Happy Trails! Say Goodbye to the Broadway Shows Closing in Early 2016

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A slew of plays and musicals will open on Broadway in Spring 2015, but where there is good news, there is also sad. To make room for highly-anticipated new productions such as She Loves Me, Waitress and American Psycho, some of our most beloved shows must close for good.

Below, BroadwayWorld salutes the shows that will soon be taking their final Broadway bows. Get your tickets now to catch them while you still can!


Hand to God

Closing Night: January 3, 2016 at the Booth Theatre

Closing Cast: Steven Boyer, Geneva Carr, Bob Saget, Michael Oberholtzer, Sarah Stiles

About the Show: The hilarious and provocative Hand to God centers on shy, inquisitive student Jason, who finds an outlet for his burgeoning creativity at the Christian Puppet Ministry in the devoutly religious, relatively quiet small town of Cypress, Texas. Jason's complicated relationships with the town pastor, the school bully, the girl next door and-most especially-his mother are thrown into further upheaval when Jason's hand puppet Tyrone-once soft-spoken-takes on a shocking and dangerously irreverent personality all its own. As Tyrone's influence over Jason steadily grows, Hand to God explores the startlingly fragile nature of faith, morality, and the ties that bind us. Click HERE for tickets.


Therese Raquin

Closing Night: January 3, 2016 at Studio 54

Closing Cast: Keira Knightley, Gabriel Ebert, Matt Ryan, Judith Light, David PatRick Kelly, Jeff Still, Mary Wiseman

About the Show: In this tale of love, lust, betrayal, and guilt, based upon the novel by Emile Zola, Therese has made peace with her loveless marriage to a weak man when her world is turned upside down by Laurent walking through the door. Unable to ignore their passion, the pair sets off on a violent path that may have far worse consequences for the perpetrators than for the victims. Click HERE for tickets.


Dames at Sea

Closing Night: January 3, 2016 at the Helen Hayes Theatre

Closing Cast: John Bolton, Mara Davi, Danny Gardner, Eloise Kropp, Lesli Margherita, Cary Tedder

About the Show: DAMES AT SEA is a tap-happy celebration of the golden era of movie musicals with a heart as big as the ocean! Directed and choreographed by the three-time Tony Award-nominated choreographer Randy Skinner (42nd Street, Irving Berlin's White Christmas), this gem of a show has been reimagined for the bright lights of Broadway and taken to glamorous and spectacular new heights! Featuring rollicking tap dancing, love at first sight, joyful music and a boatload of laughs, this glittering musical extravaganza has everything you need for an unforgettable night at the theatre. Click HERE for tickets.


The Illusionists-Live on Broadway

Closing Night: January 3, 2016 at the Neil Simon Theatre

Closing Cast: Dan Sperry, James More, Raymond Crowe, Jonathan Goodwin, Yu Ho-Jin, Jeff Hobson, Adam Trent

About the Show: Broadway's holiday smash hit, THE ILLUSIONISTS, returns to New York City with incredible new magic! This fast-paced, wildly entertaining show, featuring seven of the world's greatest magicians, broke box records when it made its Broadway debut last year. Families flocked to see mind-blowing magic, death-defying stunts and acts of breathtaking wonder in the show The New York Times called "A high-tech magic extravaganza" and NY1 called "Awesome. A solid 10!" THE ILLUSIONISTS - LIVE ON BROADWAY will feature a cast of magical superheroes, including three new performers with thrilling stunts and jaw-dropping sleight of hand. But hurry, the show sold out quickly the last time it was in town-get your tickets before they vanish! Click HERE for tickets.


Sylvia

Closing Night: January 3, 2016 at the Cort Theatre

Closing Cast: Annaleigh Ashford, Matthew Broderick, Julie White, Robert Sella

About the Show: Has your pet changed your life? Have you ever wondered what she's thinking when she stares up at you and tilts her head? Could she have the secret to understanding the world at large and your place in it? Or is she just more interested in how your shoe tastes? The world of a middle-aged New York couple is turned topsy-turvy when the husband brings home an exceptionally engaging canine running loose in Central Park in the hilarious and heartwarming comedy, SYLVIA. This wonderful look into the complexities of love and commitment asks what it truly means to be devoted to your partner... and how do you choose between the love of your life and man's best friend. Click HERE for tickets.


Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games

Closing Night: January 3, 2016 at the Lyric Theatre

Closing Cast: Michael Flatley and company

About the Show: The limited Broadway engagement of Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games will feature Flatley in a special appearance at the end of each evening performance as well as a troupe of Irish Dance's most accomplished performers, and featuring Flatley proteges Morgan Comer, James Keegan and Cathal Keaney in the title role of the "Lord of the Dance." Click HERE for tickets.


