Every fourth Wednesday of the month, the “VIP Access” column will serve up advice on how to make your theater-going experiences cheaper, easier and more fulfilling with inside scoop from the experts. This month, we’re getting out our datebooks for some important dates…
The recent surprising news that Tony-winner Memphis will be closing on August 5 (after a healthy run, though without an official recoupment announcement) highlighted the fact that this has been a particularly brutal summer on Broadway. In fact, I’m finding it hard to keep track of who is still standing–or kick-ball-changing–on the Great White Way. And if you have a vacation to New York planned, you may be similarly at sea about what will still be around to see or not to see.
[Special note: For the holiday week next week, most Broadway shows are changing up their schedules to avoid competing with fireworks. The added/rearranged shows are a great time to pick up last minute tickets.]
So let’s take a moment to update our scorecards and take a look at who is on the death watch list (see them now, just in case) and what new shows will be replenishing our stock in the coming months. First up, a moment of silence for the shows that won’t make it to Labor Day: