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

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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 Saturday, October 30, 2021

THE HOUSEWIVES OF SEACAUCUS: WHAT A DRAG!
Off-Broadway: Actors Temple Theatre
Written by Anthony Wilkinson
Directed by Hank Kiraly
Cast includes Cammerron Baits, Jacob P.S.Lemmenes, Ryan Stuts, Philip McLeod, Sam Bracley, Korey Harlow, Joshua Oates

The Housewives of Secaucus: What a Drag! spoofs those popular housewife shows you love to hate. Hold onto your wigs, because five queens of the Garden State are about to 'werk-it' at the annual Mad Hatters Brunch - competing for ‘Best Hat,’ ‘Woman of the Yearm’ and even mayor of ‘Beautiful’ Secaucus, New Jersey. Who will be unfriended? Who’s having an affair with who? Could the competition be... dun dun dun... rigged? Queens are spilling tea everywhere at this interactive extravaganza!

Closing Sunday, October 31, 2021

PERSUASION
Off-Broadway: Connelly Theatre
Written by Sarah Rose Kearns
Directed by Eric Tucker
Cast includes Sarah Rose Kearns, Rajesh Bose, Caroline Grogan, Nandita Shenoy, Jamie Smithson, Randolph Curtis Rand, Shaun Bennet Fauntleroy, Claire Hsu, Annabel Capper, Yonatan Gebeyehu

In the aftermath of the Napoleonic wars, a shy English spinster seeks to win back the love of the man she jilted eight years before. Jane Austen's last and most romantic novel, Persuasion first appeared in print in 1818, and is a meditation on love and loss, and what is constant in a changing world.

Closing Friday, November 12, 2021

LACKAWANNA BLUES
Broadway: Samuel J. Friedman Theatre
Written, Performed, and Directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson

Time: 1956. Place: Lackawanna, NY. Would-be philosophers, petty hustlers, lost souls, and abandoned lovers all find refuge, comfort and nourishment at 32 Wasson Avenue, a boarding house where the landlady, Miss Rachel - "Nanny" - rules with the embracing spirit of both earth mother and drill sergeant.

Closing Saturday, November 13, 2021

THE BRONX BABE
Off-Broadway: Actors Temple Theatre
Written by Sonny Marie Lee
Directed by Sonny Marie Lee
Cast Includes: Sonny Marie Lee, Ryan Beato

The Bronx Babe is a true story about a young bi-racial girl attending middle school in the early 1970’s. She learns about the value of true friendship. Experiences her first kiss, and how to navigate her way in the midst of racial tensions being half-Irish and half Puerto Rican. She shares stories about her multi-racial girl clique and the urban dances of back in the day. Its a celebration of New York City culture that’s never been told before!

DANA H.
Broadway: Lyceum Theatre
Written by Lucas Hnath
Directed by Les Waters
Starring Deirdre O'Connell

Dana was a chaplain of a psych ward where she met a charismatic patient, an ex-convict searching for redemption. A harrowing true story, Dana was held captive with her life in this man’s hands — trapped in a series of Florida motels, disoriented and terrified — for five months. Told in Dana's own words and reconstructed for the stage by her son Lucas Hnath, this innovative work shatters the boundaries of the art form and our understanding of good and evil.

Closing Sunday, November 14, 2021

IS THIS A ROOM
Broadway: Lyceum Theatre
Created and Directed by Tina Satter
Cast Includes Emily Davis, Becca Blackwell, Will Cobbs, Pete Simpson

A true story, still unfolding. June 3, 2017. A 25-year-old former Air Force linguist named Reality Winner is surprised at her home by the FBI, interrogated, and then charged with leaking evidence of Russian interference in U.S elections. Reality remains in jail with a record-breaking sentence. The FBI transcript of her interrogation is the heart of Is This a Room, in which an extraordinary human drama unfolds between the complex and witty Reality, and the agents who question her. As Reality’s autonomy shrinks before her eyes, a simmering real-life thriller emerges, asking what it is to have honor in this American moment, and how the personal can reverberate globally.

