Catch these Broadway shows this summer before they close
Don't miss your last chance to see these hit Broadway musicals and plays.
Broadway is up and thriving this summer, with nearly 30 shows playing in the Theatre District's venues. There are lots of long-running and new musicals and plays you can see these next few months, but there are also some shows you have to see, because they'll be closing in the fall. Tony Award winners like Dear Evan Hansen and limited-run audience favorites like POTUS will be closing their doors soon, but the good news is that there are still plenty of tickets available for their remaining performances.
Since the shows won't be on for long, though, the best tickets may not be around for long. So get your tickets now to see these Broadway shows closing soon, because they may not be here by the time you visit New York next. And if you're a local who's been meaning to get around to one of these shows, now is the time. Read more about the Broadway shows ending their runs this summer and early fall, and get your Broadway tickets now while you're here.
Dear Evan Hansen
Dear Broadway theatregoer, today is going to be a good day and here's why: you can still get tickets to Dear Evan Hansen through September 18, and you can see Stranger Things star Gaten Matarazzo in the show beginning July 19. This moving musical about a teenager who gets swept up in a tragedy, an an ensuing movement in support of social outsiders, has been on Broadway since 2016. The show won six 2017 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, and the New York Theatre Guide review reads, "Dear Evan Hansen is a show that holds you tight with its honesty of story told in a way that delights you to your very toes." But nothing lasts for forever, so get your tickets now before the run ends.
Come From Away
Come From Away has made honorary Newfoundlanders out of thousands of audiences since its Broadway premiere in 2017. Now, there's only a short time left to be welcomed to the Rock before this musical closes on October 2. Come From Away is based on a true story from 2001, when thousands of plane passengers were rerouted to Gander, Newfoundland in the wake of 9/11. On a moment's notice, the residents of the town moved to shelter, feed, and comfort their visitors. In the following week, they formed lifelong bonds, finding hope amid tragedy. Tony-nominated original cast member Jenn Colella is back in the show for the summer, and much of the original cast never left. Be sure to catch this heartwarming musical before Come From Away goes away.
Tina: The Tina Turner Musical
Shake a tail feather to the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, quick! You only have until August 14 to see Tina: The Tina Turner Musical on Broadway. Discover how the Tennessee church singer Anna Mae Bullock rose above her humble beginnings and mid-career hardship to become one of the most celebrated rock artists of today. You'll feel like you're at a Tina Turner concert when you hear all her hit songs and see her fast-footed dance moves, and you'll want to groove along and join the disco inferno for yourself. If you love the Queen of Rock and Roll, then you'll want to go river deep, mountain high to make sure you catch Tina.
One of the starriest casts on stage this year will be ending their term on Broadway August 14. Vanessa Williams, Julianne Hough, Rachel Dratch, Lea DeLaria, Julie White, Suzy Nakamura, and Lilli Cooper make up the cast of POTUS, a farce that takes place behind the closed doors of the White House. There, a bumbling president has blown a public relations flub into an international crisis, and it's up to the women surrounding him to fix it, even as they contend with multiple issues of their own. With dancing, karaoke, physical comedy, and witty put-downs at every turn, politics have never been so hilarious.
Into the Woods
After a sold-out two-week run at New York City Center, Into the Woods is now on Broadway for a limited engagement through October 16. Sara Bareilles, Patina Miller, Brian d'Arcy James, Gavin Creel, Julia Lester, Joshua Henry, and more star in this fairytale mashup scored by Stephen Sondheim. Cinderella, Rapunzel, Little Red Riding Hood, a Witch, and a baker and his wife all meet in the woods on various quests: to break a curse, go to a ball, deliver baked goods to Grandma. But in this story, inspired by the Brothers Grimm fairytales, happily ever after doesn't come smoothly.
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