Adrienne Warren in ‘Tina – The Tina Turner Musical.’ (Photo: Manuel Harlan)
Broadway is bouncing back, and performances will resume as early as this August. Dozens of shows will reopen over the ensuing months, and some have not yet made announcements about their long-awaited returns. See our guide below to learn when each show is aiming to return!
Shows That Have Reopening Dates
Pass Over: August 4, 2021
Antoinette Chinonye Nwandu’s charged examination of racism and brutality against Black people heads to the August Wilson Theatre this summer.
Hadestown: September 2, 2021
The Tony Award-winning musical spotlights Orpheus and Eurydice and will return right before Labor Day.
Chicago: September 14, 2021
You can see a long-running hit and all that jazz at the Ambassador Theatre!
Hamilton: September 14, 2021
Lin-Manuel Miranda’s blockbuster, a Tony and Pulitzer Prize winner, will reopen at the Richard Rodgers Theatre — don’t miss your shot!
Lackawanna Blues: September 14, 2021
Ruben Santiago-Hudson brings his autobiographical solo show to MTC 20 years after it first bowed in New York.
The Lion King: September 14, 2021
The circle of life continues at the Minskoff Theatre this September.
Wicked: September 14, 2021
Defy gravity anew with Elphaba and Glinda at the Gershwin Theatre. Thank goodness!
David Byrne’s American Utopia: September 17, 2021
Watch Spike Lee’s movie version on HBO and see it in real life this September!
Six: September 17, 2021
This electrifying musical was about to open last March but is now returning to blow our heads off. (Not really, don’t worry, sorry, Anne.)
Come From Away: September 21, 2021
This moving musical will make its poignant return just after the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.
Moulin Rouge!: September 24, 2021
The pop hits-infused stage adaptation of Baz Luhrmann’s movie will return, sans Karen Olivo, this fall.
The Lehman Trilogy: September 25, 2021
This epic drama comes to Nederlander Theatre this autumn. Simon Russell Beale and Adam Godley return, and Adrian Lester replaces Ben Miles.
Aladdin: September 28, 2021
The magic carpet ride resumes in just a few months!
Thoughts of a Colored Man: October 1, 2021
Keenan Scott II’s play makes its Broadway debut at the John Golden Theatre this October with an official opening on Halloween night.
Caroline, or Change: October 8, 2021
The Sharon D. Clarke-led musical revival of Tony Kushner and Jeanine Tesori’s musical comes to the Roundabout Theatre Company this October.
Tina: The Tina Turner Musical: October 8, 2021
You’ll be humming hit after hit after leaving the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre; here’s hoping Adrienne Warren returns in the title role.
Girl from the North Country: October 13, 2021
Bob Dylan’s music will be heard again at the Belasco Theatre, with many cast members set to return, including Todd Almond, Robert Joy, Marc Kudisch, Luba Mason, Jay O. Sanders and Mare Winningham.
Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of The Temptations: October 16, 2021
Motown hits return to the Imperial Theatre. Bring on the dancing and harmonies!
Jagged Little Pill: October 21, 2021
Another popular jukebox musical, Jagged Little Pill, uses Alanis Morissette’s beloved album as the springboard for a story about contemporary families and issues.
Mrs. Doubtfire: October 21, 2021
Good news, dearies: this movie-turned-musical will play at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre this fall.
The Phantom of the Opera: October 22, 2021
The longest-running Broadway musical returns to delight and terrify audiences who travel from around the world to see this Andrew Lloyd Webber smash.
Diana: November 2, 2021
See it on Netflix this October, or wait til November to enjoy this story about the iconic Princess Di.
Flying Over Sunset: November 4, 2021
Celebrities take LSD in this upcoming Lincoln Center Theater musical. What could go wrong?
Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes: November 5, 2021
It wouldn’t be the holidays without the Radio City Rockettes! See sky-high kicks in this fun-for-the-family theatrical event.
MJ The Musical: December 6, 2021
Start with the man in the mirror in this new jukebox musical featuring songs by the King of Pop.
Dear Evan Hansen: December 11, 2021
You can wave through a window once more by visiting the Music Box Theatre to enjoy this Tony-winning smash.
Company: December 20, 2021
This gender-swapped revival of Stephen Sondheim’s musical returns with Katrina Lenk in the lead and Patti LuPone who will belt “The Ladies who Lunch.”
The Music Man: December 20, 2021
Two Tony winners, Hugh Jackman and Sutton Foster, headline this highly-anticipated musical coming to the Winter Garden Theatre at the end of this year.
The Minutes: March 15, 2022
Tracy Letts’ kicks off the new year with a new play: a fiery small-town comedy, which was in previews before temporarily closing due to COVID.
Birthday Candles: March 18, 2022
Debra Messing stars in this Roundabout Theatre Company production of Noah Haidle’s theatrical new play.
Shows That Are Opening but Without Announced Dates
1776 – scheduled for spring 2022
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – scheduled for 2022
How I Learned to Drive – scheduled for spring 2022
Take Me Out – scheduled for spring 2022
Plays That Have Not Yet Announced Returns
A number of plays may return but have not yet announced further details; these include American Buffalo, The Book of Mormon, To Kill a Mockingbird, Plaza Suite, Sing Street, and West Side Story.