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 Sunday, December 12, 2021

APPROVAL JUNKIE
Off-Broadway: Minetta Lane Theatre
Created and Performed by Faith Salie

Best known as a regular on NPR's news-based panel show "Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!" and as a contributor to "CBS Sunday Morning", comedian Faith Salie released "Approval Junkie: Adventures in Caring Too Much" in 2017. The Emmy-winning media personality returns to her home city to present a brand new one-woman memoir based on the daring compilation of essays, bringing her laugh-out-loud, often tender recollections of the turbulent emotional waters of adolescence and adulthood to the stage for a strictly limited run.

BABY
Off-Broadway: Theaterlab
Book by Sybille Pearson
Music by David Shire
Lyrics by Richard Maltby Jr.
Directed by Ethan Paulini
Cast Includes Julia Murney, Johnny Link, Jamila Sabares-Klemm, Liz Flemming, Robert H. Fowler, Danielle Summons, Jorge Donoso, Marisa Kirby, Jewell Noel, Sunayna Smith

Three couples reflect on the joys (and terrors) of impending parenthood. One pair longs for children. Another pair are unmarried college students, barely out of childhood themselves. And the third are middle-aged, with teenagers leaving the nest. As the gorgeous climactic ballad puts it: "The Story Goes On."

CULLUD WATTAH
Off-Broadway: Public Theater
Written by Erika Dickerson-Despenza
Directed by Candis C. Jones
Cast Includes Crystal Dickinson, Lizan Mitchell, Andrea Patterson, Alicia Pilgrim, Lauren F. Walker

It’s been 936 days since Flint has had clean water. Marion, a third-generation General Motors employee, is consumed by layoffs at the engine plant. When her sister, Ainee, seeks justice and restitution for lead poisoning, her plan reveals the toxic entanglements between the city and its most powerful industry, forcing their family to confront the past-present-future cost of survival.

A GIRL IS A HALF-FORMED THING
Off-Broadway: Irish Repertory Theatre
Written by Annie Ryan
Directed by Nicola Murphy
Starring Jenn Muray

Based on the acclaimed novel of the same name, A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing follows the inner narrative of a girl from birth until the age of twenty with vivid intensity and originality. This is a character of astonishing resilience and intelligence; someone determined to make sense of things amidst the crushing Catholicism and poverty of her Irish childhood.

IN THE SOUTHERN BREEZE
Off-Broadway: Rattlestick Playwrights Theater
Written by Mansa Ra
Directed by Christopher D. Betts
Cast Includes Charles Browning, Biko Eisen-Martin, Travis Raeburn, Allan K. Washington, Victor Williams

Deep in an existential crisis, MAN locks himself in his apartment. A portal reveals itself and when he crosses that threshold, MAN begins a journey that traverses centuries of history, allowing him to create a space for his own healing, while exploring the complicated and more camouflaged barriers of today.

MEDICINE
Off-Broadway: St. Ann's Warehouse
Written by Edna Walsh
Directed by Edna Walsh
Cast Includes Domhnall Gleeson

John Kane is sitting on a hospital gurney, and very shortly a jazz percussionist, two women called Mary, a very old man and a giant lobster will arrive. Then everything will start.

Closing Sunday, December 19, 2021

THE ALCHEMIST
Off-Broadway: New World Stages Stage V
Written by Ben Johnson
Adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher
Directed by Jesse Berger
Cast Includes Nathan Christopher, Stephen DeRosa, Carson Elrod, Manoel Felciano, Teresa Avia Lim, Jacob Ming-Trent, Louis Mustillo, Reg Rogers, Jennifer Sánchez, Alan Tedder

London. 1606. It’s plague time again. When a wealthy gentleman flees to the country, his trusted servant opens his house to a pair of con artists and sets up a den of criminal capitalism. Claiming alchemical powers, the quick-witted trio fleece an onslaught of greedy sheep with their virtuosic ability to improvise amidst increasingly frantic comings and goings. It’s comic gold with dupes, double-dupes, duels, disguises, and a lucky flea named “Lewis”.

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 23, 2021

SELLING KABUL
Off-Broadway: Playwrights Horizons
Written by Sylvia Khoury
Directed by Tyne Rafaeli
Cast Includes Francis Benhamou, Mattico David, Marjan Neshat

Taroon once served as an interpreter for the U.S. military in Afghanistan. Now the Americans — and their promises of safety — have withdrawn, and he spends his days in hiding, a target of the increasingly powerful Taliban. On the eve of his son’s birth, Taroon must remain in his sister’s apartment or risk his life to see his child. With shattering precision, Sylvia Khoury’s thriller tracks the human cost of immigration policy, and the overlooked legacy of America’s longest, and ongoing, war.

