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

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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, October 17, 2021

SANCTUARY CITY
Off-Broadway: Lucille Lortel Theatre
Written by Martyna Majok
Directed by Rebecca Frecknall
Cast includes Jasai Chase-Owens, Sharlene Cruz, Julian Elijah Martinez

DREAMers. Love(r)s. Life-long friends. Negotiating the promise of safety and the weight of responsibility, they’ll fight like hell to establish a place for themselves and each other in America.

WHAT TO SEND UP WHEN IT GOES DOWN
Off-Broadway: Playwrights Horizons/Mainstage Theater
Written by Aleshea Harris
Directed by Whitney White

What to Send Up When It Goes Down is a play-pageant-ritual-homegoing celebration in response to the physical and spiritual deaths of Black people as a result of racialized violence. Through parody, song, movement and audience participation, this show honors Black people lost to racialized violence and creates a space for us to bravely reimagine our world as a place where Black bodies are not just safe, but uplifted.

Closing Sunday, October 24, 2021

THE FEVER
Off-Broadway: Minetta Lane Theatre
Written by Wallace Shawn
Directed by Scott Elliott
Cast Includes Lili Taylor

What’s the cost of comfort? In The Fever, Wallace Shawn (My Dinner with André, The Designated Mourner) captures the crisis of conscience of a privileged American traveler visiting a war-torn country. Faced with the disparity between her rarified world and the real world, she can’t help but wonder if she’s part of the solution, or part of the problem.

LETTERS OF SURESH
Off-Broadway: Secont Stage Theatre/Tony Kiser Theatre
Written by Rajiv Joseph
Directed by May Adrales
Cast Includes Ali Ahn, Ramiz Monsef, Kellie Overbey, Thom Sesma

Playwright Rajiv Joseph, whose play Animals Out of Paper was produced at Second Stage’s Uptown space in 2008 returns to Second Stage with a play featuring an origami whiz named Suresh. That character returns in the fall of 2021 in the world premiere of Letters of Suresh, a story of connection, directed by May Adrales.

Closing Saturday, October 30, 2021

THE HOUSEWIVES OF SEACAUCUS: WHAT A DRAG!
Off-Broadway: Actors Temple Theatre
Written by Anthony Wilkinson
Directed by Hank Kiraly
Cast includes Cammerron Baits, Jacob P.S.Lemmenes, Ryan Stuts, Philip McLeod, Sam Bracley, Korey Harlow, Joshua Oates

The Housewives of Secaucus: What a Drag! spoofs those popular housewife shows you love to hate. Hold onto your wigs, because five queens of the Garden State are about to 'werk-it' at the annual Mad Hatters Brunch - competing for ‘Best Hat,’ ‘Woman of the Yearm’ and even mayor of ‘Beautiful’ Secaucus, New Jersey. Who will be unfriended? Who’s having an affair with who? Could the competition be... dun dun dun... rigged? Queens are spilling tea everywhere at this interactive extravaganza!

Closing Sunday, October 31, 2021

PERSUASION
Off-Broadway: Connelly Theatre
Written by Sarah Rose Kearns
Directed by Eric Tucker
Cast includes Sarah Rose Kearns, Rajesh Bose, Caroline Grogan, Nandita Shenoy, Jamie Smithson, Randolph Curtis Rand, Shaun Bennet Fauntleroy, Claire Hsu, Annabel Capper, Yonatan Gebeyehu

In the aftermath of the Napoleonic wars, a shy English spinster seeks to win back the love of the man she jilted eight years before. Jane Austen's last and most romantic novel, Persuasion first appeared in print in 1818, and is a meditation on love and loss, and what is constant in a changing world.

