Last Call! Lights Up! 9 Broadway Shows (And 2 Off-B'way Ones) Closing in January

Last updated December 15th, 2014 by Josh Ferri
Last Call! Lights Up! 9 Broadway Shows (And 2 Off-B'way One…

The party is about to end for nine Broadway shows this January and you’d be doing yourself a disservice not to catch a few before they go. We are talking Tony-winning shows and long-running favorites saying sayonara. So clear your calendar and read on.


Cinderella - NeNe Leakes
Photo by Joan Marcus

Audience: Wide-eyed children, families looking for a Disney alternative and fans of The Real Housewives of Atlanta. Reason to Buy a Ticket Today: NeNe Leakes is giving you a legit Broadway debut as stepmother Madame. She’s hilarious, wicked and all-around perfection. Also, Joe Caroll’s Prince is so darn lovable. Oh yeah, and this show is truly gorgeous and really magical, especially for kids. Closing Date: January 3, 2015


Motown- Krystal Joy Brown- GIF

Audience: Anyone who has ever owned a record, 8-Track, tape, CD or iPod. Reason to Buy a Ticket Today: The music of America comes to vivid life in the story of Berry Gordy, Diana Ross and Smokey Robinson. The choreography, costumes and orchestrations are all top-rate, and the performances are unbelievable. It’s the definition of a “feel-good” musical. Closing Date: January 18, 2015


Audience: Have you ever been in love? Have you felt unrequited love? Do you like music? Well then, this Tony-winning Best Musical is for you. Reason to Buy a Ticket Today: Once is beautiful and emotional, and chances are you’ll cry. It’s art onstage (thanks to the lighting, the instrument-playing ensemble and Steven Hoggett’s haunting choreography), and that’s unfortunately rare on Broadway, so see it while you can. Closing Date: January 4, 2015


Pippin- Magic to do- GIF - Circus

Audience: Deep thinkers, dance enthusiasts, Broadway fans, Broadway skeptics and anyone who wants to be blown away. Reason to Buy a Ticket Today: For the longest time the Tony-winning revival of Pippin has been the show to send friends, family and out-of-towners to because it’s everything Broadway should be. Closing Date: January 4, 2015

Rock of Ages

Rock of Ages- Constantine Maroulis Montage
Photo by Paul Kolnik

Audience: If you’ve ever played beer pong, sung karaoke or watched a Will Ferrell movie, chances are you’ll have an awesome time at Rock of Ages. Reason to Buy a Ticket Today: There’s really no other show like it; it’s the biggest party on Broadway and the closing cast is out-of-this-world good. Why not let the holiday fun continue a little longer? Closing Date: January 18, 2015

Side Show

Audience: Indie or cult film fans, history buffs, theatre nerds and anyone who has ever done a New York Times crossword puzzle. Reason to Buy a Ticket Today: Bill Condon’s gorgeous revival of Side Show is a feast for the senses; the performances are smart and mesmerizing and chances are you’ll never see a better production of this particular musical. Closing Date: January 4, 2015

The Illusionists

The Illusionists- GIf- Dan Sperry

Audience: Anyone who wants the Broadway experience but doesn’t want to sit through a play or musical. It’s also great for international holiday tourists since you don’t need to master English to be in awe of these guys. Reason to Buy a Ticket Today: Broadway hasn’t had a magic show in decades, and these world famous illusionists make the wait worth while. With seven headliners, there’s totally something for everyone. Date night, family night or friends get together, you're having a good time. Closing Date: January 5, 2015

The Real Thing

The Real Thing Broadway

Audience: People in book clubs, people who love BBC dramas on Netflix or just people who want to see celebrities on stage. Reason to Buy a Ticket Today: Tom Stoppard’s most accessible drama offers an eye-opening look at love and adult relationships. Skip Love Actually and Family Stone this year and watch The Real Thing instead. Closing Date: January 4, 2015

This Is Our Youth

This Is Our Youth GIF

Audience: If you own any of the following, this could be the show for you: an ‘80s compilation CD, the book American Psycho, an Arrested Development season or a Pink Floyd album. Reason to Buy a Ticket Today: Because at certain moments these flawed characters (played wonderfully by Michael Cera, Kieran Culkin and Tavi Gevinson) hold a mirror up to ourselves, and that’s always a powerful night at the theatre. Closing Date: January 4, 2015


Here Lies Love

Audience: Anyone who loves the show Evita or daring, new theatre. Reason to Buy a Ticket Today: This show is so ground-breaking that it already has a place in theatre history, so you want to see it live and brag about it over wine in 15 years. Closing Date: January 3, 2015


Disenchanted!- Off-Broadway- Princesses
Photo by Matthew Murphy

Audience: Anyone who grew up with those plastic VHS Disney tapes and fans of the film Bridesmaids. Reason to Buy a Ticket Today: Chances are if you’re a millennial who grew up on those animated Disney films, this raunchy and hilarious musical parody about the princesses will make you smile until your face hurts. Closing Date: January 25, 2015