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Broadway 2024—What's on Now

Broadway’s Visitor’s Guide: the latest on BROADWAY SHOWS, from what’s playing now to what’s upcoming—superstars included!

Our Broadway guide will help you navigate the world’s most famous theatre district. We've got everything that's showing in May 2024, with running times and theatre locations.

BROADWAY SHOWS IN NYC 2024

MAY BROADWAY SHOWS

Lorna Courtney and Melanie La Barrie in & Juliet

Lorna Courtney and Melanie La Barrie in & Juliet, photo credit Matthew Murphy.

& Juliet (Stephen Sondheim Theatre, 124 W. 43rd St.) (Opened 11/17/22) (2 hrs., 30 mins.) This new jukebox musical comedy asks: what would happen next if Juliet ditched her famous ending for a fresh beginning and a second chance at life and love—her way? Featuring a playlist of pop anthems including "Baby One More Time," "Roar,” and "Can't Stop the Feeling.” (andjulietbroadway.com)

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New to the Aladdin cast: Dennis Stowe takes on the role of Jafar.

Aladdin (New Amsterdam Theatre, 214 W. 42nd St.) (Opened 3/20/14) (2 hrs., 30 mins.) Like The Lion King, this Disney musical developed from animated origins has been a total crowd-pleaser since it arrived in 2014. This family-friendly magic carpet thrill ride flies onto the stage teeming with romance, mischief, and, of course, a wildly madcap Genie! The end result is a not-to-be-missed Broadway spectacular! (aladdinthemusical.com)

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Sarah Paulson. Photo by Joan Marcus.

Appropriate (Belasco Theatre, 111 W. 44th St.) (Opened 12/18/23 at the Helen Hayes Theatre) (2 hrs., 30 mins.) In this darkly comic drama. the Lafayette family has returned to their late patriarch’s Arkansas home to deal with the remains of his estate. Eldest daughter Tori hopes they’ll remember and reconnect; brother Bo wants to recoup some of the funds he spent caring for Dad; but when estranged brother Franz appears and mysterious objects are discovered among the clutter, the family is forced to face the ghosts of their past. Starring Sarah Paulson. Thru 6/23. (appropriateplay.com)

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Roger Bart (Doc Brown) & Casey Likes (Marty McFly) in Back to the Future: The Musical. Credit: Matthew Murphy and Evan Zimmerman, 2023.

Back to the Future: The Musical (Winter Garden Theatre, 1634 Broadway) (Opened 8/3/23)  (2 hrs., 40 mins.) Based on the classic Michael J. Fox film, the show centers on teen Marty McFly who’s sent back to 1955 in a DeLorean that’s been transformed into a time machine by his friend Doc Brown. But before returning to 1985, he has to make sure his teenaged parents fall in love—or he'll cease to exist. (backtothefuturemusical.com)

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Will Swenson (Neil – Then) leads the cast of “A Beautiful Noise, The Neil Diamond Musical.” Photo by Julieta Cervantes.

A Beautiful Noise, the Neil Diamond Musical (Broadhurst Theatre 235 W. 44th St.) (Opened 12/1/22) (2 hrs., 15 mins.) With his break into songwriting in the 1960s and meteoric rise in the 1970s—and plenty of crushing disappointments and mega-triumphs along the way—Neil Diamond has been a superstar for 5 decades. How did a poor Jewish kid from Brooklyn become one of the most universally adored showmen of all time? The answer awaits in this electrifying musical set to his era-defining smash hits. Thru 6/30. (abeautifulnoisethemusical.com)

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Kim Exum and Cody Jamison Strand in The Book of Mormon, photo by Julieta Cervantes.

The Book of Mormon (Eugene O’Neill Theatre, 230 W. 49th St.) 2011 Tony, Best Musical (Opened 3/24/11) (2 hrs., 30 mins.) One of Broadway’s most successful, Tony-winning (nine in 2011!) musicals, from Trey Parker and Matt Stone—the duo behind South Park—follows a couple of wide-eyed Mormon missionaries whose first official assignment takes them to a remote village in Uganda. Divinely profane in all the right places! (bookofmormonbroadway.com)

Gayle Ranking, photo by Mason Poole.

