Last Chance: What's Closing This Week

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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 May 3

Living on Love (Broadway at the Longacre Theatre). The new Broadway comedy Living on Love features opera star Renée Fleming in her Broadway debut alongside Douglas Sills, Jerry O'Connell, Anna Chlumsky, Blake Hammond and Scott Robertson. "The world’s most famous opera singer Renée Fleming plays the world’s most famous opera singer in this hilarious new screwball comedy," according to press notes. "When her larger-than-life maestro husband (Sills) becomes enamored with the lovely young lady (Chlumsky) hired to ghostwrite his largely fictional autobiography, the diva retaliates by hiring her own handsome, young scribe (O'Connell) to chronicle her life as an opera star. Sparks fly, silverware is thrown, and romance blossoms in the most unexpected ways." Visit LivingOnLoveBroadway.com.

The Heidi Chronicles (Broadway at the Music Box Theatre). The first Broadway revival of Wendy Wasserstein's Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning play The Heidi Chronicles features "Mad Men" star Elisabeth Moss, Jason Biggs, Bryce Pinkham and Tracee Chimo. Pam MacKinnon directed. In The Heidi Chronicles, Heidi and her friends — male and female, gay and straight — mature from the 1960s to the 1980s as they search for political, professional and personal fulfillment. Visit TheHeidiChroniclesOnBroadway.com.

Hamilton (Off-Broadway at The Public Theater). Hamilton, the critically acclaimed new musical written by and starring Tony Award winner Lin-Manuel Miranda, reunites the award-winning In the Heights team. Thomas Kail is at the helm, with choreography from Andy Blankenbuehler. Miranda, who wrote the show's book, music and lyrics, stars in the title role. Inspired by the book "Alexander Hamilton" by Ron Chernow, the musical incorporates historical figures such as George Washington, Aaron Burr, James Madison and Thomas Jefferson. The complete Off-Broadway cast features Carleigh Bettiol, Andrew Chappelle, Ariana DeBose, Alysha Deslorieux, Daveed Diggs, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Sydney James Harcourt, Sasha Hutchings, Christopher Jackson, Jonathan Groff, Thayne Jasperson, Jasmine Cephas Jones, Stephanie Klemons, Javier Muñoz, Leslie Odom Jr., Okieriete Onaodowan, Anthony Ramos, Jon Rua, Phillipa Soo, Seth Stewart, Betsy Struxness, Ephraim Sykes and Voltaire Wade-Greene. Visit PublicTheater.org.

New York Spring Spectacular (Off-Broadway at Radio City Music Hall). New York Spring Spectacular, the new multi-media Rockettes stage production, features Laura Benanti and a host of celebrities who lend their voices and likeness to the celebration of the Big Apple. In addition to Benanti, the stage production stars Emmy Award-winning choreographer Derek Hough, Lenny Wolpe and Jared Grimes. Here's how the new production is billed: "New York Spring Spectacular takes audiences on a whirlwind adventure across New York City while telling an inspiring and hopeful narrative about New Yorkers who change each other's lives in unexpectedly wonderful ways. Bernie, played by Wolpe, has been giving old fashioned tours of New York for decades, but his company was just bought by Jenna, played by Benanti, a whip smart techie with plans to fire Bernie and turn his tours into a virtual reality wonderland. Bernie is in trouble. Enter Jack, played by Hough, a spirited young man with a secret agenda of his own: If he can help Bernie keep his job, Jack will get an eternal reward." Visit Rockettes.com.

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