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All the Broadway shows you can buy tickets for right now

These shows are opening or reopening on Broadway in 2021, including The Music Man, Hamilton, Hadestown and Wicked

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In a major signal toward a return to semi-normalcy, Broadway is beginning to welcome spectators back inside of theaters. The majority of the Broadway shows that were suspended last year will return this fall, and all of them now have tickets for sale.

Below are all the Broadway shows for which you can now buy tickets in advance, listed in order of when they are scheduled to open. Many are returning favorites: some of Broadway's best shows, including Hamilton, Dear Evan Hansen and Hadestown. Others were meant to open last year but got pushed back, such as Company, Six and the much-anticipated revival of The Music Man with Hugh Jackman and Sutton Foster. Still others, including Pass Over and Thoughts of a Colored Man, are new this season.

We will continue to update this page as tickets go on sale for other shows that might be announced for 2021. Meanwhile, here are the Broadway shows you can buy tickets for right now.

RECOMMENDED: A full A-Z listing of upcoming Broadway shows

Broadway shows you can buy tickets for already

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Starts August 4 
Two young black men hang out on a street corner and dream of a promised land in Antoinette Chinonye Nwandu's play, which fuses elements of the Exodus story and 
Waiting for Godot. The play made its NYC premiere in 2018, and a version filmed by Spike Lee was released later that year. Now it moves to Broadway, with Dayna Taymor directing its original cast of three: Jon Michael Hill, Namir Smallwood and Gabriel Ebert. 

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  • Midtown West

Starts September 2 
The show is a modern retelling of the Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice: Boy meets girl, boy loses girl, boy goes to the land of the dead in hopes of retrieving girl, boy loses girl again. “It’s an old song,” sings our narrator, Hermes (André De Shields, a master of arch razzle-dazzle). “And we’re gonna sing it again.” But the newness of Anaïs Mitchell’s musical account—and Rachel Chavkin’s gracefully dynamic staging—bring this old story to quivering life.—Adam Feldman

 

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Starts September 2 
Sara Bareilles and Jessie Nelson's hit 2016 musical, about a lady who’s a whiz at making pies but messes up everything else, returns for a limited run after closing at the start of 2020, with Bareilles herself in the lead role through October 17. The bright, frisky score is a delight, and Diane Paulus directs with whimsy and verve.—David Cote

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Starts September 14 
This John Kander–Fred Ebb–Bob Fosse favorite, revived by director Walter Bobbie and choreographer Ann Reinking, tells the saga of chorus girl Roxie Hart, who murders her lover and, with the help of a huckster lawyer, becomes a vaudeville sensation. This production is now the longest-running American musical in Broadway history; the cast frequently features guest celebrities in short stints.—Adam Feldman

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Starts September 14 
Lin‑Manuel Miranda applies 21st-century musical storytelling to the rags-to-Treasury tale of Alexander Hamilton in this dazzlingly ingenious national sensation. It’s a success story of the best kind, breathtaking but also breath-giving: an inspiration. Even if you've seen the filmed version now available on Disney+, there's a special thrill to seeing this show live.—Adam Feldman

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Starts September 14 
Ruben Santiago-Hudson's autobiographical solo show, which he performed at the Public Theater back in 2001, pays fond tribute to the formidable woman who raised him in upstate New York in the 1960s. Now Santiago-Hudson directs and plays some 20 different characters in the play's Broadway premiere; guitarist Junior Mack joins him onstage to play live original music by Bill Sims, Jr. 

 

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Starts September 14 
Director-designer Julie Taymor takes a reactionary Disney cartoon about the natural right of kings and transforms it into a gorgeous celebration of color and movement. The movie’s Elton John–Tim Rice score is expanded with African rhythm and music, and through elegant puppetry, Taymor populates the stage with an amazing menagerie of beasts; her audacious staging expands a simple cub into the pride of Broadway.—Adam Feldman

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Starts September 14 
This musical prequel to The Wizard of Oz addresses surprisingly complex themes, such as standards of beauty, morality and, believe it or not, fighting fascism. Thanks to Winnie Holzman’s witty book and Stephen Schwartz’s pop-inflected score, Wicked soars. The current cast includes Lindsay Pearce as Elphaba and Ginna Claire Mason as Glinda.—David Cote

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Starts September 17 
This joyous, award-winning theatrical concert by David Byrne—the brain-expanding solo artist, musical magpie, erstwhile Talking Head and iconic oversize-suit wearer—returns to Broadway for an encore. The set includes songs from his best-selling 2018 album, American Utopia, as well as highlights from his older material; a filmed version, directed by Spike Lee, premiered on HBO last year. 

