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 Sunday, February 11, 2024

Broadway: Belasco Theatre
Book and Lyrics by Rebekah Greer Melocik
Music by Jacob Yandura
Directed by Sammi Cannold
Cast Includes Desmond Luis Edwards, Amelia Fei, Madison Kopec, Liam Pearce, Imani Russell, Conor Tague, Ashley Wool, Caesar Samayoa, Haven Burton, Darlesia Cearcy, Carlos L. Encinias, Nick Gaswirth, Melina Kalomas, Cristina Sastre

Based on the award-winning HBO documentary, How to Dance in Ohio is a heart-filled new musical exploring the need to connect and the courage it takes to step out into the world. At a group counseling center in Columbus, Ohio, seven autistic young adults prepare for a spring formal dance–a rite of passage that breaks open their routines and sets off hilarious and heartbreaking encounters with love, stress, excitement, and independence. How to Dance in Ohio is a story about people standing on the cusp of the next phase of their lives, facing their hopes and fears, ready to make a very big first move…and dance.

Closing Sunday, February 18, 2024

Off-Broadway: Theatre For A New Audience @ Polonsky Shakespeare Center
Written by Shayok Misha Chowdhury
Directed by Shayok Misha Chowdhury
Cast Includes Tashnuva Anan, Abrar Haque, Golam Sarwar Harun, Gargi Muhkerjee, NaFis, Jakeem Dante Powell, Debashis Roy Chowdhury

Public Obscenities explores the pleasures and pitfalls of living in translation as it follows a queer studies PhD student returning to his family home in Kolkata with his Black American boyfriend.

Closing Sunday, February 25, 2024

Off-Broadway: Tony Kiser Theatre
Written by Kate Douglas
Directed by Kate Whoriskey
Cast Includes Stephanie Crousillat, April Matthis, Carmen M. Herlihy, Taylor Schilling, Nimene Wureh

22 years in the future, two lab assistants hatch a plan that could change the world. All they need are a few volunteers.

Off-Broadway: Playhouse 46 @ St. Luke's
Written by Donald "Donnie" Horn
Directed by Donald "Donnie" Horn
Cast Includes Wade McCollum; Darius Rose (a.k.a. Jackie Cox) starting February 1

The fabulous and incredible true story of Kenneth Marlowe, an oft-overlooked trailblazer in LGBTQ history. Described as one of mid-Century America’s gayest and most openly homosexual personalities, Marlowe took on many roles in life. Kenneth was private hairdresser to the stars; the madam of a notorious gay prostitution ring in Hollywood; an author; a hustler; a female impersonator; a private in the U.S. Army, a call boy; a Christian missionary, a mortuary cosmetologist; a newspaper columnist … and for the final decade of an incredibly lived life, Marlowe was a woman, having transitioned to become Kate Marlow.

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Off-Broadway: WP Theater
Written by Corinne Jaber
Directed by Lee Sunday Evans
Cast Includes Crystal Finn, Heather Raffo, Kurt Rhoads

Childhood friends, Caroline and Alice reestablish contact after more than 20 years. As they begin to unravel shared memories, they discover the part that Caroline’s father, a renowned theater actor, played in both their lives and how it affects them to this very day. Corinne Jaber’s new play captures the wild vulnerability of youth and the heavy armature of adulthood in unsparing, theatrical detail.

Off-Broadway: The Pershing Square Signature Center/Irene Diamond Stage
Written by Tennessee Williams
Directed by Emily Mann
Cast Includes Tim Daly, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Lea DeLaria, Austin Pendleton, Jean Lichty, Carmen Berkeley, Eliud Kauffman, Keith Randolph Smith, Bradley James Tejeda, Dan Teixeira

A defrocked clergyman encounters inside disturbances amid outside disturbances at the Costa Verde Hotel in Acapulco as the world prepares for World War II. After four women of different ages and backgrounds, along with a 97-year-old poet, engage in the clergyman's spiritual struggles, their lives leap dramatically forward.

Closing Sunday, March 3, 2024

Broadway: Helen Hayes Theater
Written by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins
Directed by Lila Neugebauer
Cast Includes Graham Campbell, Lincoln Cohen, Michael Esper, Elle Fanning, Natalie Gold, Alyssa Emily Marvin, Sarah Paulson, Everett Sobers, Corey Stoll

Two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist and Obie Award winner Branden Jacobs-Jenkins (An Octoroon) and Drama Desk Award winner Lila Neugebauer (The Waverly Gallery, 2ST’s Mary Page Marlowe) invite you to one helluva reunion in the darkly comic American family drama, Appropriate, starring Emmy, Golden Globe, and SAG Award winner Sarah Paulson.

