As is the case virtually every year, a large number of Broadway shows will close in January, making way for a whole new slate of plays and musicals.
Below are several Broadway productions (plus one high-profile Off-Broadway revival) that will soon say farewell, leaving theatergoers with one last opportunity to catch them.
This list excludes limited-time holiday attractions such as “A Christmas Carol,” “Slava’s Snow Show,” “The Lightning Thief,” “Harry Connick Jr.” and “The Illusionists.”
Based on the 1982 film comedy starring Dustin Hoffman as a temperamental out-of-work actor who disguises himself as a woman and becomes an overnight sensation, “Tootsie” opened in April to mixed reviews, with much praise for leading man Santino Fontana. Coincidentally, “Mrs. Doubtfire,” another musical based on a film comedy about a cross-dressing actor, will soon open.
Marquis Theatre. 210 W. 46th St., tootsiemusical.com. Through Jan 5.
Although it opened during the same season as “Hamilton,” this musical adaptation of the 2007 film of the same name about a pregnant woman in a troubled marriage has enjoyed an impressive three-and-a-half-year run. Singer-songwriter Sara Bareilles, who wrote the score, entered the cast and played the lead role multiple times.
Brooks Atkinson Theatre. 256 W. 47th St., waitressthemusical.com. Through Jan. 5.
Fiddler on the Roof – in Yiddish
The National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene’s acclaimed Yiddish-language revival of “Fiddler” premiered in July 2018 at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in Battery Park City, extended its run multiple times and then transferred Off-Broadway. Arriving not long after the last Broadway revival of “Fiddler,” the production (which is directed by Joel Grey and provides English and Russian supertitles for the non-Yiddish-speaking) is a remarkable step in the life of an already monumental musical.
Stage 42, 422 West 42nd St., fiddlernyc.com. Through Jan. 5.
Freestyle Love Supreme
Before Lin-Manuel Miranda won fame as the songwriter and star of “In the Heights” and then “Hamilton,” he was a co-founder of the hip-hop improv comedy group “Freestyle Love Supreme.” Following a one-night engagements in New York nightclubs and an Off-Broadway run earlier this year, the current members of the group have taken their act to Broadway.
Booth Theatre through Jan. 5. 222 W. 45th St., freestylelovesupreme.com. Through Jan. 12.
The Sound Inside
Playwright Adam Rapp (“Red Light Winter”) made his long-delayed Broadway debut with this mystery drama starring Mary Louise-Parker as a sick college professor whose life is shaken up by the arrival of a gifted and difficult male freshman. It is a real rarity – a direct, actionless, slim piece that sounds as if it will be a bore but instead turns out to be uniformly engrossing.
Studio 54. 254 W. 54th St., soundinsidebroadway.com. Through Jan. 12.
Whether you love it or hate it, Jeremy O. Harris’s experimental, politically incorrect work about three mixed-race couples who engage in role play invoking plantation life in the Old South has not failed to make its presence known, attracting visits by high-profile celebrities and rancor from some attendees who were outraged by the content.
Golden Theatre, 252 W. 45th St., slaveplaybroadway.com. Through Jan. 19.
Defying all expectations, Daniel Fish’s experimental, scaled-down and menacing reinterpretation of the classic 1943 Rodgers & Hammerstein musical “Oklahoma!” (which ends with blood splattered all over the lead romantic couple) went from Bard College to St. Ann’s Warehouse in Brooklyn to Broadway, where it won the Tony for Best Revival of a Musical.
Circle in the Square Theatre. 1633 Broadway, oklahomabroadway.com. Through Jan. 19.