Closing Sunday, December 26, 2021

KIMBERLY AKIMBO
Off-Broadway: Atlantic Theater Company
Book by David Lindsay-Abaire
Music by Jeanine Tesori
Lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire
Cast Includes Steven Boyer, Victoria Clark, Justin Cooley, Olivia Elease Hardy, Fernell Hogan II, Michael Iskander, Alli Mauzey, Bonnie Milligan, Nina White

Kim is a bright and funny Jersey teen, who happens to look like a 72-year-old lady. And yet her aging disease 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.

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

CHEEK TO CHEEK: IRVING BERLIN IN HOLLYWOOD
Off-Broadway: York Theatre Company
Created and Directed by Randy Skinner
Music and Lyrics by Irving Berlin
Cast Includes Phillip Attmore, Jeremy Benton, Victoria Byrd, Kaitlyn Davidson, Joseph Medeiros, Melanie Moore

An all-singing, all-dancing celebration of the most famous songs that Irving Berlin composed for the silver screen. Mr. Berlin understood the impact dance had on the public and his melodies, rhythms, and lyrics reflected his love of that art form. Six spectacular performers will perform these magnificent songs and will also tell the stories behind the man who made the music that made the movies dance.

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.

JIM HENSON'S EMMET OTTER'S JUG-BAND CHRISTMAS
Off-Broadway: New Victory Theater
Directed by Christopher Gattelli

Based on Jim Henson’s beloved television special, this tuneful tale takes us to Frogtown Hollow where Ma and Emmet Otter risk what little they have to make each other’s holiday dreams come true.

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.

LOVE ACTUALLY? THE UNAUTHORIZED MUSICAL PARODY
Off-Broadway: The Jery Orbach Theater
Book by Bob and Toby McSmith
Music by Basil Winterbottom
Lyrics by Bob and Toby McSmith
Directed by Tim Drucker
Cast Includes Kayla Catan, Isaiah Hein, James Parks, Eric Peters, Joyah Spangler, Tony Tillman, Thanos Skouteris, Amber Wright

The hilarious musical follows nine quirky, questionable couples looking for love across the pond, and even 16 years after the movie premiere, we still ask ourselves these questions every Christmas...Is love… Falling for your secretary when you are Prime Minster? Falling for your secretary when you are married to Emma Thompson? Falling for the maid after your wife cheats on you? Falling for your best friend’s wife and showing up with poster boards? Whether you love Love Actually or love to hate Love Actually or have never seen Love Actually, you will actually love this musical! Get ready for awkward meet cutes, over-the-top grand gestures, and Mr. Bean! Oh, and lots and lots of love, actually.

A SHERLOCK CAROL
Off-Broadway: New World Stages Stage III
Written by Mark Shanahan
Directed by Mark Shanahan
Cast Includes Drew McVety, Thom Sesma, Dan Domingues, Anissa Felix, Isabel Keating, Mark Prince, Joe Delafield, Alexandra Kopko, Byron St. Cyr

When a grown-up Tiny Tim asks Sherlock Holmes to investigate the peculiar death of Ebenezer Scrooge, the Great Detective must use his tools of deduction to get to the bottom of the crime. But it is a dark and treacherous Christmas Eve, and once again the holiday is haunted by the spirits of the past, present and future.

Closing Monday, January 3, 2022

LITTLE CHRISTMAS MIRACLES
Off-Broadway: Actors Temple Theatre
Book by Ryan Paul James and Martin Michael
Music an Lyrics by Jamie Floyd, David Devaul, and Nathan DeMarco Jacobson
Created and Directed by Pat Denson

When the kids refuse to celebrate Christmas, two struggling young widows take their kids on a road trip to Gatlinburg, TN to overcome the chaos, somehow manage to pull together, and experience a miracle!

Closing Sunday, January 9, 2022

CAROLINE, OR CHANGE
Broadway: Studio 54
Book by Tony Kushner
Music by Jeanine Tesori
Lyrics by Tony Kushner
Directed by Michael Longhurst
Cast Includes Sharon D Clarke, Gabriel Amoroso, Alexander Bello, John Cariani, Joy Hermalyn, Arica Jackson, Tamika Lawrence, Caissie Levy, Adam Makké, Kevin S. McAllister, Harper Miles, N'Kenge, Nya, Jayden Theophile, Nasia Thomas, Jaden Myles Waldman, Samantha Williams, Stuart Zagnit, Chip Zien

This fall, an American musical from Pulitzer Prize winner Tony Kushner and Tony Award winner Jeanine Tesori makes its long-awaited return to Broadway. For 16 weeks only, audiences have the chance to witness Sharon D Clarke’s Olivier Award-winning performance in Caroline, or Change.