Cabaret at the Kit Kat Club  (August Wilson Theatre, 245 W. 52nd St.) (Opened 4/20/24) (2 hrs., 45 mins.) The visionary new production of the Kander & Ebb classic performed in-the-round with original London star Eddie Redmayne along with House of the Dragon star Gayle Rankin. It’s Berlin in the Kit Kat Club, a decadent sanctuary from the brewing Nazi mindset, where artists, performers, misfits and outsiders can be themselves as they invite you into their world to partake of dreamlike spaces, iconic cabaret, and food & drink add-ons. (kitkat.club/broadway)

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Chicago reopening night, 2021. Photo: Daniel Rader.

Chicago (Ambassador Theatre, 219 W. 49th St.) 1997 Tony, Best Musical Revival (Opened 11/14/96) (2 hrs., 30 mins.) Kander and Ebb’s musical vaudeville about those murderous tootsies Roxie Hart and Velma Kelly picked up a Tony for Best Musical Revival back in 1997 and has reigned as one of Broadway’s fiercest hits ever since. Sparkling with Bob Fosse’s choreographic legacy, the show’s cavalcade of colorful characters includes everyone from Billy Flynn and Mamma Morton to Amos Hart and Mary Sunshine. (chicagothemusical.com)

An Enemy of the People, Michael Imperioli. Photo by Emilio Madrid.

An Enemy of the People (Circle in the Square Theatre, 235 W. 50th St.) (Opened 3/18/24)  A small-town doctor considers himself a proud, upstanding member of his close-knit community. When he discovers a catastrophe that risks the lives of everyone in town, he raises the alarm. But he is shaken to his core when those in power not only try to silence him—they try to destroy him. Starring Emmy winner Jeremy Strong opposite Emmy winner Michael Imperioli. Thru 6/23. (anenemyofthepeopleplay.com)

THE GREAT GATSBY, Eva Noblezada.

The Great Gatsby (Broadway Theatre, 1681 Broadway) (Opened 4/25/24) (2 hrs., 30 mins.) Set in the1920s, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s epic tale is now a lush musical that follows eccentric and mysterious millionaire Jay Gatsby in his pursuit of the lost love of his youth, Daisy Buchanan. With characters driven by complex inner lives erupting with extravagance and longing, the show comes to life through an electrifying jazz and pop-infused score for a grand production befitting the 21st century. (broadwaygatsby.com)

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Matthew Murphy.

Hadestown (Walter Kerr Theatre, 219 W. 48th St.) 2019 Tony, Best Musical (Opened 4/17/19) (2 hrs., 30 mins.) This unique and stunning musical by singer-songwriter Anaïs Mitchell and director Rachel Chavkin follows musical follows the overlapping love stories of Orpheus & Eurydice and Hades & Persephone. The action unfolds in both a stylized New Orleans setting and Hades' stomping ground, The Underworld. As for the score, think New Orleans jazz melded with American folk music. (hadestown.com)

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Miguel Cervantes and Tamar Greene, (c) Joan Marcus 2023

Hamilton (Richard Rodgers Theatre, 226 W. 46th St.) 2016 Tony, Best Musical (Opened 8/6/15) (2 hrs., 55 mins.) Visionary writer/composer Lin-Manuel Miranda’s white-hot historical musical that redefined Broadway. Told through a score of musical theatre, hip-hop, jazz, and R&B, the Pulitzer Prize-winning show has also scooped up Tony, Olivier, and Grammy awards. (hamiltonmusical.com)

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The cast of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, photo by Matthew Murphy.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (Lyric Theatre, 214 W. 43rd St.) 2018 Tony, Best Play (Opened 4/22/18) (3 hrs., 30 mins.) This visually spectacular production begins where the film series ends and follows the friendship between Harry’s son Albus and Draco’s son, Scorpius—BFFs whose magical misadventures involve Time-turner shenanigans and a mysterious friend. Familiar characters plus a new generation of Hogwarts students make this a must-see for fans of the books and movies. (harrypottertheplay.com)

The Heart of Rock and Roll (James Earl Jones Theatre, 138 W. 48th St.) (Opened 4/22/24) (2 hrs., 20 mins.) This new feel-good musical rom-com centers on a couple of 30-somethings who know exactly what they want from life—until they find each other. It’s going to take “The Power of Love,” and a little help from their friends, to show them the way. The score is made up of Huey Lewis and The News megahits like "Workin’ For A Livin’," "Stuck With You," and “If This Is It." (theheartofrockandrollmusical.com)

Photo by Marc J. Franklin.

