many Broadway productions close after the holiday ticket sales binge, but the number of recently-flopped and long-running shows dimming the lights for good in the next three weeks (especially on January 2) is pretty unprecedented. Maybe the disaster-prone
box office glutton Spider-Man
musical scared them away. This will also enable a slew of new shows opening in February to make the deadline for Tony nominations. Here's a nice list of all the productions about to end their runs, in case you have generous relatives coming into town this weekend who want to take you to a Broadway show.
January 2: West Side Story, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, Brief Encounter, Elf, The Pee-wee Herman Show, Fela!, Promises, Promises.
January 9: A Free Man of Color, A Little Night Music, In the Heights, La Bete, Rock of Ages.
January 16: Pulitzer-winner Next to Normal.