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Complete schedule of Broadway closings

Learn about all the Broadway shows closing soon before they're gone for good.

Gillian Russo
Gillian Russo

Broadway closings aren't the most exciting part of New York theatre — no one likes to see a show they love go away. But it's good to stay updated on Broadway shows closing so you don't miss a musical or play on your must-see list. To make that easier, we've listed all the Broadway shows playing now and when their closing dates are, whether this year or next year. This article also includes a list of all the shows with no closing date set yet, so you know which ones you still have plenty of time to see.

Some shows come to Broadway for a strictly limited time and set their closing dates right away, so you can know from the start when to buy your tickets. Others start with open-ended runs but eventually close, and this article will be updated with the latest information as Broadway shows announce closings. The good news about Broadway show closings, though, is that there are always new Broadway shows opening, too. A great musical or play might eventually leave New York, but your next favorite show could be taking its place. Plus, there's always a chance for a Broadway revival down the line!

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Broadway shows closing in 2022

After celebrated multi-year runs, some beloved Broadway shows played their final performances this year, alongside some limited-run shows closing as initially scheduled. All Broadway shows scheduled to close in 2022 have done so, though some will close early in 2023.

Broadway shows closing in 2023

The beginning of 2023 will see many Broadway closings, as multiple fall blockbusters end their limited runs in January. You still have a while to see them, so get your Broadway show tickets now. Luckily, once these shows close, there will be more exciting new shows taking their place that have yet to be announced. The shows below are listed in order of closing date.

A Christmas Carol

Tony winner Jefferson Mays brings his one-man version of Charles Dickens's classic holiday tale to Broadway. Mays plays every character in the story of Ebenezer Scrooge, a miser who learns holiday cheer after the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future visit him. Like a ghost, though, this limited-run show will disappear after the holiday season!

First performance: November 8
Closing date: January 1
Venue: Nederlander Theatre

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Say his name three times, and he appears on Broadway! Beetlejuice's original Broadway run was clipped by the pandemic, but the show was raised from the dead for an encore engagement in 2022. The poltergeist Beetlejuice teams up with a dull, newly deceased suburban couple to help them scare away their old house's new tenants, and in the process, he also strikes up a friendship with the goth teenager Lydia. She becomes an unwitting accomplice in his plan to come back to life and wreak havoc on the living world.

First performance: March 28, 2020
Closing date: January 8
Venue: Marriott Marquis Theatre

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Into the Woods

Spend some moments in the woods while you can! Called "Broadway's biggest summer blockbuster" by New York Theatre Guide, the latest revival of Into the Woods mashes up multiple fairytales into one story of happily ever after — and the complicated life that happens after that. The show's celebrity-filled cast includes Brian d'Arcy James, Gavin Creel, Patina Miller, and Stephanie J. Block.

First performance: June 28
Closing date: January 8
Venue: St. James Theatre

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Sit down (John) and get ready for a revolutionary revival on Broadway. In 1776, John Adams is trying to get his fellow delegates to agree to break from Britain and sign the Declaration of Independence — and perhaps surprisingly, they weren't all willing at first. The premiere production of this musical won the 1969 Best Musical Tony Award, and this revival is notable for a different reason: all the characters, most historically white and male, are played by an all-female, transgender, and non-binary cast.

First performance: September 16
Closing date: January 8
Venue: American Airlines Theatre

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The Music Man

Hear the 76 trombones for yourself! Tony Award winners Hugh Jackman and Sutton Foster lead the big parade in The Music Man. This classic musical follows Professor Harold Hill, a con man who arrives in River City, Iowa to swindle the town. He poses as a band leader, selling them uniforms and instruments he doesn't plan on teaching anyone how to use. The local librarian, Marian Paroo, sees through his ruse, but her plans to expose him and his plan to skip town both get thwarted when they fall in love. 

