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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, March 9, 2024

I LOVE YOU SO MUCH I COULD DIE
Off-Broadway: New York Theatre Workshop
Written by Mona Pirnot
Directed by Lucas Hnath
Cast Includes Mona Pirnot

I Love You So Much I Could Die is part concert, part play, intricate and intimate, wry and tender, elemental and wholly unforgettable. Through monologues performed by a computer and songs performed by the playwright, NYTW Usual Suspect Mona Pirnot wrestles with the private and unspeakable in a very public way.

THE WHITE CHIP
Off-Broadway: The Robert W. Wilson MCC Theater Space/Susan & Ronald Frankel Theater
Written by Sean Daniels
Directed by Sheryl Kaller
Cast Includes Joe Tapper, Crystal Dickinson, Jason Tam

Steven is on top of the world: he’s married, has good friends, and is steps away from his dream job running one of the hottest theaters in the country. He also happens to be an alcoholic spinning out of control. Follow his life from first sip to first love, critical hit to critical care, all the way to rock bottom, where he carves an unusual path to sobriety. The White Chip is a wry and wild theatrical journey to recovery.

Closing Sunday, March 10, 2024

FIVE: THE PARODY MUSICAL
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 America Laugh Again!

JONAH
Off-Broadway: Roundabout Theatre Company - Laura Pels Theatre
Written by Rachel Bonds
Directed by Danya Taymor
Cast Includes Gabby Beans, Samuel Henry Levine, Hagan Oliveras, John Zdrojeski

What’s your fantasy? Ana knows that everybody has one—her especially, and she’d do anything to make it come true. And when she meets Jonah, a sweet and caring student at her boarding school, everything she’s ever wanted is finally falling into place. Except Jonah, like everything else in this play, is not all that he seems.

SUNSET BABY
Off-Broadway: Pershing Square Signature Center/Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre
Written by Dominique Morisseau
Directed by Steve H. Broadnax III
Cast Includes Russell Hornsby, Moses Ingram, J. Alphonse Nicholson

Nina is a smart and sexy hustler who has rejected everything her parents fought for in the Black liberation movement. When her estranged father, Kenyatta, wants to reconcile, negotiating her past and present becomes a revolutionary act. From one of the most exciting young voices in the American theatre, this dynamic play about fathers and daughters sears with wit and wisdom and the brutal politics of freedom.

Closing Saturday, March 16, 2024

DEADLY STAGES
Off-Broadway: Theatre Five @ Theatre Row
Written by Marc Castle, Mark Finley
Directed by Mark Finley
Cast Includes Marc Castle, Tom Galantich, David Leeper, Dani Marcus, Ellen Reilley, Rob Hancock, Jonas Cohen, Sarah Ellis

Deadly Stages tells the tale of Broadway legend Veronica Traymore as she takes a desperate stab at securing her next smash hit. She thinks she found it in Anthony Arlo's new show, until murder makes its entrance! Will her new show arrive to the Great White Way for her coveted Opening Night, or will it be curtains for her? Paying homage to the classic (and not so classic) backstage films of the 40's and 50's when Hollywood was looking to Broadway for inspiration, the timeless whodunit genre is reimagined and turned on its side in a fast paced, fun and funny tribute to this golden age in entertainment. Each playing multiple roles, who in our cast of six will kick the bucket, and who will carry on? Join us to find out, as all will be answered for those who survive Deadly Stages!

THIS IS NOT A TIME OF PEACE
Off-Broadway: Theatre Two @ Theatre Row
Written by Deb Margolin
Directed by Jerry Heymann
Cast Includes Charlotte Cohn, Roger Hendricks Simon, Simon Feil, Ken King, Frank Licato, Steven Rattazzi, Richard Hollis

When Alina finds her memory consumed father Hillel on the brink of starvation, she struggles to sort through his distorted memories to discern the truth of his supposed Communist affiliations, all the while hiding from her own hidden affairs.

Closing Sunday, March 17, 2024

THE CONNECTOR
Off-Broadway: The Robert W. Wilson MCC Theatre Space/Newman Mills Theater
Book by Jonathan Marc Sherman
Music and Lyrics by Jason Robert Brown
Directed by Daisy Prince
Cast Includes Scott Bakula, Joanna Carpenter, Max Crumm, Hannah Cruz, George Dvorsky, Danielle Lee Greaves, Mylinda Hull, Cedric Lamar, Jessica Molaskey, Fergie Philippe, Elisea Román, Ashley Pérez Flanagan, Ben Levi Ross, Kyle Sherman, Ann Sanders, Michael Winther

From Tony Award-winning composer Jason Robert Brown (Parade) comes a timely new musical about two talented young journalists on increasingly diverging paths. Set in the late 1990s amid a rapidly changing media landscape we meet a fast-rising journalist, Ethan Dobson, and an assistant copy editor, Robin Martinez, at the revered magazine The Connector. In a world that values the next big sensation, Ethan’s writing prowess and ambition force him to confront how far he’ll go for the ultimate scoop and Robin to consider how far she’ll go to stop him.

