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BROADWAY  IS  SCHEDULED  TO  RE-OPEN!!

When it rains on Broadway, it pours on Broadway. After promising words from the City and State, the Theatre District is readying to at last welcome back audiences this fall.

While Governor Andrew Cuomo revealed that theatregoers can expect to see shows reopen at full capacity as soon as September 14, the exact dates depend on the particular circumstances and feasibility of each individual production. With that in mind, some shows have begun to reveal dates for their intended returns, with most of those announced already on sale.

Stay up-to-date with Broadway's evolving reopening calendar—and find out where to get tickets—below. Playbill will continue to update this list as more news comes in.

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Springsteen on Broadway

Bruce Springsteen returns to Broadway this summer for a limited run of Springsteen on Broadway performances at Jujamcyn's St. James Theatre.   SYNOPSIS: Springsteen on Broadway is a solo acoustic performance written and performed by Bruce Springsteen under the lights of Broadway. It is an intimate night with Bruce, his guitar, a piano, and his stories. Audience members will be required to provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination in order to enter the theater.  June 26, 2021 through September 4, 2021    Find Tickets Here.

Hamilton
The Broadway juggernaut—along with a few other Main Stem mainstays (see below), will reopen September 14—the earliest date on the books for Broadway's comeback. 
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To Kill a Mockingbird

The world premiere of Academy Award winner Aaron Sorkin’s new play, Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, directed by Tony Award winner Bartlett Sher (Oslo, The King and I), comes to Broadway with Jeff Daniels and Celia Keenan-Bolger. Published in 1960, Harper Lee’s debut novel To Kill a Mockingbird was an immediate and astonishing success. Now, for the first time ever, Harper Lee’s open-hearted dissection of justice and tolerance in the American South will be brought vividly to life on the Broadway stage.  Performances are scheduled to resume October 5, 2021.  Find Tickets Here.

 

The Lion King
The Disney hit, a box office boon for tourist and family audiences, welcomes theatregoers back to Pride Rock September 14. 
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Wicked
Good news, indeed. The Oz-set musical flies back into the Gershwin Theatre beginning September 14
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Chicago
The long-running musical will roll its stockings back down September 14. At this time, tickets are only available for that Tuesday, subsequent weekends, and holiday weeks, though exact scheduling will be confirmed later. 
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Six
The musical was hours away from officially opening on Broadway March 12, 2020, before the shutdown went into effect. Performances will now begin September 17 with opening night set for October 3
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American Utopia
As reported last year, David Byrne's theatrical concert will play an encore engagement at a theatre to be announced beginning September 17
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Come From Away
In addition to heading to Apple TV+ with a filmed capture, the musical is planning to resume in-person performances beginning September 21
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Aladdin
The Disney musical, pyrotechnics, carpets, and all, will reopen September 28
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Tina: The Tina Turner Musical
The Queen of Rock 'n' Roll will keep on rolling at the Lunt-Fontanne, with performances of the Tony-nominated bio-musical set to resume October 8
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Ain't Too Proud—The Life and Times of the Temptations
The jukebox musical will resume performances beginning with a special gala performance October 16
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Mrs. Doubtfire
After playing just three preview performances before the coronavirus shutdown, the musical comedy will pick back up October 21. An official opening night is set for December 5
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Jagged Little Pill
We're here...to remind you...that the Alanis Morissette jukebox musical, currently up for a Best Musical Tony Award and 14 others, resumes October 21
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The Phantom of the Opera
Broadway’s longest-running show is expected to resume the spectacle October 22. Click here for tickets.

Diana
The musical about the Princess of Wales, after playing nine previews in March 2020, will resume performances December 1 before opening December 16. By then, a filmed presentation of the musical, shot during the pandemic, will also have premiered on Netflix. 
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Company
The gender-swapped revival of the Stephen Sondheim musical will begin previews December 20 and open January 9, 2022
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Dear Evan Hansen

The winner of six Tony Awards (including Best Musical) and the Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album, Dear Evan Hansen is a deeply personal and profoundly contemporary musical about life and the way we live it.   Performances Scheduled to Begin December 11, 2021.    Click Here for Tickets

Caroline or Change

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director/CEO) presents a new Broadway production of Tony Kushner & Jeanine Tesori’s Tony Award–nominated and Olivier Award–winning musical.  Performances are scheduled to begin October 8, 2021. Click Here for Tickets

MJ

The new musical inspired by the life and discography of Michael Jackson is slated to begin at the Neil Simon Theatre December 6, with opening night set for February 1, 2022.  Click Here for Tickets.

Moulin Rouge

Freedom! Beauty! Truth! Love! Broadway! Baz Luhrmann's beloved 2001 film Moulin Rouge! comes to Broadway!   Performances are scheduled to resume September 24, 2021. Click Here for Tickets.

