The Best Broadway Musicals and Plays to See in New York

In a true embodiment of “the show must go on,” Broadway shows are back open and better than ever after being shut down for nearly a year and a half. Your favorite mega-hits are back alongside a large selection of new, exciting productions. Whether you’re looking to see a musical or a play, there’s no better time to grab a Broadway ticket. Here’s a list of all the musicals and plays on Broadway, as well as the upcoming shows to look forward to:

MUSICALS

No trip to New York is complete without seeing a Broadway musical. From laugh-out-loud comedies to tearjerkers, there’s something for everyone!

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& JULIET

Created by the Emmy-winning writer from “Schitt’s Creek,” this hilarious new musical flips the script on the greatest love story ever told. & Juliet asks: what would happen next if Juliet didn’t end it all over Romeo? Get whisked away on a fabulous journey as she ditches her famous ending for a fresh beginning and a second chance at life and love—her way.

Juliet’s new story bursts to life through a playlist of pop anthems as iconic as her name, including "Since U Been Gone‚" "Roar," "Baby One More Time," "Larger Than Life‚" "That’s The Way It Is,“ and "Can't Stop the Feeling"—all from pop music's #1 hitmaker. Break free of the balcony scene and get into this romantic comedy that proves there’s life after Romeo. The only thing tragic would be missing it.

The cast includes: Lorna Courtney, Paulo Szot, Betsy Wolfe, Austin Scott, Justin David Sullivan, Melanie La Barrie, Ben Jackson Walker, and Philippe Arroyo. 

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drama new

A BEAUTIFUL NOISE, THE NEIL DIAMOND MUSICAL

The story of the legendary Neil Diamond comes to life on stage in a gripping and uplifting new musical featuring his hit songs “Sweet Caroline”, “America”, and “Cracklin’ Rosie”. Directed by Tony Award® winner Michael Mayer (Spring Awakening, Hedwig and the Angry Inch), choreographed by Olivier Award winner Steven Hoggett (Once, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child), and written by four-time Academy Award® nominee Anthony McCarten (Bohemian Rhapsody, The Two Popes), A Beautiful Noise debuted in Boston before heading to Broadway. Good times never seemed so good. 

The cast includes: Nick Fradiani, Mark Jacoby, Robyn Hurder, Linda Powell, Jessie Fisher, Michael McCormick, Tom Alan Robbins, and Bri Sudia.

Aladdin
comedy drama good for kids Disney

ALADDIN

Based on the beloved Disney film, discover a whole new world a whole new way. ALADDIN has played to over 15 million audience members worldwide. It's "Exactly what you wish for!" - NBC-TV

The cast includes: Michael Maliakel, Michael James Scott, Sonya Balsara, and Dennis Stowe. 

Back to the Future at the Winter Garden Theatre
comedy drama new

BACK TO THE FUTURE

Welcome to Hill Valley! When Marty McFly finds himself transported back to 1955 in a time machine built by the eccentric scientist Doc Brown, he accidentally changes the course of history. Now he’s in a race against time to fix the present, escape the past and send himself...back to the future.

Experience this high-voltage comedy as the iconic story is adapted for the stage by the movie’s creators Bob Gale (Back to the Future trilogy) and Robert Zemeckis (Forrest Gump) and is directed by the Tony Award-winning John Rando. Back to the Future the Musical features original music by multi-Grammy winners Alan Silvestri (Avengers: Endgame) and Glen Ballard (Michael Jackson’s Man in the Mirror), alongside hit songs from the movie including The Power of Love, Johnny B. Goode, Earth Angel and Back in Time. When BACK TO THE FUTURE THE MUSICAL hits 88mph, you’re gonna see some serious…entertainment.

Cabaret at the Kit Kat Club in the August Wilson Theatre
revival drama

CABARET

IN HERE, LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL. Willkommen. Bienvenue. Welcome to the Kit Kat Club. Home to an intimate and electrifying new production of CABARET. Experience this groundbreaking musical like never before. The denizens of the Kit Kat Club have created a decadent sanctuary inside Broadway’s August Wilson Theatre, where artists and performers, misfits and outsiders rule the night. Step inside their world. This is Berlin. Relax. Loosen up. Be yourself. 

London’s hottest ticket arrives on Broadway this Spring with Academy® and Tony Award® winner Eddie Redmayne reprising his Olivier Award-winning performance as the Emcee, and introducing Gayle Rankin as the Toast of Mayfair, Sally Bowles. CABARET has music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb and a book by Joe Masteroff – based on the play by John Van Druten and stories by Christopher Isherwood. 

