Best Broadway Shows in 2024; What's Coming!

In 2024, Broadway will welcome stars like Rachel McAdams, Jeremy Strong, Jessica Lange and more.

By: Jan. 06, 2024
Best Broadway Shows in 2024; What's Coming!

2024 is here at last and all eyes are already on the lineup for the new Broadway season! Many Broadway productions have already revealed full details of their upcoming engagements. Check out a full list of what's to come on Broadway in 2024 and be sure to check back for updates.


Prayer for the French Republic

Best Broadway Shows in 2024; What's Coming!

Running at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre
Previews Begin:
December 19, 2023
Opening Night: January 9, 2024

Plot: In 1944, a Jewish couple in Paris desperately awaits news of their missing family. More than 70 years later, the couple’s great-grandchildren find themselves facing the same question as their ancestors: "Are we safe?"

Why to See It: This celebrated work by the author of Bad Jews and Significant Other is about history, home and the effects of an ancient hatred. The New York Times calls it "thought-provoking, heart-wrenching and wickedly funny." Directing is David Cromer, a Tony Award winner for The Band's Visit.

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Days of Wine and Roses

Best Broadway Shows in 2024; What's Coming!

Running at Studio 54
Previews Begin:
January 6, 2024
Opening Night: January 28, 2024

Plot: Adapted from the 1962 film and original 1958 teleplay, Kelli O’Hara and Brian d’Arcy James star in a searing new musical about a couple falling in love in 1950s New York and struggling against themselves to build their family. 

Why To See It: Following the critically acclaimed, sold out run at Atlantic Theater Company, Days of Wine and Roses opens on Broadway,  featuring a book by Tony Award nominee Craig Lucas, music & lyrics by Tony Award winner Adam Guettel, and direction by Tony Award nominee Michael Greif

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Doubt

Best Broadway Shows in 2024; What's Coming!

Running at the Todd Haimes Theatre
Previews Begin:
February 2, 2024
Opening Night: February 29, 2024

Plot: Sister Aloysius, the prickly principal of an all-boys Catholic school in a working- class part of the Bronx, is feared by students and colleagues alike. But when she suspects nefarious relations between the charismatic priest Father Flynn and a student, she’s forced to wrestle with what’s fact, what’s fiction, and how much she’ll risk to expose the difference—all the while wrestling with her own bone-deep doubts.

Why to See It: Doubt: A Parable, John Patrick Shanley’s Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award®-winning Best Play, returns to Broadway for the first time in nearly two decades. This modern classic stars Tony Award winner Liev Schreiber and Academy Award and two-time Tony nominee Amy Ryan, who has assumed the role of “Sister Aloysius” in place of Tyne Daly. The new Roundabout production is directed by Scott Ellis.

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The Notebook

Best Broadway Shows in 2024; What's Coming!

Running at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre
Previews Begin:
February 6, 2024
Opening Night: March 14, 2024

Plot: Allie and Noah, both from different worlds, share a lifetime of love despite the forces that threaten to pull them apart.

Why to See It: With a book that has sold millions of copies worldwide and a film that's one of the highest-grossing romantic dramas of all-time, the musical adaptation of Nicholas Sparks's The Notebook comes to Broadway following a critically acclaimed world premiere engagement at Chicago Shakespeare Theater in the fall of 2022.

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Water for Elephants

Best Broadway Shows in 2024; What's Coming!

Running at the Imperial Theatre
Previews Begin:
February 24, 2024
Opening Night: March 21, 2024

Plot: After losing what matters most, a young man jumps a moving train unsure of where the road will take him and finds a new home with the remarkable crew of a traveling circus, and a life—and love—beyond his wildest dreams. Seen through the eyes of his older self, his adventure becomes a poignant reminder that if you choose the ride, life can begin again at any age.  

Why to See It: Water for Elephants has a book by three-time Tony Award nominee Rick Elice, a soaring score by the acclaimed PigPen Theatre Co., is based on the critically acclaimed and New York Times Bestselling novel by Sara Gruen and is directed by Tony Award nominee Jessica Stone.  Water for Elephants unites innovative stagecraft with the very best of Broadway talent in an authentic and deeply moving new musical that invites us all to give ourselves to the unknown. 

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My Son's a Queer (But what Can You Do?)

Best Broadway Shows in 2024; What's Coming!

