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Last Chance: Broadway & Off- Broadway Closings

Closing Sunday, November 4, 2018

MIDNIGHT AT THE NEVER GET
Book, Music, and Lyrics by Mark Sonnenblick
Directed by Max Friedman
Cast includes: Sam Bolen, Jeremy Cohen, and Jon. J. Peterson
Singer Trevor Copeland and songwriter Arthur Brightman have the perfect New York romance. That’s swell. In 1965, it’s also against the law. So in the back room of The Never Get, an illegal Greenwich Village gay bar, they put together a show called Midnight— a nightclub act where Trevor sings Arthur’s love songs with their male pronouns intact. But, as the lovers hurtle towards the end of the decade, they find themselves caught in a passion they can’t control and a political revolution they don’t understand.

ON BECKETT
Off-Broadway: Irish Repertory Theatre
Conceived by Bill Irwin
Cast includes: Bill Irwin with guest appearance by Finn O’Sullivan
Bill Irwin can’t escape Samuel Beckett. He has spent a lifetime captivated by the Irish writer’s language. In this intimate 90-minute evening, Irwin will explore a performer’s relationship to Beckett, mining the physical and verbal skills acquired in his years as a master clown and Tony Award-winning actor. Irwin’s approach to the comic, the tragic, to every side of Beckett’s work – including Waiting for Godot, Endgame, and “Texts for Nothing” – will allow audiences to experience the language in compelling new ways.

SMOKEY JOE’S CAFE
Off-Broadway: Stage 42
Music and Lyrics by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller
Directed and Choreographed by Joshua Bergasse
Cast includes: Dwayne Cooper, Emma Degerstedt, John Edwards, Dionne D. Figgins, Nicole Vanessa Ortiz, Kyle Taylor Parker, Jelani Remy, Max Sangerman, and Alysha Umphress
Smokey Joe’s Cafe, the Grammy Award winning and Tony Award nominated smash, made history as Broadway’s longest running musical revue and celebrates the best songs of the legendary song writing duo, Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. Their generation-defining songs climbed the Billboard charts and provided hit after hit for icons like Elvis Presley, Ben E. King, The Coasters, and The Drifters. With themes of love won, lost and imagined, their songs touched global audiences with wit and emotion.

WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME
Off-Broadway: New York Theatre Workshop
Written by Heidi Schreck
Directed by Oliver Butler
Cast includes: Heidi Schreck, Mike Iveson, Rosdely Ciprian, and Thursday Williams
As a high school student seeking college scholarships, Heidi Schreck crisscrossed the country delivering impassioned speeches about the Constitution in American Legion Halls. As the captivating Obie Award-winning playwright and performer recreates those town halls, complete with droll Legionnaires and precocious adversaries, she exposes the profound impact the Ninth Amendment has had on generations of women and fiercely examines the very future of our inalienable rights.


Closing Saturday, November 10, 2018

RAGS PARKLAND SINGS THE SONGS OF THE FUTURE
Off-Broadway: Theater 511 at Ars Nova
Book, Music, and Lyrics by Andrew R. Butler
Directed by Jordan Fein
Cast includes: Andrew R. Butler, Rick Burkhardt, Jessie Linden, Stacey Sargeant, and Debbie Christine Tjong
250 years from now, constructed humans are built in black market labs, Mars is a forced labor camp and underground outlaws are brewing rebellion. You might not remember how Beaux Weathers and her band of “illegal intelligences” fought for the right to exist, but Rags Parkland does. Back on Earth for the first time in 10 years, Rags plays the music that carried us to where we are today. But on this planet, the more things change, the more we stay the same.


Closing Sunday, November 11, 2018

THE NAP
Broadway: Samuel J. Friedman Theatre
Written by Richard Bean
Directed by Daniel Sullivan
Cast includes: Alexandra Billings, John Ellison Conlee, Johanna Day, Ahmed Aly Elsayed, Ethan Hova, Heather Lind, Max Gordon Moore, Bhavesh Patel, Thomas Jay Ryan, Ben Schnetzer, and John Wojda
Dylan Spokes is a fast-rising young star in the world of snooker—the British version of pool. He arrives for a championship tournament only to be confronted by the authorities warning him of the repercussions of match fixing. Before he knows it, Dylan’s forced into underhanded dealings with a cast of wildly colorful characters that include his ex-convict dad, saucy mum, quick-tongued manager and a renowned gangster, to boot.

