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Broadway News What's Headed for Broadway in 2023–24?

With the Tony Awards over and the 2022–23 season officially put to bed, take a look at what's on the boards for next season.

We hope you all got a good night's rest after Broadway's biggest event of the season—because we're already into the next one! The first production to officially open for 2023–24 was Levi Holloway's Grey House, which hit the red carpet May 30. Once Upon a One More Time is currently in previews, and Here Lies Love is right around the corner later this month. 

And new shows for the 2023–24 season are still being announced. In fact, Melissa Ethridge's solo show My Window, which ran Off-Broadway last year, announced on Tony night that it would transfer to Broadway this fall.

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


These shows have dates and/or a theatre set and confirmed.

Grey House
Levi Holloway's thriller is already spooking audiences eight times a week. Tatiana Maslany and Paul Sparks star as a married couple stranded in a mountain storm after a car accident. The seek aid in a cabin in the woods inhabited by a group of peculiar children and their coarse mother, played by two-time winner Laurie Metcalf. Joe Mantello directs. The play premiered at Red Orchid Theatre in Chicago.

Previews began April 29 at the Lyceum Theatre ahead of a May 30 opening. 

Once Upon a One More Time
This Britney Spears jukebox musical is one part magic, one part music. When the fairy godmother goes rogue and plops copies of The Feminine Mystique in the laps of classic fairytale heroines, they're inspired to try and change their stories—all set to the soundtrack of songs made famous by the Princess of Pop. Featuring a book by Jon Hartmere, Once Upon a One More Time previously played a run at Shakespeare Theatre Company in 2021.

Once Upon a One More Time began previews May 13, and will officially open June 22.

Here Lies Love
Following a successful Off-Broadway run at the Public Theater in 2013, Here Lies Love is back in action with an all Filipino cast and a dramatically renovated theatre. The immersive, disco-pop musical is based on the rise and fall of Imelda Marcos, and the People Power Revolution of the Philippines who stopped her. It features music by Grammy, Oscar, and Tony winner David Byrne and Grammy winner Fatboy Slim. Following its original 2013 Off-Broadway run at The Public, Here Lies Love ran at the National Theater in London in 2014 and Seattle Rep in 2017.

Beginning June 17 in the Broadway Theatre, Here Lies Love will open July 20.

Just For Us
Alex Edelman’s comedy solo show Just For Us will play Broadway’s Hudson Theatre after being extended six times across three Off-Broadway runs last year. Edelman shares some life stories including unusual family holidays and his brother’s Olympian athletic career, but the core of the show is about the time the Jewish comedian decided to crash a meeting of White Nationalists in Queens. The show features direction by the late Adam Brace, who will posthumously make his Broadway debut.

Just For Us begins June 22 ahead of a June 26 opening night. Performances will run through August 19.

Back to the Future: The Musical
The 1985 iconic film has been given a stage musical twist. Bob Gale penned the book for Back to the Future: The Musical with lyrics and music by Alan Silvestri and Glen Ballard. It originally made its world premiere in 2020 at Manchester Opera House and transferred to the West End in 2021. Tony winner Roger Bart and Olivier nominee Hugh Coles will reprise their West End performances from the Olivier-winning show as Doc Brown and George McFly, respectively.

Beginning June 30 in the Winter Garden Theatre, Back to the Future will open August 3.

The Cottage
Inspired by the works of Noël Coward and written by Sandy Rustin (Clue), The Cottage features a cast full of comedy talent, with Tony winner Jason Alexander at the helm. The new play is set in the English countryside in 1923 when a woman named Sylvia decides to come clean regarding her affair to both her husband and her lover’s wife.

At Second Stage's Hayes Theater, The Cottage will begin previews July 7 and open July 24.

The Shark Is Broken
Following runs at Edinburgh Festival Fringe and London's West End, Ian Shaw's play takes audiences behind-the-scenes to the on-set conflicts between the three stars (and the mechanical shark) from the 1975 blockbuster film Jaws. It's almost a first-hand account, as Shaw is the son of actor Robert Shaw, who played Quint in the film. Shaw will reprise his role as his father, with casting for the Roy Scheider and Richard Dreyfuss roles to be announced. 

Previews begin July 25 at the Golden Theatre with an opening set for August 10.

El Mago Pop
European illusionist Antonio Diaz will make not only his Broadway debut, but his North American debut with El Mago Pop. Inspired by the idea of challenging the limits of the impossible, the show features close-up magic and spectacular illusions. 

