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Broadway shows to see in New York this spring

Learn more about all the new plays, musicals, and revivals opening on Broadway in New York this spring.

Gillian Russo
Gillian Russo

The spring is the busiest time of the theatre season each year, with many shows opening from February 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 new productions of Sweeney Todd and Camelot. There are star-studded new plays, too, like Sharr White's Pictures from Home with a high-profile trio, and Prima Facie, a one-woman show with an Emmy winner at the helm. You can also check out new adaptations of acclaimed films, like Life of Pi and New York, New York.

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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Pictures From Home

Tony winner Nathan Lane, Tony winner Danny Burstein, and Tony nominee Zoë Wanamaker unite with Tony-winning director Bartlett Sher on Pictures From Home, a new play by Sharr White. The show is based on a memoir by photographer Larry Sultan, in which he recounts photographing and interviewing his parents and uncovering secrets about his family along the way. Performances begin at Studio 54 on January 10.

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A Doll's House

Fresh off an Oscar win for The Eyes of Tammy Faye in 2022, Jessica Chastain is making her grand return to the New York stage. She's taking on the role of Nora Helmer in Amy Herzog's new adaptation of Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House in February 2023. In this classic play, a housewife in a seemingly perfect, but actually stifling, marriage longs to escape and forge her own path. Directing is Jamie Lloyd, last represented on Broadway with the Tom Hiddleston-led Betrayal.

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Bad Cinderella

World-renowned composer Andrew Lloyd Webber and Oscar winner Emerald Fennell give a makeover to the time-honored Cinderella story in this new musical. Cinderella is still the maid and an outcast in her town of Belleville, but partly by choice, as she doesn't fit its standards of beauty and perfection. This fairytale about finding inner beauty and being true to oneself is perfect for princesses, princes, godmothers, and more of all ages.

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Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Swing your razors high! Tony, Emmy, and Grammy-nominated performer Josh Groban plays the title role of Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler's murderous musical Sweeney Todd. He and Tony winner Annaleigh Ashford, as pie shop owner Mrs. Lovett, play a violent and vengeful duo who use their professions to discreetly dispose of their murder victims. For the first time since the show's Tony-winning Broadway premiere, a full 26-piece orchestra will perform Sondheim's rich Sweeney Todd score. Performances begin February 26 at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre.

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Bob Fosse's Dancin'

Dance on over to the Music Box Theatre in March, where Bob Fosse's Dancin' is leaping back onto Broadway. Originally produced in 1978, the dance revue features Fosse choreography, including some rarely performed, in a variety of styles. Director Wayne Cilento, a Tony-nominated company member of the original Dancin', refreshes the production for the 21st century while keeping all of Fosse's legendary choreography intact.

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Shucked

Escape the city — without actually leaving it — at Shucked, a new country musical about a small town brought together by one thing: corn. This musical's team is the cream of the crop, featuring five-time Tony Award-winning director Jack O'Brien (Hairspray), Tony-winning bookwriter Robert Horn (Tootsie), and celebrated country songwriters Brandy Clark and Shane McAnally. On stage, Broadway favorites like John Behlmann and Alex Newell lead the cast.

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Camelot

You don't need to wait for the lusty month of May to see Camelot on Broadway — the musical begins March 9 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater. Oscar-winning screenwriter Aaron Sorkin, who previously adapted To Kill a Mockingbird into an acclaimed play, now revises Lerner and Loewe's classic show about King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. As Arthur faces threats to the throne and to his marriage, he must figure out how to uphold love, duty, and honor all at once.

Though the dialogue is new, the story and the songs are the same, with beloved tunes like "If Ever I Would Leave You" intact. Fans of Lincoln Center's last Lerner and Loewe revival, My Fair Lady, are sure to enjoy this royal romp just as much.

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Life of Pi

Like its characters, who voyage across the ocean, the hit stage adaptation of Life of Pi has hopped the pond from London and is premiering at Broadway's Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre on March 9. Pi, a shipwrecked teenage boy, battles for survival with the four other survivors: a tiger, a hyena, an orangutan, and a zebra. Gorgeous puppetry brings this adventure tale to life. Fans of the bestselling Yann Martel novel, which Life of Pi is based on, or the four-time Oscar-winning film adaptation will see the story they know and love come alive anew.

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Fat Ham

To be or not to be on Broadway, that is the question. But there's no question that Fat Ham, the 2022 Pulitzer-winning play by James Ijames, will be at the American Airlines Theatre from March 21. This send-up of Hamlet is set at a Southern cookout, where Juicy, a young Black man, hesitates to avenge his father's murder the same way that Hamlet did. Grappling with his own softness and sexuality firsthand, and seeing how violence destroyed his dad and uncle, he wonders if there's a better way.

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New York, New York

This new musical is poised to be king of the hill, top of the heap. New York, New York takes its title and setting (post-World War II New York City) from Martin Scorsese's same-named film, but the Broadway show has a new plot you can only see at the St. James Theatre from March 24. One other element that remains from the film is Kander and Ebb's songs — including the iconic "New York, New York" theme — plus some new compositions with lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda.

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Summer, 1976

See Emmy winner and Tony nominee Laura Linney's return to Broadway in Summer, 1976, a new play by Pulitzer Prize winner David Auburn. Set amid Bicentennial celebrations in Ohio, Summer, 1976 centers on two women, a housewife and an artist, whose friendship teaches each of them about independence, intimacy, motherhood, and more. A start date for performances at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre will be announced soon.

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The Thanksgiving Play

The Thanksgiving Play makes Larissa FastHorse the first female Native American writer to have a play on Broadway, and it's sure to offer up a feast of laughs and timely commentary. First seen off Broadway in 2019, The Thanksgiving Play is about the challenges an amateur, all-white theatre troupe faces in creating an elementary school-level Thanksgiving show that centers the Native American experience. Performances are at the Hayes Theater, with dates to be set.

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Prima Facie

Prima Facie is, at first glance, the Broadway debut of Emmy-winning Killing Eve star Jodie Comer. Look deeper, and this acclaimed play from London is a timely drama about the challenges women face in a male-dominant legal system. Comer's character, Tessa, a high-powered defense lawyer, benefits from the system at first — until she herself is a victim of assault. In Prima Facie, her career and her personal life collide as she sees her profession from the other side. The play will run at the Golden Theatre for 10 weeks, beginning April 11.

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Once Upon a One More Time

Hit us, Broadway, one more time! The songs of pop princess Britney Spears power the story of fairytale princesses in the new musical Once Upon a One More Time. Cinderella, the Little Mermaid, Snow White, and more have a feminist reawakening when a fairy godmother shares The Feminine Mystique with their book club. Suddenly, happily ever after has so many more possibilities. Once Upon a One More Time is one of the first shows of the 2023-24 Broadway season, with performances beginning May 13 at the Marquis Theatre.

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