LAST CHANCE: What's Closing This Week

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12 Apr 2011

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 April 17

Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark (On Broadway at the Foxwoods Theatre). After beginning previews last fall, the over $65 million musical begins a month-long hiatus to overhaul the original Julie Taymor-helmed production. A new creative team, including playwright Roberto Aguirre Sacasa, director Philip William McKinley and choreographer Chase Brock, will debut their vision on Broadway May 11. The new incarnation of Spider-Man is scheduled to open June 14. For tickets visit SpiderManOnBroadway.

The Promise (Off-Broadway at 59E59 Theaters). A troubled retired teacher finds a connection with an unlikely pupil in the U.S. premiere of Scottish playwright Douglas Maxwell’s dark work that stars veteran Scottish stage actress Joanna Tope. For tickets visit 59E59.org.

Kin (Off-Broadway at Playwrights Horizons). The extended world premiere of Bathsheba Doran's play about the extended families of a would-be couple — an American scholar and an Irish personal trainer — stars Kristen Bush and Patch Darragh. For tickets visit PlaywrightsHorizons.

Urge for Going (Off-Broadway at the Public Theater). The Public LAB world premiere of Mona Mansour's play centers on a young Palestinian girl living in a refugee camp who longs to escape, but finds that her father may be the biggest obstacle to her dreams. For tickets visit PublicTheater.