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The Best Broadway Shows to See in March 2024

Last updated Feb. 29, 2024 by Broadway.com Staff
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Spring is on the horizon, and so is a fantastic selection of new Broadway shows! From fan-favorite musicals returning to the stage to brand new productions, March is full of things to see. 

This month, Broadway welcomes anticipated revivals of The Wiz and The Who's Tommy, the musical adaptations of S.E. Hinton's The Outsiders and F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby, a new musical about renowned artist Tamara de Lempicka and the story of the Suffs, who fought for the women's right to vote. Plus, the music of Huey Lewis takes the stage in the new romantic comedy The Heart of Rock and Roll, and Grammy winner Alicia Keys' Hell's Kitchen makes the move to Broadway. Don't miss our Best Shows Coming to Broadway in 2024 guide for a full list of what's on deck!

March also sees exciting stars in long-running shows! Wicked welcomes new cast members, including Tony winner Donna McKechnie, father-daughter duo Jon Jon and Isa Briones join the cast of Hadestown and David Bedella reprises his Olivier Award-winning role in & Juliet.

Here is your complete guide to the best shows on the Broadway boards in March of 2024.

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Broadway's Best Selling Shows

The Top 10 best selling shows currently playing on Broadway. For a deeper look, check out our complete breakdown of Broadway's Best Selling Shows.

  SHOW
1 Wicked
2 The Lion King
3 Hamilton
4 Merrily We Roll Along
5 MJ The Musical
6 Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
7 Moulin Rouge! The Musical
8 Aladdin
9 Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
10 & Juliet

Based on gross sales for performances during the week ending February 25, 2024. Check out our complete list of Broadway's Best Selling Shows.


Best New Shows on Broadway in March

Broadway's spring season kicks into gear with a selection of anticipated revivals, new musicals and more.

The Who's Tommy

The Who's epic and exhilarating rock opera returns to Broadway following a successful run in Chicago. Get ready to hear anthems like "I’m Free," "See Me, Feel Me," "Sensation" and "Pinball Wizard" as the titular Tommy navigates his universe and finds a home behind a pinball machine.

The Outsiders

Ponyboy and the gang take the stage in a thrilling new musical that explores the timeless themes of chosen family and more that have kept both S.E. Hinton’s novel and Francis Ford Coppola’s motion picture classics for decades. 

Lempicka

Renowned artist Tamara de Lempicka's life is brought to the stage in this thrilling new musical. Featuring a pop-infused score, Lempicka spans decades of personal and political turmoil while telling the story of a woman ahead of her era and an artist whose time has finally come.

Suffs

The women's movement takes to the Broadway stage! Shaina Taub’s epic new musical tells the story of the suffragists as they engage in a relentless pursuit for the women’s right to vote.

Hell's Kitchen

A new musical inspired by the life of, and featuring music and lyrics by, 15-time Grammy winner Alicia Keys. Follow Ali as she steps out of her New York City apartment and finds the world.

The Wiz

Ease on down the road to this classic musical! Based on L. Frank Baum’s children’s book, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, The Wiz returns home to the American stage with an all-new adaptation.

The Heart of Rock and Roll

It's hip to be square! The music of Huey Lewis takes the Broadway stage in this raucous new romantic comedy, featuring songs like "The Power of Love," "Stuck With You," "If This Is It" and more.

The Great Gatsby

Travel to the extravagant world of the 1920s as F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic novel hits the Broadway stage. Jay Gatsby, Daisy Buchanan and more come to life in this new musical.


Best Broadway Shows, From Screen to Stage

It can be a blast to see classic movies, and their legendary characters, come to life on stage! Here's a selection of film faves that have made their way to Broadway.

For a full list of shows that have been adapted from movies, head to our Best Broadway Shows, From Screen to Stage guide.

Back to the Future

This is heavy! Back to the Future has made its way to the stage in a high-voltage adaptation by the film’s creators Bob Gale and Robert Zemeckis. When Marty McFly finds himself transported back to 1955 in a time machine built by the eccentric scientist Doc Brown, he accidentally changes the course of history. Now he’s in a race against time to fix the present, escape the past and send himself... back to the future.

Roger Bart as Doc Brown and Casey Likes as Marty McFly in Back to the Future
Roger Bart and Casey Likes in Back to the Future
(Photo: Matthew Murphy and Evan Zimmerman)

Chicago

Get ready for some razzle dazzle! Though Kander and Ebb's classic musical originated on stage, Chicago was brought to the screen in 2002 in an adaptation that went on to win six Academy Awards, bringing the story to an even wider audience. The tale of Vaudevillian murderesses Roxie and Velma is still going strong, having just celebrated its 27th year on Broadway!

The cast of Chicago vogues while staring straight
The cast of Chicago
(Photo: Jeremy Daniel)

Moulin Rouge! The Musical

Baz Luhrmann's revolutionary film comes to life in Moulin Rouge! The Musical! Head to a world of splendor and romance, of eye-popping excess, of glitz, grandeur and glory and prepare for a spectacular spectacular soundtrack featuring some of pop music's biggest hits.

Casey Cott and Courtney Reed of Moulin Rouge
Casey Cott and Courtney Reed in Moulin Rouge! The Musical
(Photo: Matthew Murphy)

Best Plays on Broadway: Star-Studded Casts

There is something special about watching established Hollywood stars performing live in front of an audience. Below are a few of our favorites on the boards this winter.

We maintain a complete guide to Celebrities on the Stage. Also, check out our Complete List of Broadway Plays for everything playing on and off Broadway.

An Enemy of the People

Succession's Jeremy Strong and White Lotus' Michael Imperioli star in Amy Herzog’s adaptation of Henrik Ibsen’s moral battle between a lone truth teller and a society desperate for self-preservation.

Appropriate

Emmy, Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award winner Sarah Paulson leads the cast of Branden Jacobs-Jenkin's darkly comic family drama, which tells the story of the Lafayette family as they return to their patriarch’s Arkansas home to deal with the remains of his estate. 

Doubt

Two-time Tony nominee and Oscar nominee Amy Ryan and three-time Emmy nominee and 2005 Tony winner Liev Schreiber lead the first Broadway revival of John Patrick Shanley's Pulitzer Prize-winning play, set in an all-boys Catholic school in the Bronx.


Best Broadway Shows for Kids

For a complete breakdown of age-appropriate shows and what you can expect when attending, check out our Best Broadway Shows For Kids in 2024 guide.

Below are the official age recommendations issued by the producers of each show.

Ages 10+

 



 

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