As the year comes to an end, it’s time to say good-bye to seven high-profile Broadway productions set to close in the next few weeks. Below, our quickie guide to what makes these plays and musicals must-sees. Choose one (or more) and get tickets now!
Best Reason to See It: The thrill of seeing two-time Tony winner Norbert Leo Butz light up the stage as the hopelessly romantic dreamer Edward Bloom. Big Fish is a must for anyone who still believes that whimsical theater magic is the stuff dreams are made of. Closes Sunday, December 29.
Spider-Man, Turn Off the Dark
Best Reason to See It: “And you say rise above.” From its amazing visual effects and awesome costumes to its and rock opera score and high-flying performances, the epic retelling of one of the greatest superhero origin stories still soars. Spider-Man is an irresistible spectacle. Closes Saturday, January 4.
Best Reason to See It: Not only is Billy Crystal's 700 Sundays good, clean, family entertainment, but the legendary comedian and actor proves exactly why he is one of the Hollywood greats. The show makes you want to call your parents and tell them you love them. Closes Sunday, January 5.
Best Reason to See It: The excitement of watching real-life married couple Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz play well-heeled and hard-drinking adulterers. Mike Nichols' revival of Harold Pinter's Betrayal is a perfect night for those who savor scandalous stagecraft. Closes Sunday, January 5.
Best Reason to See It: First dates can be awkward, but Alan Zachary and Michael Weiner's punchy score and Zachary Levi and Krysta Rodriguez's palpable chemistry make this musical First Date funny and identifiable for singles and couples of all kinds. Closes Sunday, January 5.
Best Reason to See It: There's something magical about this Broadway.com Audience Choice Award-winning revival. Don't wait until “tomorrow” to enjoy the rags-to-riches story and the timeless music, which is as fresh and fun as ever. Closes Sunday, January 5.
Best Reason to See It: Ethan Hawke and Anne-Marie Duff headline Jack O'Brien's dark, sexy and chilling production, but Malcolm Gets, John Glover and Byron Jennings as devious, gender-bending witches make this bloodbath a real treat. Closes Sunday, January 12.