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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, May 22, 2022

AT THE WEDDING
Off-Broadway: Lincoln Center Theater
Written by Bryna Turner
Directed by Jenna Worsham
Cast Includes Rebecca S'Manga Frank, Keren Lugo, Carolyn McCormick, Will Rogers, Han Van Sciver, Mary Wiseman

A story of loss, love and redemption, At The Wedding follows the world's loneliest (and wittiest) single woman, Carlo, as she crashes her ex-girlfriend's wedding to a man. Through a series of flirtations, conversations, and collisions with past lovers, old enemies, new friends and perfect strangers, Carlo strives to understand whether or not heartbreak is a permanent human condition.

JERSEY BOYS
Off-Broadway: New World Stages, Stage I
Book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice
Lyrics by Bob Crewe
Music by Bob Gaudio
Directed by Des McAnuff
Cast Includes Jonathan Cable, Aaron De Jesus, CJ Pawlikowski, John Rochette, Dianna Marie Barger, Tristen Buettel, Alex Dorf, Andrew Frace, John Gardiner, Rory Max Kaplan, Joey LaVarco, Austin Owen, Michelle Rombola, Paul Sabala, Kit Treece

They were just four guys from Jersey, until they sang their very first note. They had a sound nobody had ever heard… and the radio just couldn’t get enough of. But while their harmonies were perfect on stage, off stage it was a very different story -- a story that has made them an international sensation all over again. The show features all their hits including “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Beggin’,” “Oh What A Night,” “Walk Like A Man,” “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” and “Working My Way Back To You.”

LITTLE GIRL BLUE
Off-Broadway: New World Stages, Stage V
Written by Laiona Michelle
Directed by Devanand Janki
Cast Includes Laiona Michelle

Little Girl Blue is a powerful and penetrating new musical exploring the evolution of American musical icon and civil rights activist Nina Simone. From her ascension as classical music prodigy to “High Priestess of Soul” to civil rights activist, this story taps into the legend that is Nina Simone with an honest and powerful portrait of her rich life and her ultimate decline. Feel the passion, joy, and pain of a woman adored by millions – then and now.

ORATORIO FOR LIVING THINGS
Off-Broadway: Ars Nova at Greenwich House
Libretto by Heather Christian
Music by Heather Christian
Directed by Lee Sunday Evans
Cast Includes Johnny Butler, Kirstyn Cae Ballard, Jane Cardona, Sean Donovan, Carla Duren, Clérida Eltimé, Ashley Pérez Flanagan, Brian Flores, Odetta Hartman, Quentin Oliver Lee, Angel Lozada, Divya Maus, Barrie Lobo McLain, Ben Moss, John Murchison, Onyie Nwachukwu, Peter Wise, Dito Van Reigersberg

Composer Heather Christian imbues the classical oratorio with blues, gospel, jazz and soul. The result is an in-the-round fusion of music and theater, featuring eighteen virtuosic singers and instrumentalists. Both otherworldly and achingly intimate, Oratorio for Living Things heralds Christian as an undeniable artistic force — and inspires us to reflect on the mystery of human experience, set against the vast scope of cosmic time.

Closing Sunday, May 29, 2022

BIRTHDAY CANDLES
Broadway: American Airlines Theater
Written by Noah Haidle
Directed by Vivienne Benesch
Cast Includes Debra Messing, Enrico Colantoni, John Earl Jelks, Crystal Finn, Susannah Flood, Chistopher Livingston

Debra Messing (Will & Grace) returns to the stage as Ernestine Ashworth, who spends her 17th birthday agonizing over her insignificance in the universe. Soon enough, it’s her 18th birthday. Even sooner, her 41st. Her 70th. Her 101st. Five generations, dozens of goldfish, an infinity of dreams, one cake baked over a century. What makes a lifetime…into a life? Noah Haidle makes his Broadway debut with a poignant new play as fearless in scope as it is tremendous in heart.

A CASE FOR THE EXISTENCE OF GOD
Off-Broadway: The Pershing Square Signature Center/Irene Diamond Stage
Written by Samuel D. Hunter
Directed by David Cromer
Cast Includes Kyle Beltran, Will Brill

Inside a cubicle in a small office in southern Idaho, two men struggle to balance the confounding terms on a loan.