Running at the Lyceum Theatre
Previews Begin:
February 27, 2024
Opening Night: March 12, 2024

Plot: This hilarious, poignant, and infectiously joyous one-person play follows the journey of a family as they explore their son's love for all things Disney, theatre, and their identity as a Queer human. As much a hilarious ode to musical theatre and VHS tapes as it is the power of a family’s acceptance, the production beautifully weaves together themes of love and self-discovery with a pop-culture love-in for fairy tale fanboy/girls (and everyone in between).

Why to See It: This play arrives on Broadway following sold-out and critically acclaimed (and Olivier nominated) runs in London’s West End and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

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An Enemy of the People

Best Broadway Shows in 2024; What's Coming!

Running at the Circle in the Square Theatre
Previews Begin:
February 27, 2024
Opening Night: March 18, 2024

Plot: Set in a small Norwegian spa town, Ibsen's AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE is about Doctor Thomas Stockmann, a man of principles who discovers that the spa's water is poisoned. He naively expects the mayor to greet the truth with gratitude, but the town's political machine will brook no threat to its prosperity, even if it means letting thousands of people be sickened. Doctor Stockmann becomes a whistleblower, and the public campaign against him mounts, setting up a moral battle between a lone truth teller and a society desperate for self-preservation.

Why to See It: Emmy, Golden Globe, SAG Award-winner Jeremy Strong (Succession) returns to Broadway in this new  production of Henrik Ibsen's classic, featuring a new adaptation by Amy Herzog, directed by Tony Award- winner Sam Gold

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The Who's Tommy

Best Broadway Shows in 2024; What's Coming!

Running at the Nederlander Theatre
Previews Begin:
March 8, 2024
Opening Night: March 28, 2024

Plot: Myth and spectacle combine in The Who's exhilarating 1969 rock opera, TOMMY—including the unforgettable anthems “I'm Free,” “See Me, Feel Me,” “Sensation” and “Pinball Wizard.” After witnessing his father shoot his rival, the young Tommy Walker is lost in the universe, endlessly and obsessively staring into the mirror. An innate knack for pinball catapults him from reticent adolescent to celebrity savior. 

Why to See It: Three decades after the epic pop-culture musical theatre sensation first bowed on Broadway, original Tony Award-winning creators Pete Townshend (music, lyrics, book) and Des McAnuff (book, direction) have reunited to bring the story of Tommy Walker to today's audiences. The Broadway run comes following a critically acclaimed, award-winning, run at Chicago's Goodman Theatre (where it was the highest grossing production in the history of the Goodman).

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The Outsiders

Best Broadway Shows in 2024; What's Coming!

Running at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre
Previews Begin:
March 16, 2024
Opening Night: April 11, 2024

Plot: In Tulsa, Oklahoma, 1967, the hardened hearts and aching souls of Ponyboy Curtis, Johnny Cade and their chosen family of ‘outsiders’ are in a fight for survival and a quest for purpose in a world that may never accept them. A story of the bonds that brothers share and the hopes we all hold on to, this gripping new musical reinvigorates the timeless tale of ‘haves and have nots’, of protecting what’s yours and fighting for what could be.

Why to See It: Adapted from S.E. Hinton’s seminal book and Francis Ford Coppola’s iconic film, THE OUTSIDERS features a book by Adam Rapp with Justin Levine, music and lyrics by Jamestown Revival (Jonathan Clay & Zach Chance) and Justin Levine, music supervision, arrangements & orchestrations by Justin Levine, choreography by Rick Kuperman & Jeff Kuperman and directed by Danya Taymor.

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Lempicka

Best Broadway Shows in 2024; What's Coming!

Running at the Longacre Theatre
Previews Begin:
March 19, 2024
Opening Night: April 14, 2024

Plot: Spanning decades of political and personal turmoil and told through a thrilling, pop-infused score, Lempicka boldly explores the contradictions of a world in crisis, a woman ahead of her era, and an artist whose time has finally come.

Why to See It: When it had its world premiere at Williamstown Theatre Festival in 2018, it quickly became the must-see musical of the summer. Eden Espinosa, who originated the titular role in critically acclaimed performances at Williamstown Theatre Festival and La Jolla Playhouse, will star in the production.

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Hell's Kitchen

Best Broadway Shows in 2024; What's Coming!

Running at the Shubert Theatre
Previews Begin:
March 28, 2024
Opening Night: April 20, 2024

Plot: There’s a place where the rhythm of the city is music, where every corner has a story, and every window is a kaleidoscope. Where a girl can step out of her apartment and find the world. That’s Hell’s Kitchen.

