They say nothing lasts forever—well, except diamonds—but sadly, this adage is certainly true of Broadway and off-Broadway shows. Five of our favorites are about to close their doors, but luckily there’s a silver lining to this unfortunate news. You still have a few more weeks to catch The Cripple of Inishmaan, Of Mice and Men, Buyer & Cellar, Forbidden Broadway and The City of Conversation before they say farewell to the Big Apple. Well, what are you waiting for? Get your tickets and get over there!
The Cripple of Inishmaan
Closing July 20 at the Cort Theatre
Although Daniel Radcliffe didn’t get any Tony love in this year’s stacked Best Actor category (oh, the injustice!), he gives a solid yet understated performance as Cripple Billy Claven, a young Irish boy who dreams of movie stardom. Martin McDonagh’s black comedy features a terrific ensemble cast imported from the West End, including Tony-nominated newcomer Sarah Greene as Helen, the apple of Billy’s eye. You’ve got only two more weeks to meet the whole wisecracking, egg-slinging bunch. Click for tickets!
Closing July 20 at the Davenport Theatre
Wanna see 20 shows for the price of one? No show is safe from Forbidden Broadway Comes Out Swinging!, the off-Broadway musical comedy that spoofs Kinky Boots, Matilda, Rocky, Cabaret, The Bridges of Madison County, Aladdin, Pippin, Les Miserables, Motown, Bullets Over Broadway and even The Sound of Music Live! The high-speed costume changes alone are worth the price of admission. Click for tickets!
Of Mice and Men
Closing July 27 at the Longacre Theatre
We’re going to be honest: When we first heard James Franco, Chris O’Dowd and Leighton Meester were making triple Broadway debuts in Of Mice and Men, we were a teeny bit skeptical. But the trio more than carries the stage adaptation of John Steinbeck’s modern classic—add in the stellar performances of Broadway.com Audience Choice Award winner Jim Norton as Candy and True Blood’s Jim Parrack as Slim, and it’s a heart-wrenching evening not to be missed. Click for tickets!
Buyer & Cellar
Closing July 27 at the Barrow Street Theatre
Barbra Streisand’s elaborate basement mall is officially shutting its doors in New York City. After nearly 500 performances off-Broadway, the one-man comedy starring Barrett Foa, is saying goodbye, gorgeous. We know this is extremely depressing news—but don’t worry, the play is planning its London debut in the spring of 2015, and original star Michael Urie is currently performing the play at the Center Theatre Group in Los Angeles, so you’ve got your next two vacations all planned out. Click for tickets!
The City of Conversation
Closing July 26 at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater
What’s better than seeing Jan Maxwell deliver a powerhouse performance at Lincoln Center's intimate Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater? Wait, we’re still trying to think of something. Hang on. Still thinking. Nope. There’s nothing. The five-time Tony nominee leads a talented ensemble cast in Anthony Giardina’s new drama about a political hostess in Washington, D.C. whose decisions affect her family over a period of 30 years. She's got our vote. Click for tickets!