It’s Labor Day next Monday (Sept. 5), the unofficial end of summer. And as summer 2016 folds its beach umbrella, so do these four Broadway shows, which, after successful runs, take their final bows this month. So, if you haven’t seen them, you only have a few days left to catch the best of the best. What are you waiting for?
• “An Act of God” (Booth Theatre, 222 W. 45th St., btw Broadway and Eighth Ave., 212.239.6200, anactofgod.com) Sean Hayes stars as God Almighty in David Javerbaum’s irreverent riff (with a left-leaning bias) on religion, life on Earth and the 2016 political circus. Not even an intervention on the part of the Supreme Creator himself can stop this show from closing on Sept. 4.
• “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” (Ethel Barrymore Theatre, 243 W. 47th St., btw Broadway and Eighth Ave., 212.239.6200, curiousincidentonbroadway.com) The Tony Award-winning Best Play of 2015 solves its mystery for the last time on Sept. 4, a week shy of its two-year anniversary on the Great White Way. Simon Stephens’ intelligent theatricalization of Mark Haddon’s best-seller is brilliantly staged by Marianne Elliott, whose “War Horse” galvanized New York audiences a few seasons back. This is theater with a capital “T.”
• “Les Misérables” (Imperial Theatre, 249 W. 45th St., btw Broadway and Eighth Ave., 212.239.6200, lesmiz.com/broadway) The second revival of the 1987 musical calls it quits on Sept. 4 after two and a half years and just over 1,000 performances. This revival was heralded as a streamlined version of the show’s two previous Broadway incarnations. You could have fooled me. This iteration is big, with an emotional wallop to match.
• “Fun Home” (Circle in the Square Theatre, 235 W. 50th St., btw Broadway and Eighth Ave., 212.239.6200, funhomebroadway.com) The Best Musical of 2015, according to the Tony Awards, ends Sept. 10. While the coming-of-age story of a lesbian and the parallel journey of her gay father may not be to every theatergoer’s taste, the show has enjoyed 500-plus performances in New York and goes on the road beginning in October.