Hell’s Kitchen (Shubert Theatre, 225 W. 44th St.) (Opened 4/20/24) (2 hrs., 30 mins.) In a cramped apartment hanging off the side of Times Square, 17-year-old Ali is desperate to get her piece of the New York dream. Ali’s mother is just as determined to protect her daughter from the same mistakes she made. When Ali falls for a talented young drummer, both mother and daughter must face hard truths about race, defiance, and growing up. From 15-time Grammy Award winner Alicia Keys, this new musical is based on her life. (hellskitchen.com)

Home (Official opening is June 5th at the Todd Haimes Theatre, 227 W. 42nd St.) Cephus Miles has the whole world in his callused hands—until his sweetheart Pattie Mae goes off to college and marries another man. This play by Samm-Art Williams is a muscular and melodic coming-of-age story that gives voice to the unbreakable spirit of all Americans who have been searching for a place to belong. Thru 7/21.

Illinoise (St. James Theatre, 246 W. 44th St.) (Opened 4/24/24) (90 mins., no intermission) Featuring new arrangements of Sufjan Stevens’ acclaimed 2005 concept album by composer and pianist Timon Andres for a live band and three voices, ranging in style from DIY folk and indie rock to marching band and ambient electronics, this bold, new music-theater production leads audiences on a mighty journey through the American heartland, from campfire storytelling to the edges of the cosmos. Thru 8/10. (illinoiseonstage.com)

The Lion King (Minskoff Theatre, 200 W. 45th St.) 1998 Tony, Best Musical (Opened 11/13/97) (2 hrs., 30 mins.) The longest-running Disney production to grace Broadway—it arrived in November of 1997—this Tony-winning stage adaptation of the animated classic is a musical and visual treasure-trove to be savored. Set in the flourishing African Pride Land, the story follows lion prince Simba as grows from cub to king. Along the way, he makes friends, falls in love, and is subject to the machinations of his power-hungry uncle, Scar. (lionking.com)

Mary Jane (Samuel J. Friedman Theatre, 261 W. 47th St.) (Opened 4/23/24)  (90 minutes, no intermission) Oscar nominee Rachel McAdams stars in Amy Herzog’s story of a single mother in an impossible family situation. Faced with seemingly insurmountable odds, Mary Jane relies on unflagging optimism and humor, along with the wisdom of the women around her who have become a makeshift family, to take on each new day. But will inner strength and newfound friendships be enough to see her through? Thru 6/30. (manhattantheatreclub.com)

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Photo: Matthew Murphy, 2023.

Merrily We Roll Along (Hudson Theatre, 141 W. 44th St.) (Opened 10/10/23) (2 hrs., 30 mins.) Spanning three decades in the entertainment business, this Stephen Sondheim musical charts the turbulent relationship between composer Franklin Shepard and his two lifelong friends—writer Mary Flynn and lyricist & playwright Charley Kringas. An inventive cult-classic ahead of its time, the show features some of Sondheim’s most celebrated and personal songs. Starring Daniel Radcliffe as Charley, Jonathan Groff as Franklin, and Lindsay Mendez as Mary. Limited engagement thru 7/7. (merrilyonbroadway.com)

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MJ the Musical (Neil Simon Theatre, 250 W. 52nd St.) (Opened 2/1/22) (2 hrs., 35 mins.) This electrifying musical bio looks into Michael Jackson’s creative process leading up to his 1992 Dangerous world tour. With over 25 of The King of Pop’s hits, as well as his signature moves and sound, the show comes with a staggeringly impressive pedigree: book by Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage and direction and choreography by Tony winner Christopher Wheeldon. (mjthemusical.com)

Mother Play (Helen Hayes Theatre, 240 W. 44th St.) (Opened 4/25/24) (105 mins., no intermission) It’s 1962 and Phyllis (Jessica Lange) is supervising her teenage children, Carl (Jim Parsons) and Martha (Celia Keenan-Bolger), as they move into a new apartment. The family endures—or survives—the changing world around them. Blending theatricality, surreal farce, and tenderness, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel reveals timeless truths of love, family, and forgiveness. Thru 6/16. (2st.com)

