Catch them before they’re gone — shows that are closing soon
ZEALnyc, January 3, 2017
The new year brings with it many anticipated results, among them, broken resolutions and shows that are closing. The end of the holiday season often culminates with the closing of shows (aside from the obvious seasonal variety, which is always to be expected). We now prepare to say goodbye to a number of popular shows either because of pre-planned limited engagements, all the way to the final hurrah of some long-running hits. This past weekend saw the closing of Matilda, Fiddler on the Roof, as well as The Illusionists, scheduled as a limited holiday run.
The following list of productions closing will hopefully motivate you to make your plans to see them before they’re just a memory….
Closing Sunday, January 8, 2017:
Falsettos at the Walter Kerr Theatre. This revival of the William Finn musical is directed by James Lapine and features Christian Borle, Stephanie J. Block, and Andrew Rannells.
Les Liaisons Dangereuses at the Booth Theatre. This tale of sex, power and betrayal begins with two ex-lovers who scheme to ruin the reputation of an innocent young aristocrat. Starring Janet McTeer and Liev Schreiber as the schemers.
The Color Purple at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre. This musical adaptation of the Alice Walker novel stars Tony Award-winner Cynthia Erivo (from the London production), along with Jennifer Holliday and Danielle Brooks.
The Encounter at the Golden Theatre. Starring its creator, Simon McBurney, as National Geographic photographer Loren McIntyre who has a singular experience in Brazil in 1969.
iLuminate at New World Stages. Made famous by their award-winning performances on America’s Got Talent, this troupe brings their newest show to NYC.
Closing Sunday, January 15, 2017
Holiday Inn at Studio 54, brings to life the classic movie of the same name featuring a score of iconic songs by Irving Berlin.
Jersey Boys at the August Wilson Theatre. It’s been running so long, we just thought it would continue forever. This is the musical about Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons which has been running for over 10 years and was made into a major motion picture.
The Humans at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre. After a successful sold-out Off-Broadway run, this play has enjoyed a solid run on Broadway, garnering even more success through multiple awards, including the Tony Award for Best Play.