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Top theatre to see in New York in March

Here are our top picks of theatre to check out in March 2023.

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 both 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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Sweeney Todd

God, that's good (news)! Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler's Sweeney Todd is back on Broadway with Josh Groban as the title barber. Watch him and Annaleigh Ashford, as scheming pie shop owner Mrs. Lovett, serve up menace and meat pies in this Tony Award-winning thriller about a revenge plan that spins out of control.

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Bob Fosse's Dancin'

This unique revue celebrates the legendary choreographer with two hours of wall-to-wall dancing. Wayne Cilento, a Tony-nominated member of the original Dancin' Broadway cast, directs this revival, which features all Fosse's eye-popping original choreography, showing his signature flair applies to all dance styles.

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When the corn crop starts to die in a small rural town, can one young farmgirl find help and save Cob County? Find out at Shucked, the corniest new musical comedy this season. Tony-winning writer Robert Horn (Tootsie) teams up with cream-of-the-crop country songwriters Brandy Clark and Shane McAnally.

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Don't wait until the lusty month of May to get tickets to this Lerner and Loewe classic. Andrew Burnap, Phillipa Soo, and Jordan Donica star in Camelot, an adaptation of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table legends filled with romance and valor. Aaron Sorkin has updated the script, making this time-honored musical still feel new.

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Life of Pi

Experience stunning puppetry and stagecraft at the stage adaptation of Yann Martel's hit book and film, fresh off an award-winning run in London's West End. After a teenager named Pi is shipwrecked with only a Bengal tiger for company, can they both survive on the open sea?

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Peter Pan Goes Wrong

The creators of The Play That Goes Wrong are back on Broadway with a new show riddled with every imaginable mishap. Trouble ensues at every turn on the way to Neverland as an amateur theatre troupe attempts to put on J. M. Barrie's Peter Pan.

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Fat Ham

Revenge is best served hot (and with barbecue sauce) in this Pulitzer Prize-winning play by James Ijames. Shakespeare's Hamlet gets a modern, comic update, with the action set at a Southern barbecue where Juicy, a Black, queer college student, wonders whether to be or not to be vengeful against his uncle.

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The Thanksgiving Play

Feast on a hilarious and cutting satire from Larissa FastHorse, the first female Native American playwright on Broadway. D'Arcy Carden, Katie Finneran, Scott Foley, and Chris Sullivan star as a quartet of white actors misguidedly trying to devise an Indigenous-centric Thanksgiving play for elementary schoolers.

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New York, New York

Start spreading the news — this new musical features songs from John Kander, Fred Ebb, and Lin-Manuel Miranda. Loosely inspired by Martin Scorsese's 1977 film, New York, New York follows a group of artists trying to find success and love in post-World War II New York. Under director/choreographer Susan Stroman, expect lots of old-fashioned spectacle and high-stepping dance.

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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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White Girl in Danger

Less than a year after taking home the Tony Award for A Strange Loop, Michael R. Jackson premieres his newest musical. This loving, satirical spoof on soap operas sees a "Blackground" character in a soap-opera town hijack the white leads' juicy stories — but getting the spotlight has its consequences.

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Dark Disabled Stories

Ryan J. Haddad gets personal in this autobiographical show that blends comedy, theatre, and serious social commentary. With dark humor, Haddad, who has cerebral palsy and uses a walker, shares stories about navigating a city and a world not built with his disabilities in mind.

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Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

The first-ever Off-Broadway production of Tennessee Williams's classic family drama was a hot ticket last summer. Now, the acclaimed production returns for a limited engagement this spring. See this Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece about a dysfunctional family's vast array of secrets boiling over.

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Drinking in America

The Wire's Andre Royo stars in this one-man show by Eric Bogosian. He plays a dozen different men, all afflicted by alcoholism, exploring the different ways men experience, inhabit, and attempt to deal with masculinity.

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Crumbs From the Table of Joy

Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage's play gets its first New York revival this spring since its 1995 Off-Broadway premiere. When 17-year-old Ernestine's mother dies and her father moves the family from Pensacola to Brooklyn, she must navigate a changed home life, a changed neighborhood, and a changed set of American values.

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