All things must come to an end.

There are a lot of reasons behind a show’s final curtain. Many times, the show was a limited engagement with an ending date that was set way in advance of its first rehearsal. Other shows, like “The Phantom of the Opera” have open-ended runs that span several decades. And then there are those heartbreakers of the business, flops.

This spring, the curtain will fall on several Broadway and Off-Broadway shows for the last time. But rest assured, those stages won’t stay dark for long. As long as there are audiences, there will always be new shows.

Final Curtains


May 12

Oh, Mary!

Off-Broadway: Lucille Lortel Theater

Cole Escola (TV’s “Difficult People”) stars as Mary Todd Lincoln in the sold-out run of the best-reviewed comedy of the season. Coming to Broadway this summer.


Orlando

Off-Broadway: Pershing Square Signature Center

Sara Ruhl’s adaptation of Virginia Woolf’s novel about the journeys of a young man who serves as courtier to Queen Elizabeth and ends up a 20th-century woman is brought to life with a stellar cast headed by Taylor Mac


May 26

Sally & Tom

Off-Broadway: The Public Theater

Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Suzan-Lori Parks examines the controversial and complex relationship between Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemmings.


Scarlett Dreams

Off-Broadway: The Greenwich House

The invention of a fitness app for a virtual reality headset blurs the lines between the real and digital worlds when a man falls in love with his virtual trainer.


May 27

Sleep No More

Off Broadway: McKittrick Hotel

After 13 years and multiple extensions, this thrilling multi-level choose-you-own-path treatment of Shakespeare’s “MacBeth” checks out of the McKittrick Hotel after.


June 2

The Life and Slimes of Marc Summers

Off-Broadway: New World Stages

The former host of the popular Nickelodeon hit “Double Dare” takes the audience on his journey from kid’s game show icon to Food Network host.


Nobody Cares

Off-Broadway: Audible Minetta Lane Theater

Tony Award-winner Laura Benanti one-woman show: A love letter to ingenues, and recovering ingenues, and moms, and anybody working on themselves."


A Sign of the Times

Off-Broadway: New World Stages

The cultural upheavals of the 1960s as seen through the eyes of an aspiring photographer using some of the most popular songs from the era.


June 9

Three Houses

Off-Broadway: Pershing Square Signature Center

A self-described post-pandemic open mic night parable about magic, madness, and the end of the world written by the composer of Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812.


June 16

All of Me

Off-Broadway: Pershing Square Signature Center

Kyra Sedgwick stars in a boldly humorous and candid love story that explores class and disability in America today.


Mary Jane

Broadway: Samuel Friedman Theatre

Faced with seemingly insurmountable odds, a single mother relies on unflagging optimism and humor, along with the wisdom of the women around her who have become a makeshift family, to take on each new day. Starring Academy Award-nominee Rachel McAdams.


Mother Play

Broadway: Helen Hayes Theater

Jessica Lange, Jim Parsons, and Tony Award-winner Celia Keenan Bolger star in Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel's bitingly funny and unflinchingly honest new play about the hold our family has over us and the surprises we find when we unpack the past.


Uncle Vanya

Broadway: Vivian Beaumont Theater

Steve Carell makes his Broadway debut leading a cast of TV, film, and stage veterans that include Alison PIll, Anika Noni Rose, and Alfred Molina in a new translation of Anton Chekhov's classic drama about a rural family whose dreary but stable routine is disrupted.


An Enemy of the People

Broadway: Circle in the Square Theater

Jeremy Strong stars in Henrik Ibsen’s drama about a well-regarded doctor who is pressured to keep silent when he discovers that the waters from a spa that support the local economy are contaminated. 


June 23

Appropriate

Broadway: Belasco Theater

Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winner Sara Paulson stars in a dark comedy about long-hidden secrets and buried resentments that can’t be contained when a family is forced to face the ghosts of their past.


Patriots

Broadway: Barrymore Theater

From the mind of the writer of “The Crown” comes a drama chronicling Vladimir Putin's rise to power after the fall of the Soviet Union, and his power struggle with Billionaire Boris Berezovsky.


Breaking the Story

Off-Broadway: Second Stage

A darkly funny and fiery drama about the cost of war and the audacity of those frontliners armed with only a press badge.


Saw the Musical: The Unauthorized Parody

Off-Broadway: AMT Theater

Bloody scenes, songs, and puppets bring unlikely laughs in this a boundary-pushing parody of the Guinness World Record holding winner of the “most successful horror movie series.”


June 30

A Beautiful Noise, The Neil Diamond Musical

Broadway: Broadhurst Theater

The story of legendary rock & roll icon Neil Diamond comes to life on stage in a gripping and uplifting new musical featuring his hit songs “Sweet Caroline”, “America”, and “Cracklin’ Rosie”.