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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 Saturday, April 20, 2024

Off-Broadway: Sea Dog Theater
Written by Jeffrey Hatcher and Mitch Albom
Directed by Erwin Maas
Cast Includes Len Cariou, Chris Domig, Sally Shaw

The autobiographical story of Mitch Albom, an accomplished journalist driven solely by his career, and Morrie Schwartz, his former college professor. Sixteen years after graduation, Mitch happens to catch Morrie’s appearance on a television news program and learns that his old professor is battling Lou Gehrig’s Disease. Mitch is reunited with Morrie, and what starts as a simple visit turns into a weekly pilgrimage and a last class in the meaning of life.

Closing Sunday, April 21, 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.

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

Closing Sunday, April 28, 2024

Off-Broadway: Playwrights Horizons
Book by Michael R. Jackson, Anna K. Jacobs
Music by Anna K. Jacobs
Lyrics by Michael R. Jackson
Directed by Sarah Benson
Cast Includes Alyse Alan Louis, Courtney Bassett, Phoenix Best, Will Connolly, Jason Gotay, Jenna Rose Husli, Jared Loftin, Steven Pasquale, Lexi Rhoades, Wren Rivera, Helen J Shen

Dawn O’Keefe is an evangelical Christian teen with a powerful secret not even she understands – when men violate her, her body bites back.

America Laugh Again!

Closing Sunday, April 28, 2024

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.

Closing Sunday, May 5, 2024

Off-Broadway: Irish Repertory Theatre
Written by Brian Friel
Directed by Ciarán O’Reilly
Cast Includes Peter Cormican, Terry Donnelly, Patrick Fitzgerald, Deirdre Madigan, David McElwee, Clare O'Malley, Ciarán O’Reilly, Tim Palmer, James Russell, A.J. Shively, Emmet Smith, John C. Vennema

Gareth O'Donnell leaves his life in Ireland behind for fame and fortune in America, expressing his feelings through his two sides — the shy and dutiful public side and the angry, defiant private side — in Brian Friel's comedy.

Broadway: Lunt-Fontanne Theatre
Book by Hugh Wheeler
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Directed by Thomas Kail
Cast Includes Aaron Tveit, Sutton Foster, Joe Locke, Daniel Yearwood, Ruthie Ann Miles, María Bilbao, Jamie Jackson, John Rapson, Nicholas Christopher, Galyana Castillo, Jonathan Christopher, Mia Gerachis, Timothy Hughes, Paul-Jordan Jansen, Alicia Kaori, Michael Kuhn, Patricia Phillips, Lexi Rabadi, Nathan Salstone, Kristie Dale Sanders, Claire Saunders, Stephen Tewksbury, Daniel Torres, Felix Torrez-Ponce, DeLaney Westfall

Tony Award® winner Aaron Tveit stars in the title role with Tony Award winner Sutton Foster as Mrs. Lovett through May 5 only. Directed by Tony Award winner Thomas Kail (Hamilton) and choreographed by Olivier Award winner Steven Hoggett (Once, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child), Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street is a funny, thrilling, triumphant production featuring a 26-piece orchestra.

Closing Sunday, May 12, 2024

Off-Broadway: Lucille Lortel Theatre
Written by Cole Escola
Directed by Sam Pinkleton
Cast Includes Cole Escola, Conrad Ricamora, James Scully, Bianca Leigh, Tony Macht, Hannah Solow, Peter Smith

Oh, Mary! is a dark comedy starring Cole Escola as a miserable, suffocated Mary Todd Lincoln in the weeks leading up to Abraham Lincoln’s assassination. Unrequited yearning, alcoholism and suppressed desires abound in this one act play that finally examines the forgotten life and dreams of Mrs. Lincoln through the lens of an idiot (Cole Escola).

Closing Sunday, May 19, 2024

Off-Broadway: Billie Holiday Theatre
Written by Lynn Nottage
Directed by Martavius Parrish
Cast Includes Felicia Curry, Kedren Spencer, Stephanie Pope, Evander Duck Jr., Sharon Hope, Mariyea, Roland Lane, Tito Livas, Blake Russell, Tomike Ogugua, Kimberlee Walker

Step into the world of Fabulation, where ambition collides with reality in a whirlwind of social satire. Join Undine Barnes Calles, a bold and determined African American woman, as she navigates the aftermath of her husband's sudden disappearance and the embezzlement of her fortune. Pregnant and facing the brink of ruin, Undine seeks solace in her childhood home in Brooklyn's Walt Whitman projects, only to confront a harsh new truth. In this captivating tale, witness Undine's journey as she confronts adversity with wit and resilience, transforming setbacks into triumphs in her quest to reclaim her place in the world. Fabulation offers a hilarious twist on the classic comeuppance story, weaving humor and heart into every scene.