The short run begins August 17 at the Barrymore Theatre and concludes August 27.

Melissa Etheridge: My Window
Etheridge’s self-titled solo show tells stories of her life from growing up in Kansas to the groundbreaking moments of her career. Arriving from Off-Broadway’s New World Stages where Etheridge performed the show last year, she will make her third appearance on a Broadway stage. My Window also features additional material by Linda Wallem-Etheridge and direction by Amy Tinkham.

Performances will begin September 14 in Circle in the Square where My Window will open September 28.

Merrily We Roll Along
Sondheim’s legacy continues to be keenly felt on Broadway following his death, with a starry revival of Merrily We Roll Along set to transfer after a sold-out run at the New York Theatre Workshop. Starring Jonathan Groff, Daniel Radcliffe, and Lindsay Mendez, the musical tracks the lives of three friends navigating the entertainment industry over three decades in reverse chronological order. While the work was not a success on its first Broadway outing, running just 16 performances, the popularity of the show's original Broadway cast album has transformed the work into a cult favorite. The upcoming Broadway run will be the work's first-ever Main Stem revival.

Merrily We Roll Along will begin at the Hudson Theatre September 19 for an 18 week limited engagement.

From Barry Manilow and Bruce Sussman comes a musical based on the true story of the Comedian Harmonists, a popular ensemble of six Jewish singers in 1920s Germany who ended up on a collision course with history. Harmony transfers to Broadway following its 2022 Off-Broadway run at National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene. The work has had a long journey to the Main Stem since originally making its world premiere at California’s La Jolla Playhouse in 1997.

Harmony will begin previews at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre October 18 and open November 13.

Prayer for the French Republic
After a successful run Off-Broadway in 2022, Manhattan Theatre Club is bringing Joshua Harmon’s Prayer for the French Republic to Broadway. Tony winner David Cromer will return to direct the work. Set in 1944, a Jewish couple is awaiting news of their missing family, and the play follows five generations of a French Jewish family in an investigation of home, history, and hatred.

Harmon’s play will begin at the Friedman Theatre December 19 and open January 9, 2024.


These productions have announced intentions to hit Broadway this season, but haven't confirmed official dates yet.

Purlie Victorious
Leslie Odom, Jr. is set to star in the first Broadway revival of the 1961 Ossie Davis play about a traveling preacher in the Jim Crow-era South. Kenny Leon will direct. The comedy is planned for summer, in a theatre to be announced.

I Need That
Father and daughter team Danny DeVito and Lucy DeVito will star in a new Theresa Rebeck comedy about a hoarder facing eviction. Tony nominee Moritz von Stuelpnagel (Hand to God) is directing. This will be the fifth Broadway production for Rebeck. Part of the Roundabout Theatre Company season, the play will run at the American Airlines Theatre, beginning in October.

Jaja’s African Hair Braiding
Jocelyn Bioh made a name for herself with the popular Off-Broadway play School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play. She will now make her Broadway debut with the play about a group of West African immigrant women working in a Harlem hair braiding salon.It will run this fall at Manhattan Theatre Club's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre.

John Patrick Shanley's Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning play returns to Broadway for the first time in nearly two decades later this season. Tony winners Tyne Daly and Liev Schreiber will star, under the direction of Scott Ellis. Set in a Catholic boy's school, Sister Aloysius begins to suspect an inappropriate relationship between Father Flynn and a student. Another Roundabout offering, previews will begin in February 2024 at the American Airlines Theatre.

Kenny Leon will direct a revival of the Tony Award-nominated coming-of-age story by Sam-Art Williams. The play was originally staged by the Negro Ensemble Company in 1979, and is planned for Roundabout's spring season at the American Airlines Theatre.

An Enemy of the People
Playwright Amy Herzog will adapt her second Ibsen play for Broadway with this political play about public persecution. Emmy, Golden Globe, and Screen Actors Guild Award winner Jeremy Strong is set to star and Sam Gold will direct. A spring date and theatre will be announced.

The Wiz
The beloved musical adaptation of The Wizard of Oz will return to Broadway following a national tour launching later this year. Schele Williams will direct the Charlie Smalls and William F. Brown show, with Wayne Brady taking on the titular role for the Broadway run. Some Like It Hot co-book writer Amber Ruffin is adapting Brown's book. The new production touches down spring 2024 at a theatre still to be announced.

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