Closing Saturday, March 23, 2024

ILLINOISE
Off-Broadway: Park Avenue Armory
Created by Justin Peck, Jackie Sibblies Drury
Music and Lyrics by Sufjan Stevens
Directed and Choreographed by Justin Peck
Cast Includes Kara Chan, Ben Cook, Jeanette Delgado, Gaby Diaz, Robbie Fairchild, Christine Flores, Jada German, Zachary Gonder, Rachel Lockhart, Dario Natarelli, Tyrone Reese, Craig Salstein, Ahmad Simmons, Byron Tittle, Ricky Ubeda, Alejandro Vargas

At the gateway to the state alongside shimmering Lake Michigan, The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare is home to a bold, new music-theater work based on Grammy and Academy Award nominee Sufjan Stevens’ acclaimed concept album Illinoise.

JOB
Off-Broadway: Connelly Theatre
Written by Max Wolf Friedlich
Directed by Michael Herwitz
Cast Includes Peter Friedman, Sydney Lemmon

Jane, an employee at the big tech company (you know the one), has been placed on leave after becoming the subject of a viral video. She arrives in the office of a crisis therapist - Loyd - determined to be reinstated to the job that gives her life meaning. A psychological thriller, JOB zooms in on two careerists of different generations, genders and political paradigms to examine what it means to be a citizen of the internet and our obligation to help the people who need it most.

TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE
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, March 24, 2024

THE ALLY
Off-Broadway: The Public Theater/Anspacher Theater
Written by Itamar Moses
Directed by Lila Neugebauer
Cast Includes Josh Radnor, Cherise Boothe, Elijah Jones, Michael Khalid Karadsheh, Joy Osmanski, Ben Rosenfeld, Madeline Weinstein

When college professor Asaf is asked by a student to sign a social justice manifesto, what seems at first like a simple choice instead embroils him in an increasingly complex web of conflicting agendas that challenge his allegiances as a progressive, a husband, an artist, an academic, an American, an atheist, and a Jew. With tensions at an all-time high, Asaf is forced to confront the age-old question: “If I am only for myself, what am I?”

MAKE ME GORGEOUS
Off-Broadway: Playhouse 46 @ St. Luke's
Written by Donald "Donnie" Horn
Directed by Donald "Donnie" Horn
Cast Includes Darius Rose (a.k.a. Jackie Cox)

The fabulous and incredible true story of Kenneth Marlowe, an oft-overlooked trailblazer in LGBTQ history. Described as one of mid-Century America’s gayest and most openly homosexual personalities, Marlowe took on many roles in life. Kenneth was private hairdresser to the stars; the madam of a notorious gay prostitution ring in Hollywood; an author; a hustler; a female impersonator; a private in the U.S. Army, a call boy; a Christian missionary, a mortuary cosmetologist; a newspaper columnist … and for the final decade of an incredibly lived life, Marlowe was a woman, having transitioned to become Kate Marlow.

PERICLES
Off-Broadway: Classic Stage Company / Lynn F. Angelson Theater
Written by William Shakespeare
Directed by Ben Steinfield
Cast Includes Jessie Austrian, Noah Brody, Paul L. Coffey, Andy Grotelueschen, Devin E. Haqq, Ben Steinfeld, Paco Tolson, Tatiana Wechsler, Emily Young.

Pericles, the Prince of Tyre, travels to Antioch to solve a riddle posed by the King. Shakespeare's magical tale is a fantastical journey of loss and redemption.

THE SEVEN YEAR DISAPPEAR
Off-Broadway: Pershing Square Signature Center/Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre
Written by Jordan Seavey
Directed by Scott Elliott
Cast Includes Cynthia Nixon, Taylor Trensch

Naphtali’s mother, a world-famous performance artist, disappeared suddenly seven years ago. And yet, he sees her everywhere: in the faces of friends, coworkers, the guy he’s flirting with in a dark bar. When his mother returns with few answers and a staggering request, Naphtali is forced to confront what he’s spent years trying to forget.

Closing Sunday, March 31, 2024

ALL THE DEVILS ARE HERE: HOW SHAKESPEARE INVENTED THE VILLAIN
Off-Broadway: DR2 Theatre
Written by Patrick Page
Directed by Simon Godwin
Cast Includes Patrick Page

Patrick Page has never shied away from exploring his dark side. Now, with this tour de force show, he turns his attention to the twisted motivation and hidden humanity at the heart of Shakespeare’s greatest villains. Moving swiftly through the Shakespeare canon, Page illuminates the playwright's ever-evolving conception of evil by delving into more than a dozen of his most wicked creations.

THE EFFECT
Off-Broadway: The Shed
Written by Luc Prebble
Directed by Jamie Lloyd
Cast Includes Paapa Essiedu, Taylor Russell, Michael Austin, Kobna Holdbrook-Smith

What impulses define who we really are? As Connie and Tristan settle into their participation in a clinical drug trial, they begin to fall in love. But how can they be sure it’s the real thing and not an exhilarating side effect of the new antidepressant they’re taking? The supervising doctors begin to ask themselves questions too: where do they draw the line between love and ethics?