Off-Broadway: Irish Repertory Theatre
Written by Brian Friel
Directed by Charlotte Moore
Cast Includes Roger Dominic Casey, Meg Hennessy, Tom Holcomb, Colin Lane, Shane McNaughton, Tim Ruddy, Danielle Ryan, Sarah Street

Ballybeg Hall once played host to grand balls, musical evenings, tennis parties: its rooms busy, bursting with painters, poets and politicians. And presiding over all of it, the imposing figure of Judge O’Donnell. Now, on the eve of a wedding, the O’Donnell children return to their ancestral home to find that the rot has set in.

Off-Broadway: The Robert W. Wilson MCC Theatre Space/Newman Mills Theater
Book by Jonathan Marc Sherman
Music and Lyrics by Jason Robert Brown
Directed by Daisy Prince
Cast Includes Scott Bakula, Joanna Carpenter, Max Crumm, Hannah Cruz, George Dvorsky, Danielle Lee Greaves, Mylinda Hull, Cedric Lamar, Jessica Molaskey, Fergie Philippe, Elisea Román, Ashley Pérez Flanagan, Ben Levi Ross, Kyle Sherman, Ann Sanders, Michael Winther

From Tony Award-winning composer Jason Robert Brown (Parade) comes a timely new musical about two talented young journalists on increasingly diverging paths. Set in the late 1990s amid a rapidly changing media landscape we meet a fast-rising journalist, Ethan Dobson, and an assistant copy editor, Robin Martinez, at the revered magazine The Connector. In a world that values the next big sensation, Ethan’s writing prowess and ambition force him to confront how far he’ll go for the ultimate scoop and Robin to consider how far she’ll go to stop him.

Off-Broadway: Greenwich House Theater
Written by William Shakespeare, adapted by Mark Izzard
Directed by Selena Cadell
Cast Includes Eddie Izzard

Eddie Izzard plays 23 roles in a solo adaptation of Shakespeare's Hamlet

Off-Broadway: Connelly Theatre
Written by Max Wolf Friedlich
Directed by Michael Herwitz
Cast Includes Peter Friedman, Sydney Lemmon

Jane, an employee at the big tech company (you know the one), has been placed on leave after becoming the subject of a viral video. She arrives in the office of a crisis therapist - Loyd - determined to be reinstated to the job that gives her life meaning. A psychological thriller, JOB zooms in on two careerists of different generations, genders and political paradigms to examine what it means to be a citizen of the internet and our obligation to help the people who need it most.

Broadway: Samuel J. Friedman Theatre
Written by Joshua Harmon
Directed by David Cromer
Cast Includes Betsy Aidem, Francis Belhamou, Ari Brand, Anthony Edwards, Ethan Haberfield, Richard Masur, Nael Nacer, Daniel Oreskes, Molly Ranson, Nancy Robinette, Aria Shahghasemi

Prayer for the French Republic, written by Drama Desk Award winner Joshua Harmon and directed by Tony Award winner David Cromer, comes to Broadway following Manhattan Theatre Club’s highly acclaimed, twice-extended, sold-out world premiere at New York City Center – Stage I. MTC commissioned this play, which was the winner of the 2022 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Play and Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding New Off-Broadway Play.

Off-Broadway: Vineyard Theatre
Written by Sarah Gancher
Directed by Darko Tresnjak
Cast Includes Christine Lahti, Renata Friedman, Haskell King, John Lavelle, Hadi Tabbal

Steve likes Masha; Masha likes Nikolai; and Egor just wants to win a microwave. It’s another day at the office for the workers of St. Petersburg’s infamous (real-life) Internet Research Agency, whose job is manipulating social media to advance Russia’s agenda at home and abroad. Set in the lead-up to the 2016 U.S. presidential election, office comedy meets political satire in Sarah Gancher’s shape-shifting examination of the power, seduction, and danger of a good story.

Closing Saturday, March 9, 2024

Off-Broadway: The Robert W. Wilson MCC Theater Space/Susan & Ronald Frankel Theater
Written by Sean Daniels
Directed by Sheryl Kaller
Cast Includes Joe Tapper, Crystal Dickinson, Jason Tam

Steven is on top of the world: he’s married, has good friends, and is steps away from his dream job running one of the hottest theaters in the country. He also happens to be an alcoholic spinning out of control. Follow his life from first sip to first love, critical hit to critical care, all the way to rock bottom, where he carves an unusual path to sobriety. The White Chip is a wry and wild theatrical journey to recovery.

