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Best Shows on Broadway This Fall

Last updated May 16, 2024 by Staff
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Broadway's fall season will be here before we know it! As the weather cools down, new plays and musicals, will be making their way to theater's biggest stage, led by the stars of stage and screen. As you plan your trip to Broadway, take a look at the best shows arriving this fall!

What You'll Learn About

The Roommate

Previews begin August 29, 2024; Opens September 12, 2024
Cast Includes: Patti LuPone and Mia Farrow.

Patti LuPone and Mia Farrow return to Broadway in Jen Silverman's witty and profound comedy about two women from vastly different backgrounds navigating the complexities of identity, morality, and the promise of reinvention. Get tickets to The Roommate on Broadway!

Mia Farrow and Patti LuPone side hug and smile
Mia Farrow and Patti LuPone
(Photo: Brigitte Lacombe)


Previews begin September 5, 2024; Opens September 30, 2024; Closes November 24, 2024
Cast Includes: Robert Downey Jr.

Academy Award winner Robert Downey Jr. makes his Broadway debut in Pulitzer Prize winner Ayad Akhtar's new work that examines the inescapable humanity – and increasing inhumanity – of the stories we tell. Get tickets to McNeal on Broadway!

Yellow Face

Opens October 1, 2024
Cast Includes: Daniel Dae Kim.

Screen favorite Daniel Dae Kim returns to Broadway in David Henry Hwang's Obie Award-winning and Pulitzer finalist farce about a playwright who protests yellowface casting in Miss Saigon, only to mistakenly cast a white actor as the Asian lead in his own play. 

Maybe Happy Ending

Previews begin September 18, 2024; Opens October 17, 2024
Cast Includes: Darren Criss, Helen J Shen.

Darren Criss and Helen J Shen star in this new romantic musical comedy that follows two Help-Bot robots living in Seoul as they form a unique friendship and go on a surprising adventure. Get tickets to Maybe Happy Ending on Broadway!

Our Town

Previews begins September 17, 2024; Opens October 10, 2024
Cast Includes: Jim Parsons, Zoey Deutch, Katie Holmes.

A starry cast leads Kenny Leon's production of Thornton Wilder's timeless, Pulitzer Prize-winning drama about life in the village of Grover’s Corners, New Hampshire. Get tickets to Our Town on Broadway!

Sunset Boulevard

Previews begin September 28, 2024; Opens October 20, 2024
Cast Includes: Nicole Scherzinger.

Nicole Scherzinger makes her Broadway debut as Norma Desmond in director Jamie Lloyd's thrilling revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical navigating the intoxicating need for fame and adoration. Get tickets to Sunset Boulevard on Broadway!

Nicole Scherzinger faces forward and looks out dramatically
Nicole Scherzinger in the West End production of Sunset Boulevard
(Photo: Marc Brenner)

Romeo + Juliet

Previews begin September 26, 2024; Opens October 24, 2024; Closes January 19, 2025
Cast Includes: Kit Connor, Rachel Zegler

Kit Connor and Rachel Zegler star in a new production of Shakespeare's timeless tale of star-crossed lovers, featuring music from Grammy winner Jack Antonoff. Get tickets to Romeo + Juliet on Broadway!

A Wonderful World: The Louis Armstrong Musical

Previews begin October 16, 2024; Opens November 11, 2024

Cast Includes: James Monroe Iglehart.

Tony Award winner James Monroe Iglehart stars as jazz legend and American icon Louis Armstrong in this new musical about his musical career, told from the perspective of his four wives, who each had a unique impact on his life. Get tickets to A Wonderful World: The Louis Armstrong Musical on Broadway!

James Monroe Iglehart plays trumpet
James Monroe Iglehart in A Wonderful World: The Louis Armstrong Musical
(Photo: Joan Marcus)

Tammy Faye

Previews begin October 19, 2024; Opens November 14, 2024
Cast Includes: Andrew Rannells and Katie Brayben

Featuring music by Elton John and Scissor Sisters' Jake Shears, Tammy Faye tells the story of Tammy Faye Bakker, a traveling preacher’s wife who beamed into homes with a message of hope... and stole the country’s heart. Get tickets to Tammy Faye on Broadway!

Andrew Rannells and Katie Brayben stand seriously
Andrew Rannells and Katie Brayben in the London production of Tammy Faye
(Photo: Marc Brenner)

Death Becomes Her

Previews begin October 23, 2024; Opens November 21, 2024
Cast Includes: Megan Hilty, Jennifer Simard, Michelle Williams and Christopher Sieber

The musical adaptation of the 1992 film of the same name comes to Broadway! Death Becomes Her follows Madeline and Helen as they begin a new era of life thanks to a mysterious woman with a secret that's to die for. Get tickets to Death Becomes Her on Broadway!

Andrew Rannells and Katie Brayben stand seriously
Megan Hilty and Jennifer Simard in Death Becomes Her
(Photo: Matthew Murphy and Evan Zimmerman)


Previews begin November 21, 2024; December 19, 2024
Cast Includes: Audra McDonald

Sing out! Six-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald returns to Broadway as Momma Rose in the classic musical from Arthur Laurents, Jule Styne and Stephen Sondheim. Get tickets to Gypsy on Broadway!

Eureka Day

Previews begin September 5, 2024; Opens September 30, 2024; Closes November 24, 2024

Jonathan Spector’s wildly relevant and bitingly funny play set at a private California elementary school arrives on Broadway after a successful London run.

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