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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 11, 2022

Off-Broadway: Playwrights Horizons/Mainstage Theater
Written by Bruce Norris
Directed by Pam MacKinnon
Cast Includes Glenn Davis, K. Todd Freeman, Francis Gulnan, Susanna Guzmán, Tim Hopper, Sally Murphy, Gabi Samels, Eddie Torres

At a registered address in downstate Illinois, four men convicted of sex crimes share a group home where they live out their days post-incarceration. When a man shows up to confront his childhood abuser, it becomes hard to locate the line between justice and retribution. This gripping, provocative new play from Pulitzer Prize winner Bruce Norris zeroes in on the limits of compassion and forgiveness.

Off-Broadway: Roundabout Theatre Company - Laura Pels Theatre
Written by Noah Diaz
Directed by Sam Pinkleton
Cast Includes Linda Lavin, Marinda Anderson, Daniel K. Isaac, Nate Miller, Dario Ladani Sanchez

In Noah Diaz’s You Will Get Sick, a young man is shocked to receive a life-changing diagnosis. Overwhelmed, he turns to a stranger for help, hiring an older woman to break the news to his family and friends – thus setting into motion a series of events that will profoundly reshape both of their lives.

Closing Sunday, December 18, 2022

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Off-Broadway: Roundabout Theatre Company - Black Box Theatre
Written by Harrison David Rivers
Directed by David Mendizábal
Cast Includes Stephanie Berry, Jake Ryan Lozano, Sasha Camille Manuel, Anthony Lee Medina, Jhardon Dishon Milton

Struggling to recover after an assault, Jonah realizes the only way to heal is by mending the relationships with his family.

Off-Broadway: Pershing Square Signature Theatre Center
Written by Will Arbery
Directed by Danya Taymor
Cast Includes Quincy Tyler Bernstine, Jeb Kreager, Ken Leung, Rachel Sachnoff

Winters keep getting worse in Evanston, IL where salt truck drivers Peter and Basil battle the ice and snow and pass the time with jokes and stories. But what’s with this creeping sense of dread? Is it because their boss Maiworm has noble visions of new green technology that would make their jobs obsolete? Or is there a more terrifying warning calling out from under these roads? At least they have each other, right?

Off-Broadway: Irish Repertory Theatre
Written by Tracy Thorne
Directed by Nicholas A. Cotz
Cast Includes Tracy Thorne

Jack Was Kind gives an imagined, painfully human backstory to an actual American event that will affect the country for generations to come. This intimate confessional story examines long-seated issues of privilege and complicity at the core of America, as well as our current and explosive political moment.

Off-Broadway: Classic Stage Company
Book by Terrence McNally
Music by Stephen Flaherty
Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Directed by John Doyle
Cast Includes Jim Parsons, Alma Cuervo, Kara Mikula, Da'Von T. Moody, Mary Beth Peil, Thom Sesma, A.J. Shively, Nathaniel Stampley, Jessica Tyler Wright, Joel Waggoner, Shereen Ahmed

In 1964 Dublin, Alfie Byrne, a middle-aged bachelor living a too-quiet life with his spinster sister, spends his days as a bus conductor and his nights as a community theatre impresario dedicated to the plays of his hero, Oscar Wilde. When Alfie declares that the troupe will next present Wilde's provocative Salome, the church where the theatrical troupe is housed balks at the plays "immodest" dancing and his safe little world begins to crumble.

Off-Broadway: The Shed
Written by David Hare
Directed by Nicholas Hytner and Jamie Armitage
Cast Includes Ralph Fiennes, David Bromley, Alana Maria, Guy Paul, Judith Roddy, Helen Schlesinger, Mary Stillwagon Stewart, Danny Webb

For forty uninterrupted years, Robert Moses was the most powerful man in New York. Though never elected to office, he manipulated those who were through a mix of guile, charm and intimidation. Motivated at first by a determination to improve the lives of New York City’s workers, he created new parks, new bridges and 627 miles of expressway to connect the people to the great outdoors. But in the 1950s, groups of citizens at grass roots began to organize against his schemes and against the motor car, campaigning for a very different idea of what a city was and for what it should be.

