Broadway shows opening in 2024
Discover all the plays, musicals, revivals, and other shows on Broadway in 2024. This article will be continually updated as new shows announce premieres.
Wondering which Broadway shows are opening in 2024? Star-studded revivals are premiering alongside captivating new plays and musicals, some of which are fresh takes on books and movies you may already know and love. Based on the descriptions, creative teams, and stars alone, we know we're in for an exciting 2024 on Broadway.
Here are all the Broadway productions opening in 2024 that we know about so far, in order of start date. This article will be continually updated as new shows are announced and previously announced shows confirm their performance dates and venues.
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Prayer for the French Republic
Joshua Harmon's epic drama won multiple Off-Broadway awards following its 2021 world premiere, and now, Prayer for the French Republic officially opens at Broadway's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre on January 9. Five generations apart, members of one French Jewish family face down the same fears of anti-Semitism and fears — and hopes — for their safety in their longtime home.
Days of Wine and Roses
The creators and a star of The Light in the Piazza reunite for a story streaked with darkness. A hard-drinking couple played by Kelli O’Hara and Brian d’Arcy James battle for sobriety in 1950s New York. Composer/lyricist Adam Guettel and writer Craig Lucas adapted the show from JP Miller’s 1962 film, which was set in San Francisco, and original 1958 teleplay. Michael Greif directs the Broadway premiere of this musical, transferring over from Atlantic Theater Company, beginning January 6.
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An Enemy of the People
Now that Succession has come to an end, its Emmy Award-winning star Jeremy Strong is coming back to Broadway for the first time in 15 years. Beginning in early 2024, he plays Thomas Stockmann, a doctor who exposes contaminated water in his town's lucrative spa baths. His revelation saves lives, but it also makes him the target of public ire. Amy Herzog newly adapts Henrik Ibsen's classic drama after doing the same for the playwright's A Doll's House last season.
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The Todd Haimes Theatre is the site of a crisis of faith for this John Patrick Shanley play revival, going up on February 2. The sacred and the profane mix — maybe — when an all-boys Catholic school's principal (Amy Ryan) suspects an on-staff priest (Liev Schreiber) of inappropriate relations with a student.
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Beginning February 10, the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre is the most romantic place to be this spring. That theatre is the home of The Notebook, the new musical adaptation of Nicholas Sparks's beloved novel. Indie musician Ingrid Michaelson and This Is Us Emmy nominee Bekah Brunstetter adapt the story of Noah and Allie, two lovers who weather war, class differences, and more to sustain their love across decades.
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Water for Elephants
The circus is coming to town on February 24. Sara Gruen's circus novel Water for Elephants is now a Broadway musical, with high-flying acrobatics and plenty of animal puppetry in tow. Experience the story of Jacob, who falls into a star-crossed romance with acrobat Marlena when he runs away with the circus.
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The Who's Tommy
Beginning March 8, the pinball wizard returns. Witness the groundbreaking story of Tommy, a young boy who, after spending his childhood catatonic from trauma, discovers his knack for pinball — and unlocks a new lease on life. Experience The Who's 1969 album Tommy, a Grammy Hall of Fame inductee, in a whole new light at this captivating revival of the musical adaptation, staged by the original Broadway production's director, Des McAnuff.
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Most things we write in high school never see the light of day again, unless you're 15-year-old S. E. Hinton, whose novel The Outsiders has gone on to become an American classic. Following its 1967 release, the story got a 1983 film adaptation and, now, a folk musical adaptation. The Outsiders focuses on a band of Tulsa "greasers," teenage have-nots whose brotherhood may be rocky, but is their only source of support as they come of age. Stay gold at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre beginning March 16.
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Visual art and performance art meet at the Longacre Theatre, where the new musical Lempicka plays from March 19. Named for real-life Art Deco artist Tamara de Lempicka, the pop-rock musical charts how she climbed the ranks of Parisian society to become one of the most sought-after portraitists of her time, and was ahead of her time in many other ways. Tony Award winner Rachel Chavkin (Hadestown) directs, and Eden Espinosa (Wicked) stars.
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No one will get in the way of how Alicia Keys feels for New York. Hell’s Kitchen, a love letter to her home city and the title neighborhood where she grew up, sets the story of a teenage girl’s coming of age to all of Keys’s biggest hits. The story of Ali, who discovers love, music, and hard truths in her adolescence, is loosely inspired by Keys’s own coming of age.
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The Heart of Rock and Roll
The power of love overcomes all in this new rom-com about two 30somethings who know what they want out of life — until the other one comes along and changes everything. The show, which begins March 29, is scored by Huey Lewis and the News hits like "Stuck With You," and “If This Is It.”
The Great Gatsby
Step back into the 1920s and see Jeremy Jordan and Eva Noblezada as your Gatsby and Daisy of the 2020s. F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel is now a jazz-pop musical for the ages, bringing the famous star-crossed love story to a new generation. The Broadway Theatre becomes Gatsby's mansion from March 29.
