See these new musicals in New York
Learn about all the new Broadway musicals and Off-Broadway musicals in New York this season.
How do you prefer your musicals? Light and funny? Deep and dark? Kooky and weird? This season on Broadway and off Broadway, there's a new musical for everyone. From historical dramas to teenage coming-of-age tales to musical adaptations of classic and cult classic films, you're guaranteed to find a musical you love in New York.
New Broadway musicals are some of the most exciting parts of the New York theatre season, because they're the competitors for some of the top Tony Awards at the ceremony each June. And new Off-Broadway musicals could someday be classic Broadway musicals. You can check them out while they're still in an intimate venue and brag that you were among the first to experience their greatness. Learn about all the new musicals coming up in New York soon, and get your tickets now.
New Broadway musicals
Long-running Broadway shows are everyone's go-tos, but why not experience a new Broadway musical? You could be seeing the start of a long and prosperous Broadway run. There's a musical to fit everyone's taste, as this season's Broadway musicals feature classic Broadway, pop, rock, and even K-pop music.
Back to the Future: The Musical
Go by foot, subway, or time-traveling DeLorean to Back to the Future: The Musical, opening on Broadway in summer 2023. Step into the world of the beloved '80s movie and go back in time with Marty McFly, who almost ruins his parents' first meeting and has to get them back together. In addition to original music, this award-winning musical, which premiered in London, features the movie's famous hits like "Johnny B. Goode" and "The Power of Love."
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After more than 25 years since its world premiere, all the pieces finally came together in Harmony to bring Barry Manilow and Bruce Sussman's musical to New York. The show features completely original music and a plot based on the true story of the Comedian Harmonists, a German Jewish choral group torn apart amid the rise of the Nazi regime.
New York Theatre Guide's four-star review of Harmony's 2022 Off-Broadway premiere reads, "Harmony hits all the right notes." Most of the Off-Broadway cast transfers for the musical's Broadway premiere in October, including Chip Zien and Sierra Boggess.
How to Dance in Ohio
This new musical is based on the Peabody Award-winning documentary by Alexandra Shiva. At a group counseling center in the title state, seven autistic adults prepare for a spring formal dance, and in doing so, they break from their routines and discover new confidence, love, and possibilities for their lives. A main cast of seven autistic actors make their Broadway debuts in this uplifting new show.
The Notebook may be new as a musical, but fans have loved Nicholas Sparks's romantic drama story for more than 25 years. The novel, originally published in 1996 and adapted into a 2004 film, follows lovers Noah and Allie as their class differences and other forces threaten to separate them over the decades. Bekah Brunstetter adapted Sparks's novel for the stage, with Ingrid Michaelson composing the score.
First, a 15-year-old S. E. Hinton wrote a novel about teenage gang members who only have each other to rely on for survival as they come of age. Next, she and Francis Ford Coppola adapted the book into a now-cult-classic movie. And in spring 2024, the story gets the Broadway musical treatment, set to folk music by Jamestown Revival and proving that The Outsiders continues to stay gold.
Water for Elephants
Fans of the 2006 book and 2011 film will be familiar with this spectacular story of an ex-med student who runs away with the circus and falls into a star-crossed, dangerous romance with a married acrobat. Now, experience the thrills live in this high-flying Broadway stage adaptation.
Days of Wine and Roses
Fans of the dreamy musical The Light in the Piazza will love this long-anticipated follow-up from Craig Lucas and Adam Guettel. Based on the 1958 teleplay and 1962 film, the Days of Wine and Roses musical tells a romantic tale that turns despairing. Tony Award winner Kelli O'Hara and Tony nominee Brian d'Arcy James play Kirsten and Joe, a couple in 1950s New York who struggle to rebuild their family after sinking into alcoholism.
New Off-Broadway musicals
Off-Broadway musicals are just as diverse as Broadway musicals. Lots of celebrated Broadway musicals get their start as new Off-Broadway musicals, so now's your chance to check out a show that no one has seen before. From family-friendly musicals to reimaginings of classic shows, there's plenty to choose from beyond Broadway.
Multi-Grammy Award winner Alicia Keys penned the score for this new musical loosely based on her own life. Named for the Manhattan neighborhood where she grew up, Hell's Kitchen tells the story of how 17-year-old Ali comes of age, faces hard truths, and discovers the possibilities music holds for her.
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Buena Vista Social Club
Named for the eponymous Grammy-winning 1997 album by the Cuban music group Buena Vista Social Club, this new musical tells the group's story and sets it to all their music. Atlantic Theatre Company presents the world-premiere production.
Check back for information on Buena Vista Social Club tickets on New York Theatre Guide.
The Gardens of Anuncia
This new musical by Graciela Daniele and Michael John LaChiusa dramatizes the early life of Daniele herself. The main character in this version is Anuncia, an older woman who reflects on those who made sacrifices to allow her to pursue her art, beginning when she was living in Argentina under Juan Perón’s leadership. The musical marks Daniele and LaChuisa's fifth collaboration at Lincoln Center Theater.
Check back for information on The Gardens of Anuncia tickets on New York Theatre Guide.
Walk on Through: Confessions of a Museum Novice
Tony Award winner Gavin Creel wrote and stars in this musical inspired by his trips to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Visual and performing arts come together in this 17-song cycle about the personal discoveries Creel made while experiencing the museum's art for the very first time.
Check back for information on Walk on Through tickets on New York Theatre Guide.
Tony and Pulitzer winner Michael R. Jackson (A Strange Loop) and Anna K. Jacobson (POP!) adapt the cult classic film for the stage. This darkly comedic story of desire, rage, and bodily autonomy focuses on an evangelical Christian teen whose body bites back — literally — when men violate it.
Check back for information on Teeth tickets on New York Theatre Guide.
Here There Are Blueberries
Tectonic Theatre Project and New York Theatre Workshop co-produce this musical by Tectonic founder Moisés Kaufman and Amanda Gronich. The show is based on the true story of historical photographs from the Nazi era sent to a Holocaust museum in 2007. As the story behind the photos came to light, the images made national news — and debate fodder — and provided insight into both the perpetrators and humanity at large.
Check back for information on Here There Are Blueberries tickets on New York Theatre Guide.
The Lonely Few
This new rock musical follows the push-and-pull romance of Lila, the leader of the title indie band, and Amy, an established musician who invites The Lonely Few on tour. Love blossoms between them, but it might not last.
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