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What’s Playing On Broadway In 2024?

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From new musicals to adaptations of hit classics, the 2024 Broadway season schedule is packed with shows that will grab the hearts of theater lovers and newbies alike. Explore our picks of 2024 Broadway shows that you will enjoy seeing live.

Prayer for the French Republic – Jan. 9

Fans of historical dramas will find themselves captivated when they get Prayer for the French Republic tickets. The critically acclaimed Broadway show directed by David Cromer (The Band’s Visit) will debut at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre starting in early January. 

The play opens in Paris in 1944, where a Jewish couple awaits news of their missing family members as World War II comes to an end. More than 70 years later, the couple’s great-grandchildren find themselves questioning their own safety just as their ancestors had done in the past.

Prayer for the French Republic is a moving and thought-provoking play that explores the multi-generational experiences of a French Jewish family as they explore their history and try to find a place to call home, all while dealing with the effects of a hatred that has followed them through time. 

Days of Wine and Roses – Jan. 28

Set in 1950s New York, this musical follows a couple in love who struggle with their alcoholism as they try to build a family together. Days of Wine and Roses is adapted from the 1958 teleplay and the 1962 film of the same name. The Broadway show will debut on Jan. 28 at Studio 54 with Kelli O’Hara and Brian d’Arcy James opening in the lead roles. 

The production previously had a limited off-Broadway run at the Atlantic Theater Company in 2023, which was directed by Michael Greif (Dear Evan Hansen). Greif will again take up the director’s reins for the musical’s Broadway run. Days of Wine and Roses has been noted for having “wells of compassion” by The New York Times. Make sure to get your Days of Wine and Roses tickets and prepare for a play that explores the intricacies of addiction and how it can affect individuals and their loved ones.

Doubt – Feb. 29

Get your Doubt tickets to see this tense drama when it returns to Broadway at the American Airlines Theatre in February, with Liev Schreiber and Tyne Daly starring as the lead characters. Doubt: The Parable or Doubt takes place in the 1960s at an all-boys Catholic school in the Bronx. Stern Sister Aloysius (Daly) begins to suspect that Father Flynn (Schreiber) is having inappropriate relations with a student, which leads to increasing conflict between all parties involved. A difficult and tragic subject matter, Doubt crafts a compelling story that calls for introspection on matters of truth, morality and the intersections of race, sexuality and faith. 

John Patrick Stanley penned the award-winning play in 2004 and it made its Broadway debut in 2005, running for more than 500 performances. Doubt: A Parable would go on to win the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the Tony Award for Best Play in 2005. It was even adapted for film in 2008 and starred Meryl Streep and Philip Seymour Hoffman.

My Son’s A Queer (But What Can You Do?) – Mar. 12

Following a successful run at London’s West End, Rob Madge is bringing their autobiographical solo show to New York’s Lyceum Theatre. The joyful show, which Madge wrote and stars in, features Madge as their 12-year-old self donning various wigs and costumes while trying to transform into Mickey Mouse, Belle, Mary Poppins and other Disney characters in order to delight their grandmother and the audience. 

Despite the many mishaps that occur, My Son’s A Queer (But What Can You Do?) is a feel-good story that celebrates imagination, identity and the special bond between a parent and their kid. If you’re looking to enjoy a light-hearted and humorous Broadway show then make sure to get your My Son’s A Queer (But What Can You Do?) tickets before they’re gone.

The Notebook – Mar. 14

Do not miss seeing one of Nicholas Spark’s greatest love stories come to life on stage with The Notebook tickets. Let yourself be drawn into the world of Allie and Noah, two people from different walks of life, whose love persists over a lifetime, in spite of the forces that try to keep them apart. Be there when The Notebook opens at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre and enjoy a wonderful tale of enduring love.

The musical, directed by Schele Williams (The Wiz) and Michael Greif (RENT), offers a new perspective on The Notebook. Three sets of actors will play Noah and Allie at three different stages in their lives as the story unfolds. Dorian Harewood (The Jesse Owens Story) will take up the role of Older Noah, marking his return to Broadway after nearly 45 years. The musical has received positive acclaim from notable publications like The Chicago Sun-Times, which called it a “stage musical for the ages!” 