The cast includes: Eddie Redmayne, Gayle Rankin, and Ato Blankson-Wood.

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drama comedy long-running revival

CHICAGO

After 25 years, CHICAGO is still the one musical with everything that makes Broadway shimmy-shake: a universal tale of fame, fortune, and all that jazz, with one showstopping song after another and the most astonishing dancing you’ve ever seen. No wonder CHICAGO has been honored with 6 Tony Awards®, 2 Olivier Awards, a Grammy®, and thousands of standing ovations. As we celebrate our 25th anniversary — plus the return of Broadway and a new, all-star cast — you’ve got to come see why the name on everyone’s lips is still…CHICAGO.

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drama

HADESTOWN

Winner of 8 Tony Awards including Best Musical: Welcome to HADESTOWN, where a song can change your fate. This acclaimed new musical by celebrated singer-songwriter Anaïs Mitchell and innovative director Rachel Chavkin (Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812) is a love story for today... and always. HADESTOWN intertwines two mythic tales — that of young dreamers Orpheus and Eurydice, and that of King Hades and his wife Persephone — as it invites you on a hell-raising journey to the underworld and back. Mitchell’s beguiling melodies and Chavkin’s poetic imagination pit industry against nature, doubt against faith, and fear against love. Performed by a vibrant ensemble of actors, dancers and singers, HADESTOWN is a haunting and hopeful theatrical experience that grabs you and never lets go.

The cast includes: Jordan Fisher, Ani DiFranco, Isa Briones, Jon Jon Briones, and Phillip Boykin.

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drama

HAMILTON

Winner of 11 Tony Awards including Best Musical, HAMILTON is the story of America's Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, an immigrant from the West Indies, who became George Washington's right-hand man during the Revolutionary War and was the new nation's first Treasury Secretary. Hamilton's score blends hip-hop, jazz, blues, rap, R&B, and Broadway - the story of America then, as told by America now.

Hell's Kitchen at the Shubert Theatre
drama new

HELL'S KITCHEN

There’s a place where the rhythm of the city is music, where every corner has a story, and every window is a kaleidoscope. Where a girl can step out of her apartment and find the world. That’s HELL’S KITCHEN, a new musical from 15-time Grammy® Award winner Alicia Keys that’s about to make Broadway feel brand new. 

"Enormously ambitious...Ali's discovery that art is love, with or without the guy, is too rich not to reach a bigger audience, and a million more girls on fire." - The New York Times 

"'Hell's Kitchen' is a sparkling story paying homage to New York, to that beautiful and heartbreaking transition between girlhood and womanhood and to the women who hold our hands through it all." - Variety

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drama comedy new

KIMBERLY AKIMBO

The most Tony Award-winning show of the season, Kimberly Akimbo is the new musical from Pulitzer Prize winner David Lindsay-Abaire (Rabbit Hole, Fuddy Meers) and Tony Award-winner Jeanine Tesori (Caroline or Change, Fun Home). Directed by Jessica Stone and choreographed by Danny Mefford, Kimberly Akimbo follows Kim (Tony Award winner Victoria Clark), who is about to turn 16 and recently moved with her family to a new town in suburban New Jersey. In this "howlingly funny heartbreaker of a show" (The New Yorker), Kim is forced to navigate family dysfunciton, a rare genetic condition, her first crush...and possible felony charges. Ever the optimist, she is determined to find happiness against all odds and embark on a great adventure.

The cast includes: Victoria Clark, Justin Cooley, Steven Boyer, Alli Mauzey, Bonnie Milligan, and Olivia Elease Hardy.

Lempicka at the Longacre Theatre
drama new

LEMPICKA

One of the world’s greatest artists deserves the world’s biggest stage: LEMPICKA comes to Broadway, following critically acclaimed, sold-out runs at the Williamstown Theatre Festival and the La Jolla Playhouse. From the Tony Award®-winning director of HADESTOWN and starring Eden Espinosa, this New York Times Critic’s Pick is a sweeping musical portrait of a woman who changed art and culture forever.

Spanning decades of political and personal turmoil and told through a thrilling, pop-infused score, LEMPICKA boldly explores the contradictions of a world in crisis, a woman ahead of her era, and an artist whose time has finally come.