Pass Over

Evoking heartbreak, hope, and joy over its 85 minutes, Pass Over crafts everyday profanities into poetic and humorous riffs, illuminating the unquestionable human spirit of young men looking for a way out. Casting will be announced shortly.   A riff on Beckett’s Waiting for Godot following two black men killing time on a street corner when a white man enters their space.   Find Tickets Here.  Previews   August 4 - September 5    Opens September 7

Thoughts of a Colored Man

A powerful theatrical testament by Keenan Scott II, Thoughts of a Color Man weaves spoken word, slam poetry, and rhythm into a mosaic of the inner lives of Black men and heralds the arrival of an essential new voice to the American theater.   Over the course of a single day in the pulsing heart of Brooklyn, the hopes, sorrows, fears, and joys of seven men reverberate far beyond the barbershops and basketball courts of their community. Vulnerable and vibrant, raw and alive — these are the Thoughts of a Color Man.   Find Tickets Here.

Girl From The North Country

1934. A time-weathered guesthouse in the heartland of America. Only a song can shake off the dust for one group of wayward souls—and old dreams may hold the promise of new beginnings. As they pass in and out of each other’s lives, their stories awaken with passion, fury and extraordinary beauty. Reimagining the music of Bob Dylan as roof-raising ensemble pieces and soul-stirring solos, celebrated playwright Conor McPherson (The Weir, The Seafarer) writes and directs this heartbreaking and universal story about family and love.   After critically-acclaimed, smash-hit runs at The Public Theater, The Old Vic London, and in the West End, Girl from the North Country brings its rousing spirit to Broadway.   Performances are scheduled to resume October 13, 2021.   Find Tickets Here.

The Book of Mormon

From South Park’s Trey Parker and Matt Stone comes the hilarious and irreverent The Book of Mormon. Winner of nine Tonys, including the 2011 Best Musical award, The Book of Mormon continues to play to packed houses week after week. Written in collaboration with Robert Lopez, the Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony-winning writer (Frozen, Avenue Q), the Broadway production is directed by Casey Nicholaw (Aladdin, Something Rotten!) and Parker.  Performances are scheduled to resume November 5, 2021. Click Here for Tickets.

Freestyle Love Supreme

Conceived by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Thomas Kail, and Anthony Veneziale — and now the subject of a Grammy Award-nominated documentary — Freestyle Love Supreme will make its triumphant return to Broadway this fall. At any given FLS performance, you’ll see talented performers spinning cues from the audience into humorous bits, instantaneous songs, and fully realized musical numbers. The vocals of the performers — from singing to rapping to beat-boxing with harmonies and freestyle flow — are backed by keyboards and human percussion.  Begins Previews October 7, 2021.    Click Here For Tickets.

The Lehman Trilogy

The Lehman Trilogy comes to Broadway direct from three sold-out engagements at the National Theatre, the Park Avenue Armory and London’s West End. Directed by Academy Award, Tony and Golden Globe winner Sam Mendes, The Lehman Trilogy follows three brothers from their arrival in America in search of a new life, to the collapse of the firm they established, to the resulting financial crisis — the largest in history.   Previews are scheduled to resume September 25, 2021   Opens October 14,2021.    Find Tickets Here

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
The magic is real at Harry Potter and the Cursed Child on Broadway — the spellbinding continuation of J.K. Rowling’s wizardry saga. The entire theatre has been transfigured to immerse you in this spectacular world where epic duels, extraordinary spells and beloved characters come to life. Filled with unprecedented stagecraft and thrilling storytelling, this Tony Award-winning show is a singular, unforgettable experience.   The two-part incarnation of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child was last performed on March 11, 2020. Performances of a one show version of the play will begin November 12, 2021.    Find Tickets Here

Chicken and Biscuits

Chicken and Biscuits is a feel-good comedy that will feed your soul.   Sit down for the new Broadway comedy full of really good dish!
The Jenkins family is coming together to celebrate the life of their father—hopefully without killing each other! Eldest daughter, Baneatta, wants everything to be perfect for her father's funeral. "Favorite” daughter, Beverly, would rather honor her daddy dressed to show the entire congregation what she’s been “blessed with." Teenage granddaughter, La’trice, can’t mind her own business if it was on a leash. Not far behind comes grandson Kenny and his very Jewish boyfriend Logan who is maybe, sort of, okay definitely afraid of Baneatta. But Baneatta’s hopes unravel when a family secret shows up at the funeral...  First Preview September 23, 2021.  Opens October 10, 2021.   
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Clydes

HELEN HAYES THEATER

240 W. 44TH ST.

A funny, moving, and urgent play from two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage and her frequent collaborator, director Kate Whoriskey (Ruined, Sweat) receives its New York premiere this fall.   A truck stop sandwich shop offers its formerly incarcerated kitchen staff a shot at redemption. Even as the shop’s callous owner tries to keep them under her thumb, the staff members are given purpose and permission to dream by their shared quest to create the perfect sandwich.  First Preview November 3, 2021.  Opens November 22, 2021.   Find Tickets Here.