MRS. DOUBTFIRE
Broadway: Stephen Sondheim Theatre
Book by Karey Kirkpatrick and John O'Farrell
Music and Lyrics by Karey Kirkpatrick and Wayne Kirkpatrick
Directed by Jerry Zaks
Cast Includes Rob McClure, Jenn Gambatese, Brad Oscar, Peter Bartlett, Charity Angél Dawson, Mark Evans, J. Harrison Ghee, Analise Scarpaci, Titus Landegger, Tyler Wladis, Austin Elle Fisher, Ava Gail Prince, Cameron Adams, Calvin L. Cooper, Kaleigh Cronin, Maria Dalanno, Casey Garvin, David Hibbard, K.J. Hippensteel, Aaron Kaburick, Jodi Kimura, Erica Mansfield, LaQuet Sharnell Pringle, Jaquez André Sims, Aléna Watters

A hilarious and heartfelt story about holding onto your loved ones against all odds, Mrs. Doubtfire features a book by Karey Kirkpatrick and John O’Farrell and music and lyrics by Wayne Kirkpatrick and Karey Kirkpatrick, the Tony Award nominated team behind Something Rotten! Four-time Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks (Hello, Dolly!) directs and Lorin Latarro (Waitress) choreographs.

THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH
Broadway: Vivian Beaumont Theater
Written by Thornton Wilder
Directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz
Cast Includes Eunice Bae, Gabby Beans, Terry Bell, Ritisha Chakraborty, William DeMeritt, Jeremy Gallardo, Paige Gilbert, Avery Glymph, Donnetta Lavinia Grays, Noor Hamdi, Tyrone Mitchell Henderson, Maya Loren Jackson, Anaseini Katoa, Cameron Keitt, Megan Lomax, Kathiamarice Lopez, Priscilla Lopez, James Vincent Meredith, Lindsay Rico, Julian Robertson, Julian Rozzell, Jr., Roslyn Ruff, Julyana Soelistyo, Phillip Taratula, Beau Thom, Alphonso Walker, Jr., Adrienne Wells, Sarin Monae West

In the 5,000 years they’ve been married, George and Maggie Antrobus have survived wars, plagues, floods, and everything in between. Now they're running low on food – and a massive glacier is headed toward their New Jersey home. An epic, timely comedy about the endurance of human spirit, Thornton Wilder’s The Skin of Our Teeth follows one “everyfamily” through the great struggles and triumphs of the human experience. Led by innovative director Lileana Blain-Cruz in a production that speaks directly to our current moment, this Pulitzer Prize-winning classic, with additional material by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, is a profound reminder that life is always worth living – no matter how difficult things get.

SISTAS: THE MUSICAL
Off-Broadway: Actors Temple Theatre
Written by Dorothy Marcic
Directed by Kenneth Ferrone
Cast Includes Debra Thais Evans, Romelda Teron Benjamin, Dawn Cantwell, Maria Lawson, Montria Walker, Paula Galloway

After a matriarch’s death, the women in the family clean Grandma’s attic and find love and old memories packed away, to hit tunes that trace the history of black women, from the trials of the 1930s through the Girl Groups of the '60s to the empowerment of the '90s.

SUFFS
Off-Broadway: Public Theater
Book, Music, and Lyrics by Shaina Taub
Directed by Leigh Silverman
Cast Includes Jenna Bainbridge, Ally Bonino, Tsilala Brock, Jenn Colella, Hannah Cruz, Nadia Dandashi, Aisha de Haas, Stephanie Everett, Amina Faye, Holly Gould, Cassondra James, Nikki M. James, Jaygee Macapugay, Grace McLean, Susan Oliveras, Mia Pak, Monica Tulia Ramirez, J. Riley Jr., Phillipa Soo, Shaina Taub, Angela Travino, Ada Westfall

In the seven years leading up to the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment in 1920, an impassioned group of suffragists—“Suffs” as they called themselves—took to the streets, pioneering protest tactics that transformed the country. They risked their lives as they clashed with the president, the public, and each other. A thrilling story of brilliant, flawed women working against and across generational, racial, and class divides, Suffs boldly explores the victories and failures of a fight for equality that is still far from over.

WISH YOU WERE HERE
Off-Broadway: Playwrights Horizons
Written by Sanaz Toossi
Directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch
Cast Includes Nikki Massoud, Marjan Neshat, Nazanin Nour, Artemis Pebdani, Roxanna Hope Radja

It’s 1978 and protests are breaking out all across Iran, encroaching on this suburb where a tight-knit circle of girlfriends plans weddings, trades dirty jokes, and tries to hang onto a sense of normalcy. But as the revolution escalates, each woman is forced to join the wave of emigration or face an equally uncertain future at home. With breathtaking humanity and cutting wit, Wish You Were Here chronicles a decade of life during war, as best friends forever become friends long lost, scattered and searching for home.

Closing Sunday, June 5, 2022

for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf
Broadway: Booth Theatre
Written by Ntozake Shange
Directed by Camille A. Brown
Cast Includes Amara Granderson, Tendayi Kuumba, Kenita R. Miller, Okwui Okpokwasili, Stacey Sargeant, Alexandria Wailes, D. Woods, Ntozake Shange

Join the circle as seven women share their stories and find strength in each other’s humor and passion through a fusion of poetry, dance, music, and song that explodes off the stage and resonates with all. It’s time for joy. It’s time for sisterhood. It’s time for colored girls.

