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Broadway Set to Reopen With Full Capacity in September

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It’s finally happening: Broadway is back, officially starting September 14. After over a year and a half, curtains will once again open in New York City. After over a year of virtual performances, you can finally sit in a theatre and experience theatre firsthand. The fall is the perfect time to visit New York anyway, so start planning your trip now, and book tickets to your favorite show. 

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If you have the itch to travel to NYC before September, you still may be in luck- there are outdoor shows you can catch, including: Shakespeare in the Park , Classical Theatre of Harlem, and NY Classical Theatre

As mentioned before, September 14 is the big day, and some of the biggest shows on Broadway are taking advantage and opening on the first date available. 

Broadway Shows Opening September 14: 

Hamilton

Seeing it on Disney+ isn’t the same as live on stage. Now is your chance to snag tickets for a fall performance! (Yes, there ARE tickets available!) It’s sure not to last, so book soon! 

Wicked 

Another blockbuster show opening to full capacity as soon as they are able to. Wicked has been dazzling audiences since 2003, and is sure to still delight. 

The Lion King

Hakuna Matata ain’t no passing craze, and neither is the success of this Disney classic brought to Broadway. 

Chicago

This long-running show is sure to still be a hit post-Covid. Get your tickets now to see this classic Broadway show. 

Lackawana Blues 

A new show, Lackawanna Blues opens for previews on September 14. You are sure to be amazed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson’s performance, as he plays over 20 characters in this one-person play. 

Other shows opening in September are: 

Six

Opening: September 17 (Previews)

This musical about the six wives of Henry VIII  had just finished previews and was set to have its Broadway debut the day New York City was shut down. Declared “the most uplifting piece of new British musical theatre” by the London Evening Standard, you’ll want to add Six to your list of Broadway reopening premieres to see. 

American Utopia

Opening: September 17

David Byrne’s musical spectacle returns! You’ll find yourself dancing in your seat when watching this show. 

Come From Away

Opening: September 21 

This hit about a small town in Newfoundland, Canada that had a big impact for many on September 11 is sure to leave you feeling good. 

Moulin Rouge

Opening: September 24 

Fans of Baz Luhrmann’s film will love this Tony Award-winning musical filled with familiar songs. 

Aladdin

Opening: September 28 

It’s a Whole New World now that Broadway is back, and what better way to celebrate than with a thrilling carpet ride? 

Broadway Shows Opening in October 

Thoughts of a Colored Man

Opening: October 1 (Previews) 

This new play by Keenan Scott follows seven men “over the course of a single day in the pulsing heart of Brooklyn,” through spoken word, slam poetry, and rhythm. 

Tina

Opening: October 8 

A musical that is perhaps “better than all the rest.” Sing along with your favorite Tina Turner songs with this musical featuring hits by the legend.  

Caroline, or Change

Opening: October 8 (Previews)

This revival of the popular Jeanine Tesori and Tony Kushner musical was set to open right at the start of the pandemic, and will finally get its revamp this fall. 

Girl From the North Country

Opening: October 13 

Bob Dylan fans, rejoice! The Broadway debut of this musical, based on the Bob Dylan song, and featuring his music, was short-lived, having opened on March 5, 2020, just before Broadway shut down. Now is your chance to finally see it! 

Ain’t Too Proud

Opening: October 16

It’s not just your imagination, this Tony Award-winning musical that tells the story of the group The Temptations will be reopening on October 16! 

Jagged Little Pill

Opening: October 21

I’m here to remind you that it’s time to sit back and enjoy this musical featuring Alanis Morrisette’s music. Nominated for 15 Tony Awards, and winner of a Grammy for Best Musical Theatre Album, you are sure to have one hand in your pocket, and the other giving a high five after you see this musical! 

Mrs. Doubtfire

Opening: October 21 (Previews)

Well “hellooooo!” Mrs. Doubtfire musical! Based on the hilarious 1993 Robin Williams movie, this musical makes its Broadway debut this fall. 

The Phantom of The Opera

Opening: October 22 

For a true Broadway experience, book your tickets for its longest-running musical. 

Trouble in Mind

Opening: October 29 (Previews) 

Trouble in Mind gives you an inside look at the rehearsal process and is a “wry and moving look at racism, identity, and ego in the world of New York theatre.” 

Broadway Shows Opening Beyond October 

Diana

Opening: November 2 (Previews)

A new musical about the life of the “People’s Princess,” Princess Diana. 

Flying Over Sunset

Opening: November 4 (Previews)

A musical portraying a fictional meeting between Aldous Huxley, Clare Boothe Luce and Cary Grant, who all used the drug LSD.

MJ

Opening: December 6

Celebrate the life of legend Michael Jackson in this new musical that is anything but “Bad.” 

Dear Evan Hansen

Opening: December 11

Teen girls will be flocking to the theatres to see Dear Evan Hansen when it reopens in December! 

Company

Opening: December 20 (Previews)

See Patti LuPone live in the revival of Company. 

The Music Man

Opening: December 20 (Previews)

See Broadway superstars Hugh Jackman and Sutton Foster revive the classic musical The Music Man. 

Birthday Candles

Opening: March 18, 2022 (Previews) 

Debra Messing stars in this new play by Noah Haidle, about a woman who tries to answer the question “What makes a lifetime…into a life?”

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