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Moulin Rouge! The Musical (Al Hirschfeld Theatre, 302 W. 45th St.) 2021 Tony, Best Musical (Opened 7/25/19) (2 hrs., 35 mins.) A gleefully flamboyant stage adaptation of Baz Luhrmann’s 2001 cinematic jukebox mashup, this Tony-winning musical from the 2019/2020 season takes place in a world where Bohemians and aristocrats rub elbows, reveling in the decadence and high kicks in the legendary Parisian night spot once upon a retro time. Add a love triangle, Toulouse-Lautrec, and a score of over 70 songs!(moulinrougemusical.com)

The Notebook (Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre, 236 W. 45th St.) (Opened 3/14/24) (2 hrs., 20 mins.) In this new musical based on the bestselling novel by Nicolas Sparks that inspired the iconic film, Allie and Noah—both from different worlds—share a lifetime of love despite the forces that threaten to pull them apart. Featuring a score by multi-platinum singer/songwriter Ingrid Michaelson and a book by Bekah Brunstetter (This Is Us, The Cake). (notebookmusical.com)

The Outsiders (Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre, 242 W. 45th St.) (Opened 4/11/24) (2 hrs., 30 mins.) In Tulsa, Oklahoma, 1967, the hardened hearts and aching souls of Ponyboy Curtis, Johnny Cade and their chosen family of ‘outsiders’ are in a fight for survival and a quest for purpose in a world that may never accept them. This gripping new musical reinvigorates the timeless tale of "haves and have nots," of protecting what’s yours and fighting for what could be. Based on Francis Ford Coppola’s 1983 Tom Cruise-Patrick Swayze film. (outsidersmusical.com)

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Will Keen, Patriots (West End). Photo credit: Marc Brenner.

Patriots (Barrymore Theatre, 243 W. 47th St.) (Opened 4/22/24) (2 hr., 30 mins.) (2 hr., 50 mins.) After the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991, the new Russia belongs to its oligarchs, none more powerful than billionaire Boris Berezovsky. For a successor to Boris Yeltsin, Berezovsky turns to the little-known deputy mayor of St. Petersburg, Vladimir Putin. But soon Putin’s ruthless rise threatens Berezovsky’s reign, setting off a riveting confrontation between the two powerful, fatally flawed men. By Peter Morgan (The Crown). Thru 6/23. (patriotsbroadway.com)

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Photo: Joan Marcus.

SIX (Brooks Atkinson Theatre, 256 W. 47th St.) (Opened 3/12/20) (80 mins., no intermission) Divorced, beheaded, died, divorced, beheaded, survived. From Tudor Queens to Pop Princesses, the six wives of Henry XIII take the mic to remix 500 years of historical heartbreak into an exuberant celebration of 21st-century girl power. This new original musical is the global sensation that everyone is losing their heads over! (sixonbroadway.com)

Stereophonic (Golden Theatre, 250 W. 54th St.) (3 hrs., 5 mins.) (Opened 4/19/24) In a music studio in 1976, an up-and-coming rock band recording a new album suddenly finds itself on the cusp of superstardom. The ensuing pressures could spark their breakup—or their breakthrough. Featuring songs by Grammy winner Will Butler, the musical invites theatregoers to immerse themselves in the powder keg process of a band on the brink of blowing up. Thru 8/18. (stereophonicplay.com

Suffs (Official opening is April 18th at the Music Box Theatre, 239 W. 45th St.) (2 hrs., 30 mins.) In 1913, the women’s movement is heating up in America, anchored by the suffragists—“Suffs,” as they call themselves—and their pursuit of the right to vote. Reaching across generational, racial, and class divides, these women entertain and inspire us with the story of their hard-won victory in an ongoing fight. In her new musical, Shaina Taub boldly explores the victories and failures of a struggle for equality that’s far from over. (suffsmusical.com)

Uncle Vanya (Lincoln Center Theaters’ Vivian Beaumont Theater, 150 W. 65th St.) (Opened 4/24/24) (2 hrs., 25 mins.) In Heidi Schreck’s new translation of Anton Chekhov’s classic, the lives of Sonya and her uncle Vanya, who have devoted their lives to managing the family farm in isolation, are upended when her celebrated, ailing father and his young, charismatic wife move in. People fall in love, desires and resentments erupt, and the family is forced to reckon with the ghosts of their unlived lives. Featuring Steve Carell in the title role alongside an all-star cast. Thru 6/16. (lct.org)

Photo by Sophy Holland.

