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

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

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, September 23, 2023

Off-Broadway: Theatre Five @ Theatre Row
Book and Lyrics by J. Giachetti
Music by Louis Josephson
Directed by Joey McKneely
Cast Includes Ashley Alexandra, Randall Scott Carpenter, Mia Cherise Hall, Troy Valjean Rucker, Jacob Ryan Smith, Becca Suskauer, Vinny Celerio, Audrey Hedequist, Nicole Lamb, Zummy Mohammed, Danny Rabinowitz, Isabel Rodriguez

Guided by Dr. Carlisle and Nurse Margot, Relapse follows Adam, Bryan, Melinda, and Kendra through their individual journeys of mental health recovery, consumed by the personification of the voices in their head.

Closing Saturday, September 30, 2023

Off-Broadway: Lucille Lortel Theatre
Written by Rachel Bloom
Directed by Seth Barrish
Cast Includes Rachel Bloom

From the co-creator and star of “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” comes a one woman musical comedy that is definitely NOT about the ever-present spectre of death. Rachel Bloom’s new show is filled with raunchy and escapist material that will in NO way explore the pandemic and all the tumultuous events that ensued in her personal life. NOTHING will stop Rachel from partying like it's 2019!

Off-Broadway: Soho Playhouse
Written by Jacki Thrapp
Directed by Georgia Warne
Cast Includes Jacki Thrapp, Bobby Allan

This critically acclaimed Irish-American musical comedy written and composed by Emmy® winner Jacki Thrapp with additional material by charting composer Billy Recce pays tribute to the most important thing that got New York City through the coronavirus pandemic: alcohol. The laugh out loud comedy follows the journey of a female bar owner and her customers as they try to find light in the dark of the pandemic. It is inspired by a handful of bars that stayed open in NYC during 2020 including the iconic Bar Nine.

Off-Broadway: The Pershing Square Signature Center/Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre
Written by Tawni O'Dell
Directed by Karen Carpenter
Cast Includes Ron Canada, Marcia Cross, Bryan Batt, Steven Hauck, Miles G. Jackson, Garrett Turner, Danielle J. Summons, Stephen Payne

Bruston Fischer is a young gay man trying to make it in publishing while suffering from social persecution when he first meets Cyrus Holt some 40 years ago. Cyrus is a gifted Black writer trying to get his talent noticed in a world that wants to ignore his existence. Through their unique friendship, the pair find literary success and the most stable relationship either will ever have. Yet, when talent, business, and love intertwine, missteps occur and inevitably, regrets often follow. Triumph and loss become blurred as we sort through the challenges of the human condition.

Closing Sunday, October 1, 2023

Off-Broadway: Theatre For A New Audience @ Polonsky Shakespeare Center
Written by Annie Dorsen
Directed by Annie Dorsen
Cast Includes Annie Dorsen

In ancient Greek mythology, Prometheus stole the gods’ fire to give it to humans—sparking sudden and dramatic advances in technology and the arts, and dramatic new sources of conflict. His story is told in the 2,500-year-old Prometheia trilogy attributed to Aeschylus, of which only Prometheus Bound remains in full. In Prometheus Firebringer, Dorsen uses the predictive text model GPT-3 to generate speculative versions of the missing story. Each night a chorus of AI-generated Greek masks performs a different iteration, while Dorsen engages the audience in reflections on power, knowledge, and doubt.

Closing Saturday, October 7, 2023

Off-Broadway: Robert W. Wilson MCC Theater Space / Susan & Ronald Frankel Theater
Written by Emma Horwitz
Directed by Josiah Davis
Cast Includes Octavia Chavez-Richmond, Kai Heath, Susannah Perkins, Claire Siebers, Haley Wong

It’s the 10th century! A plague rages on in Germany! Everyone is turning into foam! When two overzealous hermits find an abandoned orphan named Mary, they scheme a saintly rescue mission to protect her purity at any and all costs. Mary, however, has other plans for herself, in this new play inspired by Hrotsvitha of Gandersheim’s closet drama-comedy Abraham, or the Rise and Repentance of Mary.

Closing Sunday, October 8, 2023

Off-Broadway: Soho Playhouse
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.

Closing Saturday, October 14, 2023

Off-Broadway: Atlantic Theater Company/Linda Gross Theater
Written by Annie Baker
Directed by James Macdonald
Cast Includes Marylouise Burke, Mia Katigbak, Christina Kirk, Kristine Nielsen, Brenda Pressley, Pete Simpson

Five women in Northern California sit outside on chaise lounges and philosophize. A surprisingly funny inquiry into the complexity of suffering, and what it means to desire in a body that’s failing you.

