Nothing lasts forever on Broadway, and even the greatest, most popular shows eventually close. So make sure to check out these hits before they bring down their final curtain—dates for the last scheduled performances are given for each. Some of these are long-running hits, like crowd-pleaser Jersey Boys, while others are limited engagements, like the star-studded comedy The Front Page.
The Cherry Orchard: December 4, 2016
Heisenberg: December 11, 2016
Fiddler on the Roof : December 31, 2016
Holiday Inn: January 1, 2017
The Illusionists: January 1, 2017
Matilda the Musical: January 1, 2017
Something Rotten: January 1, 2017
The Color Purple: January 8, 2017
The Encounter: January 8, 2017
Falsettos: January 8, 2017
Oh, Hello: January 8, 2017
The Humans : January 15, 2017
Jersey Boys: January 15, 2017
Les Liaisons Dangereuses: January 22, 2017
The Front Page: January 29, 2017
For more information on all these shows, check out our last-chance listings below or go directly to our Broadway page to purchase tickets.
Tours Sex and the City Tavern Tour
Missing Carrie & Co? Now that the long-awaited film has debuted, put on those Manolo Blahniks and come with a thirst for Cosmopolitans and nostalgia for the show. Trace their footsteps on a tour of sites associated with the program, with stops at several of their frequented bars. $15 For times, dates and reservations: 212-465-3331
Arts & Culture Story Museum
Join this special story and activity time at Historic Richmond Town, Staten Island's living history museum. Toddlers and kids up to age 5 are invited to the hour-long Story Museum, which takes place every Thursday morning. Please call 718-351-1611 ext. 280 to reserve a spot. For more information, visit http://historicrichmondtown.org/visit/events/event-info
Tours Grand Central Terminal Audio Tour
MTA Metro-North Railroad and Orpheo USA offer this self-guided tour of Grand Central Terminal. Visitors and locals alike can take advantage of the tour—which comes with an audio device, headphones and a map of the terminal—and learn about the structure's architectural highlights and history. Audio is available in English, Spanish, French, Italian, German and Japanese; the MTA will soon introduce an audio-description tour for the visually impaired.
Museums & Galleries PlayWorks
This 4,000-square-foot exhibition designed for kids from infancy through preschool is based on the theory of learning through play. As such, there are five distinct areas (math, language, science, imagination, and physical/emotional strength) with multiple levels of interactive challenge. For example, in the language area, kids will feed words and letters to a talking dragon. In the science area, they'll see color and pattern formation through light cylinders.
Arts & Culture Klezmer Brunch
Manhattan's City Winery has hosted its share of big-name recording artists in recent years, but for many in the area, it's the weekly Klezmer Brunch that has turned this spot into a local institution. An ideal combination of great food, music and culture, CW's Klezmer Brunches are held every Sunday, with the traditional Jewish folk music provided by top performers like Metropolitan Klezmer, Isle of Klezbos and Michael Winograd. You needn't be of Jewish ancestry to appreciate the taste of real lox and bagels—and the sound of this timeless and passionate musical form.
Attractions Uncle Sam's Seaport Tour
In its earliest days, the South Street Seaport was home to wealthy, city-building families like the Schermerhorns; since then, it has been an entertainment center for sailors (peddling everything from prostitutes to rat fights!); a forgotten, neglected part of the City; and, finally, the center of commerce that we know today. Examine every era of the life (and rebirth) of a busy international port on this guided historical walking tour. For more information, visit unclesamsnewyork.com.
Broadway The Book of Mormon
Trey Parker and Matt Stone’s outrageous and strangely heartwarming musical about two Mormon missionaries sent to spread their faith in a destitute Ugandan village swept the 2011 Tonys and, since then, has been a Broadway blockbuster. While Parker and Stone made their reputation with a combo of off-color humor and intelligent satire on the Emmy-winning South Park, their Broadway debut teams them up with some serious musical collaborators; co-director Casey Nicholaw, known for The Drowsy Chaperone and Aladdin, and co-composer Robert Lopez, who made the music for Avenue Q and went on to pen tunes for a little Disney movie called Frozen.