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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, June 3, 2023

Broadway: Lynn F. Angelson Theater
Written by William Shakespeare, adapted by Hansol Jung
Directed by Hansol Jung and Dustin Willis
Cast Includes Purva Bedi, Major Curda, Jose Gamo, Brian Lee Huynh, Zion Jang, Mia Katigbak, Rob Kellogg, Dorcas Leung, Daniel Liu

The classic tale of star-crossed love is infused with contemporary vitality by playwright Hansol Jung (Wolf Play, Wild Goose Dreams, Cardboard Piano). Seen in 2020 as part of Two River Theater’s Two River Rising online reading series, this new take on Shakespeare’s ode to young love was originally commissioned by the Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s Play On! project. It is produced as part of the NAATCO (National Asian American Theatre Company) National Partnership Project.

Closing Sunday, June 4, 2023

Broadway: Imperial Theatre
Book by Emerald Fennell
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Lyrics by David Zippel
Directed by Laurence Connor
Cast Includes Linedy Genao, Savy Jackson, Carolee Carmello, Grace McLean, Jordan Dobson, Sami Gayle, Morgan Higgins, Cameron Loyal, Christina Acosta Robinson, Mike Baerga, Lauren Boyd, Tristen Buettel, Kaleigh Cronin, Josh Drake, Jaquez, Ben Lanham, Ángel Lozada, Mariah Lyttle, Sarah Meahl, Christian Probst, Larkin Reilly, Julio Rey, Lily Rose, J Savage, Dave Schoonover, Tregoney Shepherd, Paige Smallwood, Aléna Watters, 

In the exceptionally beautiful kingdom of Belleville, the fields are idyllic, the prince is charming, and the townsfolk are ravishing. Only one stubborn peasant stands in the way of absolute perfection: Cinderella. To the flawless residents and royals of Belleville, this damsel IS the distress

Off-Broadway: Players Theatre
Book, Music, and Lyrics by Brent Black
Directed by John Lampe

Set in 2366 and the timeframe of Star Trek: The Next Generation, Khan is a camp heavy exploration of Data the Android's attempt at adapting the 'history' of Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan into a musical. Resulting in a comedic mixture of William Shatner impressions, mutant space chickens, and Vulcan tap dancing, the coming-of-middle-age story remains (mostly) true to the original film, with the sci-fi silliness turned up to 11.

Closing Friday, June 9, 2023

Broadway: Irish Repertory Theatre
Written by A. R. Gurney
Directed by Ciarán O’Reilly
Cast Includes Matthew Broderick and Laura Benanti

Told through a lifetime of letters, we meet Melissa Gardner and Andrew Makepeace Ladd III who have been writing to each other since childhood. For more than 50 years, they’ve grown together, confiding their hopes, dreams, triumphs, and disappointments in one another. They share a deep closeness that is at once charmingly funny and a poignant portrait of human connection.

Closing Saturday, June 10, 2023

Broadway: Hudson Theatre
Written by Henrik Ibsen, adapted by Amy Herzog
Directed by Jamie Lloyd
Cast Includes Jessica Chastain, Arian Moayed, Okieriete Onaodowan, Jesmille Darbouze, Tasha Lawrence, Michael Patrick Thornton

Academy Award® winner Jessica Chastain stars in this thrilling reinvention of Ibsen’s A Doll's House. Directed by Tony® nominee Jamie Lloyd, one of contemporary theater’s most revolutionary auteurs, and adapted by acclaimed playwright Amy Herzog, this new production makes freshly relevant a story that shocked audiences and brought forth a new era of theater.

Off-Broadway: Minetta Lane Theatre
Written by Michael Cruz Kayne
Directed by Josh Sharp
Cast Includes Michael Cruz Kayne

Like all the world's most insightful theatrical works, it began with a tweet. On the tenth anniversary of a profound loss, comedian Michael Cruz Kayne felt compelled to describe his feelings of grief in 140 characters or less. Much to his surprise, more than 140,000 messages of support came back to him from all corners of the globe. Overwhelmed by the response, the Late Show with Stephen Colbert writer and host of A Good Cry created Sorry for Your Loss, a sidesplitting, heartrending look at life — and death. This powerfully personal world premiere cuts through the platitudes, directly reaching out to anyone who has ever experienced loss — or will. So... everyone.