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Starts September 17 
The six wives of Henry VIII—two Catherines, a Katherine, two Annes and the Jane Seymour who didn't star in Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman—sing their grievances in a new musical that takes the form of a modern pop concert. Conceived in 2017 by a pair of students at Cambridge University, Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss, the show moved quickly to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and then to the West End. The Broadway version is directed by Moss and Jamie Armitage.

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Starts September 21 
Irene Sankoff and David Hein’s swelling heart of a musical tells a true story from the aftermath of 9/11, when 38 flights were forced to land in the small town of Gander, Newfoundland. Under Christopher Ashley’s fluid direction, 12 versatile actors play dozens of roles. The show makes a persuasive case for the value of good intentions; for this kind of uplift you don’t need planes.—Adam Feldman

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Starts September 23 


Skeletons come tumbling out of the casket at the funeral of the patriarch of a squabbling African-American family in this new comedy by Douglas Lyons. Zhailon Levingston, who directed the world premiere at Queens Theatre last year—whose run was cut short by the shutdown—returns to helm the Broadway transfer, with a new cast that includes Norm Lewis (Porgy and Bess), Michael Urie (Torch Song), Cleo King, NaTasha Yvette Williams and Devere Rogers.

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Starts September 24 

Reality Winner is the real-life name of a young woman who was arrested in 2017 for leaking information about Russian interference in American election systems. In Is This A Room, which had an Off Broadway run at the Vineyard in 2019Tina Satter put Winner's story onstage via word-for-word transcriptions of her FBI interrogation, with a smart balance of vérité and stylization. In the show's Broadway transfer, which runs in rep with Lucas Hnath's Dana H.Emily Davis returns as Winner, whom she portrayed at the Vineyard with heart-wrenching rawness and lucidity.

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Starts September 24 
Lovers get caught in a bad romance in this gorgeous, gaudy, spectacularly overstuffed  adaptation of Baz Luhrmann’s 2001 movie. Directed with opulent showmanship by Alex Timbers and drawing music from more than 75 pop hits, this jukebox megamix may be costume jewelry, but its shine is dazzling.—Adam Feldman

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  • Midtown West

Starts September 25 
The rise and crash of the Lehman Brothers' financial empire is the subject of this epic by Stefano Massini (adapted by Ben Power). Sam Mendes (The Ferryman) directs the production, which covers more than 150 years of history and lasts three and a half hours. Simon Russell Beale and Adam Godley reprise the central roles they played in the play's 2018 premiere at the National Theatre in London and at the Park Avenue Armory, now joined by Adrian Lester.

Starts September 28 
Disney's toon tuner is a tourist-family–friendly theme-park attraction, robed in the billowing fabrics of Arabian fantasy. Composer Alan Menken adds new tunes to the 1992 original soundtrack, and Chad Beguelin provides a fresh book. As in the 1992 film, the Genie steals the show from its eponymous “street rat” hero. Stuffed with glitz, the musical is a carpet with little texture but colorful patterns aplenty.—Adam Feldman

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Starts October 1 


Deirdre O’Connell is simply astonishing in this unconventional work by Lucas Hnath (A Doll's House, Part 2), in which Hnath’s mother, Dana Higginbotham recounts her harrowing 1997 abduction by a mental patient. In a feat of virtuoso naturalism, O’Connell lip-synchs to the original recordings in a production directed by Les Waters. Dana H.'s 2020 run at the Vineyard Theatre was cut short by the pandemic; now it moves to Broadway, in rep with Tina Satter's Is This A Room.

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Starts October 1 
Playwright and slam poet Keenan Scott II sheds theatrical light on Black men in a group portrait of seven Brooklyn denizens. After a successful premiere at Syracuse Stage in 2019, the show now makes its Broadway debut in a production directed by Steve H. Broadnax III; the cast includes Pose heartthrob Dyllón Burnside.   

