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Upcoming Broadway shows headed to NYC

Here’s a full list of shows that will be opening on Broadway in the months ahead.

Adam Feldman
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Adam Feldman
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Seeing a show on Broadway can require some planning in advance—and sometimes a leap of faith. You can wait until the shows have opened and try to see only the very best Broadway shows, but at that point, it is often harder to get tickets and good seats. So it’s a good idea to keep an eye on the shows that will be opening on Broadway down the line, be they original musicals, promising new plays or revivals of time-tested classics.

This spring, the lineup includes multiple shows that were hits in London, a new Andrew Lloyd Webber musical, two plays that won acclaim in previous Off Broadway runs (including a Pulitzer Prize) and the highly anticipated revivals of four musical favorites. Here, in order of when they start, are the productions that have been confirmed so far to open on Broadway in 2023.

Recommended: Current and Upcoming Off Broadway Shows

Upcoming Broadway Shows

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Jessica Chastain, who won an Oscar last year for The Eyes of Tammy Faye, returns to Broadway to play Nora in Henrik Ibsen's door-slamming drama, the protofeminist 1879 classic about a woman whose marriage crumbles under financial duress. Jamie Lloyd (Cyrano de Bergerac), who was scheduled to direct Chastain in a 2020 West End production of A Doll's House before Covid got in the way, now helms different adaptation of the play by Amy Herzog (Mary Jane). Arian Moayed (Succession) costars as Nora's conventional husband, Torvald, joined by a support cast that includes Jesmille DarbouzeTasha Lawrence, Michael Patrick Thornton and Hamilton's Okieriete Onaodowan. 

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From the ashes of its much-delayed premiere in the West End emerges Andrew Lloyd Webber's latest new Broadway musical: a saucy reimagination of the Cinderella story in which our heroine is a goth-chick rebel in a town of superficial beauties. Lloyd Webber loyalist Laurence Connor directs the show, which has a book by Emerald Fennell (Promising Young Woman) and lyrics by David Zippel (City of Angels). Linedy Genao plays the title character, with support from Grace McLean and Jordan Dobson as local royals, Christina Acosta Robinson as the transformative Godmother, and Carolee Carmello, Morgan Higgins and Sami Gayle Christina as Cindy's unwelcoming stepfamily. 

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Ben Platt (Dear Evan Hansen) and Micaela Diamond (The Cher Show) star in a revival of Jason Robert Brown and Alfred Uhry's Tony Award–winning 1998 musical tragedy, based on the true story of Leo Frank, a Jewish man falsely accused of murdering a young girl in 1913 Georgia. Director Michael Arden (Once on This Island) uses historical photographs and projections to lend documentary gravity to the staging, which made its debut as a hugely suceessful concert staging at City Center last year. The supporting cast for the Broadway transfer has not yet been announced. 

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The steady stream of Stephen Sondheim revivals continues as the estimable Josh Groban and Annaleigh Ashford headline the latest Broadway incarnation of Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler’s 1979 killer-cannibal musical. Directed by Hamilton's Thomas Kail, the production uses Jonathan Tunick's original 26-piece orchestrations to do justice to the show's razor-sharp score; the large cast includes Ruthie Ann Miles, Jordan Fisher, Maria Bilbao, Jamie Jackson and Stranger Things kiddo Gaten Matarazzo. 

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Few director-choreographers have left as deep a mark on Broadway as Bob Fosse, whose range as a dancemaker extends well beyond the hat tricks, jazz hands and fractured poses for which he is perhaps best known. This revival of his hit 1978 dance revue, overseen by original cast member Wayne Cilento, includes such Fosse classics as "Mr. Bojangles," "I Wanna Be a Dancin' Man" and "Sing Sing Sing." 

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Can musical comedy help heal America's cultural divide? We're all ears. Tony-winning book writer Robert Horn (Tootsie) and Grammy-winning Nashville songwriters Brandy Clark and Shane McAnally collaborate on this modern American fable about an insular farming community that turns to a city slicker for help in a time of crisis. Veteran stager Jack O'Brien (Hairspray) directs; the cast includes John Behlmann, Alex Newell, Kevin Cahoon, Caroline Innerbichler, Andrew Durand and Ashley D. Kelley.

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Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe's musical, based on T.H. White's Arthurian fantasy series The Once and Future King, was a hit in 1960, but the passage of time has not been kind to Lerner's original book. In this Lincoln Center production, directed by house revival master Bartlett Sher, West Wing auteur Aaron Sorkin extensively revises the original script to offer a new take on the tale of a Round Table undermined by a romantic triangle. Andrew Burnap (The Inheritance), Philippa Soo (Hamilton) and Jordan Donica (My Fair Lady) star as the central trio. 

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Five years after bringing down the house in the slapstick disaster comedy The Play That Goes Wrong, Mischief Theatre returns to Broadway with a new comedic fiasco by Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer and Henry Shields. This time, in lieu of a murder mystery, the hapless Cornley Drama Society attempts a staging of J.M. Barrie's Peter Pan that, we can safely predict, really doesn't fly. Adam Meggido directs the carnival of theatrical mayhem.

