Top theatre to see in New York in August

Here are our top picks of New York theatre to check out in August 2022.

Gillian Russo
Gillian Russo

August is the prime time to soak up some last sun rays on the beach or get away with your family before school starts back up again. But it's also a great time to go to the theatre! Since the Broadway season doesn't kick off in earnest until the fall, it's a great time to catch a bucket-list show you've been meaning to see or venture off Broadway to discover something entirely new.

Below, we've rounded up the new Off-Broadway shows premiering in August and the hit Broadway shows playing their final performances this month, so get your theatre tickets to these now! August is also a great time to start planning your fall itinerary. Once you've got your August tickets lined up and are ready to look ahead, check out the Broadway shows this fall to snag your tickets to now.

Get tickets to a New York show on New York Theatre Guide.

Book Tickets CTA - LT/NYTG

Good Night, Oscar

See Tony Award winner Sean Hayes as Oscar Levant before he and the play say good night on August 27. Doug Wright's Good Night, Oscar takes place during a taping of Tonight Starring Jack Paar in 1958, when the witty, no-holds-barred Levant, a pianist got asked to come onto the show. That night, his frank discussions of his mental health and a host of other taboos changed the face of live TV forever.

Get Good Night, Oscar tickets now.

Book Tickets CTA - LT/NYTG


See a show beyond the Theatre District this August! Danny Tejera's play Toros plays the WP Theater on the Upper West Side as part of Second Stage Theater's Uptown Series for new works by emerging writers. Join a group of 20something friends in a Madrid garage, where they drink, smoke, and debate music, faith, and reality.

Get Toros tickets now.

Book Tickets CTA - LT/NYTG

Infinite Life

Annie Baker's new play makes its world premiere at Atlantic Theater Company's Linda Gross Theater this August. Five California women philosophize from chaise lounges in this funny play, which also explores how to navigate desire in a failing body.

Check back for information on Infinite Life tickets on New York Theatre Guide.

Originally published on

Subscribe to our newsletter to unlock exclusive New York theatre updates!

  • Get early access to Broadway's newest shows
  • Access to exclusive deals and promotions
  • Stay in the know about top shows and news on Broadway
  • Get updates on shows that are important to you

You can unsubscribe at any time. Privacy Policy