Eight Shows You Will Kick Yourself For Missing

June 24th, 2014 by

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Eight Shows You Will Kick Yourself For Missing

BroadwayBox shines the spotlight on eight closing shows (in alphabetical order) that you don’t have much more time to see and that you surely don’t want to miss.

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1. After Midnight

Jared Grimes- After Midnight- GIF- Tap

Audience: Anyone who is awed by amazing dancers and singers.
Reason to Buy a Ticket Today: This musical revue is pure joy. Tony nominee Adriane Lenox is a delight, and you’d be hard pressed to see better dancing anywhere else. Oh, and did we mention the current headliner is music icon Patti LaBelle?
Closing Date: June 29, 2014

2. Buyer & Cellar

Barrett Foa- Buyer and Cellar

Photo by Joan Marcus

Barrett Foa in off-Broadway's 'Buyer & Cellar'

Audience: Anyone who can correctly attribute the phrase, “Hello, Gorgeous.”
Reason to Buy a Ticket Today: This one-man-show about a guy working in Barbra Streisand’s basement is equal parts brilliant and hysterical.
Closing Date: July 27, 2014

3. Casa Valentina

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Audience: Smart theatregoers, anyone in town for NYC Pride and history buffs.
Reason to Buy a Ticket Today: It didn’t win Best Play, but that doesn’t mean Harvey Fierstein’s searing drama about heterosexual men who cross-dress in the early 1960s isn’t the best play in town. Don’t miss this historic, eye-opening production.
Closing Date: June 29, 2014

4. Fly By Night

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Audience: It’s a must for all those who believe in love.
Reason to Buy a Ticket Today: This sweet, romantic show about stars, fate and love is the most precious off-Broadway musical you’ll find right now. It will lift you up and bring you to tears.
Closing Date: June 29, 2014

5. Newsies

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Photo by Deen van Meer

Kara Lindsay and the newsboys in Newsies.

Audience: Families, children, fans of the cult film and the young at heart.
Reason to Buy a Ticket Today: Because Disney knows how to do musicals the right way, and the act two opener “King of New York” alone is worth the price of admission.
Closing Date: August 24, 2014

6. Of Mice and Men

Mice and Men- James Franco- Chris O'Dowd

Photo by Richard Phibbs

James Franco as George & Chris O'Dowd as Lennie in 'Of Mice and Men'

Audience: Sensative readers, tough ranchers and followers of @JamesFrancoTV.
Reason to Buy a Ticket Today: Seriously, James Franco, Chris O’Dowd, Jim Parrack and Jim Norton all give stellar performances in Anna D. Shapiro’s beautifully crafted revival of John Steinbeck’s classic. It doesn’t feel like that musty book from English lit.
Closing Date: July 27, 2014

7. The Cripple of Inishmaan

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Photo by Johan Persson

Daniel Radcliffe as Billy and Sarah Greene as Helen in 'The Cripple of Inishmaan'

Audience: Potter groupies and fans of good comedy.
Reason to Buy a Ticket Today: Our stomachs hurt from laughing at this Tony-nominated play. If you want to really, really laugh, look no further.
Closing Date: July 20, 2014

8. Violet

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Audience: People who want to give their ears a big present.
Reason to Buy a Ticket Today: The singing in this show will melt your face, it’s so good. Also, the story in between all these amazing songs is really powerful and beautiful.
Closing Date: August 10, 2014