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Broadway News What Is Headed for Broadway in 2024–25

With the excitement of the Tony Awards behind us and the 2023–24 season at a close, take a look at the shows on their way to entertain you next season!

"Some people can be content playing bingo and paying rent. That's peachy for some people"... but not for us theatre people! With the 77th Annual Tony Awards having come and gone, so too has the 2023-24 theatre season. But do not fret, theatre people! A brand new season of exciting shows to come is already on the horizon.

From an abundance of brand new plays making their Broadway debuts, to many famed divas—such as Audra McDonald, Bernadette Peters, Lea Salonga, Megan Hilty, Idina Menzel, and Patti LuPone—returning to the Main Stem, the 2024-25 season is gearing up to be a real showstopper.

Take a look below at the shows planned so far for the upcoming Broadway season.

Oh, Mary!

After a highly successful run at Off-Broadway’s Lucille Lortel Theatre, Mary Todd Lincoln will be resurrected on Broadway in Cole Escola’s dark comedy Oh, Mary!. Creator and star Escola plays a miserable, suffocated Mary in the weeks leading up to Abraham Lincoln’s assassination in this raucous one-act play. With Conrad Ricamora as Abraham Lincoln and Sam Pinkleton at the helm, this hit comedy—beginning performances at the Lyceum Theatre this summer—is sure to kick off the theatre season with a bang!

Previews for Oh, Mary! begin June 26, ahead of a July 11 opening.


Max Wolf Friedlich's Job—which enjoyed critically acclaimed Off-Broadway engagements at the SoHo Playhouse in fall 2023 and subsequently at the Connelly Theatre this past winter—is hitting the Main Stem for a limited engagement this summer. Starring original cast members Peter Friedman and Sydney Lemmon, the psychological thriller follows a woman seeking to get clearance from a therapist to return to her job after a viral incident. The play narrows in on two careerists of different generations, genders, and political views to examine what it means to be a citizen of the internet in the modern world.

Job will begin previews at the Hayes Theatre July 15, and will officially open July 30.

Once Upon a Mattress

If you missed the New York City Center Encores! production of Once Upon a Mattress this past season, have no fear! The funniest musical of all (bed) time will transfer to Broadway’s Hudson Theatre for a limited run this summer. Broadway favorites Sutton Foster and Michael Urie will reprise their roles as Princess Winnifred and Prince Dauntless in this boisterous adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s The Princess and the Pea.

Once Upon a Mattress will begin previews July 31, and open August 12.

The Roommate

Acting icons Patti LuPone and Mia Farrow will return to Broadway later this summer in Jen Silverman's The Roommate. Directed by Jack O’Brien, this comedy about two different women who become roommates, and how they reinvent themselves, is surely not to miss. 

The Roommate will begin previews at the Booth Theatre August 29, ahead of a September 12 opening.


Oscar winner Robert Downey Jr. will make his Broadway debut in Pulitzer Prize winner Ayad Akhtar’s new play McNeal, to be presented this fall as part of Lincoln Center Theater’s 40th anniversary season. Centering on a talented writer, his estranged son, and his debilitating obsession with Artificial Intelligence, this play—directed by Tony winner Bartlett Sher—is a startling and wickedly smart examination of the inescapable humanity, and increasing inhumanity, of the stories we tell.

Previews for McNeal begin at the Vivian Beaumont Theatre September 5, ahead of a September 30 opening.

The Hills of California

Following an acclaimed run in London’s West End, Jez Butterworth’s new play The Hills of California will make its debut on Broadway this fall. The Tony-winning playwright and Tony-winning director Sam Mendes—who collaborated on the triumphant 2018 Broadway production of The Ferryman—will reunite. Set in the sweltering heat of a 1970s summer, The Hills of California centers on the Webb sisters. They return to their family home in Blackpool as their mother lay dying, and recount memories of when they used to rehearse their singing, while managed by their fiercely loving single mother, each night at home. But when a record producer offers a shot at fame and a chance to escape, it comes at a great cost.

The Hills of California will begin previews at the Broadhurst Theatre September 11, and will officially open September 29.

Our Town

Thornton Wilder’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play Our Town will be revived on Broadway this season for the first time in nearly 25 years. With Tony winning director Kenny Leon at the helm, the returning tale will feature a starry cast of 28 actors—including Jim Parsons, Zoey Deutch, Katie Holmes, Billy Eugene Jones, Ephraim Sykes, Richard Thomas, Michelle Wilson, Julie Halston, and Donald Webber Jr.—Wilder’s American classic follows a stage manager who narrates the daily lives of the locals in his small town. This seminal play explores what it means to be alive.

