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Don't Forget Them! Shuttered Shows of the 2014-15 Broadway Season Still Eligible for Tony Awards

The 69th Annual TONY AWARDS, presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing, will take place on June 7 at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. With the recent confirmation that Mary-Louise Parker and Bruce Willis will announce the nominations for the awards on April 28, BroadwayWorld brings you a look back at the shows whose curtains have come down for a final time - though remain eligible to take home the top prizes on theatre's biggest night!

Parker and Willis will reveal the recipients of nominations in each of the 24 competitive categories. Productions that opened during the 2014-2015 Broadway season on or before the April 23 cut-off date may be eligible for TONY AWARDS this year.

The TONY AWARDS, which honors theater professionals for distinguished achievement on Broadway, has been broadcast on CBS since 1978.


A Delicate Balance

Opening Night: November 20, 2014 at the John Golden Theatre

Closing Night: February 22, 2015, after 108 performances

The Cast: Glenn Close, John Lithgow, Martha Plimpton, Bob Balaban, Clare Higgins and Lindsay Duncan

The Reviews: Read the roundup here.

About: In A Delicate Balance, Agnes and Tobias, a long- married couple, must maintain their equilibrium as over the course of a weekend they welcome home their 36-year-old daughter after the collapse of her fourth marriage, and give shelter to their best friends, all the while tolerating Agnes' alcoholic sister Claire.

Constellations

Opening Night: January 13, 2015 at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre

Closing Night: March 15, 2015, after 76 performances

The Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal and Ruth Wilson

The Reviews: Read the roundup here.

About: This spellbinding, romantic journey begins with a simple encounter between a man and a woman. But what happens next defies the boundaries of the world we think we know -- delving into the infinite possibilities of their relationship and raising questions about the difference between choice and destiny.

Disgraced

Opening Night: October 23, 2014 at the Lyceum Theatre

Closing Night: March 1, 2015, after 149 performances

The Cast: Hari Dhillon, Gretchen Mol, Karen Pittman and Josh Radnor

The Reviews: Read the roundup here.

About: DISGRACED is the story of a successful Muslim-American lawyer and his wife -- an artist influenced by Islamic imagery -- enjoying their comfortable and successful life on New York's Upper East Side. When a co-worker and her husband come to dinner, what begins as polite table conversation explodes, leaving everyone's relationships and beliefs about race and identity in shards.

Holler If Ya Hear Me

Opening Night: June 19, 2014 at the Palace Theatre

Closing Night: July 20, 2014, after 38 performances.

The Cast: Saul Williams, Christopher Jackson, Saycon Sengbloh, Ben Thompson, John Earl Jelks, Joshua Boone, Dyllon Burnside and Tonya Pinkins

The Reviews: Read the roundup here.

About: Holler If Ya Hear Me, the world inside Tupac Shakur's music and lyrics, blazes to life in a non-biographical story about friendship, family, revenge, change and hope. Through the poetry of one of the 20th century's most influential and culturally prominent voices, we are given a window into realities of the streets still relevant today.

Honeymoon in Vegas

Opening Night: January 15, 2015 at the Nederlander Theatre

Closing Night: April 5, 2015, after 93 performances

The Cast: Rob McClure, Brynn O'Malley, Tony Danza, David Josefsberg, Nancy Opel, Matthew Saldivar

The Reviews: Read the roudnup here.

About: Honeymoon in Vegas tells the story of Jack Singer, a regular guy with an extreme fear of marriage, who finally gets up the nerve to ask his girlfriend Betsy to marry him. But when they head to Las Vegas to get hitched, smooth talking gambler Tommy Korman, looking for a second chance at love, falls head over heels for Betsy. What happens next is anybody's bet!

Love Letters

Opening Night: September 18, 2014 at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre

Closing Night: December 14, 2014, after 95 performances

The Cast: Mia Farrow and Brian Dennehy (opening night)

The Reviews: Read the roundup here.

About: LOVE LETTERS is a disarmingly funny and unforgettably emotional portrait about the powerful connection of love. Two friends, rebellious Melissa Gardner and straight-arrow Andrew Makepeace Ladd III have exchanged notes, cards and letters with each other for over 50 years. From second grade, through summer vacations, to college, and well into adulthood, they have spent a lifetime discussing their hopes and ambitions, dreams and disappointments, and victories and defeats. But long after the letters are done, the real question remains: Have they made the right choices or is the love of their life only a letter away?

Side Show

Opening Night: November 17 at the St. James Theatre

Closing Night: January 4, 2015, after 56 performances

The Cast: Erin Davie, Emily Padgett, Matthew Hydzik, Robert Joy, Ryan Silverman, and David St. Louis

The Reviews: Read the roundup here.

About: Side Show is inspired by the remarkable true story of the Hilton twins, Daisy and Violet, who were legends in their time and the highest paid performers on the vaudeville circuit. Side Show is their heartwarming search for first love and acceptance amidst the spectacle of fame and scrutiny under the spotlight.