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Saheem Ali directs James Ijames's tragicomic riff on Hamlet, which transforms Shakespeare's mopey Dane into a queer Black college kid. The play won the 2022 Pulitzer Prize for Drama after its acclaimed premiere at the Public last year. Now it moves on up to Broadway with its original cast intact: Marcel Spears in the lead role, Juicy, with a supporting cast that comprises Nikki Crawford, Chris Herbie Holland, Billy Eugene Jones, Adrianna Mitchell, Calvin Leon Smith and Benja Kay Thomas.

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Lolita Chakrabarti’s adventure story—adapted from Yann Martel's tale of an Indian teenager stranded at sea with a hyena, a zebra, an orangutan and Bengal tiger—has been a hit in the West End since it opened there in 2021, and has met with equal success in its pre-Broadway engagement at American Repertory Theatre. Expect fantastical seafaring spectacle, courtesy of Tim Hatley's sets and Finn Caldwell and Nick Barnes's puppetry.

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Well-meaning but clueless white teaching artists attempt to create a woke Thanksgiving pageant in this satire by Larissa FastHorse, a member of the Sicangu Lakota Nation's Rosebud Sioux Tribe. The play had its world premiere at Playwrights Horizons in 2018; this version is directed by Rachel Chavkin (Hadestown) for Second Stage. 

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Not since The Visit has there been a new musical by the great Broadway songwriting team of John Kander and Fred Ebb (CabaretChicago), which is not entirely surprising since Ebb died in 2004. This one reunites the creators of the underrated 2010 K&E musical The Scottsboro Boys—director-choreographer Susan Stroman and book writer David Thompson, who is now joined by Scottsboro cast member Sharon Washington—for an original show about NYC after the end of World War II. The score includes two numbers from the 1977 movie New York, New York—the instantly anthemic theme song and the survivor-torch tune "But the World Goes 'Round"—and additional lyrics by no less a Broadway eminence than Lin-Manuel Miranda. Colton Ryan (Girl From the North Country) and Anna Uzele (Six) play the leading roles.

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Emma Donoghue adapted her own 2010 novel, about a kidnapped woman who has raised a small child inside her captive's home for all of his young life, into a hit 2015 film starring Brie Larson (who won an Oscar for her performance). Now she brings it to the stage as a play, starring Tina head-turner Adrienne Warren and directed by Cora Bissett—who also helmed the show's 2017 UK premiere and has cowritten songs for it with Kathryn Joseph.

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The multitalented comic actor Sean Hayes (Just Jack) stars as the witty pianist, composer, actor and talk-show mainstay Oscar Levant in a bioplay by the expert Doug Wright (I Am My Own Wife), which finds Levant appearing on a 1958 episode of Jack Paar's Tonight Show while wrestling with mental-health demons. The supporting cast, directed by Lisa Peterson, comprises Ben Rappaport, Emily Bergl, Peter Grosz, Alex Wyse, John Zdrojeski and Ain't No Mo' standout Marchánt Davis.

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The gifted Jodie Comer (Killing Eve) stars as a young lawyer who successfully defends men accused of sexual assault—until she is the victim of one herself—in a solo play by Australia's Suzie Miller. Justin Martin, who directed the show's London premiere last year, take the reins again for the U.S. premiere. 

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Thanks to the prolifieration of pop jukebox musicals, you can already hear five Britney Spears songs in & Juliet and another one in Moulin Rouge!, but is that enough to quench our seemingly limitless Britney thirst? This new show by Jon Hartmere (bare) delves deeper into the Princess of Pop's catalog to tell the story of a different set of princesses—fairytale icons Cinderella, Snow White, Rapunzel and more—whose lives are upended by a feminist fairy godmother. The married team of Keone and Mari Madrid direct and choreograph the production, with creative input from British director David Leveaux; the Broadway cast has not yet been announced, but the company of the 2021 Washington D.C. premiere included Briga Heelan, Emily Skinner, Michael McGrath, Aisha Jackson, Brooke Dillman and Morgan Weed.

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Conceived by the brain-expanding David Byrne, who wrote the score with big beat pioneer Fatboy Slim, this concept musical about the rise and fall of Filipino first lady Imelda Marcos—a kind of disco Evita—was a big hit when it premiered at the Public Theater in 2013. A decade later, it is making a bold leap to the Great White Way, upending the traditional seating plan of the Broadway Theatre to accomodate aspects of director Alex Timbers and choreographer Annie-B Parson's original immersive dance-club staging. 

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Broadway travels back in time to the 1950s, by way of the 1980s, in a musical adaptation of the hit 1985 movie that offers comedic science fiction with an Oedipal twist. Bob Gale adapts his screenplay (cowritten with Robert Zemeckis) around key songs from the movie, such as "The Power of Love," as well as new ones by original composer Alan Silvestri and Jagged Little Pill songsmith Glen Ballard. John Rando (Urinetown) directs the production, and two actors from the show's 2020 U.K. premiere reprise their roles: Roger Bart as Doc Brown and Hugh Coles as George McFly. Casting for the Michael J. Fox role of Marty McFly has not yet been announced.

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