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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 2023

You still have a while to see Broadway shows closing in 2023, 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 in this section are listed in order of closing date.

I Need That

Danny DeVito returns to Broadway following his Tony-nominated run in The Price. In Theresa Rebeck's world-premiere show, he plays a hoarder, Sam, who must clean up his property or get evicted.

First performance: October 13
Closing date: December 30
Venue: American Airlines Theatre

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Some Like It Hot

When the weather starts getting cold, Broadway's getting hot with 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, 2022
Closing date: December 30
Venue: Shubert Theatre

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Broadway shows closing in 2024

Discover which Broadway shows are closing in 2024, listed in order of closing date, and secure your tickets now before they're all gone.

Purlie Victorious

Leslie Odom, Jr. stars in the critically acclaimed revival of Ossie Davis's 1961 satire. He plays the title Black preacher, whose rightful inheritance is being held by a racist white landowner. With the help of a devoted congregant, he hatches a plan to get it back and save his old church.

First performance: September 7
Closing date: January 7
Venue: Music Box Theatre

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Aw, shucks — this corny comedy musical is closing. Shucked boasts an award-winning creative team — Tony winner Jack O'Brien (director), Tony winner Robert Horn (book), and Grammy winners Shane McAnally and Brandy Clark (score) — who popped off with a show about a rural town whose corn crop starts to die, and the farmgirl that shakes everything up when she ventures to the outside world to find help.

First performance: March 8
Closing date: January 14
Venue: Nederlander Theatre

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Gutenberg! The Musical!

Josh Gad and Andrew Rannells reunite on stage for the first time since The Book of Mormon made them an iconic comedy duo. Here, they star as Bud and Doug, wannabe Broadway composers who wrote a show about Johannes Gutenberg. But since there's not much information out there about the long-dead printing press inventor, they start to make things up.

First performance: September 15
Closing date: January 28
Venue: James Earl Jones Theatre

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Prayer for the French Republic

Joshua Harmon's epic family drama comes to Broadway following a critically acclaimed Off-Broadway premiere. In the present day, members of a French Jewish family debate whether to stay in their longtime homeland or move for fea of mounting anti-Semitism — the same dilemma we see their ancestors face generations earlier during World War II.

First performance: December 19
Closing date: February 4
Venue: Samuel J. Friedman Theatre

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Sarah Paulson stars in the Broadway-debut play of two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist Branden Jacobs-Jenkins. She plays Toni, one of multiple siblings in a Southern family who reunite to settle their dead father's estate. They end up settling — and unearthing — long-held resentments and dark secrets, too.

First performance: November 29
Closing date: February 11
Venue: Hayes Theater

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Merrily We Roll Along

Daniel Radcliffe, Jonathan Groff, and Lindsay Mendez have a good thing going as the stars of the first Broadway revival of Stephen Sondheim's sleeper hit. The trio plays three friends in showbiz whose friendship disintegrates over 20 years, and their poignant story unfolds in reverse.

First performance: September 19
Closing date: March 24
Venue: Hudson 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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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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Back to the Future

Set your watches and go back in time without even needing a DeLorean. Ride along with Marty McFly and Doc Brown in theirs at the Back to the Future musical, featuring new songs alongside the movie's greatest hits. Experience the timeless story of how Marty travels from 1985 to 1955 and ends up on a quest to save his own future.

First performance: June 30, 2023
Closing date: None set
Venue: Winter Garden 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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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, 2022
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, 2022
Closing date: None set
Venue: Booth 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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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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