See these revivals on Broadway and off Broadway right now

Catch a classic show you may have missed the first time it hit the New York stage.


We love new plays and musicals — there’s nothing like being among the first people to see a classic in the making. But what about the existing classics? They’re classics for a reason, and there are always plenty popping up in New York. Play and musical revivals are just as exciting as new shows — and seeing a revival can offer a new experience whether you saw the original or not.

Whether you’re seeking nostalgia or a fresh take on a classic show, revivals are just the ticket. Check out the major revivals on Broadway and off Broadway right now below. You’ve got a second (or third, or fourth) chance to catch these shows if you couldn’t before, so don’t let it pass you by!

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The Music Man

The Broadway train is rolling into River City for the fourth time. The Music Man premiered on Broadway in 1957 to critical acclaim and all the fanfare of 76 trombones. The show even beat out West Side Story for Best Musical that year! It was only a matter of time before a revival happened — in 1965, New York City Center hosted a two-week Off-Broadway revival followed by a three-week Broadway revival in 1980.

The year 2000 was the last time Broadway saw Professor Harold Hill, Marian Paroo, and the River City townspeople until now — Tony winner Susan Stroman directed and choreographed. Twenty-two years after that, and 64 years after its original premiere, the newest Hugh Jackman and Sutton Foster-led revival proves that The Music Man still hits all the right notes.

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Little Shop of Horrors

Seymour and Audrey may want to get out of Skid Row, but New York audiences can’t get enough of Skid Row and the bloodthirsty plant inside its humble flower shop. This new revival is in the cozy Westside Theatre off Broadway, and that environment is where Little Shop thrives. The show first took root off-off Broadway in 1982 and moved off Broadway later that year. That production at the Orpheum Theatre won multiple awards and, by the end of its three-year run, was the highest-grossing Off-Broadway show in history at the time.

Little Shop of Horrors had one Broadway run in 2003, which received a Tony nomination but closed after just under a year. People felt that the show was most successful in small venues — the musical is called Little Shop of Horrors, after all! That theory has proved true with the current revival, which has been acclaimed as much for the lead actors’ performances (Tammy Blanchard and Christian Borle have starred since 2019) as for its intimate nature. Let’s just say that if you’re in the front row, you’ll get up close and personal with Audrey II. Watch the snapping jaws!

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Chicago

Chicago almost doesn’t feel like a revival — since this production has been on Broadway for 25 years and counting. It’s the only Chicago many theatregoers know and has established its own historic legacy, setting plenty of Broadway records. But this production marks Chicago‘s second time bringing all that jazz to Broadway. The musical first took the Broadway stage in 1975. That production was a success in its own right, playing for nearly 1,000 performances, immortalizing Bob Fosse’s signature style, and putting Gwen Verdon and Chita Rivera in the spotlight.

Then, in 1996, Chicago was granted a short Off-Broadway revival as part of New York City Center’s Encores! series. Ann Reinking rejigged Fosse’s choreography and starred as Roxie, playing opposite Bebe Neuwirth as Velma Kelly. The rest is history, as plenty of stars have put on their garters in the musical’s leading roles. And while the original Broadway production walked away from the Tonys empty-handed, the revival razzle-dazzled the Tony voters and won six trophies, including Best Revival of a Musical.

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Funny Girl

Funny Girl made Barbra Streisand the greatest star back in 1964. Although she’d been on Broadway before, her leading turn as Fanny Brice (in both the musical and the film adaptation) made her a household name. Unfortunately, the musical faced tough competition at the Tony Awards, coming home empty-handed because Carol Channing and Hello, Dolly! swept the categories. But Funny Girl didn’t fade into obscurity, thanks in large part to Streisand and the iconic tune “Don’t Rain on My Parade.” Oh, and because the cast album was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame!

However, the musical has never gotten a Broadway revival and now it’s Fanny Brice’s turn to shine again. The first Broadway revival of Funny Girl stars Beanie Feldstein as Fanny, with Ramin Karimloo as Nicky Arnstein and Jane Lynch as Mrs. Rosie Brice. If you couldn’t catch Funny Girl the first time around, now’s your chance to hear the music that makes you dance, live!

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