Here's Playbill.com's weekly "Last Chance" reminder to catch Broadway, Off-Broadway and world-premiere productions before they take a final bow.
Concluding Jan. 10, 2010
Ragtime (On Broadway at the Neil Simon Theatre). Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens' epic American musical made a Broadway return after a regional bow at the Kennedy Center under the direction of Marcia Milgrom Dodge. The 40-actor production, replete with a 28-piece orchestra, brings to life the early 1900s-set E.L. Doctorow novel that traces the lives of three disparate groups who intertwine with historical figures of the era. For tickets, visit Ticketmaster.
In the Next Room… or the vibrator play (On Broadway at the Lyceum Theatre). Sarah Ruhl's acclaimed comedy about hysterical women and their medical treatment at the dawn of the electric age stars Tony winners Laura Benanti and Michael Cerveris, as well as Maria Dizzia and Chandler Williams. For tickets, visit LCT.
The 39 Steps (On Broadway at the Helen Hayes Theatre). The Tony-winning madcap Alfred Hitchcock-inspired caper boasts a cast of four who portray over 150 characters as they re-create the 1935 film on stage thanks to theatrical ingenuity. The production is expected to transfer Off-Broadway to New World Stages in the spring. For tickets, visit Telecharge.
Burn the Floor (On Broadway at the Longacre Theatre). The ballroom dance extravaganza features Mary Murphy of FOX's "So You Think You Can Dance" and Kym Johnson of ABC's "Dancing with the Stars." For tickets, visit Telecharge.
Altar Boyz (Off-Broadway at New World Stages). The award-winning pop musical about a Christian boy-band on their final night together concludes its nearly five-year run Off-Broadway. For tickets, visit Telecharge.
Do Not Go Gentle (Off-Broadway at the Clurman Theatre). Geraint Wyn Davies stars as late Welsh poet Dylan Thomas in Leon Pownall's solo play. For tickets, visit TicketCentral.