Why to See It: Straight from its acclaimed run off-Broadway at The Public Theatre, the new musical, conceived by the innovative mind of 15-time Grammy Award winner Alicia Keys, with music and lyrics by Keys, book by Pulitzer Prize finalist Kristoffer Diaz, music supervision by Emmy and Grammy Award winner Adam Blackstone, music consulting by two-time Tony and Emmy winner Tom Kitt, choreography by Tony Award nominee Camille A. Brown and direction by Tony Award nominee Michael Greif will make its Broadway premiere.

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The Heart of Rock and Roll

Best Broadway Shows in 2024; What's Coming!

Running at the James Earl Jones Theatre
Previews Begin:
March 29, 2024
Opening Night: April 22, 2024

Plot: A raucous rom-com wrapped in pure musical joy, The Heart of Rock and Roll centers on a couple of thirty-somethings who know exactly what they want from life—until they find each other. It’s going to take “The Power of Love” — and a little help from their friends — to show them the way. Jam-packed with Huey Lewis megahits like "Workin’ For A Livin’," "Stuck With You," and “If This Is It,” this is Broadway's newest feel-great musical.

Why to See It: The Heart of Rock and Roll premiered in San Diego at The Old Globe, helmed by Erna Finci Viterbi Artistic Director Barry Edelstein and the Audrey S. Geisel Managing Director Timothy J. Shields, in 2018.

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The Great Gatsby

Best Broadway Shows in 2024; What's Coming!

Running at the Broadway Theatre
Previews Begin:
March 29, 2024
Opening Night: April 25, 2024

Plot:  Transporting audiences to the lavish Roaring Twenties, the story follows eccentric and mysterious millionaire Jay Gatsby, who will stop at nothing in the pursuit of the lost love of his youth, Daisy Buchanan. Through its fascinatingly nuanced characters, driven by complex inner lives erupting with extravagance and longing – this epic tale has always been destined to sing. 

Why to See It: The world premiere engagement of The Great Gatsby was the highest grossing show in Paper Mill Playhouse history. The production, which ran October 12–November 12, 2023, also broke the theater’s all-time record for ticket sales in a single day, and sold out the entire run before its very first performance. 

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Suffs

Best Broadway Shows in 2024; What's Coming!

Running at the Music Box Theatre
Previews Begin: March 26, 2024
Opening Night: April 18, 2024

Plot: It’s 1913 and the women’s movement is heating up in America, anchored by the suffragists — “Suffs,” as they call themselves — and their relentless pursuit of the right to vote. Reaching across and against generational, racial, and class divides, these brilliant, flawed women entertain and inspire us with the story of their hard-won victory in an ongoing fight. So much has changed since the passing of the Nineteenth Amendment over a century ago, and yet we’re reminded sometimes we need to look back, in order to march fearlessly into the future.

Why to See It: Following a sold-out, extended run at The Public Theater, Shaina Taub’s new musical arrives on Broadway with former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai joining the producing team. 

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The Wiz

Best Broadway Shows in 2024; What's Coming!

Previews Begin: March 29, 2024
Opening Night: April 17, 2024

Plot: Based on L. Frank Baum's children's book, "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz", The Wiz is the stirring tale of Dorothy’s journey to find her place in a contemporary world.

Why to See It: Featuring a book by William F. Brown and a Tony Award-winning score by Charlie Smalls (and others), this entirely reimagined revival is directed by Schele Williams, choreographed by JaQuel Knight, additional material by Amber Ruffin, and music supervision, orchestrations, and music arrangements by Joseph Joubert.

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Cabaret at the Kit Kat Club

Best Broadway Shows in 2024; What's Coming!

Running at the August Wilson Theatre
Previews Begin:
April 1, 2024
Opening Night: April 20-21, 2024

Plot: In a time when the world is changing forever, there is one place where everyone can be free… Welcome to the Kit Kat Club. Home to an intimate and electrifying new production of CABARET. This is Berlin. Relax. Loosen up. Be yourself.

Why to See It: This unique production of Cabaret opened in December 2021 to critical and audience acclaim, widely praised as the ultimate theatrical experience. In April 2022 the production won a record-breaking seven Olivier Awards, the most for any musical revival in Olivier history. The production has also won three prestigious Critics Circle Awards and most recently the Evening Standard Theatre Award for Best Design for designer Tom Scutt.

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Patriots

Best Broadway Shows in 2024; What's Coming!

