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Celebrities on the Broadway Stage

Last updated July 9, 2024 by Staff
Illustration of Broadway stage with actors and actresses on stage.
Illustration: Jillian Goeler

For decades, Broadway has welcomed film and TV's biggest stars as they headed to New York City for the chance to share in the intimate experience of performing in front of a live audience. This Broadway season is no exception.

Here are some of the celebrities who are spending time on the Broadway boards this season.

What You'll Learn About

Eddie Redmayne in Cabaret

Through September 14, 2024
The Kit Kat Club reopens its doors on Broadway starring Academy Award winner Eddie Redmayne as the Emcee. The electrifying new production of Kander and Ebb’s classic musical also features stage and screen favorite Bebe Neuwirth as Fraulein Schneider and Gayle Rankin as Sally Bowles.


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

Maia Reficco and Yola in Hadestown

Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin star Maia Reficco makes her Broadway debut as Eurydice in Anaïs Mitchell's Tony-winning musical. She's joined by British singer-songwriter and six-time Grammy Award nominee Yola as Persephone and original The Wiz star Stephanie Mills as Hermes.

Ariana Madix in Chicago

From August 1 through August 27, 2024
Vanderpump Rules star and Dancing with the Stars finalist Ariana Madix returns to Kander and Ebb's razzle dazzle musical as Vaudevellian murderess Roxie Hart after making her Broadway debut in the role earlier this year.


Ariana Madix in Chicago
(Photo: Jeremy Daniel)

Sutton Foster and Michael Urie in 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 revival of this beloved musical fairytale, back on Broadway for the first time for a limited late-summer run. Join Princess Winnifred as she charms, delights, and dances her way to the top… of a stack of mattresses.


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

Patti Lupone and Mia Farrow in The Roommate

Previews begin August 29, 2024; Opens September 12, 2024
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.

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

Robert Downey Jr. in McNeal

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

Jim Parsons and Katie Holmes in Our Town

Previews begins September 17, 2024; Opens October 10, 2024
The Big Bang Theory star and Tony nominee Jim Parsons, stage and screenf avorite Katie Holmes and more lead a starry cast in Kenny Leon's production of Thornton Wilder's timeless, Pulitzer Prize-winning drama about life in the village of Grover’s Corners, New Hampshire.

Nicole Scherzinger in Sunset Boulevard

Previews begin September 28, 2024; Opens October 20, 2024
Multiple award-winning singer, dancer and former member of The Pussycat Dolls, 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. 

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