Closing Saturday, December 31, 2022

Off-Broadway: Irish Repertory Theatre
Written by Dylan Thomas
Directed by Charlotte Moore
Cast Includes Kerry Conte, Ali Ewoldt, Jay Aubrey Jones, Kylie Kuioka, Dan Macke, Ashley Robinson, Emma Camp, Reed Lancaster

Off-Broadway: Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater
Written by Sarah Ruhl
Directed by Rebecca Taichman
Cast Includes Tina Benko, Candy Buckley, Alicia Crowder, Deirdre O'Connell, Thomas Jay Ryan, Julian Sanchez, Bernard White

Out of work and out of love, Becky Nurse is an ordinary but strong-willed grandmother just trying to get by in post-Obama America. She’s also the great-great-great-great-great-granddaughter of Rebecca Nurse, who was infamously executed for witchcraft in 1692—but things have changed for women since then, haven’t they? Desperate to raise her troubled teenaged granddaughter right, and also hook up with an old flame, Becky visits a local witch for help. But those spells and potions don’t work out exactly as planned.

Off-Broadway: York Theatre Company
Created by Susan H. Schulman, Michael Lightefeld, Lawrence Yurman
Directed by Susan H. Schulman
Cast Includes Markcus Blair, Sara Esty, Rachel Fairbanks, Dion Simmons Grier, Danielle Herbert, Kayla Jenerson, Cory Lingner, Mike Schwitter, Drew Tanabe

Hoagy Carmichael’s Stardust Road is a new musical journey that tells the story of six friends and the one man who brought them all together. The musical is told completely through the sophisticated music of Hoagy Carmichael. The seven friends weave a story of camaraderie and shifting relationships through four decades in America: the early years of ragtime, jazz and blues; the romance of New York in the 1930’s; the tumultuous and uncertain years of the World War II era; and the post-war Golden Age of Hollywood. All while walking down Hoagy Carmichael’s Stardust Road.

Off-Broadway: Claire Tow Theater
Written by Julia May Jonas
Directed by Annie Tippe
Cast Includes Hannah Cabell, Cole Doman, Annie Fang, Savido Geevaratne, Mia Pak

In the sanctuary, hallways and rec rooms of a liberal parish, Brian angles for power, Addie attempts transfiguration, and Beatrice battles with obscurity. Meanwhile Kat, the youth pastor, can’t stop gazing into the troubled eyes of her congregant Chris.

Closing Sunday, January 1, 2022

Broadway: Nederlander Theater
Written by Charles DIckens
Adapted by Jefferson Mays, Susan Lyons, Michael Arden
Directed by Michael Arden
Cast Includes Jefferson Mays, Danny Gardner

Jefferson Mays’ universally celebrated, one man virtuoso, tour-de-force performance in Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol will be coming to Broadway this holiday season for a strictly limited 66-performance engagement

Off-Broadway: Theatre For A New Audience
Written by Denis Johnson
Directed by Arin Arbus
Cast Includes Johanna Day, Michael Shannon, Heather Alicia Simms, Arliss Howard

The late American author Denis Johnson’s final play Des Moines is one of his most sensationally mysterious works. Chance events—including a plane crash, a rescued wedding ring, a frightening diagnosis, and makeup advice kindly offered to a louche Catholic priest—bring a group of lonely and haunted characters together for a debauch that becomes an unlikely communion

Off-Broadway: Atlantic Theater Company
Written by Lloyd Suh
Directed by Eric Ting
Cast Includes Ben Chase, Jinn S. Kim, Whit K. Lee, Christopher Liam Moore, Shannon Tyo, Amy Kim Waschke, Eric Yang

An intimate epic that follows an unlikely family’s journey from rural Taishan to the wild west of California in the wake of the Chinese Exclusion Act.