Water for Elephants (Imperial Theatre, 249 W. 45th St.) (Opened 3/21/24) After losing what matters most, a young man jumps a moving train unsure of where the road will take him and finds a new home with the remarkable crew of a traveling circus, and a life—and love—beyond his wildest dreams. Seen through the eyes of his older self, his adventure becomes a poignant reminder that if you choose the ride, life can begin again at any age. (waterforelephantsthemusical.com)

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Photo credit: Matthew Murphy and Evan Zimmerman. Ali Louis Bourzgui (Tommy) and the ensemble of THE WHO’S TOMMY.

The Who’s TOMMY  (Nederlander Theatre, 208 W. 41st St.) (Opened 3/28/24) Tony-winning creators Pete Townshend (music/lyrics/book) and Des McAnuff (book/direction) have reunited to bring the myth and spectacle of The Who’s 1969 rock opera to life. Tommy Walker, after witnessing his father shoot his rival, is lost in the universe, endlessly and obsessively staring into the mirror. An innate knack for pinball catapults him from reticent adolescent to celebrity savior. (tommythemusical.com)

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Photo by Joan Marcus.

Wicked (Gershwin Theatre, 222 W. 51st St.) (Opened 10/30/03) (2 hrs., 45 mins.) One of Broadway’s biggest success stories, this fantasy musical, based on the best-selling novel by Gregory Maguire, follows the friendship between two young girls—one smart, misunderstood, and green-hued; the other beautiful, ambitious, and popular. Wicked takes the world of Oz’s fairy tale roots and replants them into an eye-popping production that turns the original story spectacularly upside down. (wickedthemusical.com)

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Alan Mingo Jr. as The Wiz. Photo by Jeremy Daniel, (c) 2023.

The Wiz (Marquis Theatre, 1535 Broadway) (Opened 4/17/24) (2 hrs., 30 mins.) This first Broadway revival of 1975’s Tony-winning/groundbreaking twist on L. Frank Baum’s “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz”—with its soul/gospel/jazz/rock/pop/funk score—invites audiences to ease on down the yellow brick road (with some decidedly 21st-century twists and turns), alongside Dorothy and her iconic companions. Thru 8/18. (wizmusical.com)

COMING SOON TO BROADWAY

May 28, 2024: Ben Platt: Live at the Palace (Palace Theatre, W. 47th St. btw. 6th & 7th Aves.) In celebration of his upcoming album “Honeymind,” Tony, Grammy, and Emmy winner Ben Platt (Dear Evan Hansen; Parade) is playing an exclusive 18-concert residency at Broadway’s recently refurbished Palace Theatre. The evening showcases original lyrics and vocals from the new album, selections from Reverie and Sing to Me Instead, as well as a few surprises. Limited engagement thru 6/15. (broadwaydirect.com)

June 26, 2024: Oh, Mary! (Official opening is July 11th at the Lyceum Theatre, 145 W. 45th St.) (80 mins., no intermission) Writer/actor Cole Escola stars as a miserable, suffocated Mary Todd Lincoln in the weeks leading up to Abraham Lincoln’s assassination. Unrequited yearning, alcoholism and suppressed desires abound in this one act play that finally examines the forgotten life and dreams of Mrs. Lincoln through the lens of an idiot (Escola). Limited engagement thru 9/15. (ohmaryplay.com)

July 31, 2024: Once Upon a Mattress (Official opening is August 12th at the Hudson Theatre, 141 W. 44th St.) This uproarious update of Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Princess and the Pea” sets an unapologetic free spirit – Princess Winnifred -- loose in a repressed kingdom that revels in her ability to charm and transform with willpower, honesty, and a little bit of help from her friends. Full of gloriously catchy melodies, the musical stars Tony winner Sutton Foster. Limited engagement thru 11/30. (onceuponamattress.com)

