As summer heats up, it’s time to say good-bye to six high-profile Broadway and off-Broadway productions set to close in the next two weeks. Below, our quickie guide to what makes these plays and musicals must-sees. Choose one (or more) and get tickets now!
Reasons to Be Happy
Best Reason to See It: Neil LaBute’s crackling dialogue and the quirky romantic chemistry among a four-person cast led by Jenna Fischer of The Office. Closes Saturday, June 29.
I’ll Eat You Last
Best Reason to See It: Bette Midler’s charismatic comic performance as 1970s super-agent Sue Mengers, delivered entirely by the Divine One while seated on a sofa! Closes Sunday, June 30.
Best Reason to See It: Another compelling solo star turn, this time by Tony nominee Holland Taylor as straight-talking Texas governor Ann Richards. Closes Sunday, June 30.
Best Reason to See It: A hip-hop mashup of politics, love and sibling rivalry, featuring hot young musical stars Jennifer Damiano, Claybourne Elder and Leslie Odom Jr. Closes Sunday, June 30.
Best Reason to See It: Tom Hanks, Tom Hanks, Tom Hanks, who makes us care about tabloid reporter Mike McAlary—plus Courtney B. Vance in a Tony-winning turn as his editor. Closes Wednesday, July 3.
Silence! The Musical
Best Reason to See It: The over-the-top hilarity of seeing Dr. Hannibal Lecter and his nemesis Clarice Starling break into song, plus a chorus of tap-dancing lambs. Closes Sunday, July 7.