“Eden Espinosa has finally found a part to match her high-voltage talent in this rousing, surprising, intricately shaded portrait of a conquering heroine.” The New York Times

“A singular boldness pulses through LEMPICKA, a musical that’s as ambitious and complex as the painter it frames onstage.” The Los Angeles Times

Merrily We Roll Along at the Hudson Theatre
drama revival

MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG

Spanning three decades in the entertainment business, Merrily We Roll Along charts the turbulent relationship between composer Franklin Shepard and his two lifelong friends — writer Mary and lyricist & playwright Charley. An inventive, cult-classic ahead of its time, Merrily We Roll Along features some of Stephen Sondheim’s most celebrated and personal songs. Maria Friedman first directed the musical at London’s Menier Chocolate Factory which subsequently transferred to the Harold Pinter Theatre to critical acclaim—the most five-star reviews in West End history—winning the Olivier Award for Best Musical.

The cast includes: Jonathan Groff, Daniel Radcliffe, and Lindsay Mendez. 

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MJ THE MUSICAL

He is one of the greatest entertainers of all time. Now, Michael Jackson’s unique and unparalleled artistry has finally arrived on Broadway in a brand-new musical. Centered around the making of his 1992 Dangerous World Tour, and created by Tony Award®-winning Director/Choreographer Christopher Wheeldon and two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage, MJ goes beyond the singular moves and signature sound of the star, offering a rare look at the creative mind and collaborative spirit that catapulted Jackson into legendary status. Turn it up, Broadway — MJ is here!

The cast includes: Elijah Rhea Johnson, Apollo Levine, Whitney Bashor, and Tavon Olds-Sample.

Creative Team: Based on the music of Michael Jackson; Book by Lynn Nottage; direction and choreography by Christopher Wheeldon; Musical Supervision, Orchestrations, and Arrangements by David Holcenberg; Musical Direction, Orchestrations, and Arrangement by Jason Michael Webb; Scenic Design by Derek McLane; Lighting Design by Natasha Katz; Costume Design by Paul Tazewell; Sound Design by Gareth Owen; Projection Design by Peter Nigrini; Hair and Wig Design by Charles LaPointe; Makeup Design by Joe Dulude II; Associate Director Dontee Kiehn; Associate Choreographer Michael Balderrama; Casting by The Telsey Office and Rachel Hoffman, CSA; Production Stage Manager Julia Jones;  Michael Jackson Movement by Rich & Tone Talauega; Electronic Music Design by Strange Cranium and Billy Jay Stein; and Music Coordination by John Miller.

Did You Know:

  • MJ the Musical was nominated for 10 Tony Awards and won four: Best Actor in a Musical for Myles Frost, Best Choreography for Christopher Wheeldon and Rich + Tone Talauega, Best Lighting Design for a Musical for Natasha Katz, and Best Sound Design of a Musical for Gareth Owen.
  • Lynn Nottage, who wrote the book for MJ the Musical, has received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama twice: once in 2009 for her play Ruined and again in 2017 for her play Sweat. She is the first and only woman to have won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama twice.
  • Director and choreographer Christopher Wheeldon also directed and choreographed the musical An American in Paris.
  • The original Broadway cast recording for MJ was released on July 15, 2022 and was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album. 
  • MJ the Musical will have a production in London’s West End in 2024.

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comedy drama

MOULIN ROUGE! THE MUSICAL!

Winner of 10 Tony Awards including Best Musical: Enter a world of splendor and romance, of eye-popping excess, of glitz, grandeur, and glory! A world where Bohemians and aristocrats rub elbows and revel in electrifying enchangment. Welcome to Moulin Rouge! The Musical! Baz Luhrmann's revolutionary film comes to life onstage, remixed in a new musical mash-up extravaganza. Directed by Tony Award winner Alex Timbers, Moulin Rouge! The Musical is a theatrical celebration of Truth, Beauty, Freedom, and - above all - Love. With a book by Tony Award winner John Logan; music supervision, orchestrations, and arrangements by Tony Award winner Justin Levine; and choreography by Tony Award winner Sonya Tayeh, Moulin Rouge! is more than a musical - it is a state of mind.

The cast includes: Courtney Reed, Casey Cott, Tituss Burgess, André Ward, David Harris, Gabe Martínez, and Sophie Carmen-Jones.

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SIX

From Tudor Queens to Pop Princesses, the SIX wives of Henry VIII take the mic to remix five hundred 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 head over. The New York Times says SIX “TOTALLY RULES!” (Critic's Pick) and The Washington Post hails SIX as “Exactly the kind of energizing, inspirational illumination this town aches for! The Broadway season got supercharged!”

The cast includes: Khaila Wilcoxon, Storm Lever, Jasmine Forsberg, Olivia Donalson, Didi Romero, and Gabriela Carrillo.

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SUFFS

HOW WILL THEY DO IT WHEN IT’S NEVER BEEN DONE?

