Broadway shows to see in New York this spring
Learn more about all the new plays, new musicals, and revivals opening on Broadway in New York this spring, including many starry and award-winning shows.
The spring is the busiest time of the theatre season each year, with many shows opening from January to May with the hopes of earning Tony Awards in June. Some shows that opened during the fall season have ended their limited runs, but there are plenty of new Broadway plays and musicals taking their place. Spring is also the season of long holiday weekends and spring breaks — so there's plenty of time for you, your family, or your friends to see a Broadway show (or shows!) together.
Lovers of classic musicals can look forward to an award-winning new production of Cabaret. There are star-studded plays, too, like An Enemy of the People starring Jeremy Strong. You can also check out new adaptations of acclaimed books and films, like The Notebook and The Outsiders.
Learn about all the Broadway shows opening this spring below, in order of start date, and get Broadway tickets for the spring now.
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Days of Wine and Roses
Kelli O'Hara and Brian d'Arcy James reprise their acclaimed performances from the Off-Broadway world premiere of this new musical, on Broadway for 16 weeks only. From January 6, see their heart-wrenching turns as Kirsten and Joe, a couple in 1950s New York whose romance is nearly ruined by alcoholism.
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An Enemy of the People
Succession's Jeremy Strong returns to Broadway for the first time since 2008 in a thrilling new revival of Henrik Ibsen's classic drama. Dr. Thomas Stockmann thinks he's doing a public service by exposing contaminated water in his town's spa baths, but instead becomes a target of hate from the government and fellow townspeople. Amy Herzog, a Tony nominee for adapting Ibsen's A Doll's House last season, newly adapts An Enemy of the People, with Sam Gold directing. Performances begin in early 2024.
There's no doubt that this John Patrick Shanley play revival, at the American Airlines Theatre in February, is a must-see. Tyne Daly stars in the Pulitzer Prize-winning Doubt as Sister Aloysius, the principal of an all-boys Catholic school where she suspects a priest (Liev Schreiber) of inappropriate conduct with a student. What's the truth, and what's just mistrust and doubt? Join the congregation and find out.
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Take notes from Nicholas Sparks on how to write an enduring romance. The Notebook, published in 1996, was his debut novel, and it went on to be a bestseller for a year. Then, Rachel McAdams and Ryan Gosling starred in the beloved 2004 film adaptation. Now, the love story of Allie and Noah, who fight every odd to find each other over the decades, is a swoon-worthy new musical with songs by Ingrid Michaelson and a book by three-time This Is Us Emmy nominee Bekah Brunstetter. Performances begin February 10 at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre.
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Water for Elephants
Run away with the circus this spring at Water for Elephants, a musical adaptation of Sara Gruen's novel on Broadway from February 24. When ex-med student Jacob stows away with the circus, he finds romance, deceit, and spectacle he never could have dreamed of.
My Son’s A Queer (But What Can You Do?)
What can you do about the fact that Rob Madge's solo show is coming to Broadway? Get tickets, of course! This Olivier Award-nominated production, written and performed by veteran U.K. theatre performer Madge, details how they discovered their queerness and how their family's acceptance — beginning with their support of Madge's theatrical pursuits as a child — played a key role.
The Who's Tommy
Take an amazing journey to see the first Broadway revival of The Who's Tommy, the trailblazing stage adaptation of The Who's landmark rock opera. The album and the stage show tell the story of Tommy, who finds hope to overcome his childhood trauma in an unexpected place: the pinball machine. The Grammy Hall of Fame-inducted album gave way to a Tony Award-winning score, and you can hear all the hits like "We're Not Gonna Take It" and "Pinball Wizard" live come March 8.
S. E. Hinton's seminal coming-of-age novel about the well-off Socs and the have-not greasers is a landmark American novel. Now, it's a poignant folk musical with songs by Jamestown Revival, at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre from March 16. Greasers Ponyboy Curtis, Johnny Cade, and more have an often rocky brotherhood, but in a world that's all but abandoned them, that bond is all they have to give them hope.