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  • Midtown West

Starts October 5 
Aaron Sorkin's stage adaptation of Harper Lee's revered 1960 novel is commendable, and the execution is exemplary. Director Bartlett Sher's elegant production is stately but not stodgy. Jeff Daniels returns to his role as 1930s Alabama lawyer Atticus Finch, a paragon of decency appropriately troubled by the unchanging world around him, with Tony winner Celia Keenan-Bolger as his precocious daughter, Scout.—Adam Feldman

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Starts October 7 
The very talented performers of Freestyle Love Supreme offer a funky and inventive tribute to spontaneity in this 90-minute storm of improvised raps stuffed into sketches, directed by Hamilton's Thomas Kail. Notable alums of the show (such as Lin-Manuel Miranda, James Monroe Iglehart, Christopher Jackson and Daveed Diggs) may drop by for surprise guest appearances during the run—not that the show's core cast of five needs any help.—Adam Feldman

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Starts October 8 


This profoundly soulful, tuneful and transformative musical about a maid in 1963 Louisiana was ahead of its time in 2003, but times have changed. With a libretto by Tony Kushner (Angels in America) and music by Jeanine Tesori (Fun Home), this is the rare work of musical theater that can truly change the way you see the world. The show's first Broadway revival, directed by Michael Longhurst, stars Sharon D Clarke in the title role, which she played in Longhurst's West End production last season. The supporting cast includes John Cariani, Caissie Levy, Tamika Lawrence and Chip Zien.

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Starts October 8 
This jukebox biomusical follows Tina Turner from her early years through her self-reinvention as a solo star in the 1980s. The show is corny and broad, but as the rock & roll icon at the center of the show, Adrienne Warren overcomes the mediocrity around her to deliver a performance of superhuman stamina and skill.—Adam Feldman

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Starts October 13 
Playwright-director Conor McPherson weaves 20 songs by Bob Dylan into this adumbral evocation of America during the Great Depression. The songs exist in dramatic brackets; when the excellent actors sing, they usually leave the action of the play and face out to the audience. McPherson uses Dylan’s tunes as atmosphere in the broadest sense: They are the air the characters breathe.
—Adam Feldman

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Starts October 16 
The Temptations are hard to resist. No matter how much you may chafe at the clunky machinery of Broadway’s latest jukebox biomusical, Ain’t Too Proud, the hits just keep coming, distracting your critical faculties with zaps of R&B greatness. And when the show is at full power, the gleam of well-polished nostalgia is strong.—Adam Feldman

 

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Starts October 21 
The jukebox-musical train powers forward on the proven tracks of Alanis Morissette's 1995 album in a show adapted by Diablo Cody (
Juno) and directed by Diane Paulus (Pippin). As it traces the fault lines in a suburban family, the musical wants to heal us of multiple social ailments at once, and it starts to feel like several after-school specials crammed together. But it has moments of exciting stagecraft and performance.—Adam Feldman

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Starts October 21 
Broadway's love affair with men in drag continues with this musical adaptation of the 1993 movie about a divorced dad turned cross-dressed Scottish housekeeper. Adapted by 
Something Rotten!'s John O'Farrell and Karey and Wayne Kirkpatrick, the show is directed by musical-comedy ace Jerry Zaks (Hello, Dolly!). Rob McClure, most recently seen in Beetlejuice, fills Robin Williams's sensible shoes in the title role.

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Starts October 22 
More than three decades into its Broadway run, Andrew Lloyd Webber's horror-romance musical continues to draw tourists into its candlelit lair.While the epic synth-rock chords of the title song may ground Phantom in the 1980s, the show’s Puccini-inflected airs are far grander than most of what one hears elsewhere on Broadway, and Hal Prince's production remains a marvel of sumptuous surfaces.—Adam Feldman

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Starts October 29 
Alice Childress's Obie-winning 1955 drama, about a Black actress who challenges stereotypes while rehearsing a liberal-minded anti-lynching play, never made it to the Great White Way in its first go-around. Now, riding a wave of interest in work by Black playwrights this season, it makes its overdue Broadway debut at the Roundabout, directed by Charles Randolph-Wright (Motown the Musical). The central role is played by LaChanze (The Color Purple).

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Starts November 2 
Uneasy lies the head that wears the tiara in this new biomusical about Diana, Princess of Wales, whose marriage to Prince Charles came undone in a sea of tabloid ugliness. 
Jeanna de Waal and Roe Hartrampf play the royal couple, flanked by Judy Kaye as Queen Elizabeth II and Erin Davie as Camilla Parker-Bowles. Joe DiPietro and David Bryan, who wrote the 2010 Tony winner Memphis, are the writers. (A filmed version of the performance was shot during the pandemic and will drop on Netflix on October 1.)