Off-Broadway: New World Stages, Stage 1
Book by Joseph Stein
Music by Jerry Bock
Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick
Adaptation by Shraga Friedman
Directed by Joel Grey
Cast Includes Steven Skybell, Jennifer Babiak, Ben Liebert, Stephanie Lynne Mason, Rosie Jo Neddy, Bruce Sabath, Drew Seigla, Rachel Zatcoff, Kirk Geritano, Raquel Nobile, Jonathan Quigley, Nick Raynor, Adam B. Shapiro, Jodi Snyder, James Monroe Števko, Lauren Jeanne Thomas, Bobby Underwood, Mikhl Yashinsky, Abby Goldfarb, Kayleen Seidl, Ron Tal, John Giesige

National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene's Drama Desk Award–winning Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish will return to Off-Broadway at New World Stages. The production of the classic musical is presented in Yiddish with English and Russian supertitles.

Off-Broadway: Playhouse 46 At St. Luke's
Book, Music, and Lyrics by Jonathan Hogue
Directed by Nick Flatto
Cast Includes Jamir Brown, Jeremiah Garcia, Caroline Huerta, Jeffrey Laughrun, Garrett Poladian, Harley Seger, SLee, Shawn W. Smith, Jean Christian Barry, Dashiell Gregory, Hannah Clarke Levine

Stranger Sings! The Parody Musical is a wild and irreverent send-up of the hit Netflix series and all its campy 80’s glory. Join Mike, Eleven, Lucas, Dustin, and the whole Hawkins gang for a night of adventure, thrills, indulgent pop culture references, pubescent angst, heavy synth, poor parenting, convoluted love triangles, cheap effects, singing monsters, and maybe, just maybe, justice for everyone’s favorite missing ginger, Barb Holland.

Closing Sunday, January 8, 2023

Broadway: American Airlines Theatre
Book by Peter Stone
Music and Lyrics by Sherman Edwards
Directed by Diane Paulus, Jeffrey L. Page
Cast Includes Gisela Adisa, Nancy Anderson, Becca Ayers, Tiffani Barbour, Carolee Carmello, Allyson Kaye Daniel, Elizabeth A. Davis, Mehry Eslaminia, Joanna Glushak, Shawna Hamic, Eryn LeCroy, Kristolyn Lloyd, Liz Mikel, Patrena Murray, Oneika Phillips, Lulu Picart, Sara Porkalob, Sushma Saha, Brooke Simpson, Salome B. Smith, Sav Souza, Jill Vallery

The Tony Award-winning Best Musical 1776 has catapulted to blazing new life in a thrillingly new production. Suddenly, the songs, humor, and passion of this musical masterpiece soar as never before. A glorious multiracial cast of female, transgender, and nonbinary actors portrays the fiery founders of this country, putting history in the hands of the humans who were left out the first time around—and the result is an epic show of passion, debate, and roof-raising musical fireworks.

Broadway: Marquis Theatre
Book by Scott Brown, Anthony King
Music and Lyrics by Eddie Perfect
Directed by Alex Timbers
Cast Includes Alex Brightman, Elizabeth Teeter, Kerry Butler, David Josefberg, Adam Dannheisser, Leslie Kritzer, Michelle Aravena, Kevin Moon Loh, Zonya Love, Danny Rutigliano, Dana Steingold, Kate Bailey, Ryan Breslin, Elliott Mattox, Sean McManus, Mateo Melendez, Neada Riley, Graham Stevens, Michael Bryan Wang

Lydia Deetz is a strange and unusual teenager who is obsessed with the whole “being dead thing.” Lucky for Lydia, her new house is haunted by a recently deceased couple and a degenerate demon who happens to have a thing for stripes. When Lydia calls on this ghost-with-the-most to scare away her insufferable parents, Beetlejuice comes up with the perfect plan, which involves exorcism, arranged marriages and an adorable girl scout who gets scared out of her wits.

