Top theatre to see on Broadway this fall

Check out our complete guide to everything opening on Broadway this fall, from starry revivals to thrilling new plays and musicals by celebrated writers.

Gillian Russo
Gillian Russo

It may be early in the year, but if you're taking a trip to NYC this fall, you're probably planning already, and seeing a Broadway show is a must. You can plan now for a trip to the theatre anytime this fall with our guide to all the most anticipated Broadway shows opening in the coming months. You probably already know about famous, long-running Broadway musicals like Chicago and The Lion King, but if you're looking for something new, you're in the right place.

Fall is a busy season on Broadway, with mega-musicals, revivals of award-winning classic shows, star-studded new plays, and more. There's something for everyone to enjoy.

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Broadway musicals this fall

Whatever your taste in musical theatre is, you'll find it represented in the Broadway musicals opening this fall. Comedies, dramas, and various musical genres hit the stage this season. Discover all the Broadway musicals opening this fall, listed in order of start date.

Maybe Happy Ending

Boy meets girl, becomes friends with girl, falls in love with girl. That's the gist of Maybe Happy Ending — except in this case, boy and girl are robots. Emmy Award winner Darren Criss (American Crime Story, Glee), Helen J. Shen, and The Voice's Dez Duron star in this new musical about getting a new lease on life and love, even after you think your warranty's expired.

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Sunset Boulevard

Nicole Scherzinger is ready for her close-up — and to make her Broadway debut. Following a critically acclaimed run in London, director Jamie Lloyd's revival of Sunset Boulevard comes to New York from September 28. Scherzinger reprises her powerhouse performance in the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical as Norma Desmond, a Hollywood actress who can't accept that her star is fading, leading to extreme results.

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A Wonderful World: The Louis Armstrong Musical

Broadway's about to see la vie en rose with the arrival of A Wonderful World: The Louis Armstrong Musical. Tony Award winner James Monroe Iglehart stars as the musician who not only reimagined jazz music, but blended it with pop, swing, Dixieland, and more to create a unique sound and defy racial and class barriers to become a legend. Performances begin October 16.

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Tammy Faye

Hallelujah! Tammy Faye is on your stage from October 19, and she's ready to put the fun back into faith and love in your heart. This glitzy musical about the life of the famed televangelist features music by Elton John and the Scissor Sisters's Jake Shears, a script by Tony Award nominee James Graham, and lead performances by Andrew Rannells and Katie Brayben, reprising their roles as Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker from the show's London premiere.

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Death Becomes Her

Death became Meryl Streep and Goldie Hawn in 1992, and it becomes Megan Hilty and Jennifer Simard in 2024. The Broadway favorites star in the new musical comedy adaptation of the hit movie Death Becomes Her, about two longtime frenemies whose feud seems like it will never die — and thanks to a magical anti-aging potion, perhaps they won't, either.

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Swept Away

Experience an original story on the high seas, set to music by the rock band The Avett Brothers. Their 2004 album Mignonette, inspired by an infamous 19th-century shipwreck, is the basis of this story about four crewmen who rely on brotherhood, instinct, and unexpected sacrifices to make it out of a shipwreck alive.

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Broadway plays this fall

If you're not a frequent Broadway-goer, you might gravitate toward musicals. But don't overlook plays — they often feature celebrity casts, so you might see an actor from your favorite TV show or movie up close. Plus, while many Broadway musicals run for a while, plays usually get limited runs, so catch them before they close!

Lots of the plays on Broadway this fall have won awards, whether from previous Broadway runs or even before debuting on Broadway, and they'll make you laugh, cry, and everything between with their writing and performances. Learn more about all the Broadway plays in fall 2024, listed in order of start date.

The Roommate

Getting talent like Mia Farrow and Patti LuPone in one room is rare. But they are the title roommates in Jen Silverman's comedy about two women in the second acts of their lives. Sharon, recently divorced, takes in Robyn, her first-ever roommate. These two vastly different women open each other up to new possibilities for their lives as secrets and desires bubble up.

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McNeal

See Robert Downey Jr. on the Broadway stage for the first time. In this play about the humanity and inhumanity of storytelling, the Iron Man and Oppenheimer star plays a writer with a celebrated career — as well as an estranged son, an unhealthy interest in A.I., and grudges that affect his work.

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Our Town

This town is packed with talent. Jim Parsons, Zoey Deutch, Katie Holmes, Ephraim Sykes, Julie Halston, and more lead the latest revival of Our Town on Broadway, directed by Tony Award winner Kenny Leon (Topdog/Underdog, Purlie Victorious, A Soldier's Play). Thorton Wilder's classic show about life and death, told through the story of one rural couple, returns for a new generation beginning September 17.

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Yellow Face

Daniel Dae Kim is returning to Broadway, playing a stand-in for Tony Award-winning playwright David Henry Hwang in Yellow Face. Hwang based this comedy on something that actually happened to him: After protesting yellowface casting in Miss Saigon, the playwright mistakenly did the same thing by casting a white actor as an Asian character in one of his shows. Performances begin in September, with exact dates to be announced.

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English

Winner of the 2023 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, English now makes Broadway its classroom. Specifically, an classroom in Iran where four adult students are preparing to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language. In the process, they grapple with what they gain and lose by learning a new language and adopting a new culture. Performances are set to start in December.

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Romeo + Juliet

Kit Connor and Rachel Zegler are two actors alike in dignity. The fast-rising young Hollywood stars, known respectively for Heartstopper and Steven Spielberg's West Side Story, will star in a revival of Shakespeare's tragedy that features music by Jack Antonoff, the frontman of the band Bleachers and music producer for artists like Taylor Swift and Lana Del Rey. Performance dates have yet to be announced.

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Left on Tenth

Julianna Margulies and Peter Gallagher star in Left on Tenth, a play based on the same-named memoir by You've Got Mail screenwriter Delia Ephron. Not only is she known for writing rom-coms, but she also lived one herself when she met a man from her past, reignited a spark, and had to navigate those feelings while other aspects of her life took an unexpected turn.

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Eureka Day

School is in session at playwright Jonathan Spector's Eureka Day, named for a fictional school with very relaxed policies to ensure inclusion of all. One of those is a forgiving vaccine policy, but when a mumps outbreak occurs, the school board has tough decisions to make.

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Photo credit: Nicole Scherzinger in Sunset Boulevard in London. (Photo by Marc Brenner)

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