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Come to the cabaret, old chum — that is, the August Wilson Theatre, fully transformed into the Kit Kat Club for the spring revival of Cabaret. Rebecca Frecknall's semi-immersive production won seven Olivier Awards in London, and now, Broadway audiences get to enter the dark, alluring world of Kander and Ebb's musical once more. Join the Emcee, Cliff Bradshaw, Sally Bowles, and more as their carefree lives in the Kit Kat Club get overtaken by the rise of German fascism.
Writer Peter Morgan found Emmy Award-worthy success dramatizing British politics in The Crown, and now, he's turned his pen to Russian politics. Winner of the 2023 Critics’ Circle Award for Best New Play, Patriots follows the fall of once-mighty businessman Boris Berezovsky from power as Vladimir Putin began his formidable rise.
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Paula Vogel, a Pulitzer winner for How I Learned to Drive, explores the generation gap and familial expectations in her newest play starring Jessica Lange, Jim Parsons, and Celia Keenan-Bolger. Tina Landau directs the story of a mother and her two children in Washington, D.C. in 1962. As the children grow up and find their own paths, the mother must cope with their departures from the very specific way she expects them to be. Tina Landau directs the show at the Hayes Theater.
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From April 3, the Golden Theatre becomes a Sausalito recording studio, where a '70s rock band is on the brink of major fame. Tensions explode as they record their latest album, and if they don't break up first, they might just have a breakthrough.
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Don't miss the Broadway debut of The Notebook and Spotlight star Rachel McAdams in this play by Pulitzer Prize finalist Amy Herzog. Anne Kauffman directs the story of Mary Jane (McAdams), a single mother undergoing a difficult family matter. She leans on her friends and her own optimism to get by, but it might not be enough.
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Join the movement at Suffs, a new musical featuring co-producers Malala Yousafzai and Hillary Rodham Clinton. Book- and songwriter Shaina Taub's show takes audiences back more than 100 years, when a scrappy group of young, passionate, and imperfect women went toe-to-toe with the government and each other to secure women's suffrage.
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This Chekhov classic pops up on Broadway every few decades, most recently in 2000. This production features an all-new translation of Chekhov's classic text, about a family turned upside down as more relatives move in, by Pulitzer- and Tony-nominated writer Heidi Schreck (What the Constitution Means to Me). She teams up with award-winning director Lila Neugebauer for this Lincoln Center Theater production in April.
Ease on down the road to see The Wiz, whose first Broadway revival is planned for March 2024. Schele Williams directs the production, which will star Wayne Brady in the title role. The Wiz was groundbreaking upon its 1975 premiere for putting a vibrant Black cultural spin on the historically white Wizard of Oz tale, and the revival promises to be no less of a thrilling musical extravaganza.
The first Broadway revival of Samm-Art Williams's play finds its home at the Todd Haimes Theatre in the spring. The show follows Cephus Miles, who searches for someplace — or someone — to call home after his high school sweetheart leaves for college and marries someone else. Kenny Leon, a Tony winner for A Soldier's Play, directs this coming-of-age show last on the big stage in 1980.
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She's ready for her close-up! The Pussycat Dolls' Nicole Scherzinger just wrapped a smash-hit run as Norma Desmond in Andrew Lloyd Webber's Sunset Boulevard in London, and she's leading the revival in New York in the 2024-25 season. See her play the fading film star whose desperate attempt at a comeback leads to high tensions and even bloodshed.
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Dates have yet to be set, but a new revival of Thornton Wilder's Pulitzer Prize-winning play has been announced for fall 2024. Tony Award winner Kenny Leon will direct this play about neighbors George Gibbs and Emily Webb, whose lifelong friendship-turned-romance acts as a profound meditation on life and death.
David Henry Hwang's semiautobiographical comedy comes to Broadway for the first time with Daniel Dae Kim in the lead. He plays a stand-in for Hwang: a writer who rails against yellowface casting only to accidentally cast a white man in the Asian leading role of his latest play.
Winner of the 2023 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, English makes its highly anticipated Broadway debut after a critically acclaimed Off-Broadway world premiere. Four adult students and their teacher struggle with questions of identity and assimilation while in an English language-learning class. What do they gain from learning a new tongue, and what do they lose?
A new musical inspired by the life of televangelist Tammy Faye Bakker will come to Broadway in the 2024-25 season, but we'll have to wait and see if it comes in the fall or next spring. Katie Brayben and Andrew Rannells starred as Tammy and her husband Jim in the 2022 London premiere of the show, which features a book by James Graham and songs by Elton John and Scissor Sisters's Jake Shears.
Yes, it's gonna be a smash! The Broadway-centric NBC TV show Smash is set to hit the stage in the 2024-25 season. Smash follows the drama behind the scenes of a fictional Marilyn Monroe musical — namely, the feud between wannabe stars Ivy and Karen. Who will get the part and the glory?
Photo credit: The cast of world premiere of The Outsiders musical in San Diego. (Photo courtesy of production)
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