Running at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre
Previews Begin:
April 1, 2024
Opening Night: April 22, 2024

Plot: In 1991, after the fall of the Soviet Union, the new Russia belongs to its oligarchs – and no one is more powerful than billionaire Boris Berezovsky. “If the politicians cannot save Russia,” he insists, “then we businessmen must.” When an eventual successor to President Boris Yeltsin is needed, Berezovsky turns to the little-known deputy mayor of St. Petersburg, Vladimir Putin. But soon Putin’s ruthless rise threatens Berezovsky’s reign, setting off a riveting, near-Shakespearean confrontation between the two powerful, fatally flawed men.

Why to See It: Michael Stuhlbarg will return to Broadway for the first time in almost 20 years to star in Patriots, the Almeida Theatre production of the timely new play by Peter Morgan, creator of “The Crown.” The play, which won the 2023 Critics’ Circle Award for Best New Play, comes to Broadway following a record-breaking run at London’s Almeida Theatre where it was the fastest-selling new play in the theatre’s history, and a sold out 12-week run in the West End at the Noël Coward Theatre, where it recouped its investment.

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Uncle Vanya

Best Broadway Shows in 2024; What's Coming!

Running at the Vivian Beaumont Theatre
Previews Begin: April 2, 2024
Opening Night: April 24, 2024

Plot: Sonya and her uncle Vanya have devoted their lives to managing the family farm in isolation, but when her celebrated, ailing father and his charismatic wife move in, their lives are upended. In the heat of the summer, the wrong people fall in love, desires and resentments erupt, and the family is forced to reckon with the ghosts of their unlived lives.

Why to See It: Director Lila Neugebauer and playwright Heidi Schreck collaborate on the premiere of this Lincoln Center Theater production of UNCLE VANYA, which pairs Chekhov's enduring masterpiece with one of America's most celebrated contemporary playwrights in a strikingly immediate new translation. The cast will feature Steve Carell as Vanya, in his Broadway debut, William Jackson Harper as Astrov, Jayne Houdyshell as Mama Voinitski, Mia Katigbak as Marina, Alfred Molina as Alexander Serabryakov, Alison Pill as Sonya, and Anika Noni Rose as Yelena.

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Mother Play

Best Broadway Shows in 2024; What's Coming!

Running at the Hayes Theatre
Previews Begin:
April 2, 2024
Opening Night: April 25, 2024

Plot: It’s 1962, just outside of D.C., and matriarch Phyllis is supervising her teenage children, Carl and Martha, as they move into a new apartment. Phyllis has strong ideas about what her children need to do and be to succeed, and woe be the child who finds their own path. Bolstered by gin and cigarettes, the family endures — or survives — the changing world around them. Blending flares of imaginative theatricality, surreal farce, and deep tenderness, this beautiful rollercoaster ride reveals timeless truths of love, family, and forgiveness.

Why to See It: From Pulitzer Prize winner Paula Vogel comes MOTHER PLAY, a bitingly funny and unflinchingly honest new play about the hold our family has over us and the surprises we find when we unpack the past. The play will star Jessica Lange, Jim Parsons and Celia Keenan-Bolger.

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Mary Jane

Best Broadway Shows in 2024; What's Coming!

Running at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre
Previews Begin: April 2, 2024
Opening Night: April 23, 2024

Plot: Faced with seemingly insurmountable odds, Mary Jane relies on unflagging optimism and humor, along with the wisdom of the women around her who have become a makeshift family, to take on each new day. But will inner strength and newfound friendships be enough to see her through?

Why to See It: Academy Award nominee Rachel McAdams stars in the Broadway premiere of Mary Jane, written by Pulitzer Prize finalist Amy Herzog. Captivating, affecting and compassionate, it’s the story of a single mother in an impossible family situation.

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Stereophonic

Best Broadway Shows in 2024; What's Coming!

Running at the John Golden Theatre
Previews Begin: April 3, 2024
Opening Night: April 19, 2024

Plot: Stereophonic mines the agony and the ecstasy of creation as it zooms in on a music studio in 1976. Here, an up-and-coming rock band recording a new album finds itself suddenly on the cusp of superstardom. The ensuing pressures could spark their breakup — or their breakthrough. In Stereophonic, Adjmi invites the audience to immerse themselves—with fly-on-the-wall intimacy—in the powder keg process of a band on the brink of blowing up.

Why to See It: David Adjmi's new play arrives direct from its smash hit world premiere engagement at Playwrights Horizons. Directed by Daniel Aukin, Stereophonic, which features original songs by Academy Award® nominee and Grammy Award winner Will Butler, formerly of Arcade Fire, dominated the “Best Theater of 2023” lists.

