Last Chance: Schedule of Upcoming Broadway and Off-Broadway Show Closings | Playbill

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What shows are about to close in New York City?

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 Friday, March 31, 2023

Off-Broadway: Theatre at St. Clement's
Written by Tennessee Williams
Directed by Joe Rosario
Cast Includes Courtney Henggeler, Matt de Rogatis, Frederick Weller, Adam Dodway, Christine Copley, Milton Elliott, Jim Kempner

An American classic, Tennessee Williams’ Cat on a Hot Tin Roof is set in the sweltering Mississippi Delta where Brick and his wife Maggie “the Cat” are celebrating the birthday of Brick’s father, Big Daddy. But Big Daddy is disturbed and disappointed by the tempestuous relationship between his prized son Brick, an aging football hero who is desperately trying to escape reality, and the beautiful and feisty Maggie. As the hot summer evening unfolds, the veneer of Southern gentility slips away, and long-hidden truths emerge in this powerful, not to be missed, Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece.

Closing Saturday, April 1, 2023

Off-Broadway: Theatre Five @ Theatre Row
Written by Lynn Nottage
Directed by Colette Robert
Cast Includes Shanel Bailey, Jason Bowen, Sharina Martin, Natalia Payne, Malika Samuel

Set against the social politics of the 1950s, Crumbs From The Table Of Joy follows 17-year-old Ernestine Crump as she adjusts to life after the passing of her beloved mother. In search of spiritual answers, Ernestine’s father relocates the family from Pensacola to Brooklyn where the Crumps must navigate a changing family dynamic, an unwelcoming neighborhood, and a shifting set of American ideals.

Off-Broadway: Connelly Theatre
Written by Talene Monahon
Directed by Caitlin Sullivan
Cast Includes Tavi Gevinson, Brittany K. Allen, Sharlene Cruz, Susannah Perkins

The Good John Proctor is a new look at the lead-up to the Salem Witch Trials, imagining the inner lives of the real girls at the center of the trials as they hurtle toward the events dramatized in Arthur Miller’s The Crucible. Abigail Warren, age eleven, and Betty Parris, age nine and a half, are best friends. There’s also Mercy Lewis, the child alcoholic, and Mary Warren, who shakes for no reason. The girls churn butter, play with poppets, and listen to The Woods at night. But their world is turned upside-down when Abigail starts to work for a farmer named John Proctor.

Closing Sunday, April 2, 2023

Off-Broadway: The Shed
Written by Arinzé Kene
Directed by Omar Elerian
Cast Includes Arinzé Kene

Fusing live music, spoken word, and absurdist comedy, Misty is an exhilarating journey through a city in flux, transporting audiences to the streets of gentrifying London in an exploration of the pressures and expectations that come with being an artist in our time. In a performance that is part poem, part concert, part confession, Olivier Award–nominee Arinzé Kene—in his US stage debut—self-consciously wrestles with cultural representation and identity politics as they pertain to a new play he has been commissioned to write.

Off-Broadway: Roundabout Theatre Company - Laura Pels Theatre
Written by Anna Ziegler
Directed by Barry Edelstein
Cast Includes Katie Holmes, Sarah Cooper, Lucy Freyer, Dave Klasko, Eddie Kaye Thomas

Orthodox Jews Esther and Schmuli are newly married, and their future is written in the laws of the Torah. Secular Jew Abe is a famous novelist who believes he can write his own future…until an unexpected email from a movie star puts his marriage to the test and threatens to prove him wrong.

Off-Broadway: MCC Theater (Presented with Soho Rep, in collaboration with Ma-Yi Theater Company)
Written by Hansol Jung
Directed by Dustin Willis
Cast Includes Christopher Bannow, Esco Jouléy, Brian Quijada, Nicole Villamil, Michell Winter

A southpaw boxer is on the verge of a pro debut when their wife signs the adoption papers for a Korean boy. The boy’s original adoptive father was all set to hand him over to a new home… until he realizes the boy would have no “dad.” Caught in the middle, the child launches himself on a lone wolf’s journey to find a pack he can call his own.

