Currently Running Broadway Shows

 

Pre-covid listings, frozen in time:

🎭 A SOLDIER’S PLAY –🍸A well-portrayed classic beginning with the murder of a black sergeant on a Louisiana army base in the 1940 and ending with various types of deep-seated racism, including an intolerance for less than stellar behavior in one’s own race. This slow-building plot portrayed by excellent acting makes this a must-see. With Blair Underwood, David Alan Grier and more. Directed by Kenny Leon; Written by Charles Fuller. January 21 through March 15, 2020. Roundabout/American Airlines Theatre. TICKETS/MORE INFO  

🎼 AIN’T TOO PROUD – 🍸 The good news is everyone will enjoy this over-the-top talented cast portraying The Temptations and the backstory of their success, challenges, and friendships through the years.  The bad news is that you’ll have to stifle the urge to sing along to all their powerful hits.  An enjoyable show for all. See it!  Open run. Linda Gross Theater. CLICK HERE FOR CAST/TICKETS/MORE INFO.  

🎼 ALADDIN – 🍸 Long-running Broadway favorite for families and children 8 and over. Guarantees to delight.  CLICK HERE FOR CREATIVE/CURRENT CAST. Open run. New Amsterdam Theatre. TICKETS/MORE INFO.   

🎼 BEETLEJUICE – 🍸 HUGELY popular with fans of the movie and teenagers (one could say a cult following)  and for those who enjoy a very funny, light/fluffy, (raunchy?)  musical with great songs and special effects. Due to cursing and sexual innuendoes, Beetlejuice recommends this for children 10+. With Alex Brightman, Kerry Butler, Sophia Anne Caruso, Adam Dannheisser and more. Book by Scott Brown and Anthony King; Music and Lyrics by Eddie Perfect. CLICK FOR FULL CAST/CREATIVE.Closing (or moving?) June 26th. Winter Garden Theatre. TICKETS/MORE INFO

🎼 CHICAGOA classic! On every theater-lover’s bucket list! Book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse; Music by John Kander; Lyrics by Fred Ebb; Musical Director: Rob Fisher. CLICK FOR CURRENT CASTOpen Run. Ambassador Theatre. TICKETS/MORE INFO.

🎼COME FROM AWAY – 🍸 This wonderful retelling of the planes and passengers delayed in Gander, Newfoundland in the days following the 9/11 attacks will leave you hopeful about humanity and grateful you saw it.  Recommended for everyone.   Directed by Christipher Ashley. Book by Irene Sankoff and David Hein; Music by Irene Sankoff and David Hein. CLICK FOR CURRENT CASTOpen Run. Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre. TICKETS/MORE INFO.

🎼 COMPANY – Music by Stephen Sondheim; Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim; Directed by Marianne Elliott. With Patti LuPone, Katrina Lenk and more. March 2 (previews). Opens Mar 22. Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre. TICKETS/MORE INFO 

🎼 DEAR EVAN HANSEN –  Guaranteed you will cry, play the original cast recording for months, and recommend it to everyone, especially teens and moms. Book by Steven Levenson; Music by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul; Lacamoire; Ben Cohn; Directed by Michael Greif. CLICK FOR CURRENT CAST Open Run. Music Box Theatre. TICKETS/MORE INFO

🎼 DIANA Music/Lyrics by David Bryan; Directed by Christopher Ashley. With Jeanna de Waal, Roe Hartrampf, Erin Davie, Judy Kaye. March 2 (previews). Opens Mar 31, 2020. Longacre Theatre. TICKETS/MORE INFO

🎼 FROZEN –  A stunning production for all fans of the movie.  See it! Book by Jennifer Lee; Music by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez; Lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez. CLICK FOR CURRENT CAST Open run. St. James Theatre. TICKETS/MORE INFO

🎼 GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY 🍸 We saw this in London wanting to love it but didn’t.  Perhaps Dylan fans have an expectation to hear his music but this is not that at all. Story and acting didn’t grab us.  Have heard great things from others so we’d like to give it another try. Lyrics/music by Bob Dylan. Conor McPherson director, book, and additional arrangements.  Feb. 7 (previews). Opens Mar 5. Belasco Theatre. TICKETS/MORE INFO

🎼 HADESTOWN –🍸An immersive, nearly operatic, spiritual and emotional experience. Mythological stories and characters tell the endlessly repeating human condition through song and incredibly physical choreography. The jazzy blues music is distinctively American, but Hadestown touches all the light and dark reservoirs of humanity. Although the themes are dark — fear, doubt, confusion, servitude, death, death — the singing, movement and inhabited characters bring a sense of joy and optimism that infuse the whole experience. Rachel Chavkin and Anais Mitchell have created a theatrical experience for all to enjoy.  See it!  ~ Leanne R., Guest Critic. Developed by Anais Mitchell (Music) and Rachel Chavkin (Director). With Reeve Carney, Andre de Shields, Amber Gray, Patrick Page, Eva Noblezada and more. CLICK HERE FOR CREATIVE TEAM/CURRENT CAST.  Open run. Walter Kerr Theatre.   TICKETS/MORE INFO.  