Closing Sunday, November 14, 2021

TWILIGHT: LOS ANGELES, 1992
Off-Broadway: Signature Center/Diamond
Written by Anna Deveare Smith
Directed by Taibi Magar
Cast Includes Elena Hurst, Wesley T. Jones, Francis Jue, Karl Kenzler, Tiffany Rachelle Stewart

One verdict can change the course of history. The news of the police officers’ acquittal in Rodney King’s police brutality case reverberated throughout the streets of Los Angeles. Variously called a “riot, a revolution, or a social explosion,” the events that followed the verdict drew worldwide attention. Playwright, actor and scholar Anna Deavere Smith responded artistically by dissecting the anatomy of the unrest. She interviewed over 350 Los Angelinos in preparation for the performance.

Closing Sunday, November 21, 2021

AUTUMN ROYAL
Off-Broadway: Irish Repertory Theatre
Written by Kevin Barry
Directed by Ciarán O'Reilly
Cast includes Maeve Higgins, John Keating

May and Timothy are looking after the father who has long since taken ill to bed. Their own lives are on hold and they’re not getting any younger. Should they stay and help? Or is it time for them to move on? This dark comedy set on the northside of Cork city is about life and death, love and hate, jealousy, rage, horror, and homicidal notions – just a normal play about a family.

BEYOND BABEL
Off-Broadway: The Gym At Judson
Concept by Keone & Mari Madrid, Hideaway Circus
Cast includes Keona Madrid, Mari Madrid, Olivia Battista, Melissa De Jesus, Noelle Franco, Selene Haro, Shannon Kelly, Dylan Mayoral, Samuel Moore, Mikey Ruiz, Julian "Juju" Sena, Fabian Tucker

Beyond Babel is about the division of families, friends, and a community of people as authorities decide to build a wall between them. We follow two divinely linked lovers as they reconcile with the rising tensions of a populace cut in half. The show is set to a contemporary soundtrack and features a cast of twelve elite dancers.

THE VISITOR
Off-Broadway: Public Theater/Newman Theater
Written by Kwame Kwei-Armah, Brian Yorkey, and Tom Kitt
Directed by Daniel Sullivan
Cast Includes Jacqueline Antaramian, Robert Ariza, Anthony Chan, Alysha Deslorieux, Delius Doherty, C.K. Edwards, Will Erat, Sean Ewing, Marla Louissaint, Ahmad Maksoud, Dimitri Joseph Moïse, Takafumi Nikaido, David Hyde Pierce, Paul Pontrelli, Ari'el Stachel

Widowed and living alone, Walter is a college professor whose life has lost a sense of purpose. When he discovers two young undocumented immigrants living in his New York apartment, the drummer Tarek and jewelry maker Zainab, Walter finds himself in the middle of their battle to stay in an America that’s lost its better angels.

Closing Tuesday, December 21, 2021

THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNESTLY LGBTQ+
Off-Broadway: Actors Temple Theatre
Written by Oscar Wilde
Directed by Maarten Cornelis
Cast Includes Preston Fox, Clint Blakely, Kenon Veno, Michael Morley, Denise Turkan, Lauren E King, Marie Anello, Samantha Randolph, J. Mahal, and Lyman Heung

A modern inclusive spin on Oscar Wilde’s classic tale, The Importance of Being Earnest, reimagined with LGBTQ+ representation.

Closing Thursday, December 30, 2021

SWAN LAKE ROCK OPERA
Off-Broadway: Actors Temple Theatre
Written by Mirit Shem-Ur
Directed by Tsedi Sarfati
Cast Includes Kenneth Remaklus, Madeline Lukomski, Jennifer Posie Morrison, John stillwaggon, Maya Murphy, Teddy Calvin, Cameron Cave, Emily Sharik, Chandler Corley-Essex, Caroline Mcfee, Lily Page, Andrew Cuccaro

The evening before his engagement ball, Crown Prince “Ziggy” Siegfried, is having a hot bachelor party at the Swan Lake Mansion, hosted by the notorious billionaire Von Rothbart. But while Ziggy’s bon vivant noble friends enjoy themselves in the company of Von Rothbart’s sexy mistresses, called swannies, Ziggy is quite depressed. And no wonder…enjoying his status as a popular royal playboy, the young prince is not too enthusiastic about giving up his glamorous lifestyle for the dreary institution of marriage.


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