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.
Broadway The Phantom of the Opera
Andrew Lloyd Webber’s most famous creation, based on a popular French novel, is the longest-running musical on Broadway. Night after night, audiences are moved and awed by this ghost story with a heart, a darker version of Beauty and the Beast, in which a deformed musical genius gives voice lessons to a struggling singer, falls in love and attempts to force her to return his feelings. The passionate music, suspenseful plot twists and spooky ambiance of the show leave a lasting impression.
This quintessential Broadway experience features show-stopping tunes, slinky dancing and a story that revolves around murder, heartache, betrayal, revenge, friendship, fame and all that jazz. You won’t be disappointed by this Tony Award-winning show, which spawned the hit movie.
Broadway The Lion King
More than 90 million people around the world have come to discover the thrill, the majesty, the truly one-of-a-kind musical that is The Lion King. And there's no better place to experience this landmark entertainment event than in the city where it all began. Visit the Minskoff Theatre, in the heart of Times Square, and discover the pride of New York.
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
Performing Arts BAMcafé Live
BAMcafé Live features a diverse mix of free live music and performance in BAM's Lepercq Space, a lounge and bar space in the Peter Jay Sharp Building. Recent series include the on-going residency with Black Rock Coalition (BRC). This year you can find some of the best artists from Brooklyn and beyond performing on the BAMcafé Live stage every Friday and Saturday night from October through June. The bar is open for drinks and light menu items beginning at 8pm. There is no cover charge and no drink minimum.
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
Museums & Galleries New American Wing Galleries
Twenty-five new and expanded galleries provide visitors with a rich history of American art from the eighteenth through the early twentieth century. The museum's collection of American paintings are displayed together for the first time including works by John Singleton Copley, Thomas Eakins and Winslow Homer. The centerpiece of the new installation is Emanuel Gottlieb Leutze's 1851 painting "Washington Crossing the Delaware".