnic groups. Closes Jan. 5.
Julie Taymor and Elliott Goldenthal's groundbreaking music-theatre fantasy about a jaguar cub transformed into a boy. Ends Jan. 5. Cakewalk
Linda Lavin in her acclaimed performance as Lillian Hellman.To Jan. 5.
A Christmas Carol
Tony Randall and Ben Vereen filling Madison Square Garden with Christmas Cheer -- and about 4 zillion costumed extras. Closes Jan. 5.
Taking the year's most circuitous acting route, Michael McGrath returns to finish the run as Groucho, alongside Robert Sapoff and Peter Slutsker as the mad Marxes. Closes Jan. 5.
After racking up over 300 performances, this moosical will mosey out to pasture Jan. 5.
Fyvush Finkel - From Second Avenue To Broadway
Paint your Picket Fences with borscht, it's Fyvush Finkel, reminiscing about Yiddish Theatre and Broadway's golden years. This limited run closes Jan. 5.
Part one of the NY Gilbert & Sullivan Players' annual holiday double-bill. It closes Jan. 5, but you can catch Pirates Of Penzance through Jan. 19.
At the Public Theatre, Karin Coonrod's rigorous take on Shakespeare's bloody, historical trilogy, with three plays boiled down to two 3-hour parts. Closes Jan. 5.
A cross between Muppets and vacuum cleaners, this great Swiss troupe celebrates the 25th anniversary of their NY debut. To Jan. 5 at Alice Tully Hall.
The New Bozena
Post-modern clowns didn't quite catch on in NY, but television beckons, as do the hinterlands... Closes Jan. 5.
The Vagina Monologues
Eve Ensler's gloriously gynecological monologue ends Jan. 5.
The Waste Land
Alas, after Jan. 5, Cats will once more be the only T.S. Eliot show in town.
It's a Slippery Slope
Spalding Gray narrates the latest chapter in his eventful life. Ends Jan. 6.
And finally, Jan. 5 will be your last chance to catch Julie Andrews in Victor/Victoria before she goes on a month-long vacation and buddy Liza with a Z takes over.