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Here is the list of upcoming Broadway and major Off-Broadway show closings. Grab tickets before it’s too late!

This list is updated regularly.


Closing Sunday, January 23, 2022

GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY (Intends to reopen at another theater in spring 2022)
Broadway: Belasco Theatre
Book: Conor McPherson
Music: Bob Dylan
Lyrics: Bob Dylan
Cast Includes Todd Almond, Colin Bates, Jeanette Bayardelle, Caitlin Houlahan, Robert Joy, Marc Kudisch, Luba Mason, Matt McGrath, Tom Nelis, Jay O. Sanders, Austin Scott, Kimber Elayne Sprawl, Mare Winningham, Matthew Frederick Harris, John Schiappa, Rachel Stern, Chelsea Lee Williams

Set at a guesthouse in Duluth, MN a group of wanderers cross paths. Standing at a turning point in their lives, they realize nothing is what it seems and as they search for a future, and hide from the past, they overcome diversity by finding hope coming together in the present.

SLAVE PLAY
Broadway: August Wilson Theatre
Written by Jeremy O. Harris
Directed by Robert O'Hara
Cast Includes Ato Blankson-Wood, Antoinette Crowe-Legacy, Jonathan Chad Higginbotham, Devin Kawaoka, Chalia La Tour, Irene Sofia Lucio, Annie McNamara, Paul Alexander Nolan

The old South lives on at the MacGregor Plantation—in the breeze, in the cotton fields...and in the crack of the whip. It’s an antebellum fever-dream, where fear and desire entwine in the looming shadow of the Master’s House. Jim trembles as Kaneisha handles melons in the cottage, Alana perspires in time with the plucking of Phillip’s fiddle in the boudoir, while Dustin cowers at the heel of Gary’s big, black boot in the barn. Nothing is as it seems, and yet everything is as it seems.

Closing Saturday, January 29, 2022

ASSASSINS
Off-Broadway: Classic Stage Company
Book by John Weidman
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Directed by John Doyle
Cast Includes Adam Chanler-Berat, Eddie Cooper, Tavi Gevinson, Brad Giovanine, Andy Grotelueschen, Bianca Horn, Judy Kuhn, Whit K. Lee, Rob Morrison, Zell Steele Morrow, Steven Pasquale, Ethan Slater, Will Swenson, Wesley Taylor, Brandon Uranowitz, and Katrina Yaukey

A darkly comic musical exploring the minds of Presidential assassins and attemptors, among them John Wilkes Booth, Lee Harvey Oswald, John Hinkley, and the lesser known Charles Guiteau, Samuel Byck and Squeaky Fromme. Some had very specific motivations, others' intentions were muddled. All changed the course of U.S. history, and, this musical suggests, added to our unsettling national obsession with celebrity.

Closing Sunday, January 30, 2022

RESCUE RUE
Off-Broadway: DR2 Theatre
Book by Stacey Weingarten
Music by Joshua Zecher-Ross, Katie Stwinberg, Dana Levinson, Angela Parrish
Lyrics by Stacey Weingarten, Joshua Zecher-Ross, Katie Stwinberg, Dana Levinson, Angela Parrish
Directed by Stacey Weingarten

When a little dog named Rue wishes for a "Happily Ever After" from her Fairy Dogmother, she soon embarks on an emotional journey of self-discovery and belonging. Kicked out of her home, Rue meets new friends and enemies alike on the street and at the pound before finding her "Furever" home and realizing life is really about finding your happy beginnings, not endings!

THE STREETS OF NEW YORK
Off-Broadway: Irish Repertory Theatre
Written by Dion Boucicault
Music by Charlotte Moore
Directed by Charlotte Moore
Cast Includes Amy Bodnar, Amanda Jane Cooper, Richard Henry, David Hess, Ben Jacoby, Justin Keyes, Daniel J. Maldonado, Polly McKie, Jordan Tyson, Ryan Vona, Price Waldman, DeLany Westfall

A new musical adaptation of Boucicault’s classic Victorian melodrama with twelve new songs by Charlotte Moore, set in the mid-1800s and follows the changing fates of Lucy and Paul Fairweather, siblings whose fortune was stolen by the corrupt Gideon Bloodgood. Lucy is in love with Mark Livingstone, son of one of the most respectable families in New York.