Closing Sunday, May 26, 2024

Off-Broadway: The Public Theater
Written by Suzan-Lori Parks
Directed by Steve H. Broadnax III
Cast Includes Sun Mee Chomet, Gabriel Ebert, Leland Fowler, Sheria Irving, Kristolyn Lloyd, Alano Miller, Kate Nowlin, Daniel Petzold

Playwright Luce has sky-high hopes for her latest script, which examines the complex relationship between Sally Hemings and Thomas Jefferson. To catch the attention of more notable producers, Luce recruits her longtime collaborator (and lover) Mike to direct, and then casts herself and Mike in the lead roles. Their creative visions align at first, but things unravel quickly as they find themselves at odds and deeply entangled in Sally and Tom’s story. Acclaimed playwright and Pulitzer Prize winner Suzan-Lori Parks cleverly scrutinizes the realities of American history, past and present, through the lens of American theater.

Closing Monday, May 27, 2024

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, June 2, 2024

Off-Broadway: New World Stages Stage 5
Written by Alex Brightman
Directed by Chad Rabinovitz
Cast Includes Marc Summers

Part interactive game show, part memoir, The Life and Slimes of Marc Summers follows the infamous host from the set of the children's game show Double Dare to the Food Network, where he has now worked for more than 20 years.

Broadway: Samuel J. Friedman Theatre
Written by Amy Herzog
Directed by Anne Kauffman
Cast Includes Rachel McAdams, April Matthis, Susan Pourfar, Lily Santiago, Brenda Wehle

Captivating, affecting and compassionate, Mary Jane the story of a single mother in an impossible family situation. Faced with seemingly insurmountable odds, Mary Jane relies on unflagging optimism and humor, along with the wisdom of the women around her who have become a makeshift family, to take on each new day. But will inner strength and newfound friendships be enough to see her through?

Off-Broadway: New World Stages Stage 1
Book by Lindsey Hope Pearlman
Music and Lyrics by Various
Directed by Gabriel Barre
Cast Includes Chilina Kennedy, Ryan Silverman, Justin Matthew Sargeant, Crystal Lucas-Perry, Cassie Austin, Erica Simone Barnett, Shawn Bowers, Alyssa Carol, Jeremiah Ginn, Kuppi Alec Jessop, Lena Matthews, Maggie McDowell, J Savage, Michael Starr, Edward Staudenmayer

In 1965, one woman’s incredible journey begins to the soundtrack of a generation. In this whirlwind of flower power, free love, and rock & roll, one aspirational young woman finds herself in New York City – ready to dive into this brave new world.

Closing Sunday, June 16, 2024

Off-Broadway: New York Theatre Workshop
Written by Moisés Kaufman and Amanda Gronich
Directed by Moisés Kaufman
Cast Includes Scott Barrow, Nemuna Ceesay, Kethleen Chalfant, Noah Keyishian, Jonathan Raviv, Erika Rose, Anna Shafer, Elizabeth Stahlmann, Charlie Thurston, Grant Varjas

An album of never before seen World War II-era photographs arrives at the desk of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum archivist Rebecca Erbelding. As Rebecca and her team of historians begin to unravel the shocking story behind the images, the album soon makes headlines around the world. In Germany, a businessman sees the album online and recognizes his own grandfather in the photos. He begins a journey of discovery that will take him into the lives of other Nazi descendants – in a reckoning of his family’s past and his country’s history. Here There Are Blueberries tells the story of these photographs – what they reveal about the Holocaust and our own humanity.

Broadway: Helen Hayes Theater
Written by Paula Vogel
Directed by Tina Landau
Cast Includes Celia Keenan-Bolger, Jessica Lange, Jim Parsons

It’s 1962, just outside of D.C., and matriarch Phyllis is supervising her teenage children, Carl and Martha, as they move into a new apartment. Phyllis has strong ideas about what her children need to do and be to succeed, and woe be the child who finds their own path. Bolstered by gin and cigarettes, the family endures — or survives — the changing world around them. Blending flares of imaginative theatricality, surreal farce, and deep tenderness, this beautiful rollercoaster ride reveals timeless truths of love, family, and forgiveness.