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Starts November 3 
Playwright Lynn Nottage and director Kate Whoriskey, whose previous collaborations include the Pulitzer Prize–winning
Ruined and Sweat, team up again for a new work about a truck-stop sandwich stop staffed by ex-cons trying to get their lives together—and create the perfect snack. The cast for this production at Second Stage's Broadway flagship space includes Uzo Aduba, Ron Cephas Jones, Edmund Donovan, Reza Salazar and Kara Young.

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Starts November 11 
James Lapine, who co-created 
Into the Woods and Sunday in the Park with George, is the director and book writer of this unusual new musical about three prominent figures—the matinee idol Cary Grant, the novelist-philosopher Aldous Huxley and the playwright-politician Clare Boothe Luce—who dropped acid in the 1950s. The composer is Tom Kitt (Next to Normal), and the lyricist is Michael Korie (Grey Gardens). Carmen Cusack, Tony Yazbeck and Harry Hadden-Paton play the central roles.

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Starts November 15 
Stephen Sondheim and George Furth’s path-breaking 1970 musical about love in the big city has had several revivals, but this one has a twist: The commitment-averse main character is now a woman, played by The Band’s Visit’s mesmerizing Katrina Lenk. The American cast of this London transfer, directed by Marianne Elliott (Angels in America), includes Broadway überdiva Patti LuPone
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Starts November 16  
The world of 
Harry Potter has arrived on Broadway, Hogwarts and all, and it is a triumph of theatrical magic. Set two decades after the final chapters of J.K. Rowling’s world-shaking kid-lit heptalogy, Jack Thorne's epic (richly elaborated by director John Tiffany) combines grand storytelling with stagecraft on a scale heretofore unimagined. It leaves its audience awestruck, spellbound and deeply satisfied. [Note: The formerly two-part show will be reworked as a single event when the show reopens in 2021.]

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Starts November 23 
Jeremy O. Harris’s flabbergasting drama returns to Broadway after a remarkable run last year. The story begins on what appears to be an antebellum Southern plantation, then yields to a sustained investigation of how African-American people experience their own bodies and desires, especially in the crucible of interracial relationships. Directed by Robert O’Hara, the play is funny, perceptive, probing and disturbing. It snaps like a whip, and its aim is often outward.—Adam Feldman

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Starts December 6 
Is Broadway ready to embrace a biographical musical portrait of Michael Jackson in the early 1990s, when the King of Pop was on his Dangerous world tour? The producers of MJ are hoping so. The show features many songs by the late star's extensive catalog, with a book by two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage (Ruined) and direction by Christopher Wheeldon (An American in Paris). Newcomer Myles Frost plays the title role.

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Starts December 11 
A high school student is thrust into social relevance after a classmate's suicide this captivating original musical. Benj Pasek and Justin Paul's score combines well-crafted lyrics with an exciting pop sound, and Steven Levenson’s book gives all the characters shaded motives.—Adam Feldman

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Starts December 20 
Break out the trombones! Hugh Jackman returns to Broadway in Meredith Willson's beloved 1957 musical about a wily con man who stirs up "Trouble" in small-town Iowa but meets his match at the local library. This revival gives him the most deluxe berth imaginable; Sutton Foster is his leading lady. The production reassembles nearly the entire creative team of the Bette Midler Hello, Dolly!, including director Jerry Zaks.

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Starts December 21 
In Dominique Morisseau's meaty drama, four workers at a dying auto-parts plant are torn between strategies for survival. The play is firmly based in the lives and evocative language of its characters; they’re messed-up but decent people, driven by forces that may or may not be beyond their control. Five years after its NYC premiere at the AtlanticSkeleton Crew now makes its Broadway debut in a production starring Phylicia Rashad and directed by the busy Ruben Santiago-Hudson (Lackawanna Blues) for Manhattan Theatre Club.

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  • Midtown West

Starts February 25 



Husband and wife Matthew Broderick and Sarah Jessica Parker play different married couples in each of the three acts of Neil Simon's hit 1968 comedy, which originally starred George C. Scott and Maureen Stapleton. John Benjamin Hickey, recently seen as an actor in The Inheritance, directs the triptych's first Broadway revival. 

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