By Griffin Miller
Broadway has lifted the curtain to our favorite productions. Here’s a brief look at old favorites and new showstoppers.
(Ambassador Theatre; chicagothemusical.com) It picked up a Tony for Best Musical Revival back in 1997 and re-enters the Broadway fray as one of its fiercest hits.
(Richard Rodgers Theatre; hamiltonmusical.com) Lin Manuel Miranda’s Pulitzer Prize-winning musical is back, so if you’re primed for the hottest take on history ever, join the line.
• The Lion King (Minskoff Theatre, lionking.com) Disney’s 1997 Tony-winning stage adaption of its animated blockbuster is a visual knock-out and ready for audiences of all ages.
• Ruben Santiago-Hudson’s Lackawanna Blues (Samuel J. Friedman Theatre; manhattantheatreclub.com) It’s the 1960s as Tony winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson takes on 20 characters in honor of the woman who raised him.
• Wicked (Gershwin Theatre; wickedthemusical.com) Long-running with no end in sight, this outstanding Ozian musical showcases a green heroine with a surprising BFF. All in all, witchin’!
• David Byrne’s American Utopia (St. James Theatre; americanutopiabroadway.com) Mr. Byrne and his international troupe of multi-talented musicians offer theatregoers a killer concert/theatrical event.
• Moulin Rouge! The Musical (Al Hirschfeld Theatre; moulinrougemusical.com) Baz Luhrmann’s 2001 film translated to a spirited stage romp of glorious proportions.
• The Lehman Trilogy (Nederlander Theatre; thelehmantrilogy.com) The acclaimed epic play tracking three generations of the family who helmed Lehman Brothers investment bank. Sell-outs predicted.
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• Aladdin (New Amsterdam; aladdinthemusical.com) What’s not to love about this Disney musical romcom culled from the animated classic? Genie kicks off this wild magic carpet ride with all its family-friendly wonder.
• Dana H. (Lyceum Theatre; vineyardtheatre.org) This harrowing true story about a woman held captive in a series of motels, has been adapted by her son, playwright Lucas Hnath. Running in rep with Is This a Room.
• Thoughts of a Colored Man (Golden Theatre; thoughtsofacoloredman.com) “Spoken word, slam poetry, rhythm and humor” work together to propel the inner voices of Black men for today’s theatregoers.
• To Kill a Mockingbird (Shubert Theatre; tokillamockingbirdbroadway.com) Aaron Sorkin’s acclaimed stage version of the Harper Lee classic is back with original cast members Celia Keenan-Bolger and Jeff Daniels.
• Freestyle Love Supreme (Booth Theatre; freestylelovesupreme.com) Lin-Manuel Miranda, Thomas Kail and Antony Veneziale created this improv musical. Red hot and big buzz all the way.
• Caroline, or Change (Studio 54; roundabouttheatre.org) The first Broadway revival of the Tony Kushner-Jeanine Tesori musical about an African-American maid and the family she serves.
• Tina: The Tina Turner Musical (Lunt-Fontanne Theatre; tinaonbroadway.com) It’s more than a challenge not to dance and sing along with the Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll in this mega-musical bio!
Girl From The North Country (Belasco Theatre; northcountryonbroadway.com) Set in a guesthouse during the Great Depression, Conor McPherson’s latest taps into the Bob Dylan songbook for a poignantly beautiful musical.
• Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of the Temptations (Imperial Theatre; ainttooproudmusical.com) Rock & Roll Hall of Famers/Motown icons come to life in this retro-awesome musical.
• Jagged Little Pill (Broadhurst Theatre; jaggedlittlepill.com) Inspired by Alanis Morissette’s Grammy-winning album, the plot of this Tony-nominated musical follows a deceptively perfect family.
• Mrs. Doubtfire (Stephen Sondheim Theatre; mrsdoubtfirebroadway.com) Tony-nominee Rob McClure takes on Robin Williams’ seminal dude-turned-nanny role in this long-anticipated stage musical.
• The Phantom of the Opera (Majestic Theatre; us.thephantomoftheopera.com) Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Tony-winning masterpiece is primed to share its “Music of the Night” in its Broadway digs once more.
• Trouble in Mind (American Airlines Theatre; roundabouttheatre.org) Originally set to debut in the 1950s, this look at racism in the theatre industry is finally primed to reach its Broadway audience.
• Diana: The Musical (Longacre Theatre; thedianamusical.com) You know the story, now get ready for the musical that was a major pre-pandemic draw at San Diego’s La Jolla Playhouse!
• Clyde’s (Helen Hayes Theatre; 2st.com) Pulitzer Prize winner Lynne Nottage’s funny and moving new work unfolds in a truck stop staffed by former inmates.
• The Book of Mormon (Eugene O’Neill Theatre; bookofmormonbroadway.com) Hilarious, irreverent and winner of 9 Tonys in 2011… proof positive nothing is sacred in the hands of creators Trey Parker Matt Stone.
• Flying Over Sunset (Vivian Beaumont Theater; lct.org) When Cary Grant, Aldous Huxley and Clare Booth Luce tried LSD in real life, little did they know it would become fodder for a fabricated musical.
• Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (Lyric Theatre; harrypottertheplay.com) Revamped into a single performance, HPATCC can’t help but retain the magic of Hogwarts for its newbie first years.
• Company (Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre; companymusical.com) Gender takes a U-turn in this white-hot revival starring two Tony winners: Katrina Lenk (as Bobbie) and Patti Lupone (as Joanne).