Broadway: Vivian Beaumont Theatre
Written by Anton Chekhov, adapted by Heidi Schreck
Directed by Lila Neugebauer
Cast Includes Steve Carell, Jonathan Hadary, William Jackson Harper, Jayne Houdyshell, Spencer Donovan Jones, Mia Katigbak, Alfred Molina, Alison Pill, Anika Noni Rose

Director Lila Neugebauer and playwright Heidi Schreck collaborate on the premiere of this Lincoln Center Theater production of Uncle Vanya, which pairs Chekhov's enduring masterpiece with one of America's most celebrated contemporary playwrights in a strikingly immediate new translation.

Broadway: Circle In The Square Theatre
Written by Henrik Ibsen, adapted by Amy Herzog
Directed by Sam Gold
Cast Includes Jeremy Strong, Michael Imperioli, Katie Broad, Bill Buell, Caleb Eberhardt, Matthew August Jeffers, David Patrick Kelly, David Mattar Merten, Victoria Pedretti, Max Roll, Thomas Jay Ryan, Alan Trong

A small-town doctor considers himself a proud, upstanding member of his close-knit community. When he discovers a catastrophe that risks the lives of everyone in town, he raises the alarm. But he is shaken to his core when those in power not only try to silence him—they try to destroy him.

Closing Sunday, June 23, 2024

Broadway: Belasco Theatre
Written by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins
Directed by Lila Neugebauer
Cast Includes Ella Beatty, Graham Campbell, Lincoln Cohen, Michael Esper, Natalie Gold, Alyssa Emily Marvin, Sarah Paulson, Everett Sobers, Corey Stoll

It’s summer, the cicadas are singing, and the Lafayette family has returned to their late patriarch’s Arkansas home to deal with the remains of his estate. Toni, the eldest daughter, hopes they’ll spend the weekend remembering and reconnecting over their beloved father. Bo, her brother, wants to recoup some of the funds he spent caring for Dad at the end of his life. But things take a turn when their estranged brother, Franz, appears late one night, and mysterious objects are discovered among the clutter. Suddenly, long-hidden secrets and buried resentments can’t be contained, and the family is forced to face the ghosts of their past.

Broadway: Ethel Barrymore Theatre
Written by Peter Morgan
Directed by Rupert Goold
Cast Includes Michael Stuhlbarg, Will Keen, Luke Thallon, Stella Baker, Ronald Guttman, Alex Hurt, Rosie Benton, Jeff Biehl, Peter Bradbury, Camila Canó-Flaviá, Joe Forbrich, Marianna Gailus, Paul Kynman, Adam Poss, Nick Rehberger, Tony Ward

In 1991, after the fall of the Soviet Union, the new Russia belongs to its oligarchs—and no one is more powerful than billionaire Boris Berezovsky. When an eventual successor to President Boris Yeltsin is needed, Berezovsky turns to the little-known deputy mayor of St. Petersburg, Vladimir Putin. But soon Putin's ruthless rise threatens Berezovsky's reign, setting off a riveting, near-Shakespearean confrontation between the two powerful, fatally flawed men.

Off-Broadway: AMT Theatre
Book by Zoe Ann Jordan
Music and Lyrics by Anthony De Angelis, Patrick Spencer
Directed by Stephanie Rosenberg
Cast Includes Adam Parbhoo, Jill Owen, Donnell Johnson (Voiceover), Danny Durr, Gabrielle Goodman, Patrick Voss Davis, James Lynch, Thomas Skea, Morgan Traud, Jessica Morilak

Saw the Musical: The Unauthorized Parody, a boundary-pushing parody about love and fluidity, captures the events of the first Saw movie, picking up from where Lawrence Gordon and Adam Stanheight first found each other.