Closing Saturday, October 21, 2023

Off-Broadway: Pershing Square Signature Center / Irene Diamond Stage
Written by Thomas Sweitzer
Directed by Jeremy Scott Blaustein
Cast Includes Thomas Sweitzer

Tom Sweitzer, Music Therapist, Writer, Composer, and Actor takes us on a journey through his turbulent, colorful yet inspiring childhood. Raised by a dying compassionate Italian Mother and a Schizophrenic Father at age eight Tom runs away from home, lured by the music he hears pouring out from the church window across the street. When the church doors open, he’s met by a Sunday School teacher that changes his life forever.

Closing Sunday, October 22, 2023

Off-Broadway: WP Theater
Written by Eliana Pipes
Directed by Rebecca Martínez
Cast Includes David Garelik, Malika Samuel

While trying to ditch class, Nathan, a white boy with family money who steals for sport, encounters Melody, an academic overachiever and the lone Black girl on campus, crying in a storage closet. They form an unexpected bond, but it’s not long before the heat between them boils over. Bite Me explores the drama (and trauma) of trying to fit in at high school and the unfinished business that haunts them when they reunite a decade later.

Off-Broadway: 59E59 Theater A
Written by Theresa Rebeck
Directed by Theresa Rebeck
Cast Includes Mary Bacon, Jeffrey Bean, Greg Keller, David Mason, Triney Sandoval, Andrea Syglowski

In a dying plant shop in a dying neighborhood, Roger receives a visitor from the past: Megan, the neighborhood screw-up, just out of rehab. He wants nothing to do with this disaster. Rebeck’s signature wit, intelligence, and depth brings us a riveting play that asks - can a soul beyond saving be saved?

Closing Thursday, October 26, 2023

Off-Broadway:  AMT Theater
Written by Albert M. Tapper
Directed by Steven Ditmyer
Cast Includes Richard MacDonald, Connor Stewart, Lori Marcus, Sean Church Gonzalez

On the Lower East Side in the 1970s, a Jewish family runs a luggage store. Lou Bettinger wants to pass the store on to his son, George, who only wants to become a standup comedian.

Closing Saturday, October 28, 2023

Off-Broadway: Minetta Lane Theatre
Written by Rebecca Gilman
Directed by Robert Falls
Cast Includes Mary Beth Fisher, Kirsten Fitzgerald, Anne E. Thompson, Bubba Weiler, Laura T. Fisher, Jessica Ervin, Jack Lancaster

Feuds erupt between once-friendly neighbors when an out-of-state power company starts a land grab in a rural Wisconsin community. Peg, a retired teacher, fights to save the land she loves – but it's hard to know who your friends are in a world where politics are more polarized than ever. Pulitzer Prize finalist Rebecca Gilman draws a contemporary portrait of America’s heartland in a time when it seems like everyone has a different idea of what it means to be an American.

Closing Sunday, October 29, 2023

Broadway: Helen Hayes Theatre
Written by Sandy Rustin
Directed by Jason Alexander
Cast Includes Eric McCormack, Laura Bell Bundy, Lilli Cooper, Nehal Joshi, Alex Moffat, Dana Steingold, Tony Roach

Set in the English countryside in 1923, this tale of sex, betrayal and love unfolds when Sylvia decides to expose her affair to both her husband and to her lover’s wife. The true meaning of fate, identity and marriage are called into question as a surprising and hilarious web of secrets unravels in this ridiculous – potentially murderous – romantic comedy.

Broadway: Samuel J. Friedman Theatre
Written by Jocelyn Bioh
Directed by Whitney White
Cast Includes Brittany Adebumola, Maechi Aharanwa, Rachel Christopher, Kalyne Coleman, Somi Kakoma, Lakisha May, Nana Mensah, Michael Oloyede, Dominique Thorne, Zenzi Williams

Welcome to Jaja’s bustling hair braiding salon in Harlem where every day, a lively and eclectic group of West African immigrant hair braiders are creating masterpieces on the heads of neighborhood women. During one sweltering summer day, love will blossom, dreams will flourish and secrets will be revealed. The uncertainty of their circumstances simmers below the surface of their lives and when it boils over, it forces this tight-knit community to confront what it means to be an outsider on the edge of the place they call home.

Broadway: Theater 555
Book by Jonathan Rockefeller
Music and Lyrics by Tom Kitt, Helen Park, Nate Edmonson
Directed by Jonathan Rockefeller
Cast Includes Elmo, Cookie Monster, Abby Cadabby, Grover, Rosita, Bert, Ernie, Oscar the Grouch, The Count

Elmo, Cookie Monster, Abby Cadabby, Grover, Rosita, Bert, Ernie, Oscar the Grouch, The Count, Gabrielle, and a whole host of Sesame Street favorites will venture onto the stage to appear in their very own musical– starring… well, themselves.

Closing Sunday, November 5, 2023

Off-Broadway: Playhouse 46 at St. Luke's
Written by Catherine Waller
Performed by Catherine Waller

Immerse yourself into the world of The Creeps where five dark, creepy, and shockingly funny characters confront the shadowy depths of the human psyche, delving into macabre themes of fear, desire, and the unknown.