First performance: December 20, 2021
Closing date: January 15
Venue: Winter Garden Theatre

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Death of a Salesman

This Death of a Salesman is the fifth Broadway revival of Arthur Miller's famous drama, but with Tony winner Wendell Pierce and Tony nominee Sharon D Clarke reprising their acclaimed performances from London, it's the first to feature a Black family at its center. Pierce plays Willy Loman, a traveling salesman at the end of his career and his life. With his wife (Clarke) by his side, he must now come to terms with the fact that he never achieved the American Dream he strived for, and that some of his failings are his own fault.

First performance: September 17
Closing date: January 15
Venue: Hudson Theatre

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Mike Birbiglia: The Old Man and the Pool

Comedian Mike Birbiglia returns to Broadway for two months only. After making waves in California and Chicago, his newest comedy show, The Old Man and the Pool, is coming to New York. Birbiglia takes audiences through one particularly harrowing experience at a YMCA pool, among other anecdotes from his past, and how he had to face down his past when his doctor recommended swimming to help Birbiglia's heart condition. The Old Man and the Pool is about health and mortality, but there's plenty of splashy humor.

First performance: October 28
Closing date: January 15
Venue: Vivian Beaumont Theater

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Yahya Abdul-Mateen II and Corey Hawkins lead the first Broadway revival of Suzan-Lori Parks's Topdog/Underdog, playing a limited run in the fall. In the Pulitzer Prize-winning play, two brothers, Lincoln and Booth, are begrudgingly forced to live together since money is tight. They reflect on how their difficult childhoods, financial hardship, and racism shaped their lives, and the current chapter they spend together changes both their lives in irreversible ways.

First performance: September 27
Closing date: January 15
Venue: Golden Theatre

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A Strange Loop

A Strange Loop was the most Tony-nominated Broadway show of the 2021-22 season, and it's got a slew of Off-Broadway accolades and a Pulitzer Prize to boot. The show, written by and based on the life of Michael R. Jackson, is about Usher, a Black, gay man writing a musical about a Black, gay man writing a musical. On the road to success as a writer, he contends with a day job he hates and a chorus of self-deprecating thoughts that question whether he can make it in a harsh world.

First performance: April 11
Closing date: January 15
Venue: Lyceum Theatre

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The Piano Lesson

Samuel L. Jackson, Danielle Brooks, and John David Washington star as members of one feuding family in August Wilson's The Piano Lesson. Two adult siblings (Brooks and Washington) can't agree on whether keeping or selling their old family piano would be a better way to honor their enslaved ancestors. Jackson, an elder uncle, is on hand to share the family's history with them and the audience. The show won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

First performance: September 19
Closing date: January 29
Venue: Barrymore Theatre

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Take Me Out

Batter up — again! After a hit run on Broadway in spring 2022, the first revival of Take Me Out is back for another limited engagement in the fall with two of its all-star players in tow. Tony nominee Jesse Williams and Tony winner Jesse Tyler Ferguson return to this show about a Major League Baseball player who comes out as gay. At the peak of his career, he suddenly faces racism and homophobia that leave him wondering whether he wants to stick with the sport at all.

First performance: October 27
Closing date: February 5
Venue: Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre

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Ohio State Murders

Six-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald returns to Broadway in Ohio State Murders, the Broadway-debut play of Off-Broadway legend Adrienne Kennedy. McDonald plays Suzanne Alexander, a professor who returns to her alma mater of Ohio State University to deliver a lecture. While there, though, she faces a dark, violent force that shows the pervasiveness of racism in her field. Ohio State Murders hasn't set a specific closing date yet, but the show is set for a strictly limited engagement.

First performance: November 11
Closing date: February 12
Venue: James Earl Jones Theatre

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Between Riverside and Crazy

Stephen Adly Guirgis's Pulitzer-winning play Between Riverside and Crazy is making its Broadway debut with its original Off-Broadway director (Austin Pendleton) and most of the original cast intact. The play takes place at a rent-controlled apartment on the Upper West Side, which a man named "Pops" clings to even as his landlord tries to evict him. He's made it into a haven for a various array of down-and-outs, and helping them is his chance at redemption, as the battle for his apartment isn't his only challenge — he's also embroiled in a lawsuit with the NYPD, his former employer.

