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See these revivals on Broadway and off Broadway right now

Catch a classic show you may have missed the first time it hit the New York stage.

Gillian Russo
Gillian Russo

We love new plays and musicals — there's nothing like being among the first people to see a classic in the making. But what about the existing classics? They're classics for a reason, and there are always plenty popping up in New York. Play and musical revivals are just as exciting as new shows, and seeing a revival can offer a new experience whether you saw the original or not.

Whether you're seeking nostalgia or a fresh take on a classic show, revivals are just the ticket. Check out the major revivals on Broadway and off Broadway right now below. You've got a second (or third, or fourth) chance to catch these shows if you couldn't before, so don't let it pass you by!

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The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window

Lorraine Hansberry’s drama, which premiered in 1964, hasn’t been in New York since 1972. So it was a big deal when a 2023 Off-Broadway revival was announced — with A-list stars Oscar Isaac and Rachel Brosnahan, no less. Now, the pair are taking their celebrated performances to the Broadway stage for 10 weeks only.

The Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window was ahead of its time, tackling a host of social issues including racism, queerness, activism, corruption, and more. The show sees Sidney and Iris Brustein, a married couple living in 1960s Greenwich Village, struggle to keep their relationship alive when Sidney throws all his energy into a fated political campaign.

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Little Shop of Horrors

Seymour and Audrey may want to get out of Skid Row, but New York audiences can't get enough of Skid Row and the bloodthirsty plant inside its humble flower shop. This new revival is in the cozy Westside Theatre off Broadway, and that environment is where Little Shop thrives. The show first took root off-off Broadway in 1982 and moved off Broadway later that year. That production at the Orpheum Theatre won multiple awards and, by the end of its three-year run, was the highest-grossing Off-Broadway show in history at the time.

Little Shop of Horrors had one Broadway run in 2003, which received a Tony nomination but closed after just under a year. People felt that the show was most successful in small venues — the musical is called Little Shop of Horrors, after all! That theory has proved true with the current revival, which has been acclaimed as much for the lead actors' performances as for its intimate nature. Let's just say that if you're in the front row, you'll get up close and personal with Audrey II. Watch the snapping jaws!

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Chicago almost doesn't feel like a revival since this production has been on Broadway for 25 years and counting. It's the only Chicago many modern theatregoers know and has established its own historic legacy, setting plenty of Broadway records. But this production marks Chicago's second time bringing all that jazz to Broadway. The musical first took the Broadway stage in 1975. That premiere was a success in its own right, playing for nearly 1,000 performances, immortalizing Bob Fosse's signature style, and putting Gwen Verdon and Chita Rivera in the spotlight.

Then, in 1996, Chicago was granted a short Off-Broadway revival as part of New York City Center's Encores! series. Ann Reinking rejigged Fosse's choreography and starred as Roxie, playing opposite Bebe Neuwirth as Velma Kelly. The rest is history, as plenty of stars have put on their garters in the musical's leading roles. And while the original Broadway production walked away from the Tonys empty-handed, the revival razzle-dazzled the Tony voters and won six trophies, including Best Revival of a Musical.

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Funny Girl

Funny Girl made Barbra Streisand the greatest star back in 1964. Although she'd been on Broadway before, her leading turn as Fanny Brice (in both the musical and the film adaptation) made her a household name. Unfortunately, the musical faced tough competition at the Tony Awards, coming home empty-handed because Carol Channing and Hello, Dolly! swept the categories. But Funny Girl didn't fade into obscurity, thanks in large part to Streisand and the iconic tune "Don't Rain on My Parade." Oh, and because the cast album was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame!

However, the musical has never gotten a Broadway revival and now it's Fanny Brice's turn to shine again. The first Broadway revival of Funny Girl stars Lea Michele as Fanny, with Ramin Karimloo as Nicky Arnstein and Tovah Feldshuh as Mrs. Rosie Brice. If you couldn't catch Funny Girl the first time around, now's your chance to hear the music that makes you dance, live!

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Sweeney Todd

Sweeney Todd features the worst pies in London and one of the best casts on Broadway. The latest revival of Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler's musical thriller stars Josh Groban as the titular "demon barber of Fleet Street" and Annaleigh Ashford as pie shop owner Mrs. Lovett. The two team up on a plan to get revenge on two people, and soon, the whole city. Gaten Matarazzo, Jordan Fisher, Ruthie Ann Miles, and more come to Fleet Street, too, from February 2023.

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A Doll's House

A Doll's House never slams the door on Broadway for good — it always comes back. Jessica Chastain stars in this classic's latest revival from February 2023, playing unhappy housewife Nora Helmer as she seeks to escape her stifling marriage. Pulitzer Prize finalist Amy Herzog adapts Henrik Ibsen's script, and Jamie Lloyd — known for reinventing Betrayal and Cyrano de Bergerac in New York — directs.

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Tony Award winner Ben Platt and Micaela Diamond lead Parade in 2023, the show's first Broadway revival since its 1998 premiere. They reprise their acclaimed performances from a 2022 Off-Broadway production of the musical, based on the real-life trial and lynching of a Jewish factory manager in 1913 Georgia. Jason Robert Brown's (The Last Five Years) score and Alfred Uhry's (Driving Miss Daisy) book both won Tonys in 1999, and now, today's audiences get to experience their stirring work live once again.

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You don't have to wait until the lusty month of May to see Camelot on Broadway — the show's fifth revival starts up in March 2023. Andrew Burnap, Phillipa Soo, and Jordan Donica play three nobles caught in a royal love triangle, which promises to change the future of Camelot as King Arthur chooses between love and duty. This revival keeps all of Lerner and Loewe's classic tunes, like "What Do the Simple Folk Do?" and "If Ever I Would Leave You," but Oscar winner Aaron Sorkin has updated the script for this production.

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Merrily We Roll Along

This musical revival is already a success, even though it doesn't roll along to Broadway until September 19. Jonathan Groff, Daniel Radcliffe, and Lindsay Mendez starred in Merrily We Roll Along at New York Theatre Workshop in fall 2022, and it was all but sold out before it began. All three will reprise their roles in the Broadway transfer, which is Merrily We Roll Along's first Broadway revival in history. The 1981 premiere was a flop, but as for the 2023 production, one thing's for sure — it's a hit.

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An Enemy of the People

Succession's Jeremy Strong stars in the first revival of this Ibsen drama in 10 years. He plays Dr. Thomas Stockmann, a man who quickly becomes, well, an enemy of the people when he exposes contaminated water in the town's lucrative spa baths. Instead of being grateful that he saved thousands from sickness, they accuse him of ruining the town's reputation and economy. Pulitzer Prize finalist Amy Herzog, acclaimed for her adaptation of Ibsen's A Doll's House in 2023, also adapts this work for a new generation.

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Tony and Emmy Award winner Tyne Daly and Tony and SAG Award winner Liev Schreiber lead the first Broadway revival of John Patrick Shanley's religious drama, last seen in 2005. The hard-nosed principal at an all-boys Catholic school suspects inappropriate relations between one boy and a priest, but struggles with her own doubt over whether he's truly guilty.

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