Closing Sunday, April 9, 2023

Off-Broadway: Public Theater
Written by Ryan J. Haddad
Directed by Jordan Fein
Cast Includes Ryan J. Haddad, Dickie Hearts, Alejandra Ospina

Ryan J. Haddad’s newest autobiographical play is a series of unforgiving vignettes about the strangers he encounters while navigating a city (and a world) not built for his walker and cerebral palsy.

Off-Broadway: Public Theater
Book by Suzan-Lori Parks
Music and Lyrics by Jimmy Cliff
Directed by Tony Taccone
Cast Includes Jeannette Bayardelle, Shawn Bowers, Andrew Clarke, Jamal Christopher Douglas, Dana Marie Ingraham, Dominique Johnson, Chelsea-Ann Jones, Dudney Joseph Jr, Dwight Xavier Leslie, Morgan McGhee, Meecah, Jacob Ming-Trent, Alysha Morgan, Ken Robinson, Housso Semon

The Harder They Come tells the story of Ivan, a young singer who arrives in Kingston, Jamaica, eager to become a star. After falling in love and cutting a record deal with a powerful music mogul, Ivan soon learns that the game is rigged, and as he becomes increasingly defiant, he finds himself in a battle that threatens not only his life, but the very fabric of Jamaican society.

Off-Broadway: WP Theatre
Written by Christin Eve Cato
Directed by Rebecca Martinez
Cast Includes Zuleyma Guevara, Shirley Rumierk

Simmering between two Puerto Rican sisters is a family tension that finally comes to a boil. Forced to confront the reality of their father’s rapidly declining health, Renata and Caridad clash over cultural divides, unearth old wounds, and reveal long-buried secrets. As Caridad’s sancocho bubbles on the stove, will the two sisters reconcile their past resentments to face their uncertain futures – together?

Closing Friday, April 13, 2023

Off-Broadway: Minetta Lane Theatre
Written by Eric Bogosian
Directed by Mark Armstrong
Cast Includes Andre Royo

Closing Sunday, April 15, 2023

Off-Broadway: 59E59 Theater B
Written by David Anzuelo
Directed by Carlos Armesto
Cast Includes Freddy Acevedo, Peter Collier, Sean Fletcher Griffin, Neil Tyrone Pritchard, Joe Quintero, Emma Ramos Viviana Valeria

Sex, drugs, queerness, and punk-rock. Welcome to border city life in El Paso, Texas, 1984. Día Y Noche is an unfiltered coming-of-age story about class struggles and the search for acceptance between two unlikely friends. Danny is a lower middle-class Chicano punk-rock kid who thinks he might be an artist. Martin is a Black upper-middle class band nerd who is gay and in the closet. Danny and Martin double-date, watch X-rated movies, go to concerts and try to overcome great odds as they navigate the racism and corruption greeting them at the doors to adulthood.

Closing Sunday, April 16, 2023

Off-Broadway: Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater
Written by Keith Bunin
Directed by Tyne Rafaeli
Cast Includes Mia Barron, Camila Canó-Flavià, Rhys Coiro, Will Harrison, Jon Norman Schneider, Michelle Wilson

A young man armed with a secret that can land him in terrible trouble boards the Coast Starlight, the long-distance train that runs from Los Angeles to Seattle. With the help of his fellow travelers, all of whom are reckoning with their own choices, he has roughly one thousand miles to figure out a way forward.

Off-Broadway: Irish Repertory Theatre
Written by Samuel Beckett
Directed by Ciarán O’Reilly
Cast Includes Bill Irwin, John Douglas Thompson, Joe Grifasi, Patrice Johnson

In Samuel Beckett's existential tragicomedy, Hamm, who is unable to stand, and his servant Clov, who cannot sit, wait in a room, outside of which there seems to be nothing at all, joined only by Hamm's parents, Nagg and Nell, who live in dustbins.

