Top theatre to see in New York in June
Discover our top picks of New York theatre to check out in June 2023, including new, exciting Broadway and Off-Broadway shows to see all across the city.
The official start of summer isn't until later in June, but you can get in the summer mood all month by planning an escape — at the theatre, that is! Theatre is a great way to travel to new worlds and escape the routine of daily life without jet lag or carsickness. And if you've already traveled just to get to New York, then make sure a show or two is a must-see item on your itinerary.
Broadway and Off-Broadway shows in June will whisk you away to places near and far, real and fantastical. Discover theatre shows opening in June below, and read our roundup of top May theatre to discover shows from last month that you can still see in June. You can also check out more fan-favorite Off-Broadway and Broadway shows that will be around all summer.
Plus, don't forget that the Tony Awards take place in June! Get theatre tickets to the hottest Tony-nominated shows now before they win.
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Don't miss Jodie Comer's Broadway debut in this tour-de-force one-woman show through June 18. Comer commands the stage as Tessa, a brilliant defense attorney who reevaluates her entire profession after suffering an assault. She won an Olivier and an Evening Standard Award for her performance in London, and the show remains just as urgent and unmissable in New York.
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Join the cookout before it fizzles out on June 25! James Ijames Pulitzer-winning play Fat Ham takes Shakespeare's Hamlet and flips it on its head. Juicy, a queer, Black college student, is tasked with revenge, Hamlet-style — but he's not up for murder, so what's the alternative? The show serves up a healthy dose of comedy with sides of karaoke, charades, and healing.
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Summer doesn't start until June 21, but Summer, 1976 is over on June 18. Don't miss your chance to see Tony nominees Laura Linney and Jessica Hecht on stage together, starring as two mothers who strike up an unlikely and life-changing friendship one summer.
Get Summer, 1976 tickets now.
Here Lies Love
Love finally lies on Broadway — 10 years after its critically acclaimed premiere at The Public Theater, David Byrne and Fatboy Slim's musical Here Lies Love takes the Broadway stage from June 17. In an immersive disco setting with music to match, the show tells the true story of how Imelda and Ferdinand Marcos's regime rose in the Philippines and fell just as quickly at the hands of the People Power Revolution.
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Alex Edelman: Just For Us
He's returning to New York just for us. Comedian Alex Edelman brings his hilarious stand-up show to Broadway after having three sold-out Off-Broadway runs last year. From June 22 to August 19 only, you can hear how he, a Jewish man, infiltrated a local neo-Nazi meeting after getting hate from the group online. A five-star New York Theatre Guide review called Edelman and the show "top-notch."
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Juliet Stevenson reprises her acclaimed title role from London in Robert Icke's show. Adapted from Arthur Schnitzler's 1912 play Professor Bernhardi, The Doctor follows a Viennese doctor who refuses last rites for a girl who does not know she is dying, sparking a national public debate on ethics. See Stevenson's tour-de-force performance at the Park Avenue Armory from June 3 to August 19.
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What happens when a playwright/director and a magician team up to create a show together? Find out at A Simulacrum, playing through June 24. Tony-nominated playwright Lucas Hnath directs this show he created with sleight-of-hand artist Steve Cuiffo, who Hnath once asked to show him a few tricks. Cuiffo performs what happened next, and the result is sure to be magical.
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One Woman Show
Fans of Fleabag will love this performance by Liz Kingsman, off Broadway from June 14 after a lauded London run. Kingsman adopts a Fleabag-esque alter ego to lovingly spoof not only that series, but the slew of "messy woman" media that followed it. Moreso, though, she provides witty and hilarious commentary on why these types of "one woman shows" seem to be the only way funny women can succeed.
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Rock & Roll Man
You may not know the name Alan Freed, but you definitely know the rock and roll songs he popularized on his radio stations: "Tutti Frutti," "Great Balls of Fire," "I Put a Spell on You," and many more. In this musical set to these classic hits and more, discover the contentious but undeniably impactful legacy of the man who pioneered, and integrated, rock and roll as we know it. The show plays at New World Stages through September 3.
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The Public Theater's Free Shakespeare in the Park program returns this summer with Hamlet, directed by Tony Award winner Kenny Leon and starring Tony nominee Ato Blankson-Wood in the title role. See the classic story of the title prince, tasked with avenging his father by killing his uncle, under the stars at Central Park's Delacorte Theater. All tickets to Hamlet are free and are distributed across a variety of in-person and digital channels.
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