Top theatre to see in New York in January

Here are our top picks of theatre to check out in January 2024, including world-premiere Off-Broadway shows and last-chance Broadway hits closing this month.

Gillian Russo
Gillian Russo

Beat the January blues by seeing a New York show this month! There's no better place to escape the winter chill than in a warm, cozy theatre, big or small. Plus, with the holiday rush over, January performances have great availability on seats.

Between Broadway blockbusters and intimate Off-Broadway shows, there's plenty to choose from. Few new Broadway shows start up in January, but this month is your last chance to catch some limited-run hits from 2023 before they close. You can also venture off Broadway and be the first to see some new offerings at smaller theatres around the city.

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Aw, shucks — this critically acclaimed musical is closing on January 14. There are only a few more weeks to go to Cob County, whose corn crop is dying — and it's up to farmgirl Maizy to save it, turning the whole town on its ear in the process. A multi-award-winning creative team, including celebrated country songwriters Shane McAnally and Brandy Clark, are behind this shucking great show.

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Gutenberg! The Musical!

It took 12 years after Josh Gad and Andrew Rannells first shared the stage together, in The Book of Mormon, to do it again. So who knows when the next time will be once Gutenberg! The Musical! closes on January 28? Don't miss your chance to see the ace comedy duo as hapless writers pitching a wildly inaccurate, wildly funny bio-musical about Johannes Gutenberg.

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Days of Wine and Roses

Tony Award winner Kelli O'Hara and Tony nominee Brian d'Arcy James shone in the Off-Broadway premiere of this new musical last summer, and you only have 16 weeks to see them headline the limited Broadway engagement. Writers Craig Lucas and Adam Guettel adapted the 1962 film of the same name into a poignant show — the duo's first since the lush The Light in the Piazza — about a couple falling into love and alcoholism at the same time.

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Prayer for the French Republic

Joshua Harmon's epic drama swept up numerous Off-Broadway awards in 2022, and now Broadway audiences get to experience the acclaimed writing and performances. Prayer for the French Republic follows a modern-day French Jewish family facing down fears for their safety — the same fears we see their ancestors face 70 years earlier during World War II.

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The White Chip

Edie Falco, Hank Azaria, and Annaleigh Ashford are among the producers of this acclaimed play, which returns off Broadway for the first time since its 2019 premiere. Director Sheryl Kaller and star Joe Tapper, who led the 2019 production, reprise their roles in The White Chip, a dark comedy about a man's winding road to alcoholism recovery.

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White Rose: The Musical

This new Off-Broadway musical is based on the true story of the White Rose Resistance Group, a coalition of German students who openly criticized Nazism during World War II, setting an example of fearlessness for future generations of activists. Jo Ellen Pellman (The Prom on Netflix), Mike Cefalo (New York, New York), Paolo Montalban (Funny Girl), and Kennedy Kanagawa (Into the Woods) are among the stars.

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Nothing is as it seems in this twisty world premiere by Rachel Bonds. Lonely boarding school student Ana thinks Jonah, a sweet fellow classmate, will make all her dreams and fantasies come true — but their story instead becomes one of intrigue and survival. Tony Award nominee Gabby Beans stars.

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Oh, Mary!

Oh, Cole! Cole Escola, star of HBO's Search Party and an award-winning comedy writer, combines their talents in their Off-Broadway-debut show. They created and star in this darkly comic retelling of the repression, desire, and alcoholism former First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln experienced in the days leading up to her husband's infamous assassination.

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The Connector

Extra, extra — Tony Award winner Jason Robert Brown has a new musical coming to New York. Named for a fictional, prestigious magazine, The Connector follows rising journalist Ethan Dobson as he pushes the limits of his abilities and his ethics to get the most intriguing story. At the same time, assistant copy editor Robin Martinez wrestles with how to stop him.

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Russian Troll Farm: A Workplace Comedy

Internet Research Agency workers: They're just like us! Sarah Gancher's new play marries political satire and sitcom as it follows the everyday lives of workers in Russia's real-life internet manipulation company. As they adopt fake personas, doctor news, and launch disinformation campaigns, they also nurse crushes on their colleagues, deal with interpersonal drama, and try to win a toaster in an office raffle.

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Photo credit: Kelli O'Hara and Brian d'Arcy James in Days of Wine and Roses off Broadway. (Photo by Ahron R. Foster)

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