Broadway: St. James Theatre
Book by James Lapine
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Directed by Lear DeBessonet
Cast Includes Patina Miller, Montego Glover, Stephanie J. Block, Sebastian Arcelus, Gavin Creel, Joshua Henry, Krysta Rodriguez, Katy Geraghty, Cole Thompson, David Patrick Kelly, Annie Golden, Nancy Opel, Ann Harada, Ta'Nika Gibson, Albert Guerzon, Brooke Ishibashi, Kennedy Kanagawa, Jim Stanek, Alysia Velez

Here’s a reason to be happy ever after... Direct from its sold-out New York City Center Encores! run, Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s Tony Award®-winning triumph Into the Woods comes to Broadway’s St. James Theatre for 8 weeks only. So don’t delay or be misled—this critically acclaimed new production is here just for a moment!

Off-Broadway: New York Theatre Workshop
Book by George FUrth
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Directed by Lear DeBessonet
Cast Includes Jonathan Groff, Lindsay Mendez, Daniel Radcliffe, Krystal Joy Brown, Katie Rose Clarke, Leana Rae Concepcion, Carter Harris, Colin Keane, Corey Mach, Talia Robinson, Reg Rogers, Jamila Sabares-Klemm, Brian Sears, Christian Strange, Vishal Vaidya, Natalie Wachen, Jacob Keith Watson, Morgan Kirner, Amanda Rose, Evan Alexander Smith, Koray Tarhan

The story of how a composer's idealism and friendships were corrupted by success is told backwards, starting with the disillusioned present and ending with their optimistic college years, in Stephen Sondheim and George Furth's musical, which is suggested by the George S. Kaufman-Moss Hart play.

Closing Sunday, January 15, 2023

Broadway: Hudson Theatre
Written by Arthur Miller
Directed by Miranda Cromwell
Cast Includes Wendell Pierce, Sharon D Clarke, André De Shields, Khris Davis, McKinley Belcher III, Blake DeLong, Lynn Hawley, Grace Porter, Stephen Stocking, Chelsea Lee Williams, Delaney Williams

Olivier Award nominee Wendell Pierce and 2022 Tony® nominee Sharon D Clarke reprise their roles as Willy and Linda Loman in a revival-told for the first time on Broadway-from the perspective of an African American family. A new cast of supporting actors join the production in New York, led by Tony® winner André De Shields and Khris Davis. This powerful interpretation of Miller’s classic drama illuminates the dark underbelly of the American Dream and its elusive promise of equality and opportunity for all.

Broadway: Vivian Beaumont Theater
Written by Mike Birbiglia
Directed by Seth Barrish
Cast Includes Mike Birbiglia

On the heels of his award-winning Broadway show The New One, comedian and storyteller Mike Birbiglia returns with a tale of life, death, and a highly chlorinated YMCA pool. With his unique form of comedic storytelling, Birbiglia chronicles a coming-of-middle-age story that asks the big questions: Why are we here? What’s next? And what happens when the items at the doctor’s office that you thought were decorative become quite useful?

Broadway: Winter Garden Theatre
Book, Music and Lyrics by Meredith Wilson
Directed by Jerry Zaks
Cast Includes Hugh Jackman, Sutton Foster, Shuler Hensley, Mark Linn Baker, Jane Houdyshell, Marie Mullen, Remy Auberjonois, Gino Cosculluela, Emma Crow, Benjamin Pajak, Emily Jewel Hoder, Garrett Long, Linda Mugleston, Jessica Sheridan, Rema Webb, Phillip Boykin, Eddie Korbich, Daniel Torres, Nicholas Ward, Lance Roberts, Nick Alvino, Jordan Beall, Ronnie S. Bowman Jr., Audrina Brudner, Audrey Cardwell, Michael Cash, William Thomas Colin, Kammie Crum, Aydin Eyikan, Ethen Green-Younger, Curtis Holland, Andra Jones-Sojola, Amanda LaMotte, Kayla LaVine, Devin Miles Lugo, Drew Minard, Sean Montgomery, Kennedy Pitney, Sherisse Pringer, Mitchell Tobin, Branch Woodman

Two-time Tony, Grammy, and Emmy winner Hugh Jackman makes his highly anticipated return to Broadway as Professor Harold Hill in Meredith Willson’s beloved classic, The Music Man. Two-time Tony-winning superstar Sutton Foster will star as Marian Paroo. The production is directed by four-time Tony winner Jerry Zaks, with choreography by Tony winner Warren Carlyle.

