Slew of Shows Closing Soon on Stage and Museums

Say goodbye to 'Hairspray,' 'Grease,' and Van Gogh

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If there's been something in the museums or on Broadway you've been meaning to see, you should go soon. Because chances are, it's about to close.

On January 4 especially, a number of cultural offerings hit their sell-by dates.

A total of nine Broadway shows will close on Sunday.

Mel Brooks' comedy "Young Frankenstein," Horton Foote's “Dividing the Estate” and revivals of "Boeing Boeing" and "Grease" will shutter Sunday.

"Grease," which is now cast with the runners-up from the TV reality show that was used to pick Danny and Sandy, will have played 554 performances and 31 previews by then.

The even longer running "Hairspray" will also take its final bows this weekend. The current cast there includes not only Harvey Fierstein but also Tony winner Marissa Jaret Winokur. The musical has been on Broadway since July 2002.

"13 The Musical," “Slava’s Snowshow""Irving Berlin’s White Christmas" and "Liza’s at the Palace …!" also end their runs on Sunday.

The city's museums are also prepping for a big rotation of offerings.

Only a few days remain to see "Van Gogh by Night" at the Museum of Modern Art; "Catherine Opie: American Photographer" at the Guggenheim; and “The Dead Sea Scrolls: Mysteries of the Ancient World” at the Jewish Museum.

For a more comprehensive list of what's closing on stage and in the museums, see NewYorkology.

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