August 29, 2024: The Roommate (Official opening is September 12th at the Booth Theatre, 222 W. 45th St.) Sharon’s never had a roommate before. In fact, there’s a lot Sharon’s never done before, but Robyn’s about to change all that. Jen Silverman’s new comedy offers a witty and profound portrait of a blossoming intimacy between two women from vastly different backgrounds, as they navigate the complexities of identity, morality, and the

FALL, 2024: Swept Away (Official dates & theatre TBA.) Set in 1888, this new Avett Brothers musical follows four survivors – a young man and his big brother sworn to protect him, a captain at the end of a long career, and a worldly first mate who has fallen from grace -- after a violent storm sinks their whaling ship off the coast of New Bedford, Massachusetts. Hpw far ill they go to stay alive? And can they live with the consequences? Starring Tony winner John Gallagher Jr. and Tony nominee Stark Sands. (sweptawaymusical.com)

September, 2024: Yellow Face (Official opening is October 1st at the Todd Haimes Theatre, 227 W. 42nd St.) David Henry Hwang’s (M. Butterfly) hilarious is-he-or-isn’t-he comedy of identity, show business, and (perhaps) autobiography. Inspired by real events, the playwright’s fictionalized doppelgänger protests yellowface casting in Miss Saigon, only to mistakenly cast a white actor as the Asian lead in his own play. A laugh-out-loud farce about the complexities of race. (roundabouttheatre.org)

September 5, 2024: McNeal (Official opening is September 30th at Lincoln Center Theaters’ Vivian Beaumont Theater, 150 W. 65th St.) Good writers borrow, great writers steal. Jacob McNeal (Robert Downey Jr.) is a great writer, a perpetual candidate for the Nobel Prize in Literature. But he also has an estranged son, a new novel, old axes to grind and an unhealthy fascination with AI. Pulitzer Prize-winner Ayad Akhtar’s new play is a startling, wickedly smart examination of the inescapable humanity – and increasing inhumanity – of the stories we tell.Limited run thru 11/24/24. (lct.org)

September 18, 2024: Maybe Happy Ending (Official opening is October 17th at the Belasco Theatre, 111 W. 44thSt.) A new romantic musical comedy. Inside a one-room apartment in Seoul, Oliver (Darren Criss) lives a happily quiet life. But what else is there to do when you’re a HelperBot 3, a retired robot considered obsolete? But when fellow HelperBot Claire (Helen J Shen) asks to borrow his charger, what starts as an awkward encounter leads to a unique friendship, a surprising adventure, and maybe even … love?(maybehappyending.com)

September 19, 2024: Our Town (Official opening is October 10th at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre, 23 W. 47th St.) Tony-winning director Kenny Leon (Topdog/Underdog; Purlie Victorious) is set to helm a production of Thornton Wilder’s timeless drama about life in the mythical village of Grover’s Corners, New Hampshire. This new revival’s all-star cast includes Jim Parsons, Zoey Deutch, Katie Holmes, Richard Thomas, and Ephraim Sykes. Limited run thru 1/19/25. (ourtownbroadway.com)

September 26, 2024: Romeo + Juliet (Official opening is October 24th at the Circle in the Square Theatre, 235 W. 50th St.) Kit Connor (Heartstopper) and Rachel Zegler (Spielberg’s West Side Story) are Shakespeare’s star-crossed couple in this new Broadway production, directed by Tony winner Sam Gold. Left to their own devices in their parents’ world of violent ends, an impulsive pair young lovers hurtle towards their inescapable fate. The intoxicating high of passion quickly descends into a brutal chaos that can only end one way. (romeoandjulietnyc.com)

September 28, 2024: Sunset Boulevaerd (Official opening is October 20th at the St. James Theatre, 246 W. 44th St.) Andrew Lloyd Webber’s iconic musical comes to Broadway with West End leads Nicole Scherzinger, Tom Francis Grace Hodgett-Young, and David Thaxton. Based on the 1950 Billy Wilder film, the storyline centers on fading movie star Norma Desmond who yearns to return to the big screen, and struggling screenwriter Joe Gills who may be her only hope, until their dangerous and compelling relationship leads to disastrous circumstances. (sunsetblvdbroadway.com)

Photo by Jeremy Daniel.