Closing Sunday, June 11, 2023

Off-Broadway: Robet W. Wilson MCC Theater Space
Written by Guadalís Del Carmen
Directed by Melissa Crespo

Inspired by the Juan Luis Guerra song "Como Abeja Al Panal," Bees and Honey is an intimate portrait of a Dominican couple's love and dreams in New York City. Manuel and Johaira met at a Washington Heights club and it was love at first sight. Now married, the ambitious young couple hopes to achieve their dreams together. Manuel's entrepreneurial spirit drives to him to expand his mechanic shop, while Johaira lands a career-defining sexual assault case that could help her make partner at her law firm. As the high-profile trial takes its toll on Johaira, she also begins to question whether her husband will ever outgrow his bad boy mentality. Adding in Manuel's ailing mother and an unforeseen tragedy, the pair is pushed to its limits as their love is tested daily.

Off-Broadway: 59E59 Theater B
Written by Adran Lukis, Catherine Curzon
Directed by Guy Unsworth
Cast Includes Adrian Lukis

Join Pride and Prejudice’s most roguish gentleman, George Wickham, on the eve of his sixtieth birthday, to lift the sheets on what exactly happened thirty years from where we left him and discover his own version of some very famous literary events. What really happened with Mr. Darcy? Were his feelings for Lizzie real? What about Georgina and Lydia?

Off-Broadway: 59E59 Theater C
Written by Lucy Roslyn
Directed by Josh Roche
Cast Includes Lucy Roslyn

Lucy Roslyn's play is the story of a person looking for escape - just as Virginia Woolf imagined her own freedom in the pages of "Orlando," a book which strains at the boundaries of identity: are we any one thing? Or are our selves “stacked like dinner plates,” one on top of the other?

Broadway: Helen Hayes Theatre
Written by Larissa FastHorse
Directed by Rachel Chavkin
Cast Includes D'Arcy Carden, Katie Finneran, Scott Foley, Chris Sullivan, Mollie Fink, Dasan Turner, Ishan De Silva, Atticus Scott-Williamson

When a troupe of really, really well-meaning theater artists attempt to put on a culturally sensitive Thanksgiving school pageant, things get messy. Hilarious and poignant, this delicious play skewers everything right, wrong, and woke in America.

Off-Broadway: New World Stages Stage 1
Written by Anthony Rapp
Directed by Stephen Maler
Cast Includes Anthony Rapp

Based on Anthony Rap's best-selling memoir of the same name, Without You features music from Jonathan Larson's Rent along with original songs by Rapp, David Matos, and Joe Pisapia. The show picks up as Rapp, broke and working at Starbucks, gets an audition for a new rock opera, going on to tell the story of the early days of the landmark musical.

Closing Sunday, June 18, 2023

Off-Broadway: The Pershing Square Signature Center
Written by Diane Exavier
Directed by Dominique Rider
Cast Includes Pascale Armand, Alana Raquel Bowers, Kristin Dodson, Malika Samuel, Taji Senior, Tamara Tunie

It’s a sweltering summer in Flatbush. In a neighborhood overrun by wrecking crews and new construction, the five Abellard sisters take refuge in their family home. In spite of their jovial, teasing conversations, the sisters are mourning the death of their father and the changing neighborhood. Each of them is also confronting personal losses of their youth and their dreams for the future. Inspired by the classic play House of Bernarda Alba by Federico García Lorca, but bracingly contemporary, Bernarda’s Daughters confronts issues of class, race, gentrification, and where a woman’s place is in a rapidly changing world. Drenched in sparkling, witty dialog, Bernarda’s Daughters is a thrilling, engrossing exploration of a family at a crossroads.

Off-Broadway: Manhattan Theatre Club - Stage 1
Written by Rajiv Joseph
Directed by Kenny Leon
Cast Includes Glenn Davis, Chris Perfetti

“King” LeBron James’s reign in Cleveland brings promise, prosperity and renewal to a city in desperate need of all three. It also brings together two unlikely friends in a bond forged by fandom. Told over twelve years (from LeBron's rookie season to an NBA Championship) King James is an intimate exploration of the place that sports occupy in our lives and relationships. Ensemble member Rajiv Joseph's clever and fast-paced comedy traces the arcs of two friends whose turbulent relationship is best navigated through their shared love of basketball—and the endless amiable arguments that erupt from that love. All the while, the promise and burden of LeBron's talent and legacy loom large.

SUMMER, 1976
Broadway: Samuel J. Friedman Theatre
Written by David Auburn
Directed by Daniel Sullivan
Cast Includes Laura Linney, Jessica Hecht

Over one fateful summer, an unlikely friendship develops between Diana, a fiercely iconoclastic artist and single mom, and Alice, a free-spirited yet naïve young housewife. As the Bicentennial is celebrated across the country, these two young women in Ohio navigate motherhood, ambition, and intimacy, and help each other discover their own independence.