Following a sold-out, extended run at The Public Theater, Suffs arrives on Broadway next spring — and not a moment too soon. From the singular mind of Shaina Taub, this “remarkable, epic new musical” (Variety), boldly explores the victories and failures of a struggle for equality that’s far from over.

It’s 1913 and the women’s movement is heating up in America, anchored by the suffragists — “Suffs,” as they call themselves — and their relentless pursuit of the right to vote. Reaching across and against generational, racial, and class divides, these brilliant, flawed women entertain and inspire us with the story of their hard-won victory in an ongoing fight. So much has changed since the passing of the Nineteenth Amendment over a century ago, and yet we’re reminded sometimes we need to look back, in order to march fearlessly into the future.

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SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET

Starting February 9, Tony Award® winner Aaron Tveit takes over the title role, with Tony Award winner Sutton Foster as Mrs. Lovett. Directed by Tony Award winner Thomas Kail (Hamilton) and choreographed by Olivier Award winner Steven Hoggett (Once, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child), Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street has been hailed as a New York Times Critic’s Pick, “a triumphant, must-see production” (Chicago Tribune), and “a riveting revival with big laughs, serious scares, and a thunderous 26-piece orchestra” (Entertainment Weekly). The cast includes: Sutton Foster, Aaron Tveit, and Joe Locke.

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comedy

THE BOOK OF MORMON

Winner of 9 Tony Awards including Best Musical, The Book of Mormon is the first Broadway Musical by Trey Stone and Matt Parker, the creators of South ParkThe New York Times calls The Book of Mormon "the best musical of this century." The Washington Post says, "It is the kind of evening that restores your faith in musicals." And Entertainment Weekly says, "Grade A: the funniest musical of all time." Jimmy Fallon of The Tonight Show calls it "Genius. Brilliant. Phenomenal." Contains explicit language.

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new drama

THE GREAT GATSBY

THE PARTY’S ROARING ON BROADWAY!

Transport yourself to the opulent world of the 1920s as one of the greatest American novels hits the greatest American stage. Starring Jeremy Jordan (Newsies) as the eccentric and mysterious millionaire Jay Gatsby and Eva Noblezada (Hadestown) as the enigmatic Daisy Buchanan, THE GREAT GATSBY arrives on Broadway after a record-shattering, sold-out run at Paper Mill Playhouse. Directed by Marc Bruni (Beautiful: The Carole King Musical), this story of extravagance and longing features choreography by Dominique Kelley (So You Think You Can Dance), a book by Kait Kerrigan (The Mad Ones) and a jazz- and pop-influenced original score by Jason Howland (Little Women) and Nathan Tysen (Paradise Square). Don’t miss the party — get tickets today to the musical that The New York Times calls “lush, bewitching, and dazzling!”

The cast includes: Jeremy Jordan and Eva Noblezada.

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THE HEART OF ROCK AND ROLL

Get amped! THE HEART OF ROCK AND ROLL — the new musical comedy inspired by the timeless hits of HUEY LEWIS AND THE NEWS — is coming to Broadway with a rhythm that’ll drive you wild. Step into an era when the airwaves sizzled and bands with platinum dreams rocked every dive bar.

A raucous rom-com wrapped in pure musical joy, THE HEART OF ROCK AND ROLL centers on a couple of thirty-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. Jam-packed with HUEY LEWIS megahits like “Working for a Living”, “Stuck with You” and “If this is It”, this shamelessly fun show will have you dancing in your seat (and all the way home). Don’t miss Broadway’s newest feel-great musical, THE HEART OF ROCK AND ROLL, where it’s Hip to be Square.

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THE LION KING

Winner of 6 Tony Awards including Best Musical, The Lion King is set against the majesty of the Serengeti Plains and to the evocative rhythms of Africa. Disney's multi award-winning musical, brilliantly reimagined by acclaimed director Julie Taymor, is transformed into a spectacular theatrical experience which tells the powerful and moving story of Simba - the epic adventure of his journey from wide-eyed cub to his destined role as King of the Pridelands.

The cast includes: Stephen Carlile, L. Steven Taylor, Tshidi Manye, Cameron Pow, Ben Jeffrey, Fred Berman, Brandon A. McCall, and Pearl Khwezi.