First performance: November 30
Closing date: February 12
Venue: Hayes Theater

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Tom Stoppard, the most Tony-winning playwright in history, is debuting his latest and most personal play on Broadway after an award-winning London premiere. Leopoldstadt is loosely based on his own Jewish heritage and takes its name from the Jewish quarter of Vienna, Austria. There, the play follows multiple generations of one Jewish family through 50 life-changing years of history, as they all must face their Jewishness whether they like it or not.

First performance: September 14
Closing date: March 12
Venue: Longacre Theatre

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The Collaboration

Artists Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat have only become bigger pop-culture icons with time, so it's only fitting that in The Collaboration, they're played by two modern-day celebrities: Marvel Cinematic Universe star Paul Bettany and two-time Tony nominee Jeremy Pope. Four-time Oscar-nominated screenwriter Anthony McCarten stages imagined conversations between the artists in their studio as they created paintings for their infamous joint exhibit in the 1980s.

First performance: November 29
Closing date: Winter 2023
Venue: Samuel J. Friedman Theatre

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The Phantom of the Opera

The Phantom of the Opera has been there in Broadway audience's minds — and the Majestic Theatre — for more than 30 years. In fact, it's the longest-running Broadway show in history. This modern classic centers on opera ingenue Christine, whose romance with her childhood sweetheart, Raoul, gets interrupted by the jealous and obsessive Phantom, her music teacher that lives in the Paris Opera House's shadows.

First performance: January 9, 1988
Closing date: April 16, 2023
Venue: Majestic Theatre

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Broadway shows with no closing date set

Lots of plays schedule limited Broadway runs, setting a fixed start and end date before performances even begin. The norm for musicals, however, is an open-ended run, with performances continuing as long as people still see them. Some lucky few plays get extended runs, too. Below are all the shows currently playing open-ended runs, with no closing date announced. The Broadway shows in this section are listed in alphabetical order.

A Beautiful Noise, The Neil Diamond Musical

You know Neil Diamond's name and his most famous songs, like "Sweet Caroline," but do you know his life story? In A Beautiful Noise, The Neil Diamond Musical, two actors play Diamond at different stages in his career: one when he's a young, aspiring songwriter growing up in Brooklyn, and one when he's become one of the bestselling music artists of all time, with worldwide fame, a Grammy, and inductions into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1984 and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

First performance: November 2
Closing date: None set
Venue: Broadhurst Theatre

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Ain't No Mo'

Strap in for the flight of your life at Ain't No Mo'. This acclaimed Off-Broadway hit is now touching down on Broadway, making its playwright and star, Jordan E. Cooper, the youngest Black American Broadway playwright in history. On stage, he guides the audience through a series of vignettes as Peaches, a flight attendant on Flight 1619. Those various, satirical scenes explore the question: What if America "solved" racism by offering all Black Americans a one-way ticket to Africa?

First performance: November 3
Closing date: None set
Venue: Belasco Theatre

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Go to a whole new world on Broadway! The Disney musical Aladdin brings the beloved 1992 film to life with plenty of pizzazz, energy, and theatre magic. The title character is a street urchin who falls into a mutual attraction with Princess Jasmine, but she's required to marry a prince. He becomes one with the help of a genie in a magic lamp, but he still has to fight off the evil Jafar, who wants Jasmine and power over the kingdom for himself.

First performance: February 6, 2014
Closing date: None set
Venue: New Amsterdam Theatre

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Almost Famous

It's all happening — the Almost Famous Broadway musical, that is. Based on Cameron Crowe's hit 2005 film, the show follows a budding music journalist who's sent on tour with a rock band. But he finds out that he might be in over his head, as he quickly gets caught up in the world of fame, concerts, and fans, even falling for the band's groupie Penny Lane. Crowe has adapted his semi-autobiographical screenplay for Broadway, teaming up with Tony, Grammy, and Pulitzer winner Tom Kitt, who wrote original music and lyrics for this rockin' musical.

