Seven Closing Musicals on Broadway

Sunday, December 28, 2008

January is a notoriously difficult month for Broadway financially, and that will never be truer than in 2009, when the combination of economic woes and tourist scarcity is expected to shutter seven musicals. Be on the lookout for discounted day-of-show tickets for these at New York's TKTS booths, as well as show-specific promotions. ("Hairspray," for instance, holds a daily lottery for $25 tickets in the theater's first row.) Here's a guide to what's leaving and when.


A revival of the musical about '50s high school culture, with a cast culled from a TV competition

Brooks Atkinson Theatre | 256 W. 47th St.

Closes Jan. 4

Tickets: $81.50 to $141.50 (212-307-7171,


Medea-caliber ferocity by Patti LuPone as stage mother Rose in a revival of this classic

St. James Theatre | 246 W. 44th St.

Closes Jan. 11

Tickets: $32 to $117 (800-432-7250,


John Waters's take on 1950s Bawlmer brought to delirious life

Neil Simon Theatre | 250 W. 52nd St.

Closes Jan. 4

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