Off-Broadway: AMT Theater
Book by Jessica Hendy
Music and Lyrics by Brianna Kothari Barnes
Directed by Richard Hess
Cast Includes Jessica Hendy

Meet Jessica - A Broadway actress and single mother.As she and her young son ‘Bubbles’ wait for their playdate in Central Park they are approached by a homeless man - Meet Bubbles’ father. From the lights of Broadway to the depths of her husband’s mental illness, Walking With Bubbles explores how far a mother will go to protect her son, her loved ones, and ultimately, herself.

Closing Monday, June 19, 2023

Off-Broadway: AMT Theater
Written by Rick Crom
Directed by Mark Waldrop
Cast Includes Kristen Alderson, Taylor Crousore, Carly Sakalove, Michael West

The Drama Desk nominated NEWSical the Musical is back lampooning current events, headlines, newsmakers, celebrities, and politicians. With songs and material being updated on a regular basis, composer-lyricist Rick Crom's topical musical comedy is an ever-evolving mockery of all the news that is fit to spoof!

Closing Sunday, June 25, 2023

Off-Broadway: St. Ann's Warehouse
Book by Sabrina Dhawan, Apita Mukherjee
Music by Vishal Bhardwaj
Lyrics by Susan Birkenhead, Masi Asare
Directed by Mira Nair
Cast Includes Anisha Nagarajan, Alok Tewari, Namit Das, Sharvari Deshpande, Gagan Dev Riar, Salena Qureshi, Deven Kolluri, Palomi Ghosh

The perfect storm starts brewing when family members from around the world descend on Delhi for a nonstop four-day celebration of an arranged marriage between a modern upper-middle-class Indian family’s only daughter and an American guy she’s never met. But the bride is having an affair, her father’s financial troubles deepen, and dark family secrets surface. The forecast calls for drama, love, hope, laughs, and a whole lot of rain.

Off-Broadway: Playwrights Horizons
Written by John J. Caswell, Jr.
Directed by Dustin Wills
Cast Includes Frankie J. Alvarez, Ceci Fernández, Florencia Lozano, Julio Monge, Arturo Luis Soria

In a crumbling house in Arizona, a family haunted by addiction — and hardened into smart-asses — wrestles with the alcoholic ruin of its patriarch… who may or may not be repeatedly abducted by aliens.

Closing Sunday, July 2, 2023

Broadway: American Airlines Theatre
Written by James Ijames
Directed by Saheem Ali
Cast Includes Nikki Crawford, Chris Herbie Holland, Billy Eugene Jones, Adrianna Mitchell, Calvin Leon Smith, Marcel Spears, Benja Kay Thomas

Juicy is a queer, Southern college kid, already grappling with some serious questions of identity, when the ghost of his father shows up in their backyard, demanding that Juicy avenge his murder. But here’s the rub! Revenge doesn’t come easy to Juicy, a sensitive and self-aware young Black man in search of his own happiness and liberation. From an uproarious family cookout emerges a compelling examination of love and loss, pain and joy.

Broadway: Longacre Theatre
Written by Tom Stoppard
Directed by Patrick Marber
Cast Includes Jesse Aaronson, Betsy Aidem, Jenna Augen, Japhet Balaban, Corey Brill, Daniel Cantor, Faye Castelow, Eden Epstein, Gina Ferrall, Charlotte Graham, Matt Harrington, Sarah Killough, Colleen Lichtfield, Joshua Malina, Aaron Neil, Seth Numrich, Dave Register, Anthony Rosenthal, Sara Topham, Brandon Uranowitz, Reese Bogin, Cody Braverman, Max Ryan Burach, Remy Cohen, Calvin James Davis, Michael Deaner, Romy Fay, Pearl Scarlett Gold, Ava Michele Hyl, Joshua Satine, Aaron Shuf, Drew Squire

Set in Vienna, Leopoldstadt takes its title from the Jewish quarter. This passionate drama of love and endurance begins in the last days of 1899 and follows one extended family deep into the heart of the 20th Century. Full of his customary wit and beauty, Tom Stoppard’s late work spans fifty years of time over two hours. With a cast of 38 and direction by Patrick Marber, Leopoldstadt must not be missed.