First performance: October 3
Closing date: None set
Venue: Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre

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Chicago has been painting the town for 25 years and shows no signs of stopping. This musical centers on Roxie Hart, whose plans to be a vaudeville star get interrupted by a jail stint for murdering her lover. While there, she finds a new path to fame: becoming a celebrity criminal. She and veteran vaudevillian Velma Kelly compete for the attention of the sensational press and the city's best lawyer, as razzle-dazzling them is the only way to get acquitted.

First performance: October 23, 1996
Closing date: None set
Venue: Ambassador Theatre

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Funny Girl

No one's going to rain on Funny Girl's parade! The 2022 production is the first revival of the show since its 1964 premiere that made Barbra Streisand a household name. A parade of stars have taken on the role of the greatest star, Fanny Brice, in 2022: Beanie Feldstein originated the role, breakout understudy Julie Benko followed, and Glee star Lea Michele is the latest to step into Fanny's shoes. The musical shows how Fanny Brice, a real Ziegfeld Follies showgirl, rose to fame and put it all on the line for a risky romance with gambler Nick Arnstein (Ramin Karimloo).

First performance: March 26
Closing date: None set
Venue: August Wilson Theatre

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The road to hell has no end in sight. Hadestown has been on Broadway since 2019, when it won eight Tony Awards including Best Musical. Thousands of people have gone "way down Hadestown" to see this folk-and-jazz retelling of Greek mythology, centered on the story of a musician named Orpheus who takes a dangerous trip to the underworld to rescue his love, Eurydice, from eternal servitude.

First performance: March 22, 2019
Closing date: None set
Venue: Walter Kerr Theatre

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History happened in Manhattan when Hamilton came on the scene. Lin-Manuel Miranda became a household name when he created and starred in this hip-hop musical about Alexander Hamilton, the U.S. Founding Father now immortalized on the $10 bill. The story of how he immigrated from the Caribbean, shaped America's growth from the ground up, and sustained a rivalry with Aaron Burr to the bitter end won 11 Tony Awards, a Pulitzer Prize, a Grammy, and numerous other accolades. The show is non-stop!

First performance: July 13, 2015
Closing date: None set
Venue: Richard Rodgers Theatre

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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the rare play to get a multi-year Broadway run, but with Harry Potter being such a famous franchise, it's no wonder that people still flock to experience the magic of the Wizarding World. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child picks up where the final book left off: with Harry's son Albus going to Hogwarts, where he befriends Draco Malfoy's son, Scorpius. Both generations of wizards end up on a time-traveling adventure through the Wizarding World, filled with plenty of incredible stage magic.

First performance: March 16, 2018
Closing date: None set
Venue: Lyric Theatre

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& Juliet

Even if you don't think you know the name Max Martin, you know his music — he's the songwriter behind hits from Britney Spears, The Backstreet Boys, Ariana Grande, Katy Perry, Bon Jovi, and more. Thirty of his songs are the basis of & Juliet, a pop musical that was a major hit in London. The musical pairs these modern tunes with a classical story: what would happen if Juliet, of Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet, didn't die at the end of that play and instead went on a coming-of-age journey to Paris.

First performance: October 28
Closing date: None set
Venue: Stephen Sondheim Theatre

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Kimberly Akimbo

Fresh off a hit, award-winning Off-Broadway premiere, the Kimberly Akimbo musical is transferring to Broadway with its original cast intact. David Lindsay-Abaire adapted his same-named play into the musical's book, and five-time Tony nominee Jeanine Tesori wrote the songs for this show about a teenage girl with an aging condition that makes her look elderly. Kimberly's also dealing with money and family troubles, and she's just looking to beat the clock to happiness.

First performance: October 12
Closing date: None set
Venue: Booth Theatre

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Korean pop music has taken the world by storm, and now the phenomenon is taking over Broadway. The KPOP musical promises the catchy music, energetic dancing, and utter fun of a K-pop concert, but it also pulls back the curtain on the high-pressure industry. Real-life K-pop star Luna stars as a singer who is slated to perform at a benefit concert, but she has to hide a secret — otherwise, the whole K-pop world could come crashing down.