Closing Sunday, June 30, 2024

Broadway: Broadhurst Theatre
Book by Anthony McCarten
Music and Lyrics by Neil Diamond
Directed by Michael Mayer
Cast Includes Nick Fradiani, Mark Jacoby, Amber Ardolino, Shirine Babb, Becky Gulsvig, Michael McCormick, Tom Alan Robbins, Bri Sudia, Dianna Marie Barger, Kalonjee Gallimore, Anthony J. Garcia, Jess LeProtto, Tatiana Lofton, Aveena Sawyer, Deandre Sevon, Vanessa Aurora Sierra, Annie Wallace, Sean Watkinson

The story of the legendary Neil Diamond comes to life on stage in a gripping and uplifting new musical featuring his hit songs “Sweet Caroline”, “America”, and “Cracklin’ Rosie”. Directed by Tony Award® winner Michael Mayer (Spring Awakening, Hedwig and the Angry Inch), choreographed by Olivier Award winner Steven Hoggett (Once, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child), and written by four-time Academy Award® nominee Anthony McCarten (Bohemian Rhapsody, The Two Popes). Good times never seemed so good.

Closing Sunday, July 7, 2024

Broadway: Hudson Theatre
Book by George Furth
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Directed by Maria Friedman
Cast Includes Daniel Radcliffe, Jonathan Groff, Lindsay Mendez, Krystal Joy Brown, Katie Rose Clarke, Reg Rogers, Max Rackenberg, Rocco Van Auken, Brady Wagner, Sherz Aletaha, Leana Rae Concepcion, Coby Getzug, Corey Mach, Talia Simone Robinson, Jamila Sabares-Klemm, Evan Alexander Smith, Brianna Stoute, Christian Strange, Vishal Vaidya, Natalie Wachen, Jacob Keith Watson

Spanning three decades in the entertainment business, Merrily We Roll Along charts the turbulent relationship between composer Franklin Shepard and his two lifelong friends — writer Mary and lyricist & playwright Charley. An inventive cult-classic ahead of its time, Merrily We Roll Along features some of Stephen Sondheim’s most celebrated and personal songs. Maria Friedman first directed the musical at London’s Menier Chocolate Factory – a production that subsequently transferred to the Harold Pinter Theatre, where it garnered the most five-star reviews in West End history before going on to win the Olivier Award for Best Musical Revival.

Broadway: John Golden Theatre
Book by David Adjmi
Music and Lyrics by Will Butler
Directed by Daniel Aukin
Cast Includes Will Brill, Andrew R. Butler, Juliana Canfield, Eli Gelb, Tom Pecinka, Sarah Pidgeon, Chris Stack

Stereophonic mines the agony and the ecstasy of creation as it zooms in on a music studio in 1976, where an up-and-coming rock band finds itself on the cusp of superstardom. Written by David Adjmi, directed by Daniel Aukin, and featuring original music by Arcade Fire’s Will Butler, this electrifying new play takes audiences inside the powder keg process of a band on the brink of blowing up.

Closing Saturday, August 10, 2024

Broadway: St. James Theatre
Concept by Justin Peck, Jackie Sibblies Drury
Music and Lyrics by Sufjan Stevens
Directed by Justin Peck
Cast Includes Yesenia Ayala, Kara Chan, Ben Cook, Gaby Diaz, Jeanette Delgado, Carlos Falu, Christine Flores, Jada German, Zachary Gonder, Rachel Lockhart, Brandt Martinez, Dario Natarelli, Tyrone Reese, Craig Salstein, Ahmad Simmons, Byron Tittle, Ricky Ubeda, Alejandro Vargas, Elijah Lyons, Shara Nova, Tasha Viets-VanLear

Based on the landmark Sufjan Stevens album, Illinoise is told through live music performed by an 11-member band, three vocalists and impressionistic choreography. As friends gather around a campfire, sharing stories of first love, grief and growing up, director and choreographer Justin Peck and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Jackie Sibblies Drury craft an experience that bursts with feeling.

Closing Sunday, August 18, 2024

Broadway: Marquis Theatre
Book by William F. Brown
Music and Lyrics by Charlie Smalls
Directed by Schele Williams
Cast Includes Nichelle Lewis, Wayne Brady, Deborah Cox, Melody A. Betts, Kyle Ramar Freeman, Phillip Johnson Richardson Avery Wilson, Maya Bowles, Shayla Caldwell, Jay Copeland, Allyson Kaye Daniel, Judith Franklin, Collin Heyward, Amber Jackson, Olivia Jackson, Christina Jones, Polanco Jones, Jr., Kolby Kindle, Kareem Marsh, Anthony Murphy, Christina Raé, Avilon Trust Tate, Keenan D. Washington

Based on L. Frank Baum’s children’s book, “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz”, The Wiz takes one of the world’s most enduring (and enduringly white) American fantasies, and transforms it into an all-Black musical extravaganza for the ages.

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