Our Town begins previews at the Barrymore Theatre September 17, ahead of an October 10 opening.

Maybe Happy Ending

Maybe Happy Ending, a new science-fiction musical from Will Aronson and Hue Park, brings a story about a developing relationship between two robots to the Broadway stage this fall. Having previously played in South Korea and at Atlanta’s Alliance Theatre, the upcoming musical—directed by Tony winner Michael Arden—will star Broadway favorite Darren Criss. It will also star Main Stem newcomers Helen J. Shen and Dez Duron, in a show that is sure to capture hearts.

Previews for Maybe Happy Ending will begin at the Belasco Theatre September 18, with an opening set for October 17.

Romeo and Juliet

Tony-winning director Sam Gold will return to Broadway with another modern adaptation of a Shakespeare classic this fall—this time with history’s most beloved romantic tragedy, Romeo and Juliet. In Gold’s version of the classic, which will star Rachel Zegler and Kit Connor in their Broadway debuts, “The youth are f**ked.” Left to their own devices in their parents’ world of violent ends, an impulsive pair of star-crossed lovers dive head-first into an intoxicating affair of passion that quickly descends into a brutal chaos that can only end one way. Famed music producer/Taylor Swift collaborator Jack Antonoff will provide original music for the down bad couple  

Beginning previews at Circle in the Square Theatre September 26, Romeo and Juliet will open October 24.

Sunset Boulevard

Following its highly successful run in London’s West End, director Jamie Lloyd’s reimagined take on Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical Sunset Boulevard will transfer to Broadway this fall. The revival—which led the 2024 Olivier Awards with seven wins—will bring back Nicole Scherzinger to star as silent film actress Norma Desmond, who yearns to make her return to the silver screen. A struggling screenwriter who cannot seem to crack into Hollywood may be her only hope, until their dangerous and captivating partnership leads to disaster. With a story derived from Billy Wilder’s classic film, Sunset Boulevard is drenched in champagne and cynicism, capturing the intoxicating need for fame and adoration in stark close-up (literally since there will be copious uses of cameras in this revival). 

Sunset Boulevard will begin previews September 28 at the St. James Theatre, ahead of an October 20 opening.

Yellow Face

Tony Award winner and three-time Pulitzer finalist David Henry Hwang will make his return to the Main Stem with the Broadway premiere of his play Yellow Face. Directed by Leigh Silverman and starring Daniel Dae Kim, Hwang’s Yellow Face is based on the protests about Jonathan Pryce’s casting in Miss Saigon in 1990. It promises to be a laugh-out-loud comedy about the complexities of race.

Preview for Yellow Face will begin September 13 at the Todd Haimes Theatre, with an official opening set for October 1.

A Wonderful World

We see trees of green with the New York premiere of A Wonderful World—a musical about the life of legendary jazz musician Louis Armstrong. To follow its previous pre-Broadway runs in Miami and New Orleans where the musical—penned by Aurin Squire—received rave reviews, Tony winner James Monroe Inglehart will play the famed jazz musician, and the trumpet. The musical follows Armstrong’s life, from the birth of jazz in Armstrong's native New Orleans to international stardom and the Civil Rights era.

A Wonderful World will begin previews October 16 at Studio 54, ahead of a November 11 opening.

Tammy Faye

A musical about the life and career of televangelist Tammy Faye, starring Katie Brayben is hitting Broadway this fall, after a London run. With music by EGOT winner Elton John, lyrics by Jake Shears, a book by James Graham, and direction by Rupert Goold, this deliriously joyful musical shines the spotlight on the kind-hearted and, often lonely, woman behind the famous lashes who was determined to lead with love. Andrew Rannells, who starred in the show in the West End, was originally slated to star as well but then has since announced his departure due to contractual disputes.

Tammy Faye will begin previews at the Palace Theatre October 19, and officially open November 14.