TAMMANY HALL
Off-Broadway: Soho Playhouse
Created and Directed by Darren Lee Cole and Alexander Wright

A new, site-specific, immersive downtown theater experience takes you back to the legendary Election Night of November 5, 1929 for an intimate experience of the corruption, scandal, and romance that brought New York’s most notorious political machine crashing down. Cast your vote and await the results of the night’s major mayoral race while exploring 15 rooms spanning 7,500sq/ft of Soho Playhouse, one of New York’s landmark Jazz Age hotspots. Rub shoulders with some of New York’s most legendary politicians like Jimmy Walker and Fiorella Laguardia, showgirls like Legs Diamond and Betty Compton, and a host of nefarious gangsters and molls, all in the very rooms where it all happened during the Prohibition Era.

TROUBLE IN MIND
Broadway: American Airlines Theatre
Written by Alice Childress
Directed by Charles Randolph-Wright
Cast Includes LaChanze, Michael Zegen, Chuck Cooper, Danielle Campbell, Jessica Frances Dukes, Brandon Micheal Hall, Simon Jones, Alex Micklewicz, Don Stephenson

Wiletta Mayer, an African American actress of a certain age, has spent her career playing stereotypes, trapped on a merry-go-round of mammies, maids, and other menials. The curtain rises on the first day of rehearsal for Chaos in Belleville, a Broadway-bound play that tackles the harsh truths of racism in America. But when those truths spill out of the play and into the rehearsal hall, will Wiletta’s insistence on her dignity cost her the work she desperately needs?

WAITRESS
Broadway: Ethel Barrymore Theatre
Book by Jessie Nelson
Music by Sara Bareilles
Lyrics by Sara Bareilles
Directed by Diane Paulus
Cast Includes: Jennifer Nettles, Maiesha McQueen, Ashley Blanchet, Erich Bergen, Ben Thompson, Dakin Matthews, Eric Anderson, Nik Dodani

Jenna, a waitress and expert pie maker, is stuck in a small town and a loveless marriage. When a baking contest in a nearby county offers her a chance at escape, Jenna must weigh her commitments against a rare shot at freedom and recognition. Her customers, co-workers, and the town’s handsome new doctor all offer her conflicting recipes for happiness but Jenna must ultimately decide for herself.

Closing Sunday, January 16, 2022

CLYDE'S
Broadway: Helen Hayes Theater
Written by Lynn Nottage
Directed by Kate Whoriskey
Cast Includes Uzo Aduba, Ron Cephas Jones, Edmund Donovan, Reza Salazar, Kara Young

A truck stop sandwich shop offers its formerly incarcerated kitchen staff a shot at redemption. Even as the shop’s callous owner tries to keep them under her thumb, the staff members are given purpose and permission to dream by their shared quest to create the perfect sandwich.

RESCUE RUE
Off-Broadway: DR2 Theatre
Book by Stacey Weingarten
Music by Joshua Zecher-Ross, Katie Stwinberg, Dana Levinson, Angela Parrish
Lyrics by Stacey Weingarten, Joshua Zecher-Ross, Katie Stwinberg, Dana Levinson, Angela Parrish
Directed by Stacey Weingarten

When a little dog named Rue wishes for a "Happily Ever After" from her Fairy Dogmother, she soon embarks on an emotional journey of self-discovery and belonging. Kicked out of her home, Rue meets new friends and enemies alike on the street and at the pound before finding her "Furever" home and realizing life is really about finding your happy beginnings, not endings!

Closing Sunday, January 23, 2022

SLAVE PLAY
Broadway: August Wilson Theatre
Written by Jeremy O. Harris
Directed by Robert O'Hara
Cast Includes Ato Blankson-Wood, Antoinette Crowe-Legacy, Jonathan Chad Higginbotham, Devin Kawaoka, Chalia La Tour, Irene Sofia Lucio, Annie McNamara, Paul Alexander Nolan

The old South lives on at the MacGregor Plantation—in the breeze, in the cotton fields...and in the crack of the whip. It’s an antebellum fever-dream, where fear and desire entwine in the looming shadow of the Master’s House. Jim trembles as Kaneisha handles melons in the cottage, Alana perspires in time with the plucking of Phillip’s fiddle in the boudoir, while Dustin cowers at the heel of Gary’s big, black boot in the barn. Nothing is as it seems, and yet everything is as it seems.

