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See These 10 Broadway and Off-Broadway Shows Before It’s Too Late

As 2013 draws to a close and we usher in 2014, many Broadway and Off-Broadway shows will take their final bow. Here are 10 shows to see before it’s too late.

Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark (Photo: Jacob Cohl)

‘Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark’ will fly off Broadway in early January (Photo: Jacob Cohl)

BROADWAY

Big Fish
Closing Dec. 29
Based on Tim Burton’s 2003 film, this delightful musical stars two-time Tony winner Norbert Leo Butz (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Catch Me If You Can) as charming storyteller Edward Bloom seeking to reconnect with his skeptical son. Susan Stroman’s imaginative staging creates a magnificent world populated by giants, witches, werewolves, dancing elephants and other amazing creatures.

Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark
Closing Jan. 4, 2014
After a controversial two-year run, Spidey will be shooting his last web. Kids and adults still marvel at the circus-like production featuring multiple flying stunt Spider-Men battling with the menacing Green Goblin.

Annie
Closing Jan. 5, 2014
The sun will only come out a few more times for this revival of the popular family musical. Director James Lapine gives new life to the Depression-era story of a feisty orphan and her fight to find a home and give the country a new deal in time for Christmas.

First Date
Closing Jan. 5, 2014
Zachary Levi (Chuck) and Krysta Rodriguez (Smash) play Aaron and Casey, a couple on a blind date in this cute romantic musical. The entire evening, from awkward introductions to goodnight kiss, passes in real time as their fellow diners and waiter play all the other characters in Aaron and Casey’s heads including exes, parents, therapists and co-workers.

700 Sundays
Closing Jan. 5, 2014
Billy Crystal, everybody’s favorite Oscar host, returns to Broadway in his hiliarious and moving autobiographical solo show for a strictly limited run. Combining stand-up comedy and memoir, Crystal recalls his Long Island childhood and the many relatives who influenced him, especially his father who died when Crystal was 15.

Macbeth
Closing Jan. 12, 2014
Oscar nominee Ethan Hawke takes on one of Shakespeare’s most challenging roles in this film-noir production emphasizing the supernatural influences on Macbeth’s rise to the Scottish throne.

The Glass Menagerie
Closing Feb. 23, 2014
Tennessee Williams’ beloved classic of a struggling family waiting for a gentleman caller is innovatively restaged by Tony winner John Tiffany (Once). Cherry Jones (Doubt, 24) and Zachary Quinto (Star Trek films) both give career-defining performances.

Fuerza Bruta

The impressive five-year Off-Broadway run of ‘Fuerza Bruta’ is coming to an end

OFF-BROADWAY

Fuerza Bruta
Closing Jan. 5, 2014
This international sensation will be closing up its five-year Off-Broadway run. If you haven’t experienced this bizarre, one-of-a-kind experience, rush to the Daryl Roth Theater. Performers fly, dance and run in a watery world just above your head.

Peter and the Starcatcher
Closing Jan. 12, 2014
If you’ve ever wondered how Peter Pan and Captain Hook first met, you only have a few more weeks to find out. This imaginative prequel moved to the more intimate Off-Broadway New World Stages in January 2013 after a Tony-winning Broadway run, but will be closing the curtain next month.

Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812
Closing Jan. 19, 2014
A rock musical based on a section of War and Peace? Sounds like an impossible combination, but this Obie-winning show is passionate, imaginative, and ultimately moving in its depiction of the Natasha’s thwarted romance with the narcissistic Anatole and her rescue by the bookish, noblePierre. A traditional Russian meal with vodka shots is included.

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