Closing Saturday, June 11, 2022

TAKE ME OUT
Broadway: Helen Hayes Theater
Written by Richard Greenberg
Directed by Scott Ellis
Cast Includes Patrick J. Adams, Julian Cihi, Hiram Delgado, Brandon J. Dirden, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Carl Lundstedt, Ken Marks, Michael Oberholtzer, Eduardo Ramos, Tyler Lansing Weaks, Jesse Williams

In this Tony Award®-winning Best Play, playwright Richard Greenberg celebrates the personal and professional intricacies of America’s favorite pastime. When Darren Lemming, the star center fielder for the Empires, comes out of the closet, the reception off the field reveals a barrage of long-held unspoken prejudices. Facing some hostile teammates and fraught friendships, Darren is forced to contend with the challenges of being a gay person of color within the confines of a classic American institution. As the Empires struggle to rally toward a championship season, the players and their fans begin to question tradition, their loyalties, and the price of victory. Directed by Scott Ellis.

Closing Sunday, June 12, 2022

GOLDEN SHIELD
Off-Broadway: Manhattan Theatre Club Stage I
Written by Anchuli Felicia King
Directed by May Adrales
Cast Includes Cindy Cheung, Fang Du, Kristen Hung, Daniel Jenkins, Michael C. Liu, Max Gordon Moore, Ruibo Qian, Gillian Shaker

When enterprising American lawyer Julie Chen files a class-action lawsuit involving a multinational technology corporation and the Chinese government, she hires her strong-minded sister Eva as her translator. But what compromises will they make in order to win? And can they put aside their past differences to speak the same language?

HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE
Broadway: Samuel J. Friedman Theatre
Written by Paula Vogel
Directed by Mark Brokaw
Cast Includes Mary-Louise Parker, David Morse, Johanna Day, Alyssa May Gold, Chris Myers

The thrilling spring 2022 Broadway premiere of Paula Vogel’s Pulitzer Prize–winning masterpiece How I Learned to Drive reunites the two original stars with their award–winning director for a new production. Tony Award® winner Mary-Louise Parker (Proof) and Tony nominee David Morse (The Iceman Cometh) head the cast of this remarkably timely and moving memory play about a woman coming to terms with a charismatic uncle who impacts her past, present and future life. Directing is Mark Brokaw (Heisenberg).

Closing Saturday, June 18, 2022

HANGMEN
Broadway: John Golden Theatre
Written by Martin McDonagh
Directed by Matthew Dunster
Cast Includes Alfie Allen, Tracie Bennett, Owen Campbell, Jeremy Crutchley, Gaby French, Josh Goulding, John Hodgkinson, Richard Hollis, John Horton, Andy Nyman, Ryan Pope, David Threlfall

England 1965 – What is Britain’s (second most) famous executioner to do now that hanging has been abolished? The simple answer is a lot more than he bargained for. In his small pub in the northern English town of Oldham, Harry is something of a local celebrity and the cub reporters and pub regulars are dying to hear Harry’s reaction to the news, while his old assistant Syd and the mysterious Mooney lurk with very different motives for their visit.

Closing Sunday, June 19, 2022

¡AMERICANO!
Off-Broadway: New World Stages Stage 3
Book by Michael Barnard, Jonathan Rosenberg
Music and Lyrics by Carrie Rodriguez
Directed by Michael Barnard
Cast Includes Sean Ewing, Legna Cedillo, Yasmin Alers, Johanna Carlisle-Zepeda, Joseph Paul Cavasos, Lucas Coatney, Devin Cortez, Juan Luis Espinal, Justin Figueroa, Ruben Eduardo Flores, Megan Elysa Fulmer, Henry Gendron, Anne-Lise Koyabe, Allesandro J. Lopez, Edgar Lopez, Carolina Miranda, Alex Paez, Ryan Reyes, Lannie Rubio, Nicole Paloma Sarro, Robbie Serrano, Maria Christina Posada Slye, Pablo Torres

This true story world premiere musical follows Tony, the child of immigrants who discovers his undocumented status when he tries to enlist in the Marines. With his lifelong dream of serving in the military vanishing quickly, Tony must confront his family, his heritage, and a deeply divided country. With a sumptuous original score of new songs, ¡Americano! casts a deeply human light on what it means to be a Dreamer.

GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY
Broadway: Belasco Theater
Book by Conor McPherson
Music and Lyrics by Bob Dylan
Directed by Conor McPherson
Cast Includes Todd Almond, Colin Bates, Jeanette Bayardelle, Caitlin Houlahan, Robert Joy, Marc Kudisch, Luba Mason, Matt McGrath, Tom Nelis, Jay O. Sanders, Austin Scott, Kimber Elayne Sprawl, Mare Winningham

Set at a guesthouse in Duluth, MN a group of wanderers cross paths. Standing at a turning point in their lives, they realize nothing is what it seems and as they search for a future, and hide from the past, they overcome diversity by finding hope coming together in the present.

Closing Friday, June 24, 2022

OUR BROTHER'S SON
Off-Broadway: The Pershing Square Signature Center/Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre
Written by Charles Gluck
Directed by David Alpert
Cast Includes Harrison Chad, Leanne Hutchinson, Liz Larsen, Allen McCullough, Midori Nakamura, Dan Sharkey, Ethelyn Friend, Ben Rosenbach, Dared Wright

A family fragments when confronted with a complicated medical crisis, compelling every family member to make an unimaginable personal choice; where to draw the line between family loyalty and self preservation.

Closing Sunday, June 26, 2022

EXCEPTION TO THE RULE
Off-Broadway: Roundabout Theatre Company - Black Box Theatre
Written by Dave Harris
Directed by Miranda Haymon
Cast Includes MaYaa Boateng, Malik Childs, Toney Goins, Galen Ryan Kane, Claudia Logan, Kadijah Raquel

How do you make it through detention? In the worst high school in the city, six Black students are stuck in Room 111. They flirt. They fight. They tease. Should they follow the rules and stay put, or find an escape? Are the walls keeping them in, or are stronger forces at play?

ROMEO & BERNADETTE
Off-Broadway: Theater 555
Book by Mark Saltzman
Lyrics by Mark Saltzman
Music by Various
Directed by Justin Ross Cohen
Cast Includes Nikita Burshteyn, Anna Kostakis, Carlos Lopez, Michael Marotta, Judy McLane, Michael Notardonato, Ari Raskin, Troy Valjean Rucker, Zach Schanne, Viet Vo

Romeo yes, THAT Romeo - awakens and finds himself in 1960 Brooklyn, chasing a girl he believes is his beloved Juliet. But no, it's Bernadette, the beautiful, foul-mouthed daughter of a crime family in this wild spoof of Shakespeare’s timeless tale.

Closing Sunday, July 10, 2022

AMERICAN BUFFALO
Broadway: Circle In The Square Theatre
Written by David Mamet
Directed by Neil Pepe
Cast Includes Laurence Fishburne, Sam Rockwell, Darren Criss

Three small-time hustlers want a bigger cut of the American dream. David Mamet’s classic about loyalty and greed is directed by Neil Pepe (Tony-winning Artistic Director of Atlantic Theater Company). American Buffalo returns to Broadway more explosive and pointed than ever, exposing a timely American truth: crime and business are two sides of the same coin.

MACBETH
Broadway: Longacre Theatre
Written by William Shakespeare
Directed by Sam Gold
Cast Includes Daniel Craig, Ruth Negga, Che Ayende, Phillip James Brannon, Grantham Coleman, Asia Kate Dillon, Maria Dizzia, Eboni Flowers, Amber Gray, Emeka Guindo, Paul Lazar, Bobbi MacKenzie, Michael Patrick Thornton, Danny Wolohan

A tale of malice, matrimony and murder, Macbeth tells the story of one couple’s obsession with power—and their guilt after doing the unthinkable. For 15 weeks only, this thrilling new production will capture the passion and ferocity of Shakespeare’s most haunting text like never before.

PLAZA SUITE
Broadway: Hudson Theatre
Written by Neil Simon
Directed by John Benjamin Hickey
Cast Includes Matthew Broderick, Sarah Jessica Parker, Danny Bolero, Molly Ranson, Eric Wiegand

Two-time Tony Award winner Matthew Broderick and two-time Emmy Award winner Sarah Jessica Parker will return to Broadway in the first-ever New York revival of Neil Simon’s classic comedy about marriage, directed by Tony Award winner John Benjamin Hickey.

Closing Sunday, July 24, 2022

THE MINUTES
Broadway: Studio 54
Written by Tracy Letts
Directed by Anna D. Shapiro
Cast Includes Ian Barfod, Blair Brown, Cliff Chamberlain, K. Todd Freeman, Tracy Letts, Danny McCarthy, Jessie Mueller, Sally Murphy, Austin Pendleton, Noah Reid, Jeff Still

This Broadway production reunites playwright Tracy Letts with director Anna D. Shapiro after a premiere production at Steppenwolf Theatre Company in 2017. A 2018 Pulitzer Prize finalist, The Minutes is Letts’ brisk, scathing new comedy about small-town politics and real-world power. Full of chicanery, back-stabbing, manipulation and perhaps some mistruths, the play refracts the current state of America and our politics through a town meeting in the very small fictional city of Big Cherry.




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