Broadway: Lyceum Theatre
Book, Music and Lyrics by Michael R. Jackson
Directed by Stephen Brackett
Cast Includes Jaquel Spivey, Antwayn Hopper, James Jackson, Jr., L Morgan Lee, John-Michael Lyles, John-Andrew Morrison, Jason Veasey

Michael R. Jackson’s Pulitzer Prize-winning, blisteringly funny masterwork exposes the heart and soul of a young artist grappling with desires, identity, and instincts he both loves and loathes. Hell-bent on breaking free of his own self-perception, Usher wrestles with the thoughts in his head, brought to life on stage by a hilarious, straight-shooting ensemble. Bold and heartfelt in its truth-telling, A Strange Loop is the big, Black, and queer-ass Great American Musical for all.

Broadway: John Golden Theatre
Written by Suzan-Lori Parks
Directed by Kenny Leon
Cast Includes Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Corey Hawkins

Suzan-Lori Parks’ Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece, Topdog/Underdog, will return to Broadway this Fall in a 20th Anniversary Production, directed by Tony Award-winner Kenny Leon and starring Tony Award-nominee Corey Hawkins (In the Heights, The Tragedy of Macbeth) and Emmy Award-winner Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (Watchmen, Candyman) as brothers Lincoln and Booth.

Closing Sunday, January 22, 2023

Broadway: Samuel J. Friedman Theatre
Written by Anthony McCarten
Directed by Kwame Kwei-Armah
Cast Includes Paul Bettany, Jeremy Pope, Krysta Rodriguez, Erik Jensen

Warhol. Basquiat. Electric, eccentric, polar opposites... together, for the first time in the most unlikely partnership the art world has ever seen. Paul Bettany (The Avengers, "WandaVision," “A Very British Scandal”) and Jeremy Pope (Choir Boy, Ain’t Too Proud, “Hollywood”) star in the thrilling American premiere of the London sensation.

Off-Broadway: Greenwich House Theater
Written by Charles Dickens
Adaptation by Mark Izzard
Directed by Selina Cadell
Cast Includes Eddie Izzard

Closing Sunday, January 29, 2023

Broadway: Ethel Barrymore Theatre
Written by August Wilson
Directed by LaTanya Richardson Jackson
Cast Includes Samuel L. Jackson, John David Washington, Danielle Brooks, Michael Potts, Ray Fisher, Trai Byers, April Matthis, Jurnee Swan, Nadia Daniel

A battle is brewing in the Charles household. At the center lies the family’s prized heirloom piano. On one side, a brother plans to build the family fortune by selling it. On the other, a sister will go to any length to keep it and preserve the family history. Only their uncle stands in between. But even he can’t hold back the ghosts of the past.

Closing Sunday, February 5, 2023

Off-Broadway: Theatre Five @ Theatre Row
Written by Eden Atias

This is the story of Dell’Arte Park, an amusement park that lost its happiness. The Park was originally founded to bring joy and happiness, free of charge and without judgment, to anyone. But today everything is alienated and evil. All Mr. Fire desires is money. But don’t worry… for Arlekina will save the day with innocent happiness and teach us that money is not the most important thing in life.

Broadway: Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre
Written by Richard Greenberg
Directed by Scott Ellis
Cast Includes Julian Cihi, Hiram Delgado, Brandon J. Dirden, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Bill Heck, Carl Lundstedt, Ken Marks, Michael Oberholtzer, Eduardo Ramos, Tyler Lansing Weaks, Jesse Wiliams

Tony Award winner Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Modern Family) and Tony nominee Jesse Williams (Grey's Anatomy) return to their roles in the Tony-winning Best Revival of Richard Greenberg's Take Me Out for a limited Broadway engagement of 14 weeks only.

