Celebrating Broadway 2019-2020 Season on Tony Night

On what would have been the 74th annual Tony Awards, let’s celebrate the 41 shows of the Broadway 2019-2020 season, 25 of which actually opened.

The shows below are organized chronologically by opening date. Those that actually opened are linked to my review; the ones that didn’t get a chance to open are linked to their promotional websites.  In unintentional mimicry of  the Tony Award broadcast’s greater attention to musicals than straight plays, most of the musicals are accompanied by a video of some kind; the straight plays mostly just get a still photograph.

Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune

Audra and Michael Shannon in Frankie and Johnny in the Claire de Lune

Moulin Rouge! The Musical

Sea Wall/A Life

Tom Sturridge and Jake Gyllenhaal, who appear separately to deliver monologues in Sea Wall/A Life


Zawe Ashton as Emma, Charlie Cox as Jerry (Emma’s adulterous lover), and Tom Hiddleston as Robert (Emma’s husband and Jerry’s best and oldest friend)

Derren Brown: Secret

The Height of the Storm

The Great Society

Brian Cox as LBJ in Robert Schenkkan’s 2019 sequel to “All The Way”

Freestyle Love Supreme

Chris Sullivan, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Aneesa Folds

Slave Play

Joaquina Kalukango and Paul Alexander Nolan (

Linda Vista

Cora Vander Broek and Ian Barford

The Rose Tattoo

The Lightning Thief

The Sound Inside

American Utopia


Slava’s Snowshow

The Inheritance

Samuel H. Levine, Kyle Soller and Andrew Burnap in The Inheritance

A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol on Broadway

Jagged Little Pill

My Name is Lucy Barton

A Soldier’s Play

Rob Demery, J Alphonse Nicholson, Mickenly Belcher III

Grand Horizons

West Side Story

Isaac Powell and Shereen Pimentel as Tony and Maria

Girl From The North Country



a closeup of the Coronavirus



The Minutes

K. Todd Freeman, Armie Hammer, and Danny McCarthy



(My review of it Off-Broadway)


The Lehman Trilogy

(my review of it Off-Broadway)



Mrs. Doubtfire

Caroline, or Change

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Plaza Suite

Matthew Broderick and Sarah Jessica Parker, Plaza Suite

American Buffalo

The cast of American Buffalo, Laurence Fishburne, Sam Rockwell and Darren Criss, scheduled to open on Broadway when Broadway reopens.

Flying Over Sunset

Sing Street

(My review of it Off-Broadway)

Birthday Candles

How I Learned to Drive

David Morse and Mary-Louise Parker in How I Learned to Drive

Take Me Out

Author: New York Theater

Jonathan Mandell is a 3rd generation NYC journalist, who sees shows, reads plays, writes reviews and sometimes talks with people.

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