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January Broadway Closings 2014>2015

First off, since I keep getting this question: Broadway Abridged is indeed (obviously) on a break, at minimum.  I'm working on some new works on my own right now, so it's a matter of focus.  Whenever I eventually abridge something I'll surely Tweet and Facebook and RSS it and there's even a Mailing List.

As I've done many years before, I find the list of what's closing in January interesting.  Some shows close because of limited runs that can't be extended, or stars that won't stay around for more than a few months, but each January a large handful of shows decide that they can't weather it through the season that even I hate New York.  I'm proud to say that this year, Broadway looks healthier than it has in years.  But it's only December 11th so we'll see what changes.  

Folks, here's what's closing this January when the tourists leave:

  • A Delicate Balance (well, Feb 22)
  • Gentleman's Guide
  • Aladdin
  • Beautiful
  • Cabaret
  • Chicago
  • Cinderella
  • Disgraced (The question is, will they try to keep this alive for a best play nom? It's a pretty cheap play to run.)
  • Hedwig
  • Honeymoon in Vegas
  • If/Then (I was going to half-strike this one, but it looks like Idina's in contract into the spring)
  • It's Only A Play
  • Jersey Boys
  • Kinky Boots
  • Les Mis
  • Love Letters
  • Mamma Mia
  • Matilda
  • Motown (unless it goes off-Broadway?)
  • On The Town
    (60% at a top ticket price of $85 isn't awful, but the Ford/Hilton/Foxwoods/Lyric/Apollo is kind of huge... although they will likely insist that they keep this open in time for Best Revival nominations and a very possible win)
  • Once
  • Pippin
  • Rock of Ages
  • Side Show [edit]
  • Book of Mormon
  • Curious Incident
  • Elephant Man (Feb 15)
  • The Illusionists
  • The Last Ship (I wouldn't half-cross this out if Sting extended through February, instead of Jan 24)
  • The Real Thing
  • The River (2/8)
  • This Is Our Youth
  • Wicked
  • You Can't Take It With You (2/22) 


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