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.

Gillian Russo
Gillian Russo

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.

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There's no doubt that this John Patrick Shanley play revival, at the Todd Haimes Theatre in February, is a must-see. Amy Ryan 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.

Performances start: February 2

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The Notebook

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.

Performances start: February 10

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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.

Performances start: February 24

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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 start: February 27

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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.

Performances start: March 8

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The Outsiders

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.

Performances start: March 16

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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.

Performances start: March 19

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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.

Performances start: March 26

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Hell's Kitchen

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.

Performances start: March 28

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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 this March.

Performances start: March 29

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The Wiz

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.

Performances start: March 29

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The Great Gatsby

See Broadway favorites Jeremy Jordan and Eva Noblezada as two of the most famous characters in American literature. F. Scott Fitzgerald's story of Jay Gatsby, a lovestruck billionaire pining for his bygone love, Daisy, has captivated audiences on the page and on screen for nearly 100 years. Now, the story takes the Broadway stage as a musical for the first time, set to an original jazz-pop score.

Performances start: March 29

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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.

Performances start: April 1

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Real life always makes for the most complex dramas. Patriots tells the one of the power struggle between Boris Berezovsky, a powerful Russian businessman, and current Russian president Vladimir Putin. Once political allies, they became fierce foes when Berezovsky, who helped get Putin into power, later became one of his most outspoken opponents. Tony Award nominee Michael Stuhlbarg (Boardwalk Empire) stars opposite Will Keen, who won an Olivier Award for playing Putin in Patriots's critically acclaimed London premiere.

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Performances start: April 1

Mary Jane

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

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Uncle Vanya

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 start: April 3

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Mother Play

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 start: April 3

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Take a trip back to the heyday of sex, drugs, and rock and roll. In 1976, a rock brand records the album that might become their magnum opus — if their breakup doesn't happen before their breakthrough. Arcade Fire's Will Butler penned original rock songs for David Adjmi's play, which sold out its Off-Broadway premiere run at Playwrights Horizons in 2023.

Performances start: April 3

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Self-discovery, UFOs, queerness, zombies, community, wasps, scenic landscapes — Illinoise has it all. The dance theatre show is adapted from Sufjan Steven's acclaimed 2005 album of the same name and just played a sold-out Off-Broadway run at the Park Avenue Armory. Now, the show plays a limited spring and summer run on Broadway.

Performances start: April 24

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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 Todd Haimes 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.

Performances start: May 17

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Photo credit: Cabaret in London. (Photo courtesy of production)

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