Broadway: John Golden Theatre
Written by Suzie Miller
Directed by Justin Martin
Cast Includes Jodie Comer

Tessa is a thoroughbred. A young, brilliant barrister. She has worked her way up from working class origins to be at the top of her game; prosecuting; cross examining and winning. An unexpected event forces her to confront the lines where the patriarchal power of the law, burden of proof and morals diverge.

Off-Broadway: Roundabout Theatre Company - Laura Pels Theatre
Written by Eboni Booth
Directed by Knud Adams
Cast Includes William Jackson Harper, April Matthis, Eric Berryman, Jay O. Sanders

Meet Kenneth, a 38-year-old bookstore worker who spends his evenings sipping mai tais at the local tiki bar. When he’s suddenly laid off, Kenneth finally begins to face a world he's long avoided – with transformative and even comical results.

Broadway: James Earl Jones Theatre
Written by Lorraine Hansberry
Directed by Anne Kauffman
Cast Includes Oscar Isaac, Rachel Brosnahan, Gus Birney, Julian De Niro, Glenn Fitzgerald, Andy Grotelueschen, Miriam Silverman, Raphael Nash Thompson

Set in 1960s Greenwich Village, Hansberry paints a portrait of the couple's marriage, and their progressive circle of friends whose ideals do not always match reality. Will those ideals, which Sidney clings to, cost the couple their marriage?

Closing Saturday, July 1, 2023

Off-Broadway: Theatre Three @ Theatre Row
Book, Music, and Lyrics by Justin Huertas
Directed by Brandon Ivie
Cast Includes Kiki deLohr, Justin Huertas, William A. Williams

Trevor feels like a monster. Scaly and green-skinned, he rarely braves the city outside his apartment. But when a powerful voice calls to him in a dream, he impulsively finds a date (on Grindr) and begins an adventure beyond his wildest apocalyptic nightmares! Sparks fly in this queer-indie-rock-action-romance that pulses with fierce conflict -- and fiercer harmonies -- on its heart-pounding journey of self-discovery.

Closing Sunday, July 2, 2023

Off-Broadway: 59E59 Theater C
Written by Nikhil Parmar
Directed by Georgia Green
Cast Includes Nikhil Parmar

Meet Zayan, an under-employed actor and over-employed dealer who sees himself as the hapless lead in the sitcom that is his life. Everyone else sees him as lazy, self-centered, and useless – if they even notice him at all. As Zayan attempts to transition from being neglected to being notorious, we see how a man whose brushes with oppression, grief, and the sneaking suspicion that he’s become invisible have driven him to the unforgivable.

Off-Broadway: Roundabout Theatre Company - Laura Pels Theatre
Written by Eboni Booth
Directed by Knud Adams
Cast Includes William Jackson Harper, April Matthis, Eric Berryman, Jay O. Sanders

Meet Kenneth, a 38-year-old bookstore worker who spends his evenings sipping mai tais at the local tiki bar. When he’s suddenly laid off, Kenneth finally begins to face a world he's long avoided – with transformative and even comical results.

Off-Broadway: Atlantic Theater Company/Stage 2
Written by Lucas Hnath, Steve Cuiffo
Directed by Lucas Hnath
Cast Includes Steve Cuiffo

Lucas is a playwright. Steve is a magician. Lucas asked Steve to show him some magic tricks. Steve did. And this is what happened.

Closing Sunday, July 9, 2023

Off-Broadway: Pershing Square Signature Center/Irene Diamond Stage
Written by Emma Sheanshang
Directed by Dan Algrant
Cast Includes Maddie Corman, Kerry Bishé, Natalie Woolams-Torres, Jess Gabor, Mehran Kaghani, Carl Hendrick Louis, Robyn Peterson

Set in a New York City Buddhist Center, a diverse group of people come together in an attempt to heal their personal turmoil. When a new member disrupts the status quo, heated confrontations and deep meditations unfold.

Off-Broadway: Theater 555
Book, Music and Lyrics by Paul Gordon
Directed by Rachel Klein
Cast Includes Katey Sagal, Lauren Elder, Badia Farha, Maria Habeeb, Darron Hayes, Jeremy Kushnier, Maya Lagerstam, Carson Stewart, Wayne Wilson, Brittany Nicole Williams, Zach Rand, Sarita Amani Nash

Heather Krebs wants a boyfriend, but how can she navigate her way through high school if she might be the new Messiah? A small town in Ohio grapples with politics, religion, and teenage romance in this pop musical featuring a book, music, and lyrics by Tony nominee Paul Gordon.

