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Shows Closing Soon That You Absolutely Cannot Miss

December 22, 2016 by Juliana Panzera
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The end of the year also means the closing of some of our favorite shows. Be sure to make some time in your busy holiday schedule to see them before they’re gone!

1. Fiddler on the Roof – Closing December 31

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Photo Credit: Joan Marcus

Toast ‘to life’ one last time! The Bartlett Sher directed revival of Fiddler on the Roof closes December 31 after a year long run. The musical currently stars Danny Burstein as Tevye and Judy Kuhn as his wife Golde.

2. Matilda – Closing January 1

Photo Credit: Sara Krulwich/ The New York Times
Photo Credit: Sara Krulwich/ The New York Times

Tom Minchin’s brilliant musical adaption of the beloved children’s novel by Roald Dahl, Matilda, closes January 1, following an acclaimed run of over 1,500 performances.

3. Something Rotten! – Closing January 1

Photo Credit: Joan Marcus
Photo Credit: Joan Marcus

Now starring Rob McClure and Adam Pascal, Something Rotten! plays its final performance January 1. Visit the Renaissance before it’s too late!

4. The Illusionists: Turn of the Century – Closing January 1

Photo Credit: The Illusionists
Photo Credit: The Illusionists

Transporting audiences to the glory days of magic in The Illusionists – Turn of the Century, this troupe of illusionists and conjurers play their final performance on January 1.

5. The Rockettes – Closing January 2

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Photo Credit: The Rockettes

Everyone’s favorite New York City holiday tradition, The Rockettes: Christmas Spectacular, closes on January 2. But rest assured, they’ll be back again next year!

6. The Color Purple – Closing January 8

Photo Credit: Matthew Murphy
Photo Credit: Matthew Murphy

You will certainly regret missing Cynthia Erivo’s knockout performance as Celie if you miss this one. The John Doyle directed production of The Color Purple, which also stars Jennifer Holliday, closes January 8.

7. Les Liaisons Dangereuses – Closing January 8

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Photo Credit: Joan Marcus

Based on Pierre Choderlos de Laclos decadent novel, Les Liaisons Dangereuses utilizes its exquisite cast lead by Janet McTeer to serve up cruelty and revenge in this Donmar Warehouse production closing January 8.

8. Falsettos – Closing January 8

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Photo Credit: Joan Marcus

Love tells a million stories in Falsettosthe William Finn and James Lapine musical about love, loss, and family. With an all-star cast including Christian Borle, Stephanie J. Block, and Andrew Rannells, catch Falsettos before it closes January 8.

9. Holiday Inn, The New Irving Berlin Musical- Closing January 15

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Photo Credit: Joan Marcus

Holiday Inn features many of Irving Berlin’s most iconic songs, including the classics “White Christmas” and “Cheek to Cheek.” Starring Bryce Pinkham, Corbin Bleu and Lora Lee Gayer, the limited run ends January 15.

10. The Humans – Closing January 15

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Photo Credit: Sara Krulwich/ The New York Times

This year’s Tony Award-winning Best Play, The Humans, closes January 15 following a critically acclaimed Broadway run of almost one year. See Tony winners Jane Houdyshell and Reed Birney in this haunting family drama.

11. Jersey Boys – Closing January 15

Photo Credit: Joan Marcus
Photo Credit: Joan Marcus

Oh, what a run! Jersey Boys closes on Broadway this January after a run of over 4,500 performances. See this modern classic before it’s gone.

Still have some holiday shopping to do? Check out our gift guide exclusively for theater lovers!