Death Becomes Her

Following its premiere at Chicago’s Cadillac Palace Theatre this spring, the musical adaptation of Robert Zemeckis’ 1992 dark comedy film Death Becomes Her will transfer to the Main Stem this fall. Featuring music and lyrics by Julia Mattison and Noel Carey, a book by Marco Pennette, and direction by Christopher Gattelli, this new musical is follows two women determined to stay young, at any cost. And with a Broadway famous cast—including Megan Hilty, Jennifer Simard, Christopher Sieber, and Michelle Williams—Death Becomes Her will have you under its spell.

Previews for Death Becomes Her will begin at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre October 23, with an opening set for November 21.


Everything's coming up roses this season. Because six-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald will return to Broadway to play the mother of all roles—Momma Rose—in the timeless Jule Styne, Stephen Sondheim, and Arthur Laurents musical Gypsy. Inspired by famous striptease artist Gypsy Rose Lee, Gypsy is the ultimate tale of an ambitious stage mother fighting for her daughters’ success in show business, while secretly yearning for her own fame. Helmed by Tony-winning director George C. Wolfe, with choreography by Tony-nominated Camille A. Brown, this upcoming revival of Gypsy—widely considered to be one of the finest musicals ever created—is set to “entertain you” as it reopens the Majestic Theatre (the former home of Phantom of the Opera).

Previews for Gypsy begin November 21 at the Majestic Theatre, ahead of a December 19 opening.

Eureka Day

Following an acclaimed run regionally in the U.S. and in London, Jonathan Spector’s play Eureka Day is set to cross the pond and make its Broadway premiere at Manhattan Theatre Club later this fall. Directed by Anna D. Shapiro, Spector’s comedy puts the microscope on a vaccination debate in a private California elementary school. Bitingly funny and extremely relevant, Eureka Day explores the challenges and discomfort that comes with having to make a choice that will not please absolutely everybody.

Eureka Day will begin previews at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre November 25, and with an opening date in December still to be determined.


After a successful run at Off-Broadway’s Atlantic Theater Company, Roundabout Theatre Company will bring Sanaz Toossi’s English to Broadway next year. The Pulitzer Prize-winning play, directed by Knud Adams, is a comedy that examines the universal shortcomings of language and is set in an Iranian classroom, where adult students are practicing for their English language proficiency exam.

English will begin previews at the Todd Haimes Theatre January 3, 2025, with an opening set for January 23, 2025.

Stephen Sondheim's Old Friends

Who’s like Sondheim? Damn few! So start getting excited, because the highly-anticipated hit West End tribute to the late musical titan, Stephen Sondheim’s Old Friends, is coming to Broadway this season. Headlined by Broadway legends Bernadette Peters and Lea Salonga, with direction by Matthew Bourne and Julia Mckenzie, the acclaimed musical revue—devised by Cameron Mackintosh—will make its New York premiere at Manhattan Theatre Club next spring.

Stephen Sondheim’s Old Friends will begin previews at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre March 25, 2025, with an official opening date yet to be determined.

Floyd Collins

Adam Guettel and Tina Landau’s musical Floyd Collins had its world premiere at the American Music Theater Festival in Philadelphia in 1994, followed by an Off-Broadway debut at Playwrights Horizons in 1996 where it won the Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Musical. Now, over 30 years after it first premiered, the musical will finally get its long-awaited Broadway debut this season at Lincoln Center Theater. Based on a 1925 incident in Kentucky where a cave explorer became trapped in a sand cave, Floyd Collins tells the boundless tale of a true American dreamer, with haunting writing and direction by Landau, and a glorious folk and bluegrass-inspired score by Guettel.

Previews for Floyd Collins will begin March 27, 2025, at the Vivian Beaumont Theatre, with an opening set for April 21, 2025.

The Pirates of Penzance

For the first time in over 40 years, Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Pirates of Penzance will return to the Main Stem. Headed by Ramin Karimloo and David Hyde Pierce, this Roundabout Theatre Company production of the classic operetta re-sets the show in jazz and blues-age New Orleans. With the tongue-twisting Major-General, the rabble-rousing Pirate King, newly imagined young lovers, daring daughters, footloose pirates, and fleet-footed police, this hilarious new adaptation by Rupert Holmes has a shipload of musical delights on board to dazzle first-timers and G&S aficionados alike.

Pirates of Penzance will begin previews at the Todd Haimes Theatre April 4, 2025, ahead of an April 24, 2025 opening.

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These productions have announced intentions to hit Broadway this season, but have not confirmed official dates or theatres yet.