Plaza Suite

Two-time Tony Award winner Matthew Broderick and two-time Emmy Award winner Sarah Jessica Parker will return to Broadway in the first-ever New York revival of Neil Simon’s classic comedy about marriage, directed by Tony Award winner John Benjamin Hickey.
An evening of three one-acts set in the Plaza Hotel. In Visitor from Mamaroneck, a middle-aged married couple tries to rekindle their dying spark. In Visitor from Hollywood, a film producer invites his childhood sweetheart to a hotel for sex. In Visitor from Forest Hills, a bride has locked herself in the bathroom on her wedding day, with her parents desperate to get her out.  Previews Begin February 25, 2022 for a Limited Run.   
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Waitress

The hit Broadway musical Waitress will return to Broadway for a limited engagement, September 2, 2021 - January 9, 2022 with Sara Bareilles, the Grammy Award-winning composer of the show starring in the lead role of Jenna Hunterson   Jenna, a waitress and expert pie maker, is stuck in a small town and a loveless marriage. When a baking contest in a nearby county offers her a chance at escape, Jenna must weigh her commitments against a rare shot at freedom and recognition. Her customers, co-workers, and the town’s handsome new doctor all offer her conflicting recipes for happiness but Jenna must ultimately decide for herself.   Find Tickets Here.

 

The Music Man
After a handful of postponements—and an inevitable producer shakeup with Scott Rudin saying he’ll step down from the Broadway League—the Hugh Jackman- and Sutton Foster-led revival now aims to begin December 20 at the Winter Garden Theatre. Opening night is slated for February 10, 2022.
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The Minutes

Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tracy Letts and Tony-winning director Anna D. Shapiro return to Broadway together with The Minutes for the first time since their Tony-winning sensation August: Osage County.   The record breaking hit production from Steppenwolf Theatre takes a look at the inner-workings of a city council meeting in the small town of Big Cherry—and the hypocrisy, greed, and ambition that follow.   This powerful, resonant, and funny portrayal of democracy in action proves that everything you know can change—it’s just a matter of minutes. After all, the smallest towns keep the biggest secrets.   Opening Date April 7, 2022.  Tickets Available Here.


 

The following shows have announced return or new opening dates, though tickets are not yet on sale.

Lackawanna Blues

Time: 1956. Place: Lackawanna, NY. Would-be philosophers, petty hustlers, lost souls, and abandoned lovers all find refuge, comfort and nourishment at 32 Wasson Avenue, a boarding house where the landlady, Miss Rachel - "Nanny" - rules with the embracing spirit of both earth mother and drill sergeant.  Performances begin September 14, 2021 with an opening September 28.   Single Tickets on Sale August 10.

Trouble in Mind

Alice Childress's wry and moving look at racism, identity, and ego in the world of New York theatre.  Performances are scheduled to resume October 29, 2021, with an opening night of November 18, 2021.  Tickets on Sale TBA.

Birthday Candles

AMERICAN AIRLINES THEATRE

227 WEST 42ND STREET

Debra Messing (Will & Grace) returns to the stage as Ernestine Ashworth, who spends her 17th birthday agonizing over her insignificance in the universe. Soon enough, it’s her 18th birthday. Even sooner, her 41st. Her 70th. Her 101st. Five generations, dozens of goldfish, an infinity of dreams, one cake baked over a century. What makes a lifetime…into a life? Noah Haidle makes his Broadway debut with a poignant new play as fearless in scope as it is tremendous in heart.  Performances are scheduled to begin March 18, 2022

How I Learned to Drive

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A thrilling Broadway premiere of Paula Vogel’s Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece How I Learned To Drive reunites the two original stars with their award-winning director for a new production. Tony Award® winner Mary-Louise Parker (Proof) and Tony nominee David Morse (The Iceman Cometh) head the cast of this remarkably timely and moving memory play about a woman coming to terms with a charismatic uncle who impacts her past, present and future life.  Previews Mar 29, 2022   Opening Apr 19, 2022

Dana H.

Following a run at Off-Broadway's Vineyard Theatre interrupted by the Covid shutdown, the harrowing true story of Dana H. comes to Broadway, playing in repertory with Is This a Room.   Dana was a chaplain of a psych ward where she met a charismatic patient, an ex-convict searching for redemption. A harrowing true story, Dana was held captive with her life in this man’s hands — trapped in a series of Florida motels, disoriented and terrified — for five months. Told in Dana's own words and reconstructed for the stage by her son Lucas Hnath, this innovative work shatters the boundaries of the art form and our understanding of good and evil.

