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Which LGBT-Inclusive Broadway Shows Are Closing?

Which LGBT-Inclusive Broadway Shows Are Closing?

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Last chance! The curtain goes down this weekend on four of our favorite musicals.

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Cinderella
This totally charming stage adaptation of Rodgers and Hammerstein's TV musical has a fairy godfather in out playwright Douglas Carter Beane, who gave the classic a fresh new book and added depth to its kingdom of characters. The political, post-feminist makeover allows for a more independent Cindy and a wickedly complicated stepfamily, now led by NeNe Leakes. You'll have a ball -- and gag over the Tony-winning gowns by famed gay designer William Ivey Long.
Broadway Theatre, through January 3.

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Once
Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova's soulful soundtrack -- rest assured you'll hear the Oscar-winning ballad "Falling Slowly" twice -- shines anew in this intimate and inspiring Tony-winning musical based on the 2007 indie film. When Guy and Girl look for a loan to record a demo, the Dublin busker and Czech immigrant connect with a quirky bank manager (a hilarious Andy Taylor), who turns out to be a closeted musician and a not-so-closeted gay man.
Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre, through January 4.

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Pippin
Stephen Schwartz's 1972 musical about King Charlemagne's conflicted son gets a Tony-winning, high-energy revival courtesy of Hair's Diane Paulus, who turns the show-within-a-show into a thrilling big-top circus. At one point, egged on by the androgynous Leading Player, young Pippin -- The Voice season 6 winner Josh Kaufman -- comes of age, so to speak, at the center of a pansexual cage orgy with an attractive ensemble of very limber guys and gals.
Music Box Theatre, through January 4.

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Side Show
Darker and brighter, deeper and sharper, out director Bill Condon's reimagining of out composers Henry Krieger and Bill Russell's Tony-nominated 1997 musical stars rafter-rattling marvels Erin Davie and Emily Padgett as conjoined twins Daisy and Violet Hilton. Matthew Hydzik charms as Buddy, now a closeted gay choreographer who courts one sister, and carnival misfits like the Half-Man Half-Woman have never looked better. American Horror Story: Freak Show, it ain't.
St. James Theatre, through January 4.

(RELATED: Our Top 10 LGBT-Inclusive Productions of 2014)

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