The Notebook at the Schoenfeld Theatre
drama new

THE NOTEBOOK

Based on the best-selling novel of the same name by Nicholas Sparks, THE NOTEBOOK has music and lyrics by Ingrid Michaelson, book by Bekah Brunstetter, choreography by Katie Spelman, and direction by Michael Greif and Schele Williams. "Absolutely gorgeous - not to be missed." (Chicago Tribune); "Superb!" (Chicago Sun-Times)

The Outsiders at the Bernard B Jacobs Theatre
drama new

THE OUTSIDERS

The story that defined a generation reimagined as a groundbreaking musical. 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. A story of the bonds that brothers share and the hopes we all hold on to, this gripping new musical reinvigorates the timeless tale of ‘haves and have nots’, of protecting what’s yours and fighting for what could be.

Adapted from S.E. Hinton’s seminal book and Francis Ford Coppola’s iconic film, THE OUTSIDERS features a book by Adam Rapp with Justin Levine, music and lyrics by Jamestown Revival (Jonathan Clay & Zach Chance) and Justin Levine, music supervision, arrangements & orchestrations by Justin Levine, choreography by Rick Kuperman & Jeff Kuperman and directed by Danya Taymor.

The Who's Tommy at the Nederlander Theatre
revival

THE WHO'S TOMMY

In 1969, The Who created a rock opera that changed the course of music history.

Some 25 years later, The Who’s TOMMY arrived on Broadway, winning 5 Tony Awards® and pushing the boundaries of what musical theatre can be. This March, the Amazing Journey resumes in a dazzling new production direct from a sold-out, record-breaking, award-winning Chicago premiere.

“Broadway has nothing else like this wizardry going on, not this season and nothing I know of for next season. Visually and sonically overwhelming, it’s a prescient masterpiece of a rock opera.” - Chicago Tribune

The Wiz at the Marquis Theatre
revival comedy

THE WIZ

This groundbreaking twist on The Wizard of Oz changed the face of Broadway—from its iconic score packed with soul, gospel, rock, and finger-snapping 70s funk to its stirring tale of Dorothy’s journey to find her place in a contemporary world.

Conjuring up an Oz unlike anything ever seen before, the creative team is helmed by director Schele Williams (The Notebook, revival of Disney’s Aida) and includes choreographer JaQuel Knight (Beyonce’s “Single Ladies”), William F. Brown (book), Charlie Smalls (music & lyrics), Amber Ruffin (additional material), and Joseph Joubert (music supervision, orchestrations, & music arrangements).  They are joined by scenic designer and Academy Award winner Hannah Beachler (Black Panther, Beyonce’s Black is King and Lemonade), costume designer and Emmy and two-time Academy Award nominee Sharen Davis (Ray, Dreamgirls), lighting designer and Barrymore Award winner Ryan J. O’Gara (Thoughts of a Colored Man) and wig designer and Drama Desk award winner Charles LaPointe (MJ the Musical).

Water for Elephants at the Imperial Theatre
drama new

WATER FOR ELEPHANTS

The critically acclaimed bestselling novel WATER FOR ELEPHANTS comes to vivid life on Broadway in a unique, spectacle-filled new musical.

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.

Directed by Tony Award®️ nominee Jessica Stone (Kimberly Akimbo), with a book by three-time Tony nominee Rick Elice (Jersey Boys, Peter and the Starcatcher) adapted from Sara Gruen’s novel, and a soaring score by the acclaimed PigPen Theatre Co., WATER FOR ELEPHANTS unites innovative stagecraft with the very best of Broadway talent in an authentic and deeply moving new musical that invites us all to give ourselves to the unknown.

The cast includes: Grant Gustin and Isabelle McCalla.

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comedy drama long-running

WICKED

Wicked looks at what happened in the land of Oz - but from a different angle. There is a young woman, born with emerald-green skin - smart, fiery, misunderstood and possessing an extraordinary talent. When she meets a bubbly blonde who is exceptionally popular, their initial rivalry turns into the unlikeliest of friendships...until the world decides to call one good and the other wicked. "Broadway's Biggest Blockbuster" - New York Times

PLAYS

You can see some of the world’s most talented writers and actors on the Broadway stage right now - in riotous comedies, epic dramas, or even a world full of magic:

Enemy of the People at Circle in the Square
drama revival

AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE

Succession’s Jeremy Strong returns to Broadway alongside The White Lotus’ Michael Imperioli in a riveting new revival of Henrik Ibsen’s thunderous masterwork, AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE. A small-town doctor (Strong) 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, including his own brother (Imperioli), not only try to silence him—they try to destroy him. This strictly limited engagement is a new adaptation by Tony® Award nominee Amy Herzog, the playwright behind last season’s critically acclaimed reimagining of Ibsen’s A Doll’s House. Directed by Tony Award winner Sam Gold, AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE comes to Broadway for 16 weeks only. The cast includes: Jeremy Strong and Michael Imperioli.

