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The Best Shows Coming to Broadway in 2024

Last updated July 1, 2024 by Staff
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From thrilling revivals to stage adaptations of screen favorites to starry plays and beyond, find out the best musicals and plays on the way to Broadway in 2024.

The Notebook
Now Open
Allie and Noah arrive on stage in the musical adaptation of Nicholas Sparks’ best-selling romantic drama, featuring a score by Ingrid Michaelson. Get The Notebook on Broadway Tickets!

Water For Elephants
Now Open
The circus comes to Broadway! Sarah Gruen’s best-selling novel comes to vivid life in this unique, spectacle-filled musical adaptation. Get Water for Elephants on Broadway Tickets!

a circus act performs
Paul Alexander Nolan, Isabelle McCalla and Grant Gustin in Water For Elephants
(Photo: Matthew Murphy)


The Who's Tommy
Now Open; Closes July 21, 2024
The epic and exhilarating rock opera, based on The Who’s monumental 1969 record of the same name, returns to Broadway. Get The Who's Tommy on Broadway Tickets!


Tommy greets his public
Ali Louis Bourzgui and the cast of The Who's Tommy
(Photo: Matthew Murphy and Evan Zimmerman)

The Outsiders
Now Open
Ponyboy and the gang arrive on Broadway in a new musical based on on S.E. Hinton’s classic novel and Francis Ford Coppola’s motion picture. Get The Outsiders on Broadway Tickets!

Now Open
Shaina Taub’s epic new musical tells the story of the suffragists as they fight for the women’s right to vote. Get Suffs on Broadway Tickets!

Hell's Kitchen
Now Open
A new musical inspired by the life of, and featuring music and lyrics by, 15-time Grammy winner Alicia Keys. Get Hell's Kitchen on Broadway Tickets!

The Wiz
Now Open
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.  Get The Wiz on Broadway Tickets!

the cast of The Wiz takes on the yellow brick road
Kyle Ramar Freeman, Nichelle Lewis, Phillip Johnson Richardson and Avery Wilson in the national tour of The Wiz
(Photo: Jeremy Daniel)

The Great Gatsby
Now Open
Jeremy Jordan and Eva Noblezada star in the musical adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic novel. Get The Great Gatsby on Broadway Tickets!

Now Open
The Kit Kat Club welcomes Eddie Redmayne and Gayle Rankin in this electrifying new production of Kander and Ebb’s classic musical. Get Cabaret on Broadway Tickets!

The Emcee beckons
Eddie Redmayne as The Emcee in Cabaret
(Photo: Mason Poole)

Now Open; Closes August 10, 2024
The theatrical reimagining of Sufjan Stevens' Grammy and Oscar-nominated album Illinois arrives on Broadway, featuring new arrangements ranging in style from DIY folk and indie rock to marching band and ambient electronics. Get Illinoise on Broadway Tickets!

Now Open; Closes January 5, 2025
Featuring original music from Arcade Fire's Will Butler, Stereophonic mines the agony and the ecstasy of creation as it zooms in on a music studio in 1976. Get Stereophonic on Broadway Tickets!

a band sits in a recording studio
The cast of Stereophonic
(Photo: Julieta Cervantes)

Now Open; Closes July 28, 2024
Kenny Leon directs the Broadway return of Samm-Art Williams’ coming-of-age story. Get Home on Broadway Tickets!

Oh, Mary!
Previews begin June 26, 2024; Opens July 11, 2024; Closes September 15, 2024
Cole Escola's hit farce following the life of Mary Todd Lincoln arrives on Broadway for a limited run. Get Oh, Mary! on Broadway Tickets

Previews begin July 15, 2024; Opens July 30, 2024; Closes September 29, 2024
Max Wolf Friedlich's psychological thriller transfers to Broadway after an acclaimed run downtown. Get Job on Broadway Tickets

Once Upon a Mattress
Previews begin July 31, 2024; Opens August 12, 2024; Closes November 30, 2024
Sutton Foster and Michael Urie star in the Broadway revival of this beloved musical fairytale, transferring to Broadway after a successful run at City Center Encores! Get Once Upon a Mattress on Broadway Tickets!

Sutton Foster in the City Center Encores! production of Once Upon a Mattress
(Photo: Joan Marcus)

The Roommate
Previews begin August 29, 2024; Opens September 12, 2024
Patti LuPone and Mia Farrow return to Broadway in a new comedy by Jen Silverman. Get The Roommate on Broadway Tickets!

Previews begin September 5, 2024; Opens September 30, 2024; Closes November 24, 2024
Academy Award winner Robert Downey Jr. makes his Broadway debut in this new play from Pulitzer Prize winner Ayad Akhtar. Get McNeal on Broadway Tickets!

The Hills of California
Previews begin September 11, 2024; Opens September 29, 2024
Jez Butterworth's new play looking back on the story of the singing Webb sisters arrives on Broadway direct from London, directed by Sam Mendes. 

Yellow Face
Previews begin in September 13, 2024; Opens October 1, 2024
Daniel Dae Kim stars in David Henry Hwang's acclaimed laugh-out-loud farce, inspired by real events.

Our Town
Previews begin September 17, 2024; Opens October 10, 2024
Jim Parsons, Zoey Deutch and Katie Holmes lead a starry cast in Kenny Leon's production of Thornton Wilder's classic play. Get Our Town on Broadway Tickets!

Maybe Happy Ending
Previews begin September 18, 2024; Opens October 17, 2024
Darren Criss and Helen J Shen star in this new musical romantic comedy, directed by Michael Arden. 

Romeo + Juliet
Previews begin September 26, 2024; Opens October 24, 2024; Closes January 19, 2025
Kit Connor and Rachel Zegler come to Broadway in a new production of Shakespeare's classic, featuring music by Grammy winner Jack Antonoff.

Sunset Boulevard
Previews begin September 28, 2024; Opens October 20, 2024
Nicole Scherzinger makes her Broadway debut as Norma Desmond in Jamie Lloyd's production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's classic musical.

Norma Desmond holds her head in her hands looking up
Nicole Scherzinger in the London production of Sunset Boulevard
(Photo: Marc Brenner)

Left on Tenth
Previews begin September 26, 2024; Opens October 23, 2024
Julianna Margulies and Peter Gallagher star in a new play based on Delia Ephron's best-selling memoir of the same name.

A Wonderful World: The Louis Armstrong Musical
Previews begin October 16, 2024; Opens November 11, 2024
Tony Award winner James Monroe Iglehart stars as jazz legend and American icon Louis Armstrong in this new musical, told from the perspective of his four wives.

Death Becomes Her
Previews begin October 23, 2024; Opens November 21, 2024
The musical adaptation of the 1992 film of the same name arrives on Broadway, starring Megan Hilty, Jennifer Simard, Christopher Sieber and Michelle Williams.

Swept Away
Previews begin October 29, 2024; Opens November 19, 2024
The new musical featuring the music of The Avett Brothers sails to Broadway.

Cult of Love
Previews begin November 20, 2024; Opens December 12, 2024
Second Stage presents the Broadway premiere of Emmy Award-nominee Leslye Headland's play, following the Dahl family as they return home for the holidays.

Previews begin November 21, 2024; Opens December 19, 2024
Audra McDonald returns to Broadway as Momma Rose in this classic musical from Arthur Laurents, Jule Styne and Stephen Sondheim. Get Gypsy on Broadway Tickets!

Eureka Day
Previews begin November 25, 2024
Jonathan Spector’s wildly relevant and bitingly funny play set in a private California elementary school arrives on Broadway after a successful London run.

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