Closing Sunday, February 12, 2023

Broadway: Helen Hayes Theatre
Written by Stephen Adly Guirgis
Directed by Austin Pendleton
Cast Includes Victor Almanzar, Elizabeth Canavan, Rosal Colón, Liza Colón-Zayas, Common, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Michael Rispoli

City Hall is demanding more than his signature, the landlord wants him out, the liquor store is closed — and the Church won’t leave him alone. For ex-cop and recent widower Walter “Pops” Washington and his recently paroled son Junior, the struggle to hold on to one of the last great rent stabilized apartments on Riverside Drive collides with old wounds, sketchy new houseguests, and a final ultimatum in this Pulitzer Prize-winning dark comedy from Stephen Adly Guirgis. For Pops and Junior, it seems the old days are dead and gone — after a lifetime living Between Riverside and Crazy.

Broadway: James Earl Jones Theatre
Written by Adrienne Kennedy
Directed by Kenny Leon
Cast Includes Audra McDonald, Bryce Pinkham, Mister Fitzgerald, Lizan Mitchell, Abigail Stephenson

When writer Suzanne Alexander returns to her alma mater as a guest speaker, in which she explores the violence in her works, a dark mystery unravels. Adrienne Kennedy’s Ohio State Murders is an intriguing and unusual suspense play, as well as a social pertinent look at the destructiveness of racism in our society.

Closing Sunday, February 19, 2023

Off-Broadway: Daryl Roth Theatre
Written by Marla Mindelle, Constantine Rousouli, Tye Blue
Directed by Tye Blue
Cast Includes Marla Mindelle, Constantine Rousouli, Frankie Grande, Kathy Deitch, Ryan Duncan, Alex Ellis, John Riddle, Jaye Alexander, Courtney Bassett, Donnie Hammond, Dimitri Moise

Want to find out what really happened to Jack and Rose on that fateful night? Our story begins when Céline Dion hijacks a Titanic Museum tour and enchants the audience with her totally wild take, recharting the course of Titanic’s beloved moments and characters with her iconic song catalog.

Closing Sunday, February 26, 2023

Broadway: Belasco Theatre
Written by Jordan E. Cooper
Directed by Stevie Walker-Webb
Cast Includes Jordan E. Cooper, Fedna Jacquet, Marchánt Davis, Shannon Matesky, Ebony Marshall-Oliver, Crystal Lucas-Perry

Having premiered to critical acclaim at The Public Theater, Ain’t No Mo’ dares to ask the incendiary question, “What if the U.S. government offered Black Americans one-way plane tickets to Africa?” The answer is the high-octane comedy about being Black in today’s America from the mischievous mind of playwright Jordan E. Cooper (“The Ms. Pat Show”). Seamlessly blending sketch comedy, satire and avant garde theater, Ain’t No Mo’ will leave you crying with laughter—and thinking through the tears.

Off-Broadway: The Judson Theatre
Created by David Blaine

Enter Asi Wind’s Inner Circle—the most intimate magic show you have ever experienced. The moment you enter the theatre space, you become a part of the show. The unique setting intensifies the performance and creates a logic-defying experience that goes beyond magic. Audiences are not only witnesses to the magic; they become the magic itself. It is exhilarating, mysterious and hilarious. Now is the chance to join Asi Wind’s unforgettable Inner Circle.

Closing Sunday, April 16, 2023

Broadway: Majestic Theatre
Book by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Richard Stilgoe
Lyrics by Charles Hart
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Directed by Harold Prince
Cast Includes Jeremy Stolle, Ted Keegan, Emilie Kouatchou, Julia Udine, John Riddle, Raquel Suarez Groen, Nehal Joshi, Scott Mikita, Craig Bennett, Maree Johnson, Carlton Moe, Sara Esty

The longest-running show in Broadway history, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera debuted in 1988, winning seven Tony Awards® including Best Musical. Based on Gaston Leroux’s horror novel, it tells the enticing story of the Phantom, who haunts the stage of the Paris Opera and subsequently falls in love with a beautiful young soprano. Audiences are in for a thrilling night at the theater to see this timeless tale, accompanied by an unforgettable musical score.

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

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