Closing Sunday, March 10, 2024

Off-Broadway: Theatre 555
Book by Shimmy Braun, Moshiel Newman Daphna
Lyrics by Shimmy Braun, Moshiel Newman Daphna, Billy Recce
Music by Billy Recce
Directed by Jen Wineman
Cast Includes Anyae Anasia, Gabriella Joy Rodriguez, Jaime Lyn Beatty, Gabi Garcia, Hannah Bonnett

Five: The Parody Musical tells the story of the women linked to our disgraced 45th president. Sit back, enjoy and GET READY TO VOTE as 3 Wives, 1 Mistress and 1 Daughter campaign for who really had it the worst. Inspired by King Henry’s wives, and the Tony Award Winning hit Broadway Musical Six, Five is here to make America Laugh Again!

Off-Broadway: Roundabout Theatre Company - Laura Pels Theatre
Written by Rachel Bonds
Directed by Danya Taymor
Cast Includes Gabby Beans, Samuel Henry Levine, Hagan Oliveras, John Zdrojeski

What’s your fantasy? Ana knows that everybody has one—her especially, and she’d do anything to make it come true. And when she meets Jonah, a sweet and caring student at her boarding school, everything she’s ever wanted is finally falling into place. Except Jonah, like everything else in this play, is not all that he seems.

Off-Broadway: Pershing Square Signature Center/Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre
Written by Dominique Morisseau
Directed by Steve H. Broadnax III
Cast Includes Russell Hornsby, Moses Ingram, J. Alphonse Nicholson

Nina is a smart and sexy hustler who has rejected everything her parents fought for in the Black liberation movement. When her estranged father, Kenyatta, wants to reconcile, negotiating her past and present becomes a revolutionary act. From one of the most exciting young voices in the American theatre, this dynamic play about fathers and daughters sears with wit and wisdom and the brutal politics of freedom.

Closing Sunday, March 31, 2024

Off-Broadway: DR2 Theatre
Written by Patrick Page
Directed by Simon Godwin
Cast Includes Patrick Page

Patrick Page has never shied away from exploring his dark side. Now, with this tour de force show, he turns his attention to the twisted motivation and hidden humanity at the heart of Shakespeare’s greatest villains. Moving swiftly through the Shakespeare canon, Page illuminates the playwright's ever-evolving conception of evil by delving into more than a dozen of his most wicked creations.

Off-Broadway: The McKittrick Hotel
Created by Felix Barrett, Maxine Doyle, and the company of Punchdrunk
Designed by Felix Barrett, Livi Vaughan and Beatrice Minns
Choreographed by Maxine Doyle

An immersive production inspired by Shakespeare’s Macbeth, told through the lens of a Hitchcock thriller. An unexpected location will be exquisitely transformed into an installation of cinematic scenes that evoke the world of Macbeth. The audience has the freedom to roam the environment and experience a sensory journey as he or she chooses what to watch and where to go.

Closing Sunday, April 14, 2024

Broadway: Todd Haimes Theatre
Written by John Patrick Shanley
Directed by Scott Ellis
Cast Includes Tyne Daly, Liev Schreiber, Quincy Tyler Bernstine, Zoe Kazan

Sister Aloysius, the prickly principal of a Catholic school in a working-class part of the Bronx, is feared by students and colleagues alike. But when she suspects nefarious relations between the charismatic priest Father Flynn and a student, she’s forced to wrestle with what’s fact, what’s fiction, and how much she’ll risk to expose the difference—all the while wrestling with her own bone-deep doubts.

Closing Sunday, April 28, 2024

Broadway: Studio 54
Book by Craig Lucas
Music and Lyrics by Adam Guettel
Directed by Michael Greif
Cast Includes Kelli O'Hara, Brian d'Arcy James, Byron Jennings, Tabitha Lawing, Sharon Catherine Brown, Tony Carlin, Bill English, Olivia Hernandez, David Jennings, David Manis

Adapted from JP Miller’s 1962 film and original 1958 teleplay, composer & lyricist Adam Guettel (Floyd Collins) and playwright Craig Lucas (An American in Paris) reunite in their first collaboration since their acclaimed The Light in the Piazza. Directed by Michael Greif (Dear Evan Hansen) and starring Kelli O'Hara and Brian d'Arcy James.

Broadway: Booth Theatre
Book and Lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire
Music by Jeanine Tesori
Directed by Jessica Stone
Cast Includes Victoria Clark, Justin Cooley, Steven Boyer, Alli Mauzey, Bonnie Milligan, Olivia Elease Hardy, Fernell Hogan, Michael Iskander, Nina White

Kim is a bright and funny Jersey teen, who happens to look like a 72-year-old lady. And yet her aging condition may be the least of her problems. Forced to maneuver family secrets, borderline personalities, and possible felony charges, Kim is determined to find happiness in a world where not even time is on her side. Based on the play of the same name.

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

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