comedy new

APPROPRIATE

YOU’RE INVITED TO ONE HELLUVA FAMILY REUNION AT THE BEST-REVIEWED NEW PLAY ON BROADWAY. Emmy and Golden Globe Award winner Sarah Paulson leads “one of the best casts on Broadway” (Deadline) in APPROPRIATE, a darkly comic American family drama by Pulitzer Prize finalist Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, under the direction of Drama Desk Award winner Lila Neugebauer. It’s summer, the cicadas are singing, and the Lafayette family has returned to their late patriarch’s Arkansas home to deal with the remains of his estate. Toni (Sarah Paulson), the eldest daughter, hopes they’ll spend the weekend remembering and reconnecting over their beloved father. Bo (Corey Stoll, “Billions”), her brother, wants to recoup some of the funds he spent caring for Dad at the end of his life. But things take a turn when their estranged brother, Franz (Michael Esper), appears late one night, and mysterious objects are discovered among the clutter. Suddenly, long-hidden secrets and buried resentments can’t be contained, and the family is forced to face the ghosts of their past.

Doubt at the American Airlines Theatre
revival drama

DOUBT

John Patrick Shanley’s Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award®-winning Best Play returns to Broadway for the first time in nearly two decades. “An inspired study in moral uncertainty” (The New York Times), this modern classic stars Academy Award® and Tony nominee Amy Ryan and Tony winner Liev Schreiber in a staggering new Roundabout production directed by Scott Ellis.

Sister Aloysius, the exacting principal of a Catholic school in a working-class part of the Bronx, is feared by students and colleagues alike. But when she suspects nefarious relations between the charismatic priest Father Flynn and a student, she’s forced to wrestle with what’s fact, what’s fiction, and how much she’ll risk to expose the difference—all the while wrestling with her own bone-deep doubts.

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drama good for kids

HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD

Winner of 6 Tony Awards including Best Play, HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD is set 19 years after Harry, Ron and Hermione saved the wizarding world. Now they’re back on a most extraordinary new adventure – this time, joined by a brave new generation that has only just arrived at the legendary Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Prepare for spectacular spells, a mind-blowing race through time, and an epic battle to stop mysterious forces, all while the future hangs in the balance.

Mary Jane at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre
drama

MARY JANE

Academy Award nominee Rachel McAdams stars in the Broadway premiere of MARY JANE, written by Pulitzer Prize finalist Amy Herzog (4000 Miles, the recent Tony-nominated adaptation of A Doll’s House). Captivating, affecting and compassionate, it’s the 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? The New York Times calls Mary Jane “the most profound of Herzog’s many fine plays.” And The New Yorker raves, “beautiful and remarkable... Herzog has made theatre that shines.” Directing is the acclaimed Anne Kauffman (The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window).

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new comedy drama

MOTHER PLAY

Pulitzer Prize winner Paula Vogel (How I Learned to Drive) has written a bitingly funny and unflinchingly honest new play about the hold our family has over us and the surprises we find when we unpack the past.

It’s 1962, just outside of D.C., and matriarch Phyllis (Jessica Lange) is supervising her teenage children, Carl (Jim Parsons) and Martha (Celia Keenan-Bolger), as they move into a new apartment. Phyllis has strong ideas about what her children need to do and be to succeed, and woe be the child who finds their own path. Bolstered by gin and cigarettes, the family endures — or survives — the changing world around them. Blending flares of imaginative theatricality, surreal farce, and deep tenderness, this beautiful roller coaster ride reveals timeless truths of love, family, and forgiveness.

The cast includes: Jessica Lange, Jim Parsons, and Celia Keenan-Bolger. 

Patriots at the Barrymore Theatre
drama

PATRIOTS

In 1991, after the fall of the Soviet Union, the new Russia belongs to its oligarchs—and no one is more powerful than billionaire Boris Berezovsky. When an eventual successor to President Boris Yeltsin is needed, 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, near-Shakespearean confrontation between the two powerful, fatally flawed men. Tony® and Emmy® Award nominee Michael Stuhlbarg stars as Berezovsky and Will Keen reprises his Olivier Award-winning turn as Putin in PATRIOTS, a shockingly timely history play from Peter Morgan, creator of Netflix’s “The Crown.” Don’t miss this strictly limited engagement of Olivier Award winner Rupert Goold’s kinetic, exhilarating production, which reveals to us all how Russia's post-Soviet machinations continue to shape our world to this day.