TWILIGHT: LOS ANGELES, 1992
Off-Broadway: Signature Center/Diamond
Written by Anna Deveare Smith
Directed by Taibi Magar
Cast Includes Elena Hurst, Wesley T. Jones, Francis Jue, Karl Kenzler, Tiffany Rachelle Stewart

One verdict can change the course of history. The news of the police officers’ acquittal in Rodney King’s police brutality case reverberated throughout the streets of Los Angeles. Variously called a “riot, a revolution, or a social explosion,” the events that followed the verdict drew worldwide attention. Playwright, actor and scholar Anna Deavere Smith responded artistically by dissecting the anatomy of the unrest. She interviewed over 350 Los Angelinos in preparation for the performance.

Closing Saturday, November 20, 2021

MRS. WARREN'S PROFESSION
Off-Broadway: Theatre Two @ Theatre Row
Written by George Bernard Shaw
Directed by David Staller
Cast Includes Robert Cuccioli, Katya Collazo, David Lee Huynh, Alvin Keith, Nicole King, Raphael Nash Thompson, Max Roll, Karen Ziemba

A young lady discovers that the mother who gave her such a high-toned upbringing is in fact the madam of a brothel. Far from being ashamed of her profession, however, Mrs. Warren defends it as the epitome of capitalism.

Closing Sunday, November 21, 2021

AUTUMN ROYAL
Off-Broadway: Irish Repertory Theatre
Written by Kevin Barry
Directed by Ciarán O'Reilly
Cast includes Maeve Higgins, John Keating

May and Timothy are looking after the father who has long since taken ill to bed. Their own lives are on hold and they’re not getting any younger. Should they stay and help? Or is it time for them to move on? This dark comedy set on the northside of Cork city is about life and death, love and hate, jealousy, rage, horror, and homicidal notions – just a normal play about a family.

BEYOND BABEL
Off-Broadway: The Gym At Judson
Concept by Keone & Mari Madrid, Hideaway Circus
Cast includes Keona Madrid, Mari Madrid, Olivia Battista, Melissa De Jesus, Noelle Franco, Selene Haro, Shannon Kelly, Dylan Mayoral, Samuel Moore, Mikey Ruiz, Julian "Juju" Sena, Fabian Tucker

Beyond Babel is about the division of families, friends, and a community of people as authorities decide to build a wall between them. We follow two divinely linked lovers as they reconcile with the rising tensions of a populace cut in half. The show is set to a contemporary soundtrack and features a cast of twelve elite dancers.

KRISTINA WONG, SWEATSHOP OVERLORD
Off-Broadway: New York Theatre Workshop
Written by Kristina Wong
Directed by Chay Yew
Performed by Kristina Wong

On Day 3 of the COVID-19 pandemic, Kristina Wong began sewing masks out of old bedsheets and bra straps on her Hello Kitty sewing machine. Before long, she was leading the Auntie Sewing Squad, a work-from-home sweatshop of hundreds of volunteers—including children and her own mother—to fix the U.S. public health care system while in quarantine. It was a feminist care utopia forming in the midst of crisis. Or was it a mutual aid doomsday cult?

THE VISITOR
Off-Broadway: Public Theater/Newman Theater
Written by Kwame Kwei-Armah, Brian Yorkey, and Tom Kitt
Directed by Daniel Sullivan
Cast Includes Jacqueline Antaramian, Robert Ariza, Anthony Chan, Alysha Deslorieux, Delius Doherty, C.K. Edwards, Will Erat, Sean Ewing, Marla Louissaint, Ahmad Maksoud, Dimitri Joseph Moïse, Takafumi Nikaido, David Hyde Pierce, Paul Pontrelli, Ari'el Stachel

Widowed and living alone, Walter is a college professor whose life has lost a sense of purpose. When he discovers two young undocumented immigrants living in his New York apartment, the drummer Tarek and jewelry maker Zainab, Walter finds himself in the middle of their battle to stay in an America that’s lost its better angels.