The Gin Game

Closing Night: January 10, 2016 at the Golden Theatre

Closing Cast: James Earl Jones and Cicely Tyson

About the Show: Weller Martin and Fonsia Dorsey meet on the porch of their nursing home and strike up a friendship, with Weller teaching Fonsia how to play gin rummy. As they play, they share stories about the lives they led in the outside world. But when Fonsia wins every hand, Weller becomes increasingly frustrated, until their gin games and conversations become a battleground, with each player exposing the other's failures, disappointments and insecurities. Click HERE for tickets.


A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder

Closing Night: January 17, 2016 at the Walter Kerr Theatre

Closing Cast: Jefferson Mays, Bryce Pinkham, Scarlett Strallen, Catherine Walker

About the Show: Monty Navarro has just received some really great news! He's a long-lost member of a noble family and could become the next Earl of Highhurst. There are only eight minor issues, namely the other relatives who precede him in line for the title. So Monty does what any ambitious, highborn gentleman would do: he sets out to eliminate them one by one, all while juggling his mistress (she's after more than just love), his fiancee (she's his cousin, but who's keeping track?), plus the constant threat of landing behind bars! But it will all be worth it if he can slay his way into Highhurst Castle... and be done in time for tea. Click HERE for tickets.


Spring Awakening

Closing Night: January 24, 2016 at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre

Closing Cast: Robert Ariza, Miles Barbee, Katie Boeck, Alex Boniello, Joshua Castille, Lizzy Cuesta, Daniel N. Durant, Treshelle Edmond, Sandra Mae Frank, Kathryn Gallagher, Sean Grandillo, ElizaBeth Greene, Russell Harvard, Amelia Hensley, Van Hughes, Lauren Luiz, Daniel Marmion, Austin McKenzie, Andy Mientus, Anthony Natale, Patrick Page, Ren, Krysta Rodriguez, Daniel David Stewart, Ali Stroker, Alexandria Wailes, Alexandra Winter, and Alex Wyse

About the Show: When it debuted on Broadway, SPRING AWAKENING's raw and honest portrayal of youth in revolt shattered expectations of what a musical could do, earning it 8 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Book (for writer, Steven Sater) and Best Score (for composer, Duncan Sheik). Deaf West's innovative new production takes this already revolutionary musical to electrifying new heights by choreographing sign language into the production, intensifying the rift between the lost and the longing teenagers and the adults who refuse to hear them. Directed by Michael Arden, Deaf West's SPRING AWAKENING is full of knockout performances, explosive music and soul-stirring emotion. Click HERE for tickets.


China Doll

Closing Night: January 31, 2016 at the Schoenfeld Theatre

Closing Cast: Al Pacino and Christopher Denham

About the Show: A two-character play about a billionaire, Mickey Ross, who has just bought a new airplane for his young fiancee as he prepares to go into semiretirement; the other character is Carson, Ross's assistant. Click HERE for tickets.


King Charles III

Closing Night: January 31, 2016 at the Music Box Theatre

Closing Cast: Tim Pigott-Smith, Oliver Chris, Richard Goulding, Adam James,Margot Leicester, Miles Richardson, Tom Robertson, Sally Scott, Tafline Steen and Lydia Wilson.

About the Show: The Queen is dead. After a lifetime of waiting, Prince Charles ascends the throne. A future of power lies before him... but how to rule? Winner of the 2015 Olivier Award for Best Play, King Charles III is the "bracingly provocative and outrageously entertaining" (The Independent) drama of political intrigue by Mike Bartlett that comes to Broadway following a sensational West End run. Directed by Rupert Goold and deemed "the most insightful and engrossing new history play in decades" by Ben Brantley of The New York Times, this "bold and brilliant" (The Times of London) production explores the people underneath the crowns, the unwritten rules of Britain's democracy and the conscience of its most famous family. Click HERE for tickets.


Misery

Closing Night: February 14, 2016 at the Broadhurst Theatre

Closing Cast: Bruce Willis, Laurie Metcalf and Leon Addison Brown

About the Show: Successful romance novelist Paul Sheldon is rescued from a car crash by his "Number One Fan," Annie Wilkes, and wakes up captive in her secluded home. While Paul is convalescing, Annie reads the manuscript to his newest novel and becomes enraged when she discovers the author has killed off her favorite character, Misery Chastain. Annie forces Paul to write a new "Misery" novel, and he quickly realizes Annie has no intention of letting him go anywhere. The irate Annie has Paul writing as if his life depends on it, and if he does not make her deadline, it will. Click HERE for tickets.


A View from the Bridge

Closing Night: February 21, 2016 at the Lyceum Theatre

Closing Cast: Mark Strong, Nicola Walker, Phoebe Fox, Russell Tovey, Michael Zegen, Michael Gould, and Richard Hansell.

About the Show: Direct from two completely sold-out engagements in London, where it swept the 2015 Olivier Awards winning for Best Revival, Best Director, and Best Actor, A View from the Bridge is Arthur Miller's dark and passionate classic drama set on the Brooklyn waterfront.



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