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

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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 Sunday, May 28, 2023

Off-Broadway: Theatre 71
Book, Music, and Lyircs by Nico Juber
Directed by Ciara Renée
Cast Includes Kristolyn Lloyd, Max Crumm, Tiffany Engen, Jakeim Hart, Diana Huey, Sheri Sanders, Jae W.B. Brinie Wallace, Jessie Alagna, Kathel Griffin

Meet Brenda: a single Millennial mom who wants to do better “adulting” like the seemingly perfect Jake’s Mom at her daughter’s school. Brenda is finally ready for love and creativity in her life when her younger #influencer sister Katrina shows up at her house, eight months pregnant, totally unprepared for motherhood. The three women must shed the Greek chorus of social media filters on their lives to achieve their dreams.

Off-Broadway: Public Theater
Written by Erika Dickerson-Despenza
Directed by Candis C. Jones
Cast Includes Joniece Abbott-Pratt, Lynnette R Freeman, Perri Gaffney, Lizan Mitchell, Christine Shepard, Joy-Marie Thompson

As Hurricane Katrina begins her ruin, tensions between duty & desire surface, a levee is brought to its knees & Ruth must wrestle with all that she's ready to let go. shadow/land is a lyrical meditation on legacy, erotic fugitivity, and self-determination.

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 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

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: 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.

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

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.

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: 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 Sunday, July 9, 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.

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.

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

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