New musical theatre to see off Broadway this spring
Many new musicals that debut off Broadway go on to become Broadway hits, and you can be among the first to see them in a smaller, more intimate setting.
Musicals are not just a Broadway thing. In fact, if you want to get on the ground floor of the hottest new musicals, go off Broadway. This is where the newest, weirdest, most adventurous shows come from. Hamilton, Hadestown, Rent, and Spring Awakening are just some beloved musicals that had buzzy runs off Broadway before debuting to a wider audience on Broadway. So if you want to be the first one to see the musical that everyone will be talking about a year from now, see an Off-Broadway show.
Here are the Off-Broadway musicals debuting this year you will want to be first in line for.
Get tickets to Off-Broadway musicals on New York Theatre Guide.
White Rose: The Musical
The true story of Sophie and Hans Scholl, and their group of student activists, inspired this new musical by Brian Belding and Natalie Brice. In Nazi-era Germany, this group of students were not among those targeted by Hitler's regime — so they used their privilege to openly challenge the Nazi's rhetoric, even when it was dangerous.
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Tony-winning composer/lyricist Jason Robert Brown (Parade, The Last Five Years) teams up with bookwriter Jonathan Marc Sherman and conceiver/director Daisy Prince for this world-premiere show. The musical is named for the fictional magazine where the ambitions of journalist Ethan and editor Robin collide. Ethan will go to great lengths to get the ultimate scoop, and Robin will go just as far to stop him.
Check back for information on The Connector tickets on New York Theatre Guide.
A Strange Loop Pulitzer Prize winner Michael R. Jackson is back with his latest show, an adaptation of the 2007 horror comedy film of the same name. Christian teenager Dawn O’Keefe has a body with the power to literally bite back against sexual violence. How she navigates that power, her desire, and her rage makes for dark and fierce comedy.
Check back for information on Teeth tickets on New York Theatre Guide.
The Lonely Few
Girl meets girl in this tender rock musical about love and music. When Lila's small-town Kentucky band of the title gets a chance to tour with acclaimed musician Amy, it's their chance to find fame — and for Amy and Lila to find romance. But will their love only last while they're on the road, or can they maintain their ties to their homes and to each other?
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Even when in lockdown, humans found innovative ways to connect and discover that they're not truly alone. Dave Malloy's new musical is a "post-pandemic open mic night parable" that brings together the stories of three global characters: Susan in Latvia, Sadie in New Mexico, and Beckett in Ireland. All three are alone and haunted by their fears and their grandparents, but as they tell their stories about madness, magic, and end times, we realize how connected they are.
Check back for information on Three Houses tickets on New York Theatre Guide.
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