FIREFLIES
Off-Broadway: Atlantic Theater Company/Linda Gross Theater
Written by Donja R. Love
Directed by Saheem Ali
Cast includes: Khris Davis and DeWanda Wise
Somewhere in the Jim Crow South, the sky is on fire. A pregnant Olivia’s fierce speech writing is the sole force behind her charismatic husband Charles and his successful Movement to galvanize people to march towards freedom. When four little girls are bombed in a church, Olivia and Charles’ marriage is threatened – as this tragedy and years of civil unrest leave Olivia believing that “this world ain’t no place to raise a colored child.”

OKLAHOMA!
Off-Broadway: St. Ann’s Warehouse
Book and Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Music by Richard Rodgers
Directed by Daniel Fish
Choreographed by John Higenbotham
Cast includes: Rebecca Naomi Jones, Damon Daunno, Mary Testa, Patrick Vaill, Ali Stroker, James Patrick Davis, Michael Nathanson, Mitch Tebo, Mallory Portnoy, Anthony Cason, and Will Mann
Just in time for the 75th anniversary of its wartime premiere, Oklahoma! resurfaces as a fresh and daring new work with a seven-piece band playing all new arrangements of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s beloved classics. Director Daniel Fish and his collaborators reimagine the musical as a revelatory chamber production where actors and audience share food, music, story and song.

SAKINA’S RESTAURANT
Off-Broadway: Minetta Lane Theatre
Written by Aasif Mandvi
Directed by Kimberly Senior
Cast includes: Aasif Mandvi
Actor, writer, and former correspondent for “The Daily Show”, Aasif Mandvi revisits his acclaimed, Obie Award-winning one man show, twenty years after its celebrated debut in New York City. Sakina’s Restaurant, a vibrantly funny and touching story about identity, home, and opportunity, casts new light on the idea of the American dream and is a perfect vehice for the dextrous and charming Mandvi.


Closing Saturday, November 17, 2018

ORDINARY DAYS
Off-Broadway: Clurman Theatre @ Theatre Row
Book, Music, and Lyrics by Adam Gwon
Directed by Jonathan Silverstein
Cast includes: Whitney Bashor, Marc delaCruz, Sarah Lynn Marion, and Kyle Sherman
Ordinary Days is a refreshingly humorous and inspiring musical about making simple connections in a chaotic city. Written by one of musical theater’s most exciting new composers, Ordinary Days tells the story of four young New Yorkers whose lives intersect in unexpected ways as they search for success, happiness, love, and taxis.


Closing Sunday, November 18, 2018

BERNHARDT/HAMLET
Broadway: American Airlines Theatre
Written by Theresa Rebeck
Directed by Moritz von Stuelpnagel
Cast includes: Janet McTeer, Dylan Baker, Jason Butler Harner, Matthew Saldivar, Nick Westrate, Tony Carlin, Ito Aghayere, Brittany Bradford, Aaron Costa Ganis, Triney Sandoval, Matthew Amendt, Jenelle Chu, Kate Levy, and Chris Thorn
Mark Twain wrote: “There are five kinds of actresses: bad actresses, fair actresses, good actresses, great actresses. And then there is Sarah Bernhardt.” In 1899, the international stage celebrity set out to tackle her most ambitious role yet: Hamlet. Theresa Rebeck’s play rollicks with high comedy and human drama, set against the lavish Shakespearean production that could make or break Bernhardt’s career.


Closing Saturday, December 15, 2018

SPRINGSTEEN ON BROADWAY
Broadway: Walter Kerr Theatre
Written and Directed by Bruce Springsteen
Cast includes: Bruce Springsteen
After a career of more than 40 years, 20 Grammys and an Oscar, legendary musician Bruce Springsteen comes to Broadway with a solo acoustic performance. It is an intimate night with Bruce, his guitar, a piano, and his stories.


Closing Sunday, December 23, 2018

GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY
Off-Broadway: The Public Theater/Newman Theater
Written and Directed by Conor McPherson
Music and Lyrics by Bob Dylan
Cast includes: Todd Almond, Jeannette Bayardelle, Stephen Bogardus, Sydney James Harcourt, Matthew Frederick Harris, Caitlin Houlahan, Robert Joy, Marc Kudisch, Luba Mason, Tom Nelis, David Pittu, Colton Ryan, John Schiappa, Rachel Stern, Samantha Marie Ware, Chelsea Lee Williams, and Mare Winningham
Bob Dylan’s inimitable songbook is authentically transformed into this achingly beautiful story of a down-on-its-luck community on the brink of change in Dylan’s hometown Duluth, Minnesota in 1934.