🎼 HAMILTON –🍸See it! The musical that set the bar at a height yet-to-be passed by any other. This show delights EVERYONE and is guaranteed to create a memorable, if not life-changing, experience for all. Creative team includes Lin-Manuel Miranda, Thomas Kail, Andy Blankenbuehler  CLICK HERE FOR FULL NYC CAST/CREATIVES.  Open Run.  Richard Rogers Theatre.  TICKETS/MORE INFO.   

🎭 HANGMEN 🍸We loved this off-Broadway at the Atlantic and are happy to see it transferring to Broadway. A somewhat different cast but includes the marvelous Mark Addy. Our thoughts on that 1/20/18 performance: All the darkness inherent in a Martin McDonough production Hangmen asks (and answers) the question, “What happens to the hangmen when hanging is outlawed?” Not for the squeamish, but a wonderful production. See it! Written by Martin McDonagh; Directed by Matthew Dunster. With Mark Addy, Tracie Bennett, Ewen Bremner, Owen Campbell, Gaby French, John Hodgkinson, Richard Hollis, John Horton, Dan Stevens. Feb 28 (previews). Opens March 19. Closing July 18. John Golden Theatre. TICKETS/MORE INFO 

🎭HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD (PARTS 1 AND 2) 🍸  You don’t have to have any Harry Potter prior knowledge to enjoy this FABULOUS production with OVER-THE-TOP THEATRICS and PLOT that will tug on any Muggle’s heartstrings. Seeing both parts in one day if you can! CLICK FOR FULL CAST/CREATIVES  Open Run, Lyric Theatre. TICKETS/MORE INFO.  

🎼JAGGED LITTLE PILL –  🍸  BLOWN AWAY by the way this production deftly handled a range of current day issues (which I won’t reveal — no spoilers — except a warning that sexual assault content may be a trigger or inappropriate for youngsters).  The music and vocals rocked the house and the story is for everyone from teens to parents and more.   You DO NOT need to be a huge Alanis Morisette fan to enjoy this show.  You only need to be human.  Music by Alanis  Morissette with Glen Ballard. Directed by Diane Paulus. CLICK FOR FULL CAST/CREATIVE –  Open Run, Broadhurst Theatre. TICKETS/MORE INFO.

 
🎼 MEAN GIRLS –  Fabulous show for teens and their families as well as all lovers of musicals. See it! Book by Tina Fey. Directed and choreographed by Casey Nicholaw.  CLICK FOR FULL CAST.  Open Run,  August Wilson Theatre TICKETS/MORE INFO   

 
🎼 MOULIN ROUGE! – 🍸A spectacular feast for the senses bubbling with high sexual energy. Set, costumes, and choreography combine to lure the audience into a seductive fever dream. Cleverly interwoven recognizable songs create a multi-faceted reminder of love and romance. Vocals wowed us at opening and only got better through final curtain. Great for all lovers of musicals or sexy date nights (this is no “Death of a Salesman”). With Karen Olivo, Aaron Tveit, Danny Burstein and more.  SEE FULL CAST/CREATIVE HERE. Open Run. Al Hirschfeld Theatre.  TICKETS/MORE INFO. 

🎼 SIX 🍸 Recommend overwhelmingly! The energy and unabashed joy of the performances is infectious.  And for the audience the all too infrequent pleasure of seeing the celebration of women’s lives (and occasionally deaths) is a great gift. CLICK HERE FOR FULL CAST/CREATIVE February 13 (previews). Opens March 12. Brooks Atkinson Theatre. TICKETS/MORE INFO. 