Left on Tenth

Five-time Tony winner Susan Stroman will direct the Broadway premiere of Delia Ephron's Left on Tenth, based on Ephron's New York Times best-selling memoir. The true story about love, hope, and the wonder of second chances—starring Emmy winner Julianna Margulies and Golden Globe winner Peter Gallagher—is reported to open this fall at a theatre to be announced.

Swept Away

Tony winner Michael Mayer will direct Swept Away, a new musical featuring music and lyrics by Grammy-nominated folk-rock band The Avett Brothers. With a book by Tony winner John Logan, the musical follows the story about the survivors of an 1888 shipwreck off the coast of New Bedford, Massachusetts. Swept Away will take the Broadway stage this fall at a date to be determined.

Good Night, and Good Luck

Two-time Oscar winner George Clooney will make his Broadway debut in spring 2025 in a stage adaptation of his 2005 film Good Night, and Good Luck. Clooney and co-writer Grant Heslov have adapted their screenplay—which centers on Edward R. Murrow's television crusade against Senator Joseph McCarthy—for the stage, with David Cromer to direct.


Screen and stage actors Denzel Washington and Jake Gyllenhaal will return to the Broadway stage in a new revival of William Shakespeare’s Othello. Shakespeare’s works are no stranger to the Main Stem, but this upcoming production of Othello will be the first Broadway staging of the tragedy since the 1982 revival starring James Earl Jones and Christopher Plummer. With Tony-winning director Kenny Leon at the helm, this classic about jealousy, prejudice, deception, and betrayal is expected to begin in spring 2025 at a Shubert Organization-owned theatre.

The Picture of Dorian Gray

Emmy winner Sarah Snook has signed on to reprise her Olivier-winning performance in The Picture of Dorian Gray. Adapted and directed by Sydney Theatre Company Artistic Director Kip Williams, Snook plays 26 characters in this adaptation of Oscar Wilde's classic novel. The show has been announced for spring 2025, with theatres and dates TBA.


Tony winner Idina Menzel will return to Broadway this season in the new musical Redwood, which made its world premiere in February at California’s La Jolla Playhouse. The musical—from creators Tina Landau and Kate Diaz—tells the story of a successful businesswoman, mother, and wife who, at a turning point in her life, leaves everyone behind and takes a trip to the ancient redwood forests of Northern California that changes her life forever. Also directed by Landau, Redwood will open in 2025 at a Broadway theatre to be announced.

The Last Five Years

The much-anticipated Broadway premiere of Jason Robert Brown's popular musical The Last Five Years, will play in spring 2025 with theatres and dates to be announced. The show first premiered in 2002, becoming a favorite in regional and community theatres. The Broadway premiere will star Adrienne Warren and Nick Jonas, as a pair of lovers whose relationship grows and then disintegrates in the span of five years. 

My Song's A Queer (But What Can You Do?)

After previously being postponed last season, Rob Madge's My Son’s A Queer (But What Can You Do?) has announced it plans to play the Main Stem this fall. Featuring direction by Luke Sheppard, the autobiographical work centers on Madge at age 12 as they attempt to create a full-scale Disney parade in their house for their grandmother. Premiering at London's Turbine Theatre in 2021 before becoming a sell-out at the 2022 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, My Son’s A Queer (But What Can You Do?) transferred to London’s West End shortly after and earned a 2023 Olivier nomination. Stay tuned for further info on the show’s plans to make a Broadway bow.


It is official: the hit NBC series Smash is being adapted into a stage musical, and plans to make its Broadway debut sometime this season! Five-time Tony winner Susan Stroman will direct and Joshua Bergasse will choreograph the new musical, which will feature a score by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman, and a book by Rick Elice and Bob Martin. Smash depicts the casting and process of creating a fictional Marilyn Monroe musical Bombshell. And with big-name producers like Steven Spielberg, Robert Greenblatt, Neil Meron, and Jennifer Hudson involved, the new musical could “be your star” of the upcoming theatre season.

Sugar Daddy

Previously playing Edinburgh Festival Fringe and Off-Broadway's SoHo Playhouse, Sam Morrison's Sugar Daddy plans to hit the Broadway mainstage sometime in 2025. Directed by Stephen Brackett, Morrison’s solo play about transforming grief into humor on a journey of love, loss, diabetes, seagull attacks, and a few extraordinary coincidences will have its West Coast premiere at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills next. Stay tuned for updates of the Sugar Daddy’s anticipated Broadway bow.

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