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Must-See Shows Closing in March

Theatergoers in the know have already seen these four shows closing Off-Broadway by the end of March, 2015 – or meant to see them. This is the last chance in New York. (Two of them are going on tour, and a third is on stage in a different production in London) Coincidentally or not, they’re all relatively short.

 Between Riverside and Crazy

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In another one of Stephen Adly Guirguis’s quintessential plays about New Yorkers on the margins and on edge, the great Stephen McKinley Henderson portrays a disabled, bitter ex-cop and recent widower living in a rent controlled apartment on the Upper West Side, who’s assembled a kind of extended family of deeply credible characters, who in their own struggles are a mix of sympathetic and not wholly trustworthy. Henderson, previously known as a character actor and one of the foremost interpreters of August Wilson, here comes into his own, and the rest of the seven-member cast couldn’t be better.

Ends March 22, Second Stage Theater

Every Brilliant Thing

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Jonny Donahoe stars in Duncan MacMillan’s funny, fun and moving show about a boy who begins writing a list of “everything worth living for” to cheer up his suicidal mother. It enlists the audience to participate in unusual ways.

 Ends March 29, Barrow Street Theater 

 

The Lion

 

Armed with six guitars, and a young of life of compelling challenges, Benjamin Scheuer tells his coming-of-age story melodically in 15 original songs.

Ends March 29th Lynn Redgrave Theater

 

The Nether

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In playwright Jennifer Haley’s cleverly imagined, disturbing future — just a step or two ahead of our present — people lose themselves in a virtual world.

Ends March 29th MCC Theater at Lucille Lortel 

 

 

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About New York Theater
Jonathan Mandell is a 3rd generation NYC journalist, who sees shows, reads plays, writes reviews and sometimes talks with people.

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