Broadway Returns! Complete Guide to What Shows Are Opening – and When (Updating)

Broadway is ramping back up this fall after a long pandemic shutdown of theaters

Here are the shows that are currently expected to raise (or re-raise) the curtain later this year:

“Ain’t Too Proud” (Imperial Theatre) The 2019 Tony winner follows the life of the classic Motown group The Temptations. Reopening: Oct. 16

“Aladdin” (New Amsterdam) Disney’s stage adaptation of the animated 1992 hit has been playing to family audiences since 2014. Reopening: Sept. 28

“Beetlejuice” (Marquis) The musical, based on Tim Burton’s 1988 movie, has landed in a new theater post-pandemic. Reopening: March 11, 2022

“The Book of Mormon” (Eugene O’Neill) The 2011 satirical musical from Trey Parker, Robert Lopez and Matt Stone has been a Tony-winning smash for a decade now. Reopening: Nov. 5

“Caroline, or Change” (Studio 54) Sharon D. Clarke reprises her Olivier-winning performance in a revival of the Jeanine Tesori-Tony Kushner musical. Previews Begin: Oct. 8; Official Opening: Oct. 27

“Chicago” (Ambassador Theatre) The long-running musical revival that spawned an Oscar-winning film. Reopening: Sept. 14

“Chicken and Biscuits” (Circle in the Square) Norm Lewis and Michael Urie will star in Douglas Lyons’ new comedy. Previews Begin: Sept. 23; Official Opening: Oct. 10

“Clyde’s” (Hayes Theater) Lynn Nottage’s new play set in a truck stop sandwich shop that offers its formerly incarcerated kitchen staff a shot at redemption. Previews Begin: Nov. 3; Official Opening: Nov. 22

“Come From Away” (Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre) The 2017 Tony-winning musical is set in the small Canadian town that welcomed 7,000 stranded plane travelers on 9/11. Reopening: Sept. 21

“Company” (Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre) This new new gender-swapped revival of Stephen Sondheim’s musical stars Katrina Lenk and Patti LuPone. Previews Resume: Nov. 15; Official Opening Night: Dec. 9

“David Byrne’s American Utopia” (Hudson Theater) The former Talking Head frontman’s staged concert experience returns for a limited run. Reopening: Sept. 17

“Dear Evan Hansen” (Music Box) The 2017 Tony-winning musical is soon to head to the big screen, with Ben Platt reprising his Tony-winning role as the troubled teen at the center of the action. Reopening: Dec. 11

“Diana: The Musical” (Longacre) A new musical about Princess Diana that was set to open in spring 2020 is now looking for a December debut — two months after Netflix starts streaming a filmed version of the production. Previews Begin: Nov. 2; Official Opening: Nov. 17

“Flying Over Sunset” (Vivian Beaumont Theater) This new musical, with a score by Tom Kitt and Michael Korie, focuses on Aldous Huxley, Clare Booth Luce and Cary Grant and their 1950s LSD experiments. Previews Begin: Nov. 4; Official Opening: Dec. 6

“Freestyle Love Supreme” (Booth) The improvised musical show, created by Thomas Kail, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Anthony Veneziale, returns to Broadway for a limited run through January 2022. Reopening: Oct. 7

“Girl From North Country” (Belasco) This new musical based on Bob Dylan’s song catalog had opened on March 5, 2020 — just weeks before the COVID shutdown. Reopening: Oct. 13

“Hadestown” (Walter Kerr Theatre) The 2019 Tony winner for Best Musical retells the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice. Reopening: Sept. 2

“Hamilton” (Richard Rodgers) Lin-Manuel Miranda’s musical megahit should continue to draw crowds even after the filmed version played on Disney+ during the pandemic. Reopening: Sept. 14

“Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” (Lyric) J.K. Rowling’s wizard is all grown-up but his son is getting into all sorts of magical mischief at Hogwarts in this Tony-winning play — which has now been compressed from a two-night extravaganza into a one-evening event. Reopening: Nov. 16