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 Home

Best Broadway Shows in 2024; What's Coming!

Running at the American Airlines Theatre
Previews Begin:
May 17, 2024
Opening Night: TBA

Plot: Cephus Miles has the whole world in his callused hands—until his sweetheart Pattie Mae goes off to college and marries another man.

Why to See It: Originally staged by the Negro Ensemble Company in 1979, and featured in the first year of Roundabout’s Refocus Project, Samm-Art Williams’ Home is a muscular and melodic coming-of-age story that gives voice to the unbreakable spirit of all Americans who have been searching for a place to belong. Kenny Leon directs.

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Our Town

Best Broadway Shows in 2024; What's Coming!

Theatre TBA
Previews Begin:
Fall 2024
Opening Night: TBA

Plot: Our Town explores the relationship between two young Grover’s Corners neighbors, George  Gibbs and Emily Webb, whose childhood friendship blossoms into romance, and then  culminates in marriage. When Emily loses her life in childbirth, the circle of life portrayed in  each of the three acts of Our Town–growing up, adulthood, and death–is fully realized. Wilder  offers a couple of chairs on a bare stage as the backdrop for an exploration of the universal  human experience. 

Why to See It: Our Town, the timeless drama of life in the mythical village of Grover’s Corners, New  Hampshire, has become an American classic with universal appeal. Thornton Wilder’s most  frequently performed play, Our Town appeared on Broadway in 1938 to wide acclaim, and  won the Pulitzer Prize. From the very beginning, Our Town has been produced throughout the  world. 

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The Mousetrap

Best Broadway Shows in 2024; What's Coming!

Theatre TBA
Previews Begin:
TBA
Opening Night: TBA

Plot: As news spreads of a murder in London, a group of seven strangers find themselves snowed in at a remote countryside guesthouse. When a police sergeant arrives, the guests discover – to their horror – that a killer is in their midst! One by one, the suspicious characters reveal their sordid pasts. Which one is the murderer? Who will be their next victim? Can you solve this world-famous mystery for yourself?

Why to See It: The Mousetrap is the genre-defining murder mystery from Agatha Christie, the world's best-selling novelist of all time. The show has been performed over 28,915 times in London and has been seen by over 10 million people.

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Smash

Best Broadway Shows in 2024; What's Coming!

Theatre TBA
Previews Begin:
TBA
Opening Night: TBA

Plot: The show revolves around a group of artists creating new Broadway musicals, where everyone must balance their often chaotic personal life with the all-consuming demands of life in the theater. 

Why to See It: SMASH has set its sights on Broadway with an award-winning creative team and lead producers Robert Greenblatt, Neil Meron, and Steven Spielberg. The stage musical adaptation, inspired by the fan-favorite NBC series on which they all worked together, is slated for Broadway in the 2024-25 season.

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Tammy Faye

Best Broadway Shows in 2024; What's Coming!

Theatre TBA
Previews Begin:
TBA
Opening Night: TBA

Plot: From a studio in South Carolina, Tammy Faye and Jim Bakker revolutionized religion. Preaching to millions 24 hours a day, Tammy just wants to put the fun back into faith. But a new wave of ministers wants you not to just feel God in your heart, but in your homes, in your schools, and in the law too.

Why to See It: Tammy Faye had its world premiere at London’s Almeida Theatre in Fall 2022, where it received rave reviews and was nominated for four Olivier Awards, including Best Musical.

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Sunset Boulevard

Best Broadway Shows in 2024; What's Coming!

Theatre TBA
Previews Begin:
TBA
Opening Night: TBA

Plot: Famed movie star Norma Desmond has been cast out of the Hollywood limelight. Living in a suffocating world of dreams, memories and regrets, a chance encounter with screenwriter Joe Gillis may be her only hope — unless their volatile affair destroys them both…

Why to See It: West End and Broadway director Jamie Lloyd (Cyrano de Bergerac, Evita) reimagines one of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s best-loved musicals – based on the Billy Wilder film - for a whole new generation. Joining Nicole Scherzinger as Norma Desmond will be her acclaimed London co-stars: Tom Francis as ‘Joe Gillis’, Grace Hodgett-Young as ‘Betty Schaefer,’ and Olivier Award winner David Thaxton as ‘Max Von Mayerling.’

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FAQS:

How many shows are coming to Broadway in 2024?

As of December 2023, 27 shows have been announced to open in 2024. Be sure to check back for more updates!

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