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new drama

STEREOPHONIC

Direct from the sold-out Off-Broadway run, David Adjmi’s Stereophonic, featuring original music by Arcade Fire’s Will Butler, zooms in on a music studio in the mid-1970s, where an up-and-coming rock band recording a new album finds itself suddenly on the cusp of superstardom. Will the ensuing pressures spark their breakup — or their breakthrough? Featuring original music by Arcade Fire’s Will Butler, this intimate, electric play mines the agony and the ecstasy of creation. “Critic's Pick! Adjmi ingeniously weaves sound and story into something as granular as it is operatic... A relentlessly compelling production by Daniel Aukin that has the grit of a documentary... as rich and lustrous as they come. You could even call it platinum.” — Jesse Green, The New York Times

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UNCLE VANYA

Sonya (Alison Pill) and her uncle Vanya (Steve Carell) have devoted their lives to managing the family farm in isolation, but when her celebrated, ailing father (Alfred Molina) and his charismatic wife (Anika Noni Rose) move in, their lives are upended. In the heat of the summer, the wrong people fall in love, desires and resentments erupt, and the family is forced to reckon with the ghosts of their unlived lives.

Director Lila Neugebauer and playwright Heidi Schreck collaborate on the premiere of this Lincoln Center Theater production of UNCLE VANYA, which pairs Chekhov's enduring masterpiece with one of America's most celebrated contemporary playwrights in a strikingly immediate new translation.

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BEN PLATT: LIVE AT THE PALACE

Join Tony®, Grammy®, and Emmy® Award winner Ben Platt for an exclusive 3-week concert residency at the historic Palace Theatre! From May 28th to June 15th, Ben, along with a star-studded set of special guests, will debut his upcoming album “Honeymind” and perform a number of Broadway favorites from past and present. Directed by Tony Award® winner Michael Arden, Ben Platt: Live at the Palace is set to be be an unforgettable celebration as the curtain rises at the legendary Palace Theatre once more. From Judy Garland and Harry Belafonte to Liza Minnelli and Elvis Presley, Broadway’s past and present will come together as Platt graces the stage, adding a new unforgettable chapter to the Palace’s storied legacy.

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FORBIDDEN BROADWAY ON BROADWAY: MERRILY WE STOLE A SONG

Forbidden Broadway, created by Gerard Alessandrini, makes its Broadway debut after multiple off-Broadway iterations. Weekly guest stars will join the five-person cast as they skewer recent hits and new shows like Back to the Future, The Great Gatsby, The Notebook, Water for Elephants, and Hell's Kitchen.

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HOME

In the Tony Award®-nominated play The New York Times calls “an uplifting folk ballad about the pure in heart,” Cephus Miles has the whole world in his callused hands—until his sweetheart Pattie Mae goes off to college and marries another man. Originally staged by the Negro Ensemble Company in 1979, and featured in the first year of Roundabout’s Refocus Project, Samm-Art Williams’ Home 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. Kenny Leon (A Soldier’s Play) directs.

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ILLINOISE

Direct from two critically acclaimed sold-out productions, the New York Times Critic’s Pick Illinoise is transferring to Broadway for 16 weeks only beginning April 24. Based on the landmark Sufjan Stevens album, Illinoise “springs to epic life onstage” (The Washington Post) in a “mysterious, deeply moving and unforgettable dance-musical hybrid” (The New York Times) directed and choreographed by Tony Award® winner Justin Peck. Told through live music performed by an 11-member band, three vocalists and impressionistic choreography, Peck and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Jackie Sibblies Drury have crafted an original story that bursts with feeling. As friends gather around a campfire, sharing stories of first love, grief and growing up, “Illinoise explores the hot zone between childhood and adulthood when emotions can be at their most overwhelming” (The New York Times).

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OUR TOWN

Starring four-time Emmy Award® winner Jim Parsons, OUR TOWN returns to Broadway for the first time in over 20 years. Hailed by Edward Albee as “the greatest American play ever written,” Thornton Wilder‘s Pulitzer Prize-winning classic will shine in a momentous new production. Directed by Tony Award® winner Kenny Leon (Purlie Victorious: A Non-Confederate Romp Through the Cotton Patch, Topdog/Underdog, A Raisin in the Sun), this is an OUR TOWN for our time. In Wilder’s timeless tale of a small town, a stage manager narrates the daily lives of its locals, depicts a childhood friendship turn into marriage, and sets the stage for magnificent truths of what it means to be alive. Don’t miss this strictly limited engagement of an essential American classic. Begins September 17 at the Barrymore Theatre. OUR TOWN features a cast of 28 actors, including Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory, The Boys In The Band), Katie Holmes (All My Sons, Batman Begins), Zoey Deutch (Netflix’s The Politician), Ephraim Sykes (Ain’t Too Proud), Billy Eugene Jones (Purlie Victorious: A Non-Confederate Romp Through the Cotton Patch, Fat Ham), Richard Thomas (To Kill a Mockingbird, The Waltons), Michelle Wilson (Sweat), Julie Halston (Tootsie), and Donald Webber Jr. (Hamilton).

