LAST CHANCE: What's Closing This Week

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Here's's weekly "Last Chance" reminder to catch Broadway, Off-Broadway and world-premiere productions before they take a final bow.

Cynthia Harris
Cynthia Harris Photo by Stephen Kunken

Concluding April 14

Lost in Yonkers (Off-Broadway at The Actors Company Theatre @ The Beckett Theatre). Cynthia Harris is the imperious immigrant grandmother in TACT/The Actors Company Theatre revival of Neil Simon's Lost In Yonkers. In the 1991 Pulitzer Prize-winning play, two boys learn a lot about life when forced to live with their stern grandmother, shady uncle and daffy aunt in the wilds of Yonkers, NY. Simon has given the respected company permission to explore a revision in the text. Visit TACT.

Concluding April 15

The Lady From Dubuque (Off-Broadway at The Pershing Square Signature Center / Irene Diamond Stage). Tony Award winner Jane Alexander is the title character in this staging of the 1980 play by Pulitzer Prize winner Edward Albee. Here's how Signature characterizes the play: "At a late-night party, Sam and Jo entertain their friends with a round of Twenty Questions and another round of drinks. When an unexpected guest and her mysterious companion arrive, the question 'Who are you?' gains a whole new and desperate meaning." Visit Signature.

A Moon for the Misbegotten (Off-Broadway at Pearl Theatre Company @ New York City Center Stage II). According to the Pearl, "Centered on the passionate and lonely Josie Hogan and the self-destructive James Tyrone, a character modeled on [Eugene] O'Neill's own older brother, A Moon for the Misbegotten has been hailed as one of O'Neill's masterpieces and as one of the great works of the American stage. Having premiered in 1947, the play is a haunting exploration of despair, love, and resurrection." Visit PearlTheatre. Beyond the Horizon (Off-Broadway at the Irish Repertory Theatre). Beyond the Horizon, according to Irish Rep, "is a harrowing, heart-wrenching domestic tragedy, set on a farm in Massachusetts where two brothers, Robert, a dreamer and poet who longs to go to sea and seek the promise that lies beyond the horizon, and Andrew, a more practical man, whose desire extends no farther than the family farm, find themselves in love with their neighbor, Ruth. Just as Robert is about to depart, however, it becomes clear that Ruth loves him and not Andrew. So Robert stays at home to run the farm — a job for which he is entirely unsuited — and Andrew takes his place on the sailing ship to discover lands he never dreamed of. It is a decision with irrevocable and tragic consequences." Visit IrishRep.

Catherine Curtin, C.J. Wilson, Thomas Jay Ryan, Jane Alexander, Laila Robins, and Michael Hayden in <i>The Lady From Dubuque</i>.
Catherine Curtin, C.J. Wilson, Thomas Jay Ryan, Jane Alexander, Laila Robins, and Michael Hayden in The Lady From Dubuque. Photo by Joan Marcus
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