Water For Elephants – Mar. 21

Get ready for a touching stage adaptation of Sara Gruen’s bestselling novel with Water For Elephant tickets. The plot follows Jacob, a young veterinary student, who jumps aboard a train after an unexpected tragedy. He soon finds himself as the vet of a traveling circus, where he manages to find new friends, love and what becomes a life-long bond with an elephant named Rosie. 

The musical, written by Rick Elice (Jersey Boys) with direction by Tony Award nominee Jessica Stone, will feature a cast that will include actual circus performers to help bring the book’s circus environment to life. Water For Elephants opens at the Imperial Theatre and is a great choice for Broadway fans who enjoy dramatic stories that delve into matters of love and family.

The Who’s Tommy – Mar. 28

Experience a brilliant collision of rock and theater with The Who’s Tommy tickets. This Broadway adaptation of The Who’s 1969 rock opera centers on a young boy named Tommy who witnesses his father committing murder. After the traumatic event, Tommy slips into a catatonic state that miraculously lifts when he plays pinball, which contributes to his rise as a global pinball star. 

The musical will feature music and lyrics by The Who’s Pete Townshend like “See Me, Feel Me,” “Pinball Wizard” and “We’re Not Gonna Take It.” Get your Tommy tickets to see this award-winning rock musical at Nederlander Theatre starting March 28.

Suffs – Apr. 17

Witness some of the critical moments and challenges of the women’s suffrage movement in the United States with Suffs tickets. Shaina Taub wrote the book, music and lyrics for Suffs, which explores the struggles and triumphs of a group of suffragists or “Suffs” several years before the passing of the 19th Amendment in 1920. 

Suffs shines a spotlight on these women who cultivated protest tactics when taking to the streets to demand equal voting rights for women. See how the Suffs navigated clashes with the public, the president and each other among divisions of class, race and generational status. 

Do not miss out on this Broadway show that captures the story of the suffrage movement when Suffs opens at the Music Box Theatre in April. Taub’s musical featured a production team that included Nobel Peace Prize recipient and activist, Malala Yousafzai and former Secretary of State, Hilary Clinton.

Cabaret – Apr. 21

Don’t miss the spectacular revival of this Broadway hit when it opens at the August Wilson Theatre with Cabaret tickets. For the musical’s Broadway return, the talented cast will feature Eddie Redmayne as The Emcee and Gayle Rankin as Sally Bowles, the star of the Kit Kat Club. Set in the final days of Berlin’s Jazz Age, Cabaret at the Kit Kat Club focuses on an American writer, Cliff Bradshaw, who becomes entangled in a romantic relationship with Sally. 

In the musical, both Cliff and the audience get front-row seats to the lives of the patrons who frequent the decadent world of the Kit Kat Club. Cabaret first debuted on Broadway in 1966 and its instant success would lead to additional productions and the award-winning 1972 film starring Liza Minnelli. 

The Wiz – Apr. 21

Returning to Broadway at the Marquis Theatre is The Wiz, a contemporary African-American take on the classic Wizard of Oz story. Written by William F. Brown and music and lyrics by Charlie Smalls, The Wiz was among Broadway’s first masterpieces that featured an all-Black cast. The musical became a smash hit thanks to its fun humor, excellent writing and vibrant music which included hits like “Home” and “Ease On Down the Road.” Join Dorothy, Glinda, Lion and other beloved characters from the land of Oz for a fantastic music spectacular with The Wiz tickets.

Following its first Broadway debut, The Wiz earned much praise and honors including the 1975 Tony Awards for Best Musical and Best Original Score, as well as the 1975 Drama Desk Awards for Outstanding Musical and Outstanding Music and Lyrics and more. It was even made into a 1978 musical film starring Diana Ross, Michael Jackson and Richard Pryor. 

Mother Play – Apr. 25

Written by Paula Vogel, Mother Play is set in 1962 Washington D.C. where a mother, Phyllis, oversees her two teen children, Martha (Celia Keenan-Bolger) and Carl (Jim Parsons), as they move into a new apartment. Phyllis (Jessica Lange) as the family’s matriarch has strong opinions about how her children find success, with harsh views on any child that attempts to pave their own path in life.

The small family embarks on a rollercoaster of emotions as they endure a changing world while uncovering truths about forgiveness, love and family. Mother Play, directed by Tina Landau (Floyd Collins, The Tempest), will open at the Hayes Theater in late April. 

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