Closing Sunday, February 6, 2022

WHISPER HOUSE
Off-Broadway: 59E59 Theater A
Book by Kyle Jarrow
Music by Duncan Sheik
Lyrics by Duncan Sheik and Kyle Jarrow
Directed by Steve Cosson
Cast Includes Samantha Mathis, Alex Boniello, Jeb Brown, Wyatt Circus, Molly Hager, James Yaegashi

An eerie lighthouse stands on the remote coast of Maine at the height of World War II. After losing his parents, young Christopher is sent there to live with his aunt Lily, whom he’s never met, and Yasuhiro, the Japanese man who works for her. Soon, Christopher begins to hear strange music seeping through the walls. Is his imagination getting the better of him? Or are there ghosts here, warning of real danger? Then the whispers become something louder…

Closing Sunday, February 13, 2022

SHHHH
Off-Broadway: Atlantic Theater Company / Stage 2
Written by Clare Barron
Directed by Clare Barron
Cast Includes Clare Barron, Janice Amaya, Annie Fang, Nina Grollman, Greg Keller, Constance Shulman

Penny flirts at a morbid anatomy museum. Kyle tells stories of dismemberment. Sally turns you on with tea and biscuits, and Shareen prepares a mysterious potion. A study in kink, trauma, pleasure, and revenge…

Closing Sunday, February 20, 2022

SKELETON CREW
Broadway: Samuel J. Friedman Theatre
Written by Dominique Morisseau
Directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson
Cast Includes Chanté Adams, Joshua Boone, Brandon J. Dirden, Adesola Osakalumi, Phylicia Rashad

A makeshift family of workers at the last exporting auto plant in the city navigate the possibility of foreclosure. Power dynamics shift and they are pushed to the limits of survival. The final play of Dominique Morisseau's Detroit trilogy.

Closing Tuesday, February 22, 2022

THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNESTLY LGBTQ+
Off-Broadway: Actors Temple Theatre
Written by Oscar Wilde
Directed by Maarten Cornelis
Cast Includes Stephen Solomon, Ryan Knight, Diego Blanc Zoco, Michael Morley, Kevin Hughes-Noboa, Lauren E. King, Carmen Nikae, Jackson Cline, Chandler Corley-Essex, Emma Green

A modern inclusive spin on Oscar Wilde’s classic tale, The Importance of Being Earnest, reimagined with LGBTQ+ representation.

Closing Sunday, February 27, 2022

PRAYER FOR THE FRENCH REPUBLIC
Off-Broadway: Manhattan Theatre Club Stage I
Written by Joshua Harmon
Directed by David Cromer
Cast Includes Betsy Aidem, Yair Ben-Dor, Francis Benhamou, Ari Brand, Pierre Epstein, Peyton Lusk, Molly Ranson, Nancy Robinette, Jeff Seymour, Kenneth Tigar, Richard Topol

In 1944, a Jewish couple in Paris desperately awaits news of their missing family. More than 70 years later, the couple’s great-grandchildren find themselves facing the same question as their ancestors: “Are we safe?” Following five generations of a French Jewish family, Prayer For The French Republic is a sweeping look at history, home, and the effects of an ancient hatred.

TAMBO & BONES
Off-Broadway: Playwrights Horizons
Written by Dave Harris
Directed by Taylor Reynolds
Cast Includes W. Tré Davis, Tyler Fauntleroy, Brendan Dalton, Dean Linnard

Tambo and Bones are two characters trapped in a minstrel show. It's mad hard to feel like a real person when you're trapped in a minstrel show. Their escape plan: get out, get bank, get even. A rags-to-riches hip-hop journey, Tambo & Bones roasts America’s racist past, wrestles America’s racist present, and explodes America’s post-racial future — where what’s at stake, for those deemed less-than-human, is the fate of humanity itself.


Closing Sunday, March 6, 2022

INTIMATE APPAREL
Off-Broadway: Mitzi E. Newhouse Theatre
Music by Ricky Ian Gordon
Libretto by Lynn Nottage
Directed by Bartlett Sher
Cast Includes Justin Austin, Errin Duane Brooks, Kearstin Piper Brown, Chanáe, Adrienne Danrich, Jesse Darden, Arnold Livingston Geis, Christian Mark Gibbs, Tesia Kwarteng, Anna Laurenzo, Barrington Lee, Jasmine Muhamad, Naomi Louisa O'Connell, Kimberli Render, Adam Richardson, Krysty Swann, Indra Thomas, Chabrelle Williams, Jorell Williams

Set in 1905 in turn of the century New York, Intimate Apparel tells the story of Esther, a lonely, single African-American woman who makes her living sewing beautiful corsets and ladies’ undergarments. Seeking love and romance, Esther eventually embarks on a letter writing relationship with a mysterious suitor laboring on the Panama Canal. When he moves to New York they embark on an unhappy marriage, leading Esther to realize that only her self-reliance and certainty of her own worth will see her through life’s challenges.

SPACE DOGS
Off-Broadway: Robert W. Wilson MCC Theater Space
Written by Van Hughes, Nick Blaemire
Directed by Ellie Heyman
Cast Includes Van Hughes, Nick Blaemire

Space Dogs tells the heartbreaking, mind-blowing true story of Laika and the Chief Designer — a stray dog and the top-secret Russian scientist who sent her to space during the Cold War. It is a sweeping, kaleidoscopic tale of invention, betrayal, international political intrigue, and the immortal friendship that exists between man and dog, as they journey together to the stars.




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