When it rains on Broadway, it pours on Broadway. The Theatre District is readying to at last welcome back audiences as soon as this summer, with a slew of shows raising the curtain later this fall.
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 has returned to the Great White Way—this time to the St. James Theatre. Click here for tickets.
Antoinette Chinonye Nwandu’s play is poised to be the first to welcome audiences back to Broadway, with performances beginning August 4 ahead of a September 12 official opening. In addition to online sales, tickets will be available in-person at the August Wilson Thetre box office June 30 and July 1, with special walk-up offers for those who provide proof of vaccination. Click here for tickets.
The Lion King
The Disney hit, a box office boon for tourist and family audiences, welcomes theatregoers back to Pride Rock September 14. Click here for tickets.
Good news, indeed. The Oz-set musical flies back into the Gershwin Theatre beginning September 14. Click here for tickets.
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. Click here for tickets.
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. Tickets are available via presale now (click here for more information). General on-sale will begin May 10 at 10 AM ET.
The Lehman Trilogy
The National Theatre production, which played four performances at the Nederlander Theatre prior to the shutdown, begins once again September 25 with a new opening night set for October 14. Click here for tickets.
To Kill a Mockingbird
Tony winner Celia Keenan-Bolger and Tony nominee Jeff Daniels will reprise their roles as Scout and Atticus Finch when Aaron Sorkin's stage adaptation of the Harper Lee novel returns to the Shubert Theatre October 5. Click here for tickets.
Girl From the North Country
The musical, featuring the discography of Bob Dylan, was the last show to open on Broadway prior to the shutdown. It will resume performances at the Belasco Theatre October 13. Click here for tickets.
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. Click here for tickets.
The musical about the Princess of Wales, after playing nine previews in March 2020, will resume performances November 2 before opening November 17. By then, a filmed presentation of the musical, shot during the pandemic, will also have premiered on Netflix. Click here for tickets.
The Book of Mormon
The Tony-winning musical comedy will resume November 5 at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre. Click here for tickets.
The gender-swapped revival of the Stephen Sondheim musical will resume previews November 15 (about a month prior to what was initially announced), with opening night scheduled for December 9.. Click here for tickets.
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.
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. Click here for tickets.
The following shows have announced return or new opening dates, though tickets are not yet on sale to the public.
Ruben Santiago-Hudson’s solo show comes Broadway for the first time, with previews beginning September 14 prior to an official opening September 28 at Manhattan Theatre Club's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre. Tickets will go on sale to American Express Card members July 27 before being available to the general public starting August 10.
Caroline, or Change
The London revival of Jeanine Tesori and Tony Kushner’s Caroline, or Change will come to Studio 54 with previews beginning October 8 prior to an official opening October 27. The Roundabout Theatre Company production, starring starring Olivier winner Sharon D. Clarke, is directed by Michael Longhurst.
Trouble in Mind
The Main Stem debut of Alice Childress’ Trouble in Mind, directed by Charles Randolph-Wright, will officially open November 18 following previews that begin October 29 at Roundabout's American Airlines Theatre.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
The Tony- and Olivier-winning play will return—as one part instead of two—beginning November 16. Tickets will go on sale July 12.
Flying Over Sunset
Previews will now begin at the Vivian Beaumont November 4 this year prior to an official opening December 6. The musical, featuring a book by director James Lapine, music by Tom Kitt, and lyrics by Michael Korie, is set to star Carmen Cusack as Clare Boothe Luce, Harry Hadden-Paton as Aldous Huxley, and Tony Yazbeck as Cary Grant—all three of whom experiment with psychedelic drugs int the ’50s to unlock their psyches.
Phylicia Rashad will star in the Broadway premiere of Dominique Morisseau's play, beginning December 21 and opening January 12, 2022, at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman.
Tony nominee Joaquina Kalukango will star in the Broadway premiere of the new musical, beginning February 22, 2022, at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre.
The Tracy Letts play was in previews at the Cort Theatre at the time of the shutdown. It is now slated to open April 7, 2022—but at a different theatre, Studio 54 (due to renovations at the Cort), and with a different star (due to Armie Hammer dropping out in the wake of criminal allegations).
Noah Haidle’s play, starring Debra Messing and directed by Vivienne Benesch, will play the American Airlines. Previews begin March 18, 2022, with an April 10 opening.
How I Learned to Drive
The Paula Vogel play, originally scheduled for the 2020 season, is now slated to begin March 29, 2022, as part of the MTC season.