16 Broadway Shows That Closed Before Opening Night

Photo Features   16 Broadway Shows That Closed Before Opening Night
All of these shows began previews on Broadway but never made it to opening night.
Ellen Greene in <i>Rachael Lily Rosenbloom and Don&#39;t You Ever Forget It</i>
Ellen Greene in Rachael Lily Rosenbloom and Don't You Ever Forget It Friedman-Abeles/New York Public Library

We all know the Broadway shows that run for years and years, like The Phantom of the Opera or Chicago, but sometimes Broadway shows are more short-lived—sometimes they don’t even make it to opening night. As any theatre super-fan can tell you, some of Broadway’s shortest runs remain fans’ favorite shows, and catching a legendary production during a brief run can lead to major bragging rights in theatre circles.


Flip through these 16 of those shorter-lived Broadway shows, all of which closed before reaching opening night:

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