This new pop-rock musical, at the Longacre Theatre from March 19, tells the little-known story of a painter who paved the way for women in art. That would be Tamara de Lempicka, a Polish artist who went from a refugee amid the Russian Revolution to a celebrated member of Parisian high society, exploring her art and sexuality along the way.
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Last time Alicia Keys was on the Broadway scene, she composed music for the 2011 play Stick Fly. Now, in the concrete jungle where dreams are made of, she has a musical all her own. Hell's Kitchen is a coming-of-age story about 17-year-old Ali, who finds love, faces hard truths, and discovers her passion for music in the title neighborhood. Keys's own experiences growing up in the title neighborhood inspired Hell's Kitchen, and the show features her greatest hit songs alongside never-before-heard music.
The Heart of Rock and Roll
The songs of Huey Lewis and the News, like "The Power of Love" and "Workin’ For A Livin’," power this new musical rom-com about two people who derail each other's life plans in the best way, helping them achieve the dreams they're actually chasing. Feel the power of love from March 29.
There's no place like home! The seven-time Tony Award-winning musical The Wiz returns to Broadway in March 2024 starring Wayne Brady in the title role. Amber Ruffin contributes additional material for this new production of the landmark 1975 musical that's now just as iconic as its source material. The Wiz transforms the classic Wizard of Oz tale into a vibrant celebration of Black culture.
Wilkommen to the cabaret in spring 2024. The August Wilson Theatre is undergoing a full transformation into the Kit Kat Club for this semi-immersive revival of Kander and Ebb's classic musical, brought over from a seven-time Olivier Award-winning premiere in London. Rebecca Frecknall directs the story of the performers and patrons at the Kit Kat Club in 20th-century Berlin, whose life of carefree hedonism gets slowly overtaken by the rise of the Nazi regime.
Paula Vogel, the Pulitzer Prize-winning writer of How I Learned to Drive, returns to Broadway this spring with a new show directed by Tina Landau. Jessica Lange, Jim Parsons, and Celia Keenan-Bolger star, and the story is about a mother and her two children in 1962 Washington, D.C. The mother has strong opinions on how her children should be, and they must all learn to cope with each other's choices and reactions when the children grow up and forge their own paths anyway. Performances will run at the Hayes Theater from April 2.
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Three powerhouse women are at the helm of this play. The first is playwright Amy Herzog, who earned a Pulitzer nomination for 4000 Miles and a Tony nomination for her adaptation of A Doll's House. Second is director Anne Kauffman, who staged the Tony-nominated revival of The Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window last season. Third is Rachel McAdams, who makes her Broadway debut in the title role of this play about a single mother undergoing a difficult family situation. Performances start April 2.
March on to Broadway to see Suffs, a new musical from Shaina Taub about the women's suffrage movement. Coming to the Music Box Theatre after a world premiere at the Public, the show explores the triumphs, failures, strengths, and flaws of the diverse, intergenerational women who fought for women's rights — and left plenty of fight to go.
Lincoln Center Theater always knows how to revamp a classic. Last spring, the nonprofit theatre company produced a revival of Camelot, newly adapted by Aaron Sorkin. This spring sees a classic play revival: Chekhov's Uncle Vanya, newly translated by Heidi Schreck, the Pulitzer- and Tony-nominated creator of What the Constitution Means to Me. Performances of this play about a family's life turning on its head begin April 2.
Last seen on Broadway in 1980, when it was nominated for a Tony Award, Samm-Art Williams's play gets its first revival in spring 2024 at the American Airlines Theatre. Tony winner Kenny Leon directs this coming-of-age story about Cephus Miles, whose high school sweetheart marries someone else after going off to college. He finds himself back at square one, looking for a new place or person to call home.
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Photo credit: Cabaret in London. (Photo courtesy of production)
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