Fall is officially here, and if you’re looking for something to do that’s not Halloween related, we suggest an upcoming Broadway show! Since shows are constantly coming and going, it’s hard to keep track of what’s currently on. To make it a little easier, we’ve compiled a list of productions that are kicking off and leading us into 2023! From comedies to musicals, we’ve got you covered.
1. Cost of Living
This Pulitzer Prize winning production opened its doors yesterday (Oct 3) and is a heartwarming tale about the complexity of caring and being cared for. With a focus on human connection, the plot follows the lives of 4 different characters with unique hardships just trying to get by. This play is now currently on show!
Where: Samuel J. Friedman Theatre, 261 W 47th St
Set in 1899 Vienna, Leopoldstadt follows the lives of a Jewish family over the course of 50+ years, testing their love, strength, and courage along the way. The family fled from the east of the country and this 5 act play takes the audience through a Holocaust-driven ride that’s admirable and heartwarming. Their opening night was Oct 2 and is currently showing now!
Where: Longacre Theatre, 220 W 48th St
3. The Piano Lesson
Starring Danielle Brooks and Samuel L. Jackson, The Piano Lesson is about two siblings battling each other for their family’s prize possession, a piano with their ancestor’s carved faces in it. Will the brother build fortune and sell it, or will the daughter keep it and preserve family heritage? Find out as they revisit their history and come to a decision. This play opens on Oct 13!
Where: Ethel Barrymore Theatre, 243 W 47th St
Based on the events leading up to the signing of the Declaration of Independence, the story of 1776 follows John Adams who was pushing for American freedom (at a time when few people cared for his opinions). Watch the famous American figure attempt to win over the colonial crowd and push forward one of the most famous documents of all time. The show opened on September 16 and is currently running now!
Where: American Airlines Theatre, 227 W 42nd St
5. Death of a Salesman
The American Dream is the end goal; at least in the mind of main character Willy Loman. This play portrays the chase of this dream through the perspective of a traveling salesman. Plus, considering their African American heritage, they find it even more difficult to find the ultimate illusion of “American perfection.” This production is currently on show now!
Where: Hudson Theatre, 141 W 44th St
Topdog/Underdog follows the lives of two brothers, Lincoln and Booth, who got their names jokingly from their father that abandoned them. Now in their 30s, the two look to recreate their lives, but not without some negative influences including gambling, shoplifting, and crime. This play opens on Oct 8!
Where: Golden Theatre, 252 W 45th St
7. Almost Famous
Everyone’s dreamt of going on tour with their favorite band, and for 15-year-old William Miller, that’s what he gets. As an aspiring journalist, Rolling Stone hires him to go on tour with an upcoming rock and roll band and learn the industry. From there, the hilarious events that ensue are headlined by his love for music and celebration of family and fandom. This production opens on Oct 8!
Where: Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre, 242 W 45th St
8. Kimberly Akimbo
Kimberly Akimbo is a New Jersey teenager that looks like she’s 72 years old. Thanks to her rare aging disease and borderline illegal family secrets, she tries to maneuver her way through life as any normal teen would. Time isn’t on her side though, so she has to move quick! This play begins on Nov 10.
Where: Booth Theatre, 222 W 45th St
Step into the world of the global phenomenon that is the KPOP music craze. This production dives deep into what makes the music genre and movement what is, all while featuring some of the world’s top KPOP artists and actors. This show opens on Oct 13.
Where: Circle in the Square Theatre, 235 W 50th St
10. & Juliet
& Juliet is a playful take on the classic Romeo & Juliet, focusing on Juliet’s alternative ending. Imagining if she hadn’t ended it all after Romeo, the production follows Juliet’s second chance for love, doing it her own way. Complete with tons of modern pop songs, this take on a Shakespeare classic is tastefully done in the age of 2022. This play opens on Oct 28!
Where: Stephen Sondheim Theatre, 124 W 43rd St
11. Some Like It Hot
Set in Prohibition era Chicago, Some Like It Hot follows the tale of two musicians who disguise themselves as members of an all-female band after witnessing a mob hit. Will they be able to hide themselves long enough from the mob, or will their band’s fame out them to those searching for them? This play begins on Nov 1.
Where: Shubert Theatre, 225 W 44th St
12. Ain’t No Mo’
Ain’t No Mo’ is a hilarious production that settles to answer the question of “What would happen if you sent Black Americans one-way tickets to Africa?” Full of satire and thought-provoking undertones, this flight-centered spectacle flies through the realistic life of being black in America. This play starts on Nov 3!
Where: Belasco Theatre, 111 W 44th St
13. A Beautiful Noise: The Neil Diamond Musical
Featuring iconic songs like “Sweet Caroline,” “America,” and so many more, Will Swenson stars in this musical about the life of legendary singer Neil Diamond. The first show is on Dec 4.
Where: Broadhurst Theatre, 235 W 44th St
14. The Collaboration
It’s New York in 1984, and two of the most popular artists are working on a collaboration of a lifetime. When Andy Warhol asks the up and coming Jean-Michel Basquiat to work together on an art exhibit, the rest is history. This play dives into both of their creative processes, but also the personal journeys they embark on with each other along the way. The first showing of this is on Nov 29!
Where: Samuel J. Friedman Theatre, 261 W 47th St