Top theatre to see in New York in March

Here are our top picks of theatre to check out in March 2024, one of the busiest months for new Broadway and Off-Broadway openings, meaning plenty to check out.

Gillian Russo
Gillian Russo

March marks the start of spring and of daylight savings time, so when you turn your clocks forward, that means you're one hour closer to seeing your next show. And if you're planning to see a Broadway or Off-Broadway show this month, there are plenty to choose from.

Tons of Broadway and Off-Broadway plays and musicals will join the ranks of long-running shows and recent February premieres throughout March. With warmer weather on the horizon, it's a perfect time to get out and go to a show. Grab your friends or family for a spring break trip, or venture out solo when you have a free night.

New shows this March cover all sorts of topics, from Camelot to cookouts to corn. There are plenty of revivals, too, from a new adaptation of a hit film to the first revival of a classic dance revue. Read on to learn about Broadway and Off-Broadway shows to see in March, and get tickets now.

Broadway shows in March

March is a busy month for Broadway, as tons of shows begin performances in anticipation of the Tony Awards in the summer. This spring's lineup includes revivals and all-new shows, encompassing plays and musicals alike. Whether you'd like a classic musical or an exciting new play, there's something for everyone on Broadway this March.

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An Enemy of the People

Screen stars Jeremy Strong, Michael Imperioli, and Victoria Pedretti join forces on stage to reinvent a time-honored classic. Pulitzer-nominated playwright Amy Herzog puts a slick, fresh spin on this classic Henrik Ibsen drama about a doctor (Strong) who becomes a public enemy when he publicizes news that could hurt his town's economy and reputation — even as it saves lives.

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The Who's Tommy

Guess who's back on Broadway? The musical inspired by The Who's landmark rock album returns for its 30th anniversary with the same award-winning creative team: book writer/director Des McAnuff and songwriter Pete Townshend. Go along with young Tommy on his journey to discover his knack for pinball, find local fame, and overcome trauma, and hear classic Who songs like "We're Not Gonna Take It," "Pinball Wizard," and "I'm Free."

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The Outsiders

You may know S.E. Hinton's classic novel from school, but you've never seen it like this. The new musical adaptation, with folk music by Jamestown Revival (Jonathan Clay and Zach Chance) and Justin Levine, reintroduces a new generation to the story of the Socs and the Greasers, teenage gangs looking for hope and a found family in a world where they have little else.

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If you've never heard of Polish painter Tamara de Lempicka, you won't be able to forget her after seeing the musical inspired by her life. The trailblazing, bisexual Art Deco artist built a successful life in Parisian high society and helped redefine what women were allowed to be in the world.

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Hell’s Kitchen

Discover the neighborhood where Grammy Award winner Alicia Keys's dreams were made. Hell’s Kitchen, whose main character is 17-year-old Ali, is loosely inspired by her own upbringing and discovery of her passion for music. Shoshana Bean, Brandon Victor Dixon, and Maleah Joi Moon star.

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This explosive drama starring Sarah Paulson may be ending its run at the Hayes Theater on March 3, but it's moving house to the Belasco from March 25. In Appropriate, estranged family members reunite to settle their late father's estate, uncovering darker secrets than they bargained for in the process.

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Off-Broadway shows in March

This spring's Off-Broadway season includes buzzy world-premiere shows from emerging and established writers alike, plus revivals from celebrated authors. Be the first to catch a new show off-Broadway this season, as it could be a big Broadway hit by next season! Check out these off-Broadway plays and musicals to see this month.

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Dead Outlaw

The Tony Award-winning creative team behind The Band's Visit premiere their latest musical, about the wild and unbelievable true story of Elmer McCurdy. More infamous in death than in life, he was an outlaw, a train robber, a traveling sideshow attraction, and more you'll just have to see to believe.

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The Effect

They say love is a drug, and The Effect takes that literally. Lucy Prebble's thought-provoking play, coming to New York fresh off an acclaimed London run, sees two clinical trial patients fall in love. But what's real and what's just a side effect?

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Sally & Tom

A woman, Luce, writes a play about Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings. She plays Sally and her partner (and the show's director), Mike, plays Tom. A setup for success, no? Modern-day power imbalances mirror historical ones in this smart new comedy by Pulitzer Prize winner Suzan-Lori Parks.

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Queen of Hearts

Fall down the rabbit hole with the acclaimed Brooklyn burlesque troupe Company XIV. After putting seductive spins on stories like The Nutcracker and even the Bible, the company is now tackling Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Queen of Hearts offers themed eats and drinks aplenty while the performers recreate Wonderland with acrobatics, circus, song, dance, striptease, and more.

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Photo credit: The Who's Tommy at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago. (Photo by Liz Lauren)

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