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SUNSET BOULEVARD

Sunset Boulevard comes to the St. James Theatre after its hit run on the West End. Nicole Scherzinger reprises her Olivier Award nominated performance as Norma Desmond in this Andrew Lloyd Webber musical based on the Billy Wilder film of the same name. Norma Desmond was a famous star in silent films…many years ago. Now she’s trying to make her comeback with the help of ambitious screenwriter Joe Gillis…but he’s out for his own ends. Book and lyrics by Don Black and Christopher Hampton and direction from Jamie Lloyd.

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TAMMY FAYE

The story of a traveling preacher’s wife who beamed into homes with a message of hope… and stole the country’s heart. It’s the 1970s. As satellites broadcast brand-new cable programming into American homes, millions fall in love with Tammy Faye Bakker – the charismatic wife of pastor Jim Bakker. Together, they build a nationwide congregation that puts the fun back into faith. But, even as Tammy dazzles on screen, jealous rivals plot behind the scenes, threatened by her determination to lead with love. Wrapped in a joyful and deliriously fun score that could only come from Elton John, with lyrics by Scissor Sisters’ Jake Shears, a book by Olivier Award-winning playwright James Graham, and directed by Olivier Award winner Rupert Goold, TAMMY FAYE shines a sparkling light on the generous, loving, often lonely soul behind the illustrious lashes. Reprising their celebrated West End performances, the divine cast is led by two-time Olivier Award winner Katie Brayben as Tammy Faye and Olivier and Tony Award® nominee Andrew Rannells as Jim Bakker.

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A WONDERFUL WORLD

James Monroe Iglehart, who won a Tony Award for his performance as the Genie in Aladdin, stars at Louis Armstrong in this new musical featuring hit songs like "When You're Smiling," "I Can't Give You Anything but Love," and "What a Wonderful World." A Wonderful World has a book by Aurin Squire, direction from Christopher Renshaw, and is conceived by Christopher Renshaw and Andrew Delaplaine.

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EUREKA DAY

Wildly relevant and bitingly funny, Jonathan Spector’s play comes to MTC in an all-new production following an acclaimed London run. EUREKA DAY is a private California elementary school with a Board of Directors that values inclusion above all else – that is, 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 with horror that they’ve got to do what they swore they never would: make a choice that won’t please absolutely everybody. Anna Shapiro directs.

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MY SON'S A QUEER (BUT WHAT CAN YOU DO?)

Straight — well, not exactly straight — from a smash-hit run in London's West End comes Rob Madge’s triumphant and hilarious celebration of identity, creativity, and the profound bond between a parent and their child.

When Rob was twelve, they attempted a full-blown Disney parade in their house for their grandma. As Rob donned wigs and played Mary Poppins, Ariel, Mickey Mouse and Belle, their dad doubled as Stage Manager, Sound Technician and Goofy. Unfortunately, Dad missed all his cues and pushed all the floats in the wrong direction. Mom mistook Aladdin for Ursula. The costumes went awry. Grandma had a nice time, though.

My Son’s a Queer (But what can you do?) is the joyous autobiographical story of social-media sensation Rob Madge as they set out to recreate that infamous parade – and this time, nobody, no, nobody is gonna rain on it.

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OLD FRIENDS

Celebrate one of Broadway’s true icons with this legendary theatrical event! Stephen Sondheim’s Old Friends is an irresistible celebration of the master himself, with a company headlined by none other than Tony Award® winners Bernadette Peters and Lea Salonga. Stephen Sondheim’s Old Friends 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.” Starring Bernadette Peters and Lea Salonga with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim.

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YELLOW FACE

Tony Award ® winner and three-time Pulitzer finalist David Henry Hwang (M. Butterfly) will make his Roundabout debut with the Broadway premiere of Yellow Face, his hilarious is-he-or-isn’t-he comedy of identity, show business, and (perhaps) autobiography. Starring Daniel Dae Kim (Lost) and directed by Tony nominee Leigh Silverman (Violet). 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. This Obie Award-winning and Pulitzer finalist play is a laugh-out-loud farce about the complexities of race.

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