Closing Saturday, January 29, 2022

ASSASSINS
Off-Broadway: Classic Stage Company
Book by John Weidman
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Directed by John Doyle
Cast Includes Adam Chanler-Berat, Eddie Cooper, Tavi Gevinson, Brad Giovanine, Andy Grotelueschen, Bianca Horn, Judy Kuhn, Whit K. Lee, Rob Morrison, Zell Steele Morrow, Steven Pasquale, Ethan Slater, Will Swenson, Wesley Taylor, Brandon Uranowitz, and Katrina Yaukey

A darkly comic musical exploring the minds of Presidential assassins and attemptors, among them John Wilkes Booth, Lee Harvey Oswald, John Hinkley, and the lesser known Charles Guiteau, Samuel Byck and Squeaky Fromme. Some had very specific motivations, others' intentions were muddled. All changed the course of U.S. history, and, this musical suggests, added to our unsettling national obsession with celebrity.

Closing Sunday, January 30, 2022

THE STREETS OF NEW YORK
Off-Broadway: Irish Repertory Theatre
Written by Dion Boucicault
Music by Charlotte Moore
Directed by Charlotte Moore
Cast Includes Amy Bodnar, Amanda Jane Cooper, Richard Henry, David Hess, Ben Jacoby, Justin Keyes, Daniel J. Maldonado, Polly McKie, Jordan Tyson, Ryan Vona, Price Waldman, DeLany Westfall

A new musical adaptation of Boucicault’s classic Victorian melodrama with twelve new songs by Charlotte Moore, set in the mid-1800s and follows the changing fates of Lucy and Paul Fairweather, siblings whose fortune was stolen by the corrupt Gideon Bloodgood. Lucy is in love with Mark Livingstone, son of one of the most respectable families in New York.

Closing Sunday, February 6, 2022

FLYING OVER SUNSET
Broadway: Vivian Beaumont Theatre
Book by James Lapine
Music by Tom Kitt
Lyrics by Michael Korie
Directed by James Lapine
Cast Includes Carmen Cusack, Kanisha Marie Feliciano, Harry Hadden-Paton, Nehal Joshi, Emily Pynenburg, Michele Ragusa, Robert Sella, Laura Shoop, Atticus Ware, Tony Yazbeck

1950s Hollywood. You are at a beautiful beach house overlooking the Pacific with Cary Grant, Clare Boothe Luce and Aldous Huxley… and they are on an acid trip. Together. That is the premise ofFlying Over Sunset, a new musical written and directed by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award® winner James Lapine (Sunday in the Park with George, Into the Woods, Falsettos). Join three extraordinary people as they take a journey into the most colorful corners of the human psyche – delving into their private desires, hopes and secrets. Carmen Cusack (Bright Star), Harry Hadden-Paton (My Fair Lady) and Tony Yazbeck (On the Town) lead the cast in this story of revelation and connection.

IS THERE STILL SEX IN THE CITY?
Off-Broadway: Daryl Roth Theatre
Written by Candace Bushnell
Directed by Lorin Latarro
Cast Includes Candace Bushnell

In her new one woman show, New York icon Candace Bushnell (author of Sex and the City and the OG Carrie Bradshaw), shares her remarkable philosophy through stories of fashion, literature, sex, and New York City while pouring cosmos in Manolos.

Closing Sunday, March 6, 2022

DAVID BYRNE'S AMERICAN UTOPIA
Broadway: St. James Theatre
Music by David Byrne
Lyrics by David Byrne

The theatrical concert includes songs from David Byrne's American Utopia along with songs from Talking Heads and his solo career.

Closing Sunday, March 20, 2022

THOUGHTS OF A COLORED MAN
Broadway: John Golden Theatre
Written by Keenan Scott II
Directed by Steve H. Broadnax III
Cast Includes Dyllón Burnside, Bryan Terrell Clark, Da'Vinchi, Luke James, Forrest McClendon, Esau Pritchett, Tristan "Mack" Wilds

Over the course of a single day in the pulsing heart of Brooklyn, the hopes, sorrows, fears, and joys of seven men reverberate far beyond the barbershops and basketball courts of their community. Vulnerable and vibrant, raw and alive — these are theThoughts of a Colored Man.


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