First performance: October 13
Closing date: None set
Venue: Circle in the Square Theatre

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MJ The Musical

MJ The Musical isn't beating it anytime soon. This show about the life and career of Michael Jackson is a true musical theatre spectacle — besides hearing all the King of Pop's greatest hits, you'll see Tony-winning choreography and a Tony-winning performance from newcomer Myles Frost as Jackson. Even if you don't listen to Jackson's music regularly, MJ The Musical promises a true thriller of a  Broadway experience.

First performance: December 6, 2021
Closing date: None set
Venue: Neil Simon Theatre

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Moulin Rouge! The Musical

Come what may, you can-can see Moulin Rouge! The Musical on Broadway for a while. The stage adaptation of Baz Luhrmann's beloved film preserves the now-famous love story, featuring the star-crossed writer Christian and courtesan Satine. Amid all the fan-favorite songs from the movie, like "Lady Marmalade" and "Your Song," there are more than 70 pop songs from various decades through today, making Moulin Rouge! The Musical a spectacular spectacular for many generations.

First performance: June 28, 2019
Closing date: None set
Venue: Al Hirschfeld Theatre

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See this one of a kind, no category Broadway musical. Six remixes the stories of Henry VIII's six wives that you only thought you knew. Reimaged as pop stars, the Queens compete to see who had it worst with Henry to determine who will lead their girl group. Besides sharing the inside scoop on their royal lives, they also share facts about who they are as women independent of Henry — you won't get that in a history book.

First performance: February 13, 2020
Closing date: None set
Venue: Brooks Atkinson Theatre

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Some Like It Hot

When the weather starts getting cold, Broadway's getting hot with the arrival of Some Like It Hot. Based on the classic 1959 movie starring Marilyn Monroe, the musical adaptation kicks off when 1920s musicians Joe and Jerry witness a mob hit. Now the mob's newest targets, they disguise themselves and skip town with an all-female swing band. They want to find love along the way, but it's a lot harder when no one can know who you really are.

First performance: November 1
Closing date: None set
Venue: Shubert Theatre

Check back for information on Some Like It Hot tickets on New York Theatre Guide.

The Book of Mormon

The Book of Mormon has converted first-time theatregoers into musical theatre fans for years, and longtime Broadway lovers are always part of the congregation, too. The Book of Mormon follows two Mormon elders on mission to Uganda, whose task of converting the locals does not prove easy. The plentiful humor certainly isn't church-approved, but the nine-time Tony-winning Best Musical offers a heavenly, hilarous evening.

First performance: February 24, 2011
Closing date: None set
Venue: Eugene O'Neill Theatre

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The Lion King

Join the countless theatregoers who have taken their place in the circle of life. The Lion King is one of Broadway's longest-running shows, and if you love the Disney film, you'll experience all your favorite songs and scenes brought to life in a unique way, with life-size puppetry you can only see on Broadway. The musical follows Simba, the heir to the throne of the Pride Lands who must usurp his evil uncle and take his rightful place.

First performance: October 15, 1997
Closing date: None set
Venue: Minskoff Theatre

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Having defied gravity and expectations for nearly 20 years, Wicked is still one of Broadway's most wonderful and popular shows. Set before the events of The Wizard of Oz, this musical makes Elphaba — better known as the Wicked Witch of the West — the main character, and tells how she and Glinda the Good Witch were once best friends in college. When they find out about corruption in Oz, though, their differing responses to it tear them apart as one is dubbed "good" and the other "wicked." 

First performance: October 8, 2003
Closing date: None set
Venue: Gershwin Theatre

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Get tickets to Broadway shows closing soon

Unlike movies or TV shows, most Broadway theatre isn't available on demand forever. That liveness is what makes theatre so special, but once a show is gone, it's gone. So don't miss your chance to see a great show (or see it one more time) before it closes. Be sure to get tickets to a Broadway show closing soon to support the show before it goes, and so you don't miss out on a piece of theatre you'll enjoy.

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