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Best Shows on Broadway This Spring

Last updated April 30, 2024 by Broadway.com Staff
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Spring is here, and with that, a fresh offering of plays and musicals on Broadway! From beloved stories making their way to the stage, to star-studded plays, to brand new musicals and much more, there is something for everyone on the boards as the weather warms up. 

Find out the best shows on Broadway this spring! 

What You'll Learn About

Doubt
Closed April 21, 2024
Amy Ryan and Liev Schreiber star in the first Broadway revival of John Patrick Shanley’s Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning 2005 play, set in an all-boys Catholic school in a working class neighborhood of The Bronx. Buy tickets to Doubt on Broadway!

Father Flynn and Sister Aloysius facing forward
Liev Schreiber and Amy Ryan in Doubt
(Photo: Joan Marcus)

The Notebook
Now Open
Based on Nicholas' Sparks best-selling novel and one of the highest-grossest films of all time, The Notebook brings Allie and Noah to the stage by way of six different actors portraying them at different points in their lives and love. The romance classic is set to music with a score by singer-songwriter Ingrid Michaelson. Buy tickets to The Notebook on Broadway!

 

Allie and Noah embrace in the rain
Joy Woods as Middle Allie and Ryan Vasquez as Middle Noah in The Notebook
(Photo: Liz Lauren)

Water For Elephants
Now Open
The world of the traveling circus arrives on Broadway as Sara Gruen’s best-selling novel comes to vivid life in this unique, spectacle-filled musical adaptation. Featuring innovative stagecraft and a score by PigPen Theatre Co., Water For Elephants follows a young man as he navigates loss, love and finding new life. Buy tickets to Water For Elephants on Broadway

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

An Enemy of the People
Closed June 23, 2024
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. Buy tickets to An Enemy of the People on Broadway!

Jeremy Strong kneels
Jeremy Strong in An Enemy of the People
(Photo: Emilio Madrid)

The Who's Tommy
Now Open
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. Buy tickets to The Who's Tommy on Broadway!

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
Oklahoma comes to Broadway as 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. Buy tickets to The Outsiders on Broadway!

The Outsiders pose
The cast of the The Outsiders
(Photo: Matthew Murphy)

Lempicka
Closed
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 who's time has finally come. Buy tickets to Lempicka on Broadway!

Eden Espinosa as Tamara de Lempicka stands next to a painting
Eden Espinosa in Lempicka
(Photo: Matthew Murphy and Evan Zimmerman)

Suffs
Now Open
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. Buy tickets to Suffs on Broadway!

Jenn Colella and the cast of Suffs
(Photo: Joan Marcus)

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. Follow Ali as she steps out of her New York City apartment and finds the world. Buy tickets to Hell's Kitchen on Broadway!

Jersey and Ali hug
Shoshana Bean and Maleah Joi Moon in the off-Broadway production of Hell's Kitchen
(Photo: Jeremy Daniel)

The Wiz
Now Open
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. Follow Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tin Man and Lion as they take on the streets of New York City. Buy tickets to The Wiz on Broadway!

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)

Illinoise
Now Open
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. Buy tickets to Illinoise on Broadway!

Byron Tittle, Christine Flores, Kara Chan and Ricky Ubeda in Illinoise at the Park Avenue Armory
(Photo: Stephanie Berger)

The Heart of Rock and Roll
Now Open
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. Buy tickets to The Heart of Rock and Roll on Broadway!

Jeremy Strong kneels
Corey Cott in The Heart of Rock and Roll
(Photo: Matthew Murphy)

The Great Gatsby
Now Open
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. Don't miss the party! Buy tickets to The Great Gatsby on Broadway!

Daisy and Gatsby get close
Eva Noblezada as Daisy and Jeremy Jordan as Gatsby in the Paper Mill Playhouse production of The Great Gatsby
(Photo: Jeremy Daniel)

Cabaret
Now Open
Broadway's August Wilson Theatre is transformed into The Kit Kat Club in an electrifying new revival of Kander and Ebb's classic musical. Eddie Redmayne and Gayle Rankin lead the cast as The Emcee and Sally Bowles, bringing new life to "Wilkommen," "Maybe This Time" and the enchanting title song. Buy tickets to Cabaret on Broadway!

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

Patriots
Closed June 23, 2024
Michael Stuhlbarg and Will Keen star in this exhilirating production of Peter Morgan's Olivier Award-nominated play, which examines how Russia's post-Soviet machinations continue to shape our world to this day. Get Patriots on Broadway Tickets!

Will Keen staring into a mirror
Will Keen in the West End production of Patriots
(Photo: Marc Brenner)

Uncle Vanya
Closed June 16, 2024
Steve Carell makes his Broadway debut as the title character in Heidi Schreck's adaptation of Anton Chekhov's classic. He's joined by a starry cast (including Alfred Molina, William Jackson Harper and Anika Noni Rose) that make up the characters who upend the lives of Sonya and her uncle Vanya on their isolated family farm. Buy tickets to Uncle Vanya on Broadway!

Sonya hugs Vanya
Steve Carell and Alison Pill in Uncle Vanya
(Photo: Marc J. Franklin)

Mother Play
Closed June 16, 2024
Jessica Lange, Jim Parsons and Celia Keenan-Bolger star in Paula Vogel’s bitingly funny and unflichingly honest new play that reveals the timeless truths of love, family and forgiveness. Buy tickets to Mother Play on Broadway!


Mary Jane
Closed June 30, 2024
Screen favorite Rachel McAdams makes her Broadway debut as a single mother in an impossible family situation in Amy Herzog’s drama that questions if makeshift family, inner strength and new friendships are enough to get through. Buy tickets to Mary Jane on Broadway!


Stereophonic
Now Open
Featuring original music from Arcade Fire's Will Butler and set in a recording studio in 1976, Stereophonic mines the agony and the ecstasy of creation as it zooms in on an up-and-coming rock band as they teeter on the cusp of superstardom. Buy tickets to Stereophonic on Broadway

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

Looking for even more info on the 2024 spring season's hottest shows? Head to Spring Preview 2024: Everything You Need to Know About the 18 Shows Set to Open on Broadway
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