Closing Sunday, July 16, 2023

Off-Broadway: Atlantic Theater Company/Linda Gross Theatre
Book by Craig Lucas
Music and Lyrics by Adam Guettel
Directed by Michael Greif
Cast Includes Kelli O'Hara, Brian d'Arcy James, Sharon Catherine Brown, Bill English, Olivia Hernandez, Byron Jennings, David Jennings, Ted Koch, Ella Dane Morgan, Steven Booth, Nicole Ferguson, Scarlett Unger, Kelcey Watson

A searing new musical about a couple falling in love in 1950’s New York and struggling against themselves to rebuild a family.

Closing Saturday, July 29, 2023

Off-Broadway: The Cell Theatre
Written by Samantha Hurley
Directed by Tyler Struble
Cast Includes Tessa Albertson, Janae Robinson, Brian Fiddyment

Dealing with an absent father, a neglectful mother, and mean-spirited classmates, Shelby Hinkley's eighth grade is proving to be a hard time. To cope with it all, Shelby focuses on the best thing about 2004: Spiderman. When leading an online fan club is no longer enough, she decides to kidnap and marry Tobey Maguire; but will the actor live up to her happily-ever-after fantasies?

Closing Sunday, July 30, 2023

Off-Broadway: Theatre at St. Clement's
Written by Richard Hellesen
Directed by Peter Ellenstein
Cast Includes John Rubinstein

Dwight D. Eisenhower, President, War Hero, Philosopher. His leadership rebuilding Europe and waging peace in the Cold War offers unique and informative perspectives on the troubles facing America and the world today.

Off-Broadway: Theatre Two @ Theatre Row
Written by James T. Lane
Directed by Kenny Ingram
Cast Includes James T. Lane

Triple Threat recounts the actor, James T. Lane's, moving, redemptive journey – from his against-all-odds rise in entertainment to near death cataclysmic fall, and his extraordinary return to the top. Acting, singing, and dancing his way through pivotal scenes from his life, Lane reveals that he is, indeed, a triple threat – just not always the kind he or anyone else ever envisioned.

Closing Sunday, August 6, 2023

Off-Broadway: Public Theater/Delacorte Theater
Written by William Shakespeare
Directed by Kenny Leon
Cast Includes Ato Blankson-Wood, John Douglas Thompson, Solea Pfeiffer, Lorraine Toussaint, Daniel Pearce, Nick Rehberger, Brandon Gill, Mitchell Winter, Warner Lewis, Tyrone Mitchell Henderson, Greg Hildreth, Colby Lewis, Mikhail Calliste, Liam Craig, Safiya Kaijya Harris, Lauryn Hayes, LaWanda Hopkins, Jaylon Jamal, TrÍ Lê, Cornelius McMoyler, Laughton Royce, Lance Alexander Smith, Myxolydia Tyler, William Oliver Watkins, Lark White, Bryce Michael Wood

When Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, is visited by the ghost of his father, who instructs his son to "revenge his foul and most unnatural murder" at the hands of the late King's brother Claudius, the young Prince is struck with uncertainty, and hems and haws his way through Shakespeare's classic tragedy, often considered the bard's greatest masterpiece.

Closing Sunday, August 13, 2023

Off-Broadway: Irish Repertory Theatre
Written by Deirdre Kinahan
Directed by Louise Lowe
Cast Includes Marie Mullen and Jamie O'Neill

On the morning of her 67th birthday, Máire sits up in bed enjoying a cigarette. She has recently been swept off her feet by a stranger and hasn’t felt this alive in years, but a visit from her son with dark revelations challenges the euphoria.

Closing Saturday, August 19, 2023

Off-Broadway: Park Avenue Armory
Written by Arthur Schnitzler, adapted by Robert Icke
Directed by Robert Icke
Cast Includes Juliet Stevenson

On an ordinary day, at a private hospital, a young woman fights for her life. A priest arrives to save her soul. Her doctor refuses him entry. In a divisive time, in a divided nation, a society takes sides.

Closing Sunday, August 27, 2023

Off-Broadway: Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater
Written by Candrice Jones
Directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz
Cast Includes Brittany Bellizeare, Christiana Clark, Renita Lewis, Erica Matthews, Ciara Monique, Tamera Tomakili

Flex tells the story of a girls’ high school basketball team from Plainnole, Arkansas. It’s 1997, and the women of the Lady Train team are inspired by the successes of the WNBA. With aspirations of going pro, they must first navigate the pressures of being young, Black, and female in rural Arkansas. Will their fouls off the court tear their team apart? Or can they keep their pact to stick together through hell or high water?

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