“Jagged Little Pill” (Broadhurst) A musical based on Alanis Morissette’s classic ’90s album opened in fall 2019 — and snagged 15 Tony nominations. Reopening: Oct. 21

“Lackawanna Blues” (Samuel J. Friedman) Ruben Santiago-Hudson’s stars in a one-man play based on his upbringing in a 1950s boarding house outside Buffalo. Previews Begin: Sept. 18; Opening Night: Sept 28

“The Lehman Trilogy” (Nederlander) Sam Mendes’ acclaimed U.K. production will get a second shot to open, now with Adrian Lester (“Primary Colors”) joining the cast. Previews Resume: Sept. 25; Official Opening Night: Oct. 14

“The Lion King” (Minskoff) Disney’s stage musical has been enchanting audiences with its puppetry, dancing and Elton John’s tunes since 1997. Reopening: Sept. 14

“MJ” (Neil Simon Theatre) A musical about the life and times of Michael Jackson featuring the late King of Pop’s song catalog stars Tony nomine Ephraim Sykes. Previews Begin: Dec. 6; Opening Night: Feb. 1, 2022

“Moulin Rouge!” (Al Hirschfeld) The stage version of Baz Luhrmann’s 2001 movie — updated to pack in even more pop hits — opened in summer 2019 and garnered a whopping 14 Tony nominations. Reopening: Sept. 24

“Mrs. Doubtfire” (Stephen Sondheim Theatre) A new musical based on the 1993 Robin Williams film was due to open in spring 2020. Previews Begin: Oct. 21; Official Opening Night: Dec. 5

“The Music Man” (Winter Garden) Hugh Jackman and Sutton Foster are set to star in this high-profile revival of the classic musical. Previews Begin: Dec. 20

“Pass Over” (August Wilson) Lincoln Center Theater is transferring Antoinette Chinonye Nwandu’s acclaimed Off Broadway drama to the Main Stem. Previews Begin: Aug. 4; Official Opening: Sept. 12

“The Phantom of the Opera” (Majestic) This Andrew Lloyd Webber rock-opera is Broadway’s longest running musical hit. Reopening: Oct. 22

“Six” (Brooks Atkinson) This British pop musical about the six wives of Henry VIII was set to officially open on the very night that Broadway theaters shut down. Previews Resume: Sept. 17; Official Opening: Oct. 3

“Skeleton Crew” (Samuel J. Friedman) Phylicia Rashad stars in this Dominique Morisseau drama about Detroit auto workers during the Great Recession. Previews Begin: Dec. 21; Official Opening: Jan. 12, 2022

“Springsteen on Broadway” (St. James Theatre) Bruce Springsteen is bringing his Tony-winning musical retrospective back to Broadway for a limited summer run. Reopening: June 26, through Sept. 4

“Thoughts of a Colored Man” (Golden) Keenan Scott II’s new play features an all-star cast that includes Luke James, Tristan “Mack” Wilds and Keith David. Previews Begin: Oct. 1; Official Opening: Oct. 31

“Tina: The Tina Turner Musical” (Lunt-Fontanne) The Tony-nominated musical about the life of the legendary singer opened in fall 2019. Reopening: Oct. 8

“To Kill a Mockingbird” (Shubert) Aaron Sorkin’s adaptation of the classic Harper Lee novel divided some critics but it drew big audiences; Jeff Daniels will reprise his role as Atticus Finch when performances resume. Reopening: Oct. 5

“Trouble in Mind” (American Airlines Theater) The nonprofit Roundabout is reviving Alice Childress’ acclaimed 1955 drama about a Black actress’ struggles in the theater world. Previews Begin: Oct. 29; Official Opening: Nov. 18

“Wicked” (Gershwin) The musical re-telling of “The Wizard of Oz” has been defying gravity since 2003. Reopening: Sept. 14

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