SLEEP NO MORE
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.

WHITE ROSE: THE MUSICAL
Off-Broadway: Theatre Three @ Theatre Row
Book and Lyrics by Brian Belding
Music by Natalie Brice
Directed by Will Nunziata
Cast Includes Jo Ellen Pellman, Mike Cefalo, Kennedy Kanagawa, Laura Sky Herman, Paolo Montalban, Sam Gravitte, Cole Thompson, Ellis Gage, Dani Apple

Based on a true story, White Rose: The Musical follows a group of university student activists who stood up to Hitler in Nazi Germany, risking everything by creating and distributing leaflets that challenged his propaganda.

Closing Sunday, April 7, 2024

DEAD OUTLAW
Off-Broadway: Minetta Lane Theatre
Book by Itamar Moses
Music and Lyrics by David Yazbek and Erik Della Penna
Directed by David Cromer
Cast Includes Jeb Brown, Eddie Cooper, Andrew Durand, Dashiell Eaves, Julia Knitel, Ken Marks, Trent Saunders, Thom Sesma, Emily Fink, Austin Ku, George Merrick, Max Sangerman

Elmer McCurdy was an ambitious, turn-of-the-20th-century outlaw whose death at the hands of a Western posse ended a life of failed crime and alcoholism and began a brilliant career as a mummified side-show attraction that travelled the USA for decades. By the time this journey ended, his name had been forgotten and his desiccated body was hanging in a house-of-horrors ride at an amusement park in Southern California, spray-painted a day-glo orange. Then one day, a grip for the “Six-Million Dollar Man” TV show jostled what he thought was “just a dummy” and an arm fell off, revealing a human bone and beginning a hunt for the origins of this enigma.

Closing Sunday, April 14, 2024

BROOKLYN LAUNDRY
Off-Broadway: New York City Center - Stage I
Written by John Patrick Shanley
Directed by John Patrick Shanley
Cast Includes Florencia Lozano, Cecily Strong, Andrea Syglowski, David Zayas

Fran is chronically single, has piles of bills, and finds Owen obnoxious. Owen has a bad back, runs a laundry, and thinks Fran is gloomy. And then he asks her out. After years of putting the rest of her family first, Fran is ready to make the leap toward her own romantic dreams. Little does she know that even bigger challenges are headed her way.

CORRUPTION
Off-Broadway: Mitzi E. Newhouse Theatre
Written by J.T. Rogers
Directed by Bartlett Sher
Cast Includes Dylan Baker, John Behlman, Saffron Burrows, Anthony Cochrane, Adam Dannheisser, Sanjit De Silva, K. Todd Freeman, Eleanor Handley, Robyn Kerr, Sepideh Moafi, Seth Numrich, Michael Siberry, Toby Stephens

Corruption tells the story behind the story of the phone hacking scandal that engulfed Rupert Murdoch’s media empire in 2011, stunning the world and upending British politics. When Parliament member Tom Watson is maliciously smeared by the newspapers of Murdoch’s News International, he decides to fight back - taking on its larger-than-life leader Rebekah Brooks. But what he uncovers is far more insidious than he ever imagined. As Watson and a small band of journalists, lawyers, and politicians struggle to expose the endemic criminality at the heart of this media monolith, they risk their careers and, at times, their very lives.

DOUBT
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.

HAMLET
Off-Broadway: Orpheum Theater
Written by William Shakespeare, adapted by Mark Izzard
Directed by Selena Cadell
Cast Includes Eddie Izzard

Eddie Izzard plays 23 roles in a solo adaptation of Shakespeare's Hamlet

TEETH
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.

Closing Sunday, April 28, 2024

DAYS OF WINE AND ROSES
Broadway: Studio 54
Book by Craig Lucas
Music and Lyrics by Adam Guettel
Directed by Michael Greif
Cast Includes Kelli O'Hara, Brian d'Arcy James, Byron Jennings, Tabitha Lawing, Sharon Catherine Brown, Tony Carlin, Bill English, Olivia Hernandez, David Jennings, David Manis

Adapted from JP Miller’s 1962 film and original 1958 teleplay, composer & lyricist Adam Guettel (Floyd Collins) and playwright Craig Lucas (An American in Paris) reunite in their first collaboration since their acclaimed The Light in the Piazza. Directed by Michael Greif (Dear Evan Hansen) and starring Kelli O'Hara and Brian d'Arcy James.

KIMBERLY AKIMBO
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

OH, MARY!
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).

PHILADELPHIA, HERE I COME!
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.

Closing Sunday, June 2, 2024

THE LIFE AND SLIMES OF MARC SUMMERS
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.

A SIGN OF THE TIMES
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

AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE
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

SAW THE MUSICAL: THE UNAUTHORIZED PARODY
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

A BEAUTIFUL NOISE, THE NEIL DIAMOND MUSICAL
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.




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