Broadway: Majestic Theatre
Book by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Richard Stilgoe
Lyrics by Charles Hart
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Directed by Harold Prince
Cast Includes Jeremy Stolle, Ted Keegan, Emilie Kouatchou, Julia Udine, John Riddle, Raquel Suarez Groen, Nehal Joshi, Scott Mikita, Craig Bennett, Maree Johnson, Carlton Moe, Sara Esty

The longest-running show in Broadway history, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera debuted in 1988, winning seven Tony Awards® including Best Musical. Based on Gaston Leroux’s horror novel, it tells the enticing story of the Phantom, who haunts the stage of the Paris Opera and subsequently falls in love with a beautiful young soprano. Audiences are in for a thrilling night at the theater to see this timeless tale, accompanied by an unforgettable musical score.

Closing Sunday, April 30, 2023

Off-Broadway: New World Stages Stage 3
Book and Lyrics by Kevin Del Aguila
Music by Brad Alexander
Directed by Jen Wineman
Cast Includes DeShawn Bowens, L.R. Davidson, Martin Landry, Jamie LaVerdiere, Marcus Montgomery, Brian Owen, Dan Rosales, Crystal Sha’nae, Markia Nicole Smith

Best buds George and Harold have been creating comics for years, but now that they’re in 5th grade, they figure it's time to level up and write a musical based on their favorite character, Dog Man, the crime-biting sensation who is part dog, part man, and ALL HERO!! How hard could it be? With the head of a dog and the body of a policeman, Dog Man loves to fight crime and chew on the furniture. But while trying his best to be a good boy, can he save the city from Flippy the cyborg fish and his army of Beasty Buildings? Can he catch Petey, the world’s most evil cat, who has cloned himself to exact revenge on the doggy do-gooder? And will George and Harold finish their show before lunchtime?? Find out in this epic musical adventure featuring the hilarity and heart of Dav Pilkey’s beloved characters.

Off-Broadway: Playwrights Horizons
Written by Julia Izumi
Directed by Jenny Koons
Cast Includes Sasha Diamond, Gibson Frazier, Kristine Nielsen, Sky Smith, Pearl Sun, Shannon Tyo

Arson. Affairs. Incest. Murder... are only the beginning of problems for the Whistler siblings. Mora’s gotta find her birth mother, Neel’s gotta find himself, and Illy’s gotta keep her piece of the sky... but the birds have other plans.

Off-Broadway: Playhouse 46 At St. Luke's
Book, Music, and Lyrics by Jonathan Hogue
Directed by Nick Flatto
Cast Includes Jamir Brown, Jeremiah Garcia, Caroline Huerta, Jeffrey Laughrun, Garrett Poladian, Harley Seger, SLee, Shawn W. Smith, Jean Christian Barry, Dashiell Gregory, Hannah Clarke Levine

Stranger Sings! The Parody Musical is a wild and irreverent send-up of the hit Netflix series and all its campy 80’s glory. Join Mike, Eleven, Lucas, Dustin, and the whole Hawkins gang for a night of adventure, thrills, indulgent pop culture references, pubescent angst, heavy synth, poor parenting, convoluted love triangles, cheap effects, singing monsters, and maybe, just maybe, justice for everyone’s favorite missing ginger, Barb Holland.

Closing Saturday, May 6, 2023

Off-Broadway: Lucille Lortel Theatre
Written and Performed by Colin Quinn
Directed by James Fauvell

Closing Sunday, May 28, 2023

Off-Broadway: The Judson Theatre
Created by David Blaine

Enter Asi Wind’s Inner Circle—the most intimate magic show you have ever experienced. The moment you enter the theatre space, you become a part of the show. The unique setting intensifies the performance and creates a logic-defying experience that goes beyond magic. Audiences are not only witnesses to the magic; they become the magic itself. It is exhilarating, mysterious and hilarious. Now is the chance to join Asi Wind’s unforgettable Inner Circle.

Closing Sunday, June 11, 2023

Off-Broadway: New World Stages Stage 1
Written by Anthony Rapp
Directed by Stephen Maler
Cast Includes Anthony Rapp

Based on Anthony Rap's best-selling memoir of the same name, Without You features music from Jonathan Larson's Rent along with original songs by Rapp, David Matos, and Joe Pisapia. The show picks up as Rapp, broke and working at Starbucks, gets an audition for a new rock opera, going on to tell the story of the early days of the landmark musical.

For a full list of currently running Broadway shows, click here.

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