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Broadway musicals to see this fall

Check out the must-see new musical theatre opening this season.

Gillian Russo
Gillian Russo

Broadway is best known for its musicals. From The Lion King to Chicago to The Phantom of the Opera, Broadway musicals make up some of the longest-running shows in New York history and attract audiences from all over the world. But every long-running, world-famous, award-winning musical once began as a fresh new musical on Broadway for the first time. New Broadway musicals are just as important to the theatre landscape — they showcase talented new writers, tell new stories, and soon become the frontrunners for each year's Tony Awards.

There are plenty of new musicals in New York this fall, and you can be one of the first people to see them on Broadway by getting tickets now. There's a musical for everyone's taste, whether you like pop, rock, K-pop, or jazz music; whether you want to hear original songs or the greatest hits of a beloved songwriter; whether you want a classic flair, a contemporary one, or both at once. Check out the new Broadway musicals this fall, and get your tickets now.

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& Juliet

Live out your teenage dreams this fall at & Juliet, the new musical that made a larger-than-life impression in London's West End. This hit show picks up where Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet ends, only in this show, Juliet hasn't died. Schitt's Creek writer David West Read has created a new story in which, at the suggestion of Shakespeare's wife, Juliet lives and goes with her friends to Paris. There, she comes of age, meets new people, and discovers who she is independent of the Capulets, and of Romeo. This Elizabethan tale meets today's world, though, as all the songs are from the catalog of songwriter Max Martin. In & Juliet, hear 30 chart-topping hits he wrote for artists like The Backstreet Boys, Britney Spears, and Ariana Grande. Performances begin at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre on October 28.

Get & Juliet tickets now.

Almost Famous

Get ready to rock with Almost Famous! The cult classic 2005 movie is now a Broadway musical, playing the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre from October 3. Follow budding rock journalist William on his assignment to join a rock band on tour, and get a backstage pass to the world of fame, fortune, and music. As William himself gets swept up further and further into that world, though, he starts to let go of his integrity and objectivity. You'll surely be jamming out to the new music by multi-award-winning composer Tom Kitt (Next to Normal), who's teamed up with lyricist and bookwriter Cameron Crowe. He wrote the original screenplay, and his own life is the basis for Almost Famous. This show combines the fun of a rock concert and a theatre trip into one.

Check back for information on Almost Famous tickets on New York Theatre Guide.

Kimberly Akimbo

Want to see a new, fully original musical this fall? Check out Kimberly Akimbo, based on David Lindsay-Abaire's play of the same name. He and Jeanine Tesori wrote this new stage version of the story of Kimberly, a teenager who looks elderly due to a premature aging condition. And that's the least of her problems — she's also caught up in a shady money scheme and has family troubles, and this young girl is just looking to build a happy, somewhat normal life for herself. Kimberly Akimbo was an award-winning hit off Broadway last season, so if you missed it there, catch it at the Booth Theatre from October 12.

Get Kimberly Akimbo tickets now.

KPOP

The KPOP musical is your backstage pass to the sensational worldwide phenomenon of Korean pop music. Real-life K-pop star Luna, of the group f(x), stars in this show that takes place at a benefit concert bringing together some of K-pop's biggest names. But Luna's character has to keep a secret under wraps, or else it could bring down the whole industry. Audiences at the show get a seldom-seen look at the K-pop world from the perspective of its driven, talented stars, but they'll also get to have plenty of fun jamming along to catchy, original K-pop songs and sizzling choreography. Performances begin October 13 at the Circle in the Square Theatre.

Get KPOP tickets now.

A Beautiful Noise, The Neil Diamond Musical

This fall, the good times never seemed so good. A Beautiful Noise is making its Broadway debut at the Broadhurst Theatre from November 2. Titled after Neil Diamond's 10th album, the musical traces his life from his childhood in Brooklyn to today, when he's become a Grammy-winning, universally beloved musician with spots in two halls of fame and one of the bestselling music careers of all time. You might know every word to "Sweet Caroline," but do you know the man behind the music? Hear his story, his hits, and more in A Beautiful Noise, The Neil Diamond Musical.

Check back for information on A Beautiful Noise tickets on New York Theatre Guide.

Some Like It Hot

The 1959 movie Some Like It Hot is one of Marilyn Monroe's most famous films. Fans of her work, classic cinema, big band jazz, and/or musical comedy will love the new musical adaptation of that movie, coming to Broadway's Shubert Theatre November 1. On stage, two-time Tony winner Christian Borle and J. Harrison Ghee star as Joe and Jerry, two jazz musicians who must flee Chicago after seeing a mob hit. They hitch a ride, in disguise, with the all-female swing band Sweet Sue and her Society Syncopators. Along the way, they fall for band leader Sugar Kane (Monroe's role, now played by Six star Adrianna Hicks) — but finding love is hard when no one can know who you actually are.

Check back for information on Some Like It Hot tickets on New York Theatre Guide.

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