The Country House

Opening Night: October 2, 2014 at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre

Closing Night: November 23, 2014, after 61 performances

The Cast: Blythe Danner, Kate Jennings Grant, Eric Lange, David Rasche, Sarah Steele, and Daniel Sunjata

The Reviews: Read the roundup here.

About: Anna Patterson, the matriarch of a brood of famous and longing-to-be-famous creative artists who have gathered at their Berkshires summerhouse during the Williamstown Theatre Festival. But when the weekend takes an unexpected turn, everyone is forced to improvise... inciting a series of simmering jealousies, romantic outbursts and passionate soul-searching. This witty and compelling new play provides a piercing look at a family of performers coming to terms with the roles they play in each other's lives.

The Elephant Man

Opening Night: December 7, 2014 at the Booth Theatre

Closing Night: February 21, 2015, after 83 performances

The Cast: Bradley Cooper, Patricia Clarkson and Alessandro Nivola

The Reviews: Read the roundup here.

About: Based on the real life of Joseph Merrick, The Elephant Man tells the story of a 19th-century British man whose severe disfigurement made him a star of the traveling freak show circuit. When the renowned Dr. Treves takes Merrick under his care at the London Hospital, he discovers that beneath this shocking exterior lies a brilliant mind and an unshakable faith. Soon all of Victorian high society becomes fascinated by Merrick, especially the beautiful actress Mrs. Kendal. But with his new life comes new complexity... and as Merrick's condition grows more severe, a "normal" life begins to seem all but impossible.

The Last Ship

Opening Night: October 26, 2014 at the Neil Simon Theatre

Closing Night: January 24, 2015, after 105 performances

The Cast: Michael Esper, Rachel Tucker, Jimmy Nail, Fred Applegate, Aaron Lazar, Sally Ann Triplett and Collin Kelly-Sordelet

The Reviews: Read the roundup here.

About: THE LAST SHIP is set in the English seaside town of Wallsend, a close-knit community where life has always revolved around the local shipyard and the hardworking men construct magnificent vessels with tremendous pride. But Gideon Fletcher dreams of a different future. He sets out to travel the world, leaving his life and his love behind. When Gideon returns home many years later, he finds the shipyard's future in grave danger and his childhood sweetheart engaged to someone else.

The Real Thing

Opening Night: October 30, 2014 at the American Airlines Theatre

Closing Night: January 4, 2015, after 76 performances

The Cast: Ewan McGregor, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Cynthia Nixon, Josh Hamilton

The Reviews: read the roundup here.

About: Henry is a playwright not so happily married to Charlotte, the lead actress in his play about a marriage on the verge of collapse. When Henry's affair with their friend Annie threatens to destroy his own marriage, he discovers that life has started imitating art. After Annie leaves her husband so she and Henry can begin a new life together, he can't help but wonder whether their love is fiction or The Real Thing.

The River

Opening Night: November 16, 2014 at the Circle in the Square Theatre

Closing Night: February 8, 2015, after 97 performances

The Cast: Hugh Jackman, Laura Donnelly and Cush Jumbo

The Reviews: Read the roundup here.

About: On a moonless evening, a man brings his new girlfriend to a remote cabin for a night of trout-fishing. But before the night is over, it becomes clear that nothing is as it seems... and as memory collides with desire, the truth becomes the most elusive catch of all.

This Is Our Youth

Opening Night: September 11, 2014 at the Cort Theatre

Closing Night: January 4, 2015, after 133 performances

The Cast: Michael Cera, Kieran Culkin and Tavi Gevinson

The Reviews: Read the roundup here.

About: Set in New York in 1982, This is Our Youth follows forty-eight hours in the lives of three very lost young souls: Warren (Michael Cera), a dejected nineteen year old who has just stolen $15,000 from his abusive, tycoon father; Dennis (Kieran Culkin), his charismatic drug-dealing friend who helps Warren put the stolen money to good use; and Jessica (Tavi Gevinson), the anxiously insightful young woman who Warren yearns for. Funny, painful and compassionate,This is Our Youth is a living snapshot of the moment when many young people go out into the world on their own, armed only with the ideas and techniques they developed as teenagers -- far more sophisticated than their parents realize, and far less effectual than they themselves can possibly imagine.

You Can't Take It With You

Opening Night: September 28, 2014 at the Longacre Theatre

Closing Night: February 22, 2015, after 169 performances

The Cast: James Earl Jones, Rose Byrne, Elizabeth Ashley, Annaleigh Ashford, Johanna Day, Julie Halston, Byron Jennings, Fran Kranz, Mark Linn-Baker, Kristine Nielsen, Reg Rogers, Will Brill, Nick Corley, Austin Durant, Crystal A. Dickinson

The Reviews: Read the roundup here.

About: Family can do crazy things to people. And the Sycamore family is a little crazy to begin with. Wily Grandpa Vanderhof leads a happily eccentric gang of snake collectors, cunning revolutionaries, ballet dancers and skyrocket makers. But when the youngest daughter brings her fiancé and his buttoned-up parents over for dinner, that's when the real fireworks start to fly.


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