October 16, 2024: A Wonderful World: The Louis Armstrong Musical (Official opening is November 11th at Studio 54, 254 W. 54th St.) Louis Armstrong’s innovative musicianship and incredible charisma as trumpeter and vocalist would lead him from the early days of jazz in his native New Orleans to five decades of international stardom. This is the story of his blazing musical career from the perspective of his four wives, each of whom had a impact on his life. Starring Tony winner James Monroe Iglehart in the title role. (louisarmstrongmusical.com)

October 19, 2024: Tammy Faye (Official opening is November 14th at the Palace Theatre, 1564 Broadway, bet. 6th & 7th Aves.) It's the 1970s as young preacher Jim Bakker and his wife Tammy Faye hit the airwaves to build a nationwide congregation. But while Tammy dazzles on screen, rivals plot behind the scenes jealous of her popularity. Featuring a score by Elton John—and Tammy’s iconic eyelashes—the musical stars Katie Brayben and Andrew Rannells, reprising their roles from the London production. (tammyfayebway.com)

October 23, 2024: Death Becomes Her (Official opening is November 21st at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, 205 W. 46th St.) Madeline Ashton is a beautiful actress; Helen Sharp is the author who lives in her shadow. They’ve always been the best of frenemies, until Madeline steals Helen’s fiancé. As Helen plots revenge, their world is transformed by a mysterious woman with a magic potion that takes them to a new era of life (and death) with their youth and beauty restored…and a grudge to last eternity. (deathbecomesher.com)

November 25, 2024: Eureka Day (Official opening TBA at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre, 261 W. 47th St.) In Jonathan Spector’s bitingly funny play, Eureka Day is a California elementary school with a Board of Directors that values inclusion—until an outbreak of the mumps forces everyone in the community to reconsider the school’s liberal vaccine policy. As cases rise, the board realizes that they’ve got to do what they swore they never would: make a choice that won’t please everybody. (manhattantheatreclub.com)

January, 2025: English (Official opening is January 23rd at the Todd Haimes Theatre, 227 W. 42nd St.) Playwright Sanaz Toossi’s comedy unfolds in an Iranian classroom where adult English learners practice for their proficiency exam. As they leapfrog through a linguistic playground, their wildly different dreams, frustrations, and secrets come to light. Can they overcome the limits of language to discover what they really want to say? (roundabouttheatre.org)

SPRING, 2025: Good Night, and Good Luck (Official opening TBA at a Shubert theatre TBA) This new play, written by and starring George Clooney & Grant Heslov is based on their 2005 film of the same name. Clooney, in his Broadway debut, will play broadcast journalist Edward R. Murrow. Notes the show’s director David Cromer: “Edward R. Murrow operated from a kind of moral clarity that feels vanishingly rare in today’s media landscape. There was an immediacy in those early live television broadcasts that today can only be effectively captured on stage, in front of a live audience.” (Website TBA)

March 25, 2025: Stephen Sondheim’s Old Friends (Official opening TBA at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre, 261 W. 47th St.) Tony winners Bernadette Peters and Lea Salonga star in this legendary musical event assembled by Cameron Mackintosh from his shared notes with Stephen Sondheim and Julie Andrews. The show comes to Broadway from London’s West End, where it earned a bevy of 5-star raves and was hailed by The Times as “unmissable musical theatre.” (manhattantheatreclub.com)

April, 2025: The Pirates of Penzance (Official opening is April 24th at the Todd Haimes Theatre, 227 W. 42nd St.) Ramin Karimloo and David Hyde Pierce lead the crew of this reimagining of the classic operetta. Gilbert & Sullivan’s pirate ship docks in New Orleans in this jazzy-bluesy vision, for an outrageously clever romp sizzling with Caribbean rhythms and French Quarter flair. With the tongue-twisting Major-General, the rabble-rousing Pirate King, newly imagined young lovers, daring daughters, footloose pirates and fleet-footed police, expect a shipload of musical comedy delights. (roundabouttheatre.org)

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About the Author

City Guide Theatre Editor Griffin Miller moved to New York to pursue an acting/writing career in the 1980s after graduating magna cum laude from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. Since then, she has written for The New York Times, For the Bride, Hotels, and a number of other publications, mostly in the areas of travel and performance arts. An active member of The New York Travel Writers Association, she is also a playwright and award-winning collage artist. In addition, she sits on the board of The Lewis Carroll Society of North America. Griffin is married to Richard Sandomir, a reporter for The New York Times.

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