Closing Sunday, December 19, 2021

MORNING SUN
Off-Broadway: Manhattan Theatre Club - Stage I
Written by Simon Stephens
Directed by Lila Neugebauer
Cast Includes Blair Brown, Edie Falco, Marin Ireland

In Greenwich Village a generation or so ago, the city is alive. Joni Mitchell sings, friends and lovers come and go, and the regulars change at the White Horse Tavern. As 50 years pass, one woman's life is revealed in all its complexity, mystery and possibility in this enthralling world premiere about mothers and daughters, beginnings and endings in New York City.

Closing Tuesday, December 21, 2021

THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNESTLY LGBTQ+
Off-Broadway: Actors Temple Theatre
Written by Oscar Wilde
Directed by Maarten Cornelis
Cast Includes Preston Fox, Clint Blakely, Kenon Veno, Michael Morley, Denise Turkan, Lauren E King, Marie Anello, Samantha Randolph, J. Mahal, and Lyman Heung

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

Closing Thursday, December 30, 2021

SWAN LAKE ROCK OPERA
Off-Broadway: Actors Temple Theatre
Written by Mirit Shem-Ur
Directed by Tsedi Sarfati
Cast Includes Kenneth Remaklus, Madeline Lukomski, Jennifer Posie Morrison, John stillwaggon, Maya Murphy, Teddy Calvin, Cameron Cave, Emily Sharik, Chandler Corley-Essex, Caroline Mcfee, Lily Page, Andrew Cuccaro

The evening before his engagement ball, Crown Prince “Ziggy” Siegfried, is having a hot bachelor party at the Swan Lake Mansion, hosted by the notorious billionaire Von Rothbart. But while Ziggy’s bon vivant noble friends enjoy themselves in the company of Von Rothbart’s sexy mistresses, called swannies, Ziggy is quite depressed. And no wonder…enjoying his status as a popular royal playboy, the young prince is not too enthusiastic about giving up his glamorous lifestyle for the dreary institution of marriage.


Closing Sunday, January 2, 2022

CHICKEN & BISCUITS
Broadway: Circle In The Square Theatre
Written by Douglas Lyons
Directed by Zhailon Levingston
Cast Includes Cleo King, Norm Lewis, Michael Urie, Alana Raquel Bowers, Aigner Mizzelle, Ebony Marshall-Oliver, Devere Rogers, NaTasha Yvette Williams

The Jenkins family is coming together to celebrate the life of their father — hopefully without killing each other. But any hopes for a peaceful reunion unravel when a family secret shows up at the funeral.

FREESTYLE LOVE SUPREME
Broadway: Booth Theatre
Created by Anthony Veneziale, Thomas Kail, Lin-Manuel Miranda
Directed by Thomas Kail
Cast Includes: Andrew Bancroft, Kurt Crowley, Tarik Davis, Aneesa Folds, Kaila Mullady, Chris Sullivan, Anthony Veneziale

Conceived by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Thomas Kail, and Anthony Veneziale — and now the subject of a Grammy Award-nominated documentary — Freestyle Love Supreme will make its triumphant return to Broadway this fall. At any given FLS performance, you’ll see talented performers spinning cues from the audience into humorous bits, instantaneous songs, and fully realized musical numbers. The vocals of the performers — from singing to rapping to beat-boxing with harmonies and freestyle flow — are backed by keyboards and human percussion.

THE LEHMAN TRILOGY
Broadway: Nederlander Theatre
Written by Stefano Massini, Ben Power
Directed by Sam Mendes
Cast Includes Simon Russell Beale, Adam Godley, Adrian Lester, Aaron Krohn

On a cold September morning in 1844, a young man from Bavaria stands on a New York dockside. Dreaming of a new life in the new world, he is soon joined by his two brothers and an American epic begins. 163 years later the firm they establish, Lehman Brothers, spectacularly collapses into bankruptcy, and triggers the largest financial crisis in history. This is the story of a family and a company that changed the world.


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