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Best Broadway Shows on Monday

Published on: Nov 6, 2022
Last Updated on: May 12, 2024
By: Kathryn Willingham
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Broadway Shows on Monday

Most Broadway shows in New York City have eight performances a week: One each evening from Tuesday – Saturday, plus an afternoon matinee on Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday. Sunday evenings and Mondays in Broadway theater are “dark” – the lights are off and no one is performing. But what if you’re only in town on Monday? Do you have to miss all the fun? Luckily there are a few shows that have performances at off times. Here’s what you can see!

Shows on Sunday Night

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The Book of Mormon

The Book of Mormon plays at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre and has performances at 7pm on Sunday nights in addition to its matinee. Following Mormon missionaries as they attempt to spread their faith in Uganda, The Guardian said, “The Book of Mormon is funny, it’s fun, the sets and music are excellent, and, most of all, it’s smart as hell.” 

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Chicago

Chicago has performances at 7pm on Sunday nights in addition to its 2pm matinee. This production opened in 1996 and is one of the longest-running musicals on Broadway. Following Roxie Hart, Velma Kelly, and the inhabitants of the Cook County Jail, this Broadway musical continues to wow audiences from all over the world. It was made into an Oscar-winning film of the same name starring Renee Zellweger, Catherine Zeta-Jones, and Richard Gere.

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Moulin Rouge! The Musical!

Moulin Rouge! The Musical! has performances at 5pm on Sunday evenings. Based on the film of the same name, this Broadway show plays at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre and follows poet Christian and his relationship with cabaret actor Satine at the famous Moulin Rouge in Paris. Winner of 10 Tony Awards including Best Musical, The New York Times said the show “offers a party, and a playlist, for the ages.”

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Six

Six has performances at 7pm on Sunday nights in addition to its 2pm matinee. Following the six wives of Henry VIII, this historical remix has all the energy and fun of a pop concert and won the Tony Award for Best Original Score in 2022. Variety said “This ‘Six’ is a solid ‘10’ for joy.”

Shows on Monday Night

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Chicago

Chicago has a 7pm evening performance on Mondays. Playing at the Ambassador Theatre, this long-running musical has been running since 1996. Filled with Fosse-inspired dance numbers, this crowd-pleaser tells the story of Roxie Hart, Velma Kelly, and the Cook County Jail and is still thrilling audiences today. The New York Times called it “a musical for the ages.”

Illinoise at St James Theatre

Illinoise

Illinoise has a 7pm performance on Monday nights. Based on the Sufjan Stevens album of the same name, this dance-forward musical is directed and choreographed by Justin Peck with a story by Justin Peck and Jackie Sibblies Drury. Variety called it “thrilling…This multifaceted mix, often stirring and fascinating to listen to, is not an inherently logical choice for a narrative work of art — and yet, Justin Peck has devised, directed, and choreographed a 90-minute dance theater piece based on it, one that will indelibly be remembered as one of the most singular productions in recent Broadway history. 

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Six

Six has performances at 7pm on Mondays. Playing at the Lena Horne Theatre, this show about Henry VIII’s six wives has become a sensation. The Guardian called it “explosively joyful” and the Broadway album surpassed 6 million streams in its first month. 

The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby has a 7pm performance on Mondays. This production based on the famous novel of the same name by F. Scott Fitzgerald follows Jay Gatsby, Daisy Buchanan, and Nick Carraway in 1920s New York. The New York Times says it “leads with comedy and romance…[and] is a lot of Jazz Age fun.”

Best Musicals on Broadway

Looking to buy Broadway tickets for shows like Hamilton at the Richard Rodgers Theatre or MJ the Musical about Michael Jackson at the Neil Simon Theatre? Check out our article on the Best Broadway Musicals to see in New York City!

Kathryn Willingham

Head of Creative Development at Jean Doumanian Productions

Kathryn Willingham has worked in entertainment for over ten years, and recent credits include: Co-producer of SHRINK currently streaming on Peacock, Associate Producer of the independent film UNA, and Creative Executive on multiple theatrical productions including HANGMEN by Martin McDonagh on Broadway, NASSIM by Nassim Soleimanpour Off-broadway and Associate on productions EVERY BRILLIANT THING by Duncan Macmillan with Jonny Donahoe and THE EFFECT by Lucy Prebble. She was Producer of Todd Almond’s musical travelogue “Wyoming and Parts of Kansas” and Production Coordinator for Karen O and KK Barrett's “Stop the Virgens.”

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Education: B.A. in English, Literature & Creative Writing from Rhodes College
Knowledge: Theatrical Production

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Nov 6, 2022

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