🎼 THE BOOK OF MORMON – Creative team includes Trey Parker, Casey Nicholaw, Robert Lopez, Matt Stone. CLICK HERE FOR FULL CAST/CREATIVEOpen Run. Eugene O’Neill Theatre. TICKETS/MORE INFO

 🎭THE INHERITANCE🍸Spectacular, moving, gorgeously acted and staged.  This history and present story of gay men is wonder inducing.  Anyone not moved to tears by the Part I finale has no soul.  Spectacular Broadway debut for Samuel Levine as Adam/Leo. Heart rending performances from Paul Hilton, Andrew Burnap, Lois Smith,Kyle Soller and John Benjamin Hickey.  Solid performance for all the supporting cast.  Do not miss this play. Written by Matthew Lopez; Directed by Stephen Daldry. With Tony Goldwyn and more – CLICK FOR CURRENT CAST.  Closing: Ethel Barrymore Theatre. TICKETS/MORE INFO.

🎭 THE LEHMAN TRILOGY🍸Our thoughts when we saw this at the Park Avenue Armory last year: We came for Simon Russell Beale and the rave London reviews but left with so much more. SRB, along with Adam Godley and Ben Miles, portray multiple Lehman brothers, family members, and business associates from 1800’s Bavaria to Alabama to Wall Street. The magnificent set, video, and music along with the stellar direction of Sam Mendes absorbs the audience into Stefano Massini’s storytelling, leaving you feeling like a personal witness during this 3 hour and 20 minute journey. Intelligent, moving, epic. With Simon Russell Beale, Adam Godley, and Ben Miles. Directed by Sam Mendes; Written by Stefano Massini; Adapted by Ben Power. March 7 (previews). Opens March 26. Closes June 28. Nederlander Theatre. TICKETS/MORE INFO 

🎼 THE LION KING –  🍸Theater’s gateway drug.  Get your little one’s hooked on Broadway with this extravaganza for the senses.  Recommended for ages 8 and up but I know 4 year olds who were able to sit through these 2 hours and 30 minutes absolutely mesmerized and frozen in their seats in awe.  Creative team includes Julie Taymor, Elton John, Tim Rice. CLICK HERE FOR FULL CAST/CREATIVE   – Open Run.  Minskoff Theatre. TICKETS/MORE INFO.

🎼 THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA – A memorable classic for all theater buffs and gateway drug for future fans. Creative team includes Harold Prince, Andrew Lloyd Webber,  CLICK FOR FULL CAST/CREDITS. Open Run – Majestic Theatre.  TICKETS/MORE INFO  

🎼 TINA – The Tina Turner Musical – With Adrienne Warner. FULL CAST/CREDITS HEREOpen Run – Lunt-Fontanne Theatre – TICKETS/MORE INFO. 

🎭 TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD –  🍸This production resulted in a deep discussion among the three of us during early previews.  Aaron Sorkin’s adaptation creates an experience with several important differences from the book and/or movie that we have known for years, and he’s given many interviews explaining why.  For some, these changes may create a less enjoyable experience, while others accept these changes.  But what we can agree on is that the story stands as a relevant drama. A different Atticus Finch, Tom Robinson, and Calpurnia, beautifully portrayed by Jeff Daniels (replaced by Ed Harris), Gbenga Akinnagbe, and Tanya Richardson Jackson as well as differences in the trial, the narration split between the three children (controversially played by adults), and a slightly different but more timely message.  Perhaps it should titled, “Not Quite the Mockingbird You Remembered: Based on Characters Created by Harper Lee.”  See it. Written by Aaron Sorkin. Directed by Bartlett Sher. With Ed Harris. CLICK HERE FOR FULL CAST/CREATIVES. Open run. Shubert Theatre. TICKETS/MORE INFO. 

🎼 WEST SIDE STORY🍸We saw WSS in early previews December 14th wanting to love it.  We appreciated Ivo Van Hove’s contemporary direction, but hope for several production/casting adjustments before the February 20th opening allow us to give it the thumbs up. Fingers crossed! Directed by Ivo van Hove; Choreographed by Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker.  CLICK FOR CURRENT CAST In previews. Opens February 20, 2020. Broadway Theatre.  TICKETS/MORE INFO

🎭 WHO’S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?With Rupert Everett, Laurie Metcalf, Patsy Ferran, and Russell Tovey. Written by Edward Albee; Directed by Joe Mantello. March 3 (previews). Opens April 9. Closes August 2. Booth Theatre. TICKETS/MORE INFO

🎼 WICKED –   🍸 Memorable long-running, intro-to-Broadway musical.  Experience a well-known story from a different perspective. Fabulous score and conversation-starting themes of bullying, self, friendship, loyalty. Great for families and children 8 and up. A MUST for all kids (especially girls) before they start middle school! Book by Winnie Holzman;  Music/Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz; Directed by Joe Mantello. CLICK FOR CURRENT CAST Open Run. Gershwin Theatre. TICKETS/MORE INFO