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Upcoming Broadway Shows for 2023-2024

Published on: Oct 12, 2022
Last Updated on: May 18, 2024
By: Kathryn Willingham
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Upcoming Broadway Shows

Are you planning a trip to New York City, looking for a ticket to a play or musical, or just wanting to know what’s coming up on Broadway? We’ve done the research for you! Broadway is back from its long Covid hiatus, so break out your planner, here’s what you’re going to want to see in the next Broadway season. And we’ll also give you some tips and tricks on how to score great tickets!

Ben Platt at The Palace

Ben Platt: Live at the Palace

Ben Platt: Live at the Palace reopens the Palace Theatre in May 2024 after extensive renovations. This 3-week concert will mark the debut of Platt’s album “Honeymind” and is directed by Michael Arden, who previously directed Ben Platt in the musical Parade.

Oh, Mary! at the Lyceum

Oh, Mary!

Oh, Mary!, written by Cole Escola and directed by Sam Pinkleton, will play at the Lyceum Theatre in June 2024 after a hit run off-Broadway at the Lucille Lortel Theatre. Come see Mary Todd Lincoln – in the throes of alcoholism, mourning the loss of her would-be cabaret career, fighting with her husband, and flirting with her new acting teacher. The New York Times called this blast of a show, “silly, nasty, tasteless and, in the end, good theater – the kind of show that will leave you gagging, both in the sense that you’ll be losing your mind with joy, and that you might just be grossed out.” Come see the show everyone’s been talking about!

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Once Upon a Mattress

Once Upon a Mattress starring Sutton Foster as Princess Winnifred heads to Broadway after a hit run at New York City Center Encores! Playing at the Hudson Theatre starting July 31, 2024, this hilarious update of The Princess and the Pea by Hans Christian Andersen is sure to bring in the crowds. The New York Times said Sutton Foster is “a perfectly goofy princess.”

The Roommate

The Roommate, written by Jen Silverman and directed by Jack O’Brien, will play at the Booth Theatre starting August 29, 2024. Patti LuPone (Evita, Company, Sweeney Todd, Gypsy) and Mia Farrow (Rosemary’s Baby, The Great Gatsby, The Watcher) star as two surprising roommates with a new lease on life. Bad behavior, new beginnings, and big laughs take the stage in this comedy that the Tampa Bay Times said “breathes new life into the odd couple trope.”

McNeal

McNeal, written by Ayad Akhtar and directed by Bartlett Sher, stars Robert Downey, Jr. as Jacob McNeal, a great writer with great grudges and an interest in AI. The play will run at the Vivian Beaumont Theatre starting September 5, 2024. Additional casting will be announced soon. Akhtar has also had his plays Disgraced, The Who & the What, and Junk produced at Lincoln Center.

Maybe Happy Ending

Maybe Happy Ending starring Darren Criss and Helen J Shen will play on Broadway at the Belasco Theatre starting September 18, 2024. Criss stars as Oliver, a retired robot who loves jazz records. When he meets another robot, Claire, both of their lives will change forever. BroadwayWorld called it “marvelous…not to be missed…it’ll leave you both eager and afraid to assess your own relationship to love.”

Our Town

Our Town by Thornton Wilder is directed by Kenny Leon and comes to the Barrymore Theatre in September 2024. This iconic play tells the story of a small town, with the stage manager narrating the goings-on if its inhabitants. Children grow up, people get married, people die, and most of all, people live. The cast includes Jim Parsons, Katie Holmes, Zoey Deutch, and Ephraim Sykes.

Sunset Boulevard

Sunset Boulevard, with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, book and lyrics by Don Black and Christopher Hampton, and direction from Jamie Lloyd, comes to the St. James Theater in September 2024. Nicole Sherzinger stars as Norma Desmond in this musical about a movie star struggling to reignite her career and a screenwriter trying to break into Hollywood. The production won seven Olivier Awards in its run on the West End, and The New York Times said, “Nicole Scherzinger is captivating…a career-defining performance.”

A Wonderful World

A Wonderful World: The Louis Armstrong Musical comes to Studio 54 in October 2024. Celebrating the music, life, and career of Louis Armstrong, Tony Award winner James Monroe Iglehart – best known for his performance as the Genie in Aladdin on Broadway – plays the iconic Armstrong in this show conceived by Christopher Renshaw and Andrew Delaplaine with a book by Aurin Squire. Renshaw directs and Rickey Tripp provides choreography. The musical features songs like “What a Wonderful World” and “When You’re Smiling.” The Chicago Tribune said, “Iglehart is just fabulous in ‘A Wonderful World.’”

Tammy Faye

Tammy Faye

Tammy Faye, with music by Elton John, lyrics by Jake Shears, book by James Graham, and direction by Rubert Goold, plays at the Palace Theatre starting in October 2024 after a hit run in London. The musical is set in the 1970s and follows Tammy Faye Bakker, the wife of pastor Jim Bakker, as they build their nationwide following through their televangelist program on cable tv. Katie Brayben and Andrew Rannells reprise their roles in a production The Guardian called “infectious in its music, exhuberant in its performances and gloriously kitsch in its aesthetic…it reaches a delirious kind of excellence.”

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Eureka Day

Eureka Day, written by Jonathan Spector and directed by Anna Shapiro, will play at MTC’s Samuel J. Friedman Theatre starting in the Fall 2024. Set during an administrative meeting at an elementary school, the board must reevaluate its own values and priorities surrounding their vaccine policy during a mumps outbreak. Variety said of the London production, “The ever-increasing roars of laughter of recognition at the nonstop online accusations, whataboutery, age-old squabbles, pure viciousness and inevitable Nazi name-calling drown everything out to such hilarious effect that the scene’s lights-out first act ending is greeted not just with rampant applause but cheers.”

And be on the lookout for these Broadway-Bound shows:

Swept Away is coming to Broadway in Fall 2024 at a theater to be announced. Featuring music by the Avett Brothers, it comes into town after hit runs at both Berkeley Rep in California and Arena Stage in Washington.

Good Night, and Good Luck will come to Broadway in 2025 starring George Clooney as Edward R. Murrow in an adaptation of the movie of the same name written by George Clooney and Grant Heslov.

Smash, based off the hit tv show of the same name, will head to Broadway in the 2024/2025 season with music by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman, book by Rick Elice and Bob Martin, and direction from Susan Stroman. Robert Greenblatt, Neil Meron, and Steven Spielberg are producing.

How to Get Great Seats!

If you’re booking a Broadway show in advance: If you have an American Express Card, you may be eligible for Early Access to tickets, special offers, and Preferred Seating

If you’re booking a Broadway show last minute: Forgot to get tickets in advance? Don’t worry! You can get same day discount tickets at the TKTS booth in Times Square! 

Are you looking for other new shows on Broadway? Check out our article on Top Broadway Shows for more information on shows like A Beautiful Noise: the Neil Diamond Musical at the Broadhurst Theatre or Harry Potter and the Cursed Child at the Lyric Theatre.

Or if you’re looking to see a great Broadway musical, check out our article on Best Broadway Musicals for more information on hits like the blockbuster Hamilton at the Richard Rodgers Theatre, Moulin Rouge at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre, The Lion King at the Minskoff Theatre, or MJ the Musical at the Neil Simon Theatre.

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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Oct 12, 2022

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