Closing Sunday, November 12, 2023

Off-Broadway: Theatre Four @ Theatre Row
Written by Elizabeth Baker
Directed by Jackson Grace Gay
Cast Includes Christiane Noll, Gina Daniels, Gene Gillette, Tom Patterson, Joshua Echebiri, Madeline Seidman, Sara Haider

Kate Rolling is a shopowner in Brighton eager to grow her small, but smart, business. And the opportunity to do so comes along—with a marriage proposal, too!—when George Pillatt pitches a merger with his shop, the biggest in Brighton.

Off-Broadway: Roundabout Theatre Company - Laura Pels Theatre
Written by Nathan Alan Davis
Directed by Patricia McGregor
Cast Includes Ngozi Jane Anyanwu, Jerome Preston Bates, Jessica Frances Dukes, Jon Michael Hill, Mallori Johnson, Lizan Mitchell, Nicole Ari Parker, Daniel J. Watts, Jance Coadie Williams, JJ Wynder

Late at night, deep in the woods of southern Illinois, a ghost tells Gail she will die within the next 24 hours. So begins The Refuge Plays, an epic tale that follows one Black family over 70 years. Written by Nathan Alan Davis, this bold reimagining of an American “family play” is full of humor, heart and surprises. Patricia McGregor directs.

Closing Sunday, November 19, 2023

Broadway: Circle In The Square Theatre
Music and Lyrics by Melissa Etheridge
Directed by Amy TInkham
Performed by Melissa Etheridge

Known for her confessional lyrics and raspy, smoky vocals, Melissa Etheridge has lit up airwaves and arenas across the world for more than two decades with instant classics like “I'm the Only One,” “Come to My Window,” “I Want to Come Over,” and more. Melissa Etheridge: My Window is an intimate experience like never before, inviting theatergoers into an exhilarating evening of storytelling and music. From tales of her childhood in Kansas to her groundbreaking career highlights – with all of life’s hits and deep cuts between – Etheridge opens her heart and soul on stage to fearlessly dazzle audiences of all generations.

Broadway: John Golden Theatre
Written by Ian Shaw, Joseph Nixon
Directed by Guy Masterson
Cast Includes Alex Brightman, Colin Donnell, Ian Shaw

FADE IN: The open ocean, 1974. Production on JAWS is delayed…again. The film’s lead actors—theatre veteran Robert Shaw and young Hollywood hotshots, Richard Dreyfuss and Roy Scheider—are crammed into a too-small boat, entirely at the mercy of foul weather and a faulty mechanical co-star. Alcohol flows, egos collide, and tempers flare on a chaotic voyage that just might lead to cinematic magic…if it doesn’t sink them all.

Closing Sunday, November 26, 2023

Off-Broadway: New York City Center - Stage I
Written by Qui Nguyen
Directed by May Adrales
Cast Includes Jon Hoche, Ben Levin, Samantha Quan, Jon Norman Schneider, Maureen Sebastian, Paco Tolson

In the award-winning Vietgone, Qui Nguyen recounted his parents’ hot and hilarious courtship in a Vietnamese refugee camp in 1975. Now, six years later, Tong and Quang are building new lives in a foreign land called Arkansas. But marriage is hard – especially when she’s having doubts and his first one isn’t over yet. One family’s history makes for a raucously funny, deeply moving take on the immigrant story, told with hip-hop style.

Closing Sunday, December 3, 2023

Off-Broadway: Roundabout Theatre Company - Black Box Theatre
Written by York Walker
Directed by Tiffany Nichole Greene
Cast Includes Crystal Dickinson, Chaundre Hall-Broomfield, Ashely Hildreth, Jade Payton, Lark White

When a struggling guitarist returns to his small Georgia town a blues star, rumors begin swirling that he may have made a deal with the devil to attain his musical genius. Before long, however, it becomes clear he's not the only one with a secret. A mythic and suspenseful new play that delivers one devilish twist after another, York Walker's Covenant explores the power of belief and the thin line between rumor and truth. Tiffany Nichole Greene directs.

Off-Broadway: Classic Stage Company
Book by Jerome Weidman, revised by John Weidman
Music and Lyrics by Harold J. Rome
Directed by Trip Cullman
Cast Includes Adam Chanler-Berat, Eddie Cooper, Santino Fontana, Adam Grupper, Greg Hildeth, Rebecca Naomi Jones, Judy Kuhn, Julia Lester, Ryah Nixon, Sarah Steele. Joy Woods, Victor de Paula Rocha, Darron Hayes

It’s 1937 in New York City’s Garment District, and shipping clerk Harry Bogen (Tony-winner Santino Fontana) would love to sell you a bill of goods. In this dark musical comedy, Bronx-born Harry must choose between the comfort of community and his own ambitious dreams. He’ll have to do whatever it takes to get ahead, and even more to stay there. Better watch your back – sewing needles can be sharp.

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

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