MOTHER OF THE MAID
Off-Broadway: The Public Theater/Anspacher Theater
Written by Jane Anderson
Directed by Matthew Penn
Cast includes: Glenn Close, Dermot Crowley, Kelley Curran, Olivia Gilliatt, Andrew Hovelson, Daniel Pearce, and Grace Van Patten
Mother of the Maid tells the story of Joan of Arc’s mother, a sensible, hard-working, God-fearing peasant woman whose faith is upended as she deals with the baffling journey of her odd and extraordinary daughter. This riveting play is an epic tale told through an unexpected and remarkable new perspective.


Closing Sunday, December 30, 2018

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF
Off-Broadway: Museum of Jewish Heritage
Book by Joseph Stein
Music by Jerry Bock
Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick
Directed by Joel Grey
Choreographed by Stas Kmiec
Cast includes: Steven Skybell, Jennifer Babiak, Jackie Hoffman, Kirk Geritano, Samantha Hahn, Cameron Johnson, Daniel Kahn, Ben Liebert, Stephanie Lynne Mason, Rosie Jo Neddy, Raquel Nobile, Bruce Sabath, Jodi Snyder, Lauren Jeanne Thomas, Bobby Underwood, Michael Yashinsky, and Rachel Zatcoff
Experience Fiddler on the Roof in a new way– in Yiddish, the language of Tevye and his family! Directed by Oscar and Tony Award-winner Joel Grey, the rich Yiddish translation by Shraga Friedman adds new depth and dimension to the most well-known Jewish musical in the world. Don’t miss the beloved story of a community and its struggle to balance traditions and desires in a changing world.


Closing Sunday, January 6, 2019

THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG
Broadway: Lyceum Theatre
Written by Henry Lewis, Henry Shields, and Jonathan Sayer
Directed by Mark Bell
Cast includes: Preston Truman Boyd, Ashley Bryant, Mark Evans, Jonathan Fielding, Alex Mandell, Amelia McClain, Harrison Unger, and Akron Watson
The time is right to see The Play That Goes Wrong, the longest-running play currently on Broadway! This Olivier Award-winning comedy is a hilarious hybrid of Monty Python and Sherlock Holmes. Welcome to opening night of The Murder at Haversham Manor. Things are quickly going from bad to utterly disastrous, with an unconscious leading lady, a corpse that can’t play dead, and actors who trip over everything—including their lines.


Closing Sunday, January 20, 2019

SCHOOL OF ROCK – THE MUSICAL
Broadway: Winter Garden Theatre
Book by Julian Fellowes
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Lyrics by Glenn Slater
Directed by Laurence Connor
Choreographed by JoAnn M. Hunter
Cast includes: Justin Collette, Analisa Leaming, Jonathan Gould, Lori Eve Marinacci, Matthew Jost, Levi Buksbazen, Montgomery Lamb, Jordan Cole, Ava Briglia, Hudson Loverro, and Layla Capers
Based on the hit film, School of Rock – The Musical is a hilarious new musical that follows Dewey Finn, a failed, wannabe rock star who decides to earn a few extra bucks by posing as a substitute teacher at a prestigious prep school. There he turns a class of straight-A students into a guitar-shredding, bass-slapping, mind-blowing rock band. While teaching these pint-sized prodigies what it means to truly rock, Dewey falls for the school’s beautiful, but uptight headmistress, helping her rediscover the wild child within.

 


Closing Sunday, April 7, 2019

KINKY BOOTS
Broadway: Al Hirschfeld Theatre
Book by Harvey Fierstein
Music and Lyrics by Cyndi Lauper
Directed and Choreographed by Jerry Mitchell
Cast includes: Conor Maynard, J. Harrison Ghee, Carrie St. Louis, Caroline Bowman, Daniel Stewart Sherman, and Marcus Neville
Charlie is a factory owner struggling to save his family business. Lola is a fabulous entertainer with a wildly exciting idea. With a little compassion and a lot of understanding, this unexpected pair learns to embrace their differences and creates a line of sturdy stilettos unlike any the world has ever seen! But in the end, their most sensational achievement is their friendship.

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