PLAYWRIGHT: LUCAS HNATH   First Preview October 1, 2021  Opens October 17 and runs through January 16, 2022.  Tickets on sale soon.

Is This A Room

Following a sold out run at Off-Broadway's Vineyard Theatre in 2019, the theatrical thriller Is This a Room comes to Broadway, playing in repertory with Dana H.    A true story, still unfolding. June 3, 2017. A 25-year-old former Air Force linguist named Reality Winner is surprised at her home by the FBI, interrogated, and then charged with leaking evidence of Russian interference in U.S elections. Reality remains in jail with a record-breaking sentence. The FBI transcript of her interrogation is the heart of Is This a Room, in which an extraordinary human drama unfolds between the complex and witty Reality, and the agents who question her. As Reality’s autonomy shrinks before her eyes, a simmering real-life thriller emerges, asking what it is to have honor in this American moment, and how the personal can reverberate globally.     First Preview September 24, 2021.  Opens October 11 and runs through January 16, 2022.  Tickets on sale soon.

Paradise Square

With visceral and nuanced staging and choreography that captures the pulsating energy when Black and Irish cultures meet, Paradise Square depicts an overlooked true-life moment when hope and possibility shone bright.   It’s 1863 and in a 20-block area of Manhattan known as the Five Points, Black and Irish Americans live side by side, work together, marry, and for a brief period realize racial harmony. However, the intensifying Civil War soon results in the first-ever Federal draft, leading to riots as Whites are called to enlist while Blacks are barred from serving. Will the hard-won bonds of friendship, community, and family in the Five Points prevail or be severed forever?   First Preview February 22, 2022 Opens March 20 2022.  Tickets on sale soon.

Skeleton Crew

A timely and gripping Broadway premiere from Tony Award nominee Dominique Morisseau (Ain't Too Proud, Pipeline) directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson.  A makeshift family of workers at the last exporting auto plant in the city navigate the possibility of foreclosure. Power dynamics shift and they are pushed to the limits of survival. The final play of Dominique Morisseau's Detroit trilogy.  Begins Previews December 21,2021.  Tickets on Sale Soon

Some Like It Hot

The new musical comedy, based on the classic MGM film, has a book by Matthew Lopez, music by Marc Shaiman, and lyrics by Scott Wittman and Shaiman. The world premiere Broadway production will be directed and choreographed by Casey Nicholaw.  Two Prohibition-era jazz musicians in Chicago who witness a mob hit and go into hiding by disguising themselves as members of an all-female band.    Performances begin 2022

Take Me Out

In this Tony Award®-winning Best Play, playwright Richard Greenberg celebrates the personal and professional intricacies of America’s favorite pastime. When Darren Lemming, the star center fielder for the Empires, comes out of the closet, the reception off the field reveals a barrage of long-held unspoken prejudices. Facing some hostile teammates and fraught friendships, Darren is forced to contend with the challenges of being a gay person of color within the confines of a classic American institution. As the Empires struggle to rally toward a championship season, the players and their fans begin to question tradition, their loyalties, and the price of victory. Directed by Scott Ellis.   Begins Match 9, 2022 Tickets Available Soon.

Theatre goers can expect these titles and more—from returning long-runners to new shows with new production timelines—to make official announcements in the coming weeks.

LINCOLN CENTER ANNOUNCES OPENINGS FOR 2021/2022

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FLYING OVER SUNSET is a new musical that follows three extraordinary people on a journey into the most colorful corners of the human psyche. Transformed and awakened by LSD, they're forced to face their most private desires, hopes and secrets.

Carmen Cusack, Harry Hadden-Paton and Tony Yazbeck lead the cast in this story of revelation and connection. FLYING OVER SUNSET features a score written by Tony Award winner Tom Kitt (Next to Normal) and Tony nominee Michael Korie (Grey Gardens). McArthur Fellow Michelle Dorrance makes her Broadway debut as the show's choreographer. 

 

Previews begin November 11, 2021

in the Vivian Beaumont Theater

Opens December 13, 2021

MORE INFORMATION HERE

TICKETS ON SALE NOW



INTIMATE APPAREL, a new opera with music by Ricky Ian Gordon, a libretto by Lynn Nottage, based on her play, and direction by Bartlett Sher, will begin performances Thursday, January 13 and open on Thursday, January 27 in the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater.

“Ecstatic excitement barely begins to describe the feelings we have about reopening,” said André Bishop, our Producing Artistic Director. “LCT will be BACK with two wildly different musical works whose lives were cut short well over a year ago. Like all the other theaters that are reopening in New York and all over the country, we rejoice and we are grateful. And boy, do we look forward to seeing our audiences again! It will be a happy time.”

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