There’s a special feeling when autumn finally arrives in New York City. In contrast to the lazy summer spent at the beach, visitors and locals alike start thinking about the Thanksgiving Day Parade and the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree—and especially the brand-new season on Broadway! It feels like this year, there are more new shows than ever coming to the stage, so grab a pumpkin spice latte (or your favorite fall beverage of choice) and scroll through our list of upcoming Broadway shows.
See the Next Smash-Hit Musical
Broadway has a handful of exciting new musicals opening soon, more than a handful, and you’re going to want to see them all!
It’s time to heat things up! Some Like It Hot brings one of Hollywood’s greatest comedies to new life on the Broadway stage. Don’t miss your chance to join this fast-paced, sassy, brassy cross-country romp, as two best friends run for their lives—and find true love where they least expect it. Get a taste of things to come by checking out the cast singing the title song here.
& Juliet is a hilarious new musical that flips the script on the greatest love story ever told: what would happen next if Juliet didn’t end it all over Romeo? Get ready to groove along with this show, as you go through an iconic pop anthem playlist including “Since U Been Gone,” “Roar,” “Baby One More Time,” “Can’t Stop the Feeling” and more.
If you’re in the mood for a little nostalgia, head on over to the Jacobs Theatre to see Almost Famous, a new musical based on Cameron Crowe’s beloved 2000 film. Get transported to 1973, where Led Zeppelin is king, Richard Nixon is President, and idealistic 15-year-old William Miller is an aspiring music journalist. Even if you’ve never seen the film, you’re still in for a good time that celebrates community, family, fandom and the power of music.
Looking for even more musicals? Also opening are A Beautiful Noise: The Neil Diamond Musical, Kimberly Akimbo, and KPOP.
Get Carried Away at One of These Plays
Broadway is certainly bringing the drama this season, with searing new plays and revivals that are sure to have you talking for weeks after.
It’s only fitting to us that Broadway icon Audra McDonald stars in the first show to perform at the newly named James Earl Jones Theatre. Ohio State Murders is a haunting, provocative play that marks the long-awaited Broadway debut of legendary playwright Adrienne Kennedy.
We wouldn’t drag our feet when it comes to getting tickets to see Gabriel Byrne: Walking With Ghosts, since it’s only on Broadway for 75 performances only. Simultaneously hilarious and heartbreaking, Walking With Ghosts is a lyrical homage to the people and landscapes that ultimately shape our destinies.
Do you want a powerhouse play packed with stars? Then make sure you see The Piano Lesson. This revival of August Wilson’s play is on Broadway for 17 weeks only and stars Samuel L. Jackson, John David Washington and Danielle Brooks. Directing is Tony Award® nominee LaTanya Richardson Jackson, the first woman to ever direct an August Wilson play on Broadway.
If you’re on the hunt for more great plays, Ain’t No Mo’ and Take Me Out are also ones not to miss. And there’s so much more!
Many performance schedules change the week of Thanksgiving. Here is a handy list of all the shows performing November 21-27, in case you plan on catching a show that week. Long story short, there’s something for everyone this season on Broadway!