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Best Shows on Broadway This Fall

Last updated Nov. 30, 2023 by Broadway.com Staff
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The fall season is upon us! As the weather cools down, new plays and musicals, as well as some anticipated revivals, will be making their way to theater's biggest stage. As you plan your trip to Broadway, take a look at the best shows arriving this fall!

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Purlie Victorious: A Non-Confederate Romp Through the Cotton Patch

Closed on February 4, 2024
Cast Includes: Leslie Odom Jr..

Tony winner Leslie Odom Jr. stars in the first Broadway revival of Ossie Davis' 1961 play. Directed by Kenny Leon, Purlie Victorious focuses on the traveling preacher Purlie Victorious Judson, who returns to his small Georgia town hoping to save the community's church and emancipate the cotton pickers who work on an oppressive plantation. Get tickets!

 

Merrily We Roll Along

Now Open; Closing: March 24, 2024
Cast Includes: Daniel Radcliffe, Jonathan Groff, Lindsay Mendez.

It's a hit! A starry cast leads the Broadway revival of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth's cult-classic musical, following a successful run at off-Broadway's New York Theatre Workshop and in London's West End. Spanning three decades in the entertainment business, Merrily We Roll Along features some of Sondheim’s most celebrated and personal songs. Get tickets!

Lindsay Mendez as Mary, Jonathan Groff as Franklin and Daniel Radcliffe as Charley sit together in Merrily We Roll Along
Lindsay Mendez, Jonathan Groff and Daniel Radcliffe in the off-Broadway production of Merrily We Roll Along
(Photo: Joan Marcus)

I Need That

Closed on December 23, 2023
Cast Includes: Danny DeVito, Lucy DeVito.

Roundabout Theatre Company presents Pulitzer Prize finalist Theresa Rebeck's deeply human new comedy, which finds recluse Sam forced to reckon with what’s trash, what’s treasure, and whether we can ever know the difference between the two. Get tickets!


Harmony

Closed on February 4, 2024
Cast Includes: Chip Zien, Sierra Boggess, Julie Benko.

Based on the unbelievable true story, Harmony tells the tale of the most successful entertainers you've never heard of...until now. Featuring music by Barry Manilow and lyrics by Bruce Sussman, this new musical goes back to the 1920s to introduce The Comedian Harmonists. Get tickets!

The Comedian Harmonists gather in Harmony
Blake Roman, Eric Peters, Zal Owen, Sean Bell, Steven Telsey and Danny Kornfeld in Harmony
(Photo: Julieta Cervantes)

Spamalot

Now Open
Cast Includes: James Monroe Iglehart, Leslie Rodriguez Kritzer, Michael Urie.

The quest is back on! Lovingly ripped from the film classic Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Spamalot won the 2005 Tony Award for Best Musical and features such classics as “Always Look on the Bright Side of Life,” “The Song That Goes Like This” and “Find Your Grail." Don't miss this great knight at the theater! Get tickets!

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How to Dance in Ohio

Closed on February 11, 2024

Based on the award-winning HBO documentary and featuring seven autistic actors making their Broadway debuts, How to Dance in Ohio is a heart-filled new musical that tells the story of autistic young adults as they prepare for a spring formal dance and open their routines to experience love, stress, excitement and independence. Get tickets!


Appropriate

Now in Previews; Opening Night: December 18, 2023; Closing: February 11, 2024
Cast Includes: Sarah Paulson

Branden Jacob-Jenkins' darkly comic drama follows the Lafayette family as they return to their father's Arkansas home to deal with the remains of his estate. As secrets are revealed and resentments rise to the surface, the family is forced to face the ghosts of their past. 

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