Below is my preview guide of Broadway openings in the 2023-2024 season. The shows are listed chronologically by opening date* (not by first preview), with the title linked to the show’s official website.
It only includes shows that as of now have an official opening date and a theater. More is to come; much will be changed. This guide will be periodically updated.
Theatre: Lyceum Theatre
First Preview: April 29, 2023
Opening: May 30, 2023
Cast: Laurie Metcalf, Tatiana Maslany, Paul Sparks, Sophia Anne Caruso, Cyndi Coyne, Colby Kipnes, Alyssa Emily Marvin, Eamon Patrick O’Connell, Millicent Simmonds
Writer: Levi Holloway
Director: Joe Mantello
Levi Holloway’s new horror play about a couple who crashes their car in the mountains and seek shelter in an isolated cabin.
ONCE UPON A ONE MORE TIME
Theatre: Marquis Theatre
First Preview: May 13, 2023
Opening: June 22, 2023
Cast:: Briga Heelan, Justin Guarini, Jennifer Simard, Adam Godley, Brooke Dillman, Aisha Jackson, Ryann Redmond, Tess Soltau
Writers: Britney Spears (music), Jon Hartmere (book)
Directors: Keone & Mari Madrid
A jukebox musical featuring the hits of Britney Spears are woven into a feminist spin on fairy tales, after a reading group for Cinderella, Snow White and other fairy tale princesses read Betty Friedan’s “The Feminine Mystique”
JUST FOR US
First Preview: June 22, 2023
Opening: June 26, 2023
Closing: August 19, 2023
Written and performed by Alex Edelman
Director: Adam Brace†
Stand-up comic Alex Edelman’s Obie-winning solo show is about his visit as a Jew to a meeting of antisemites. My review of Just For Us Off-Broadway.
HERE LIES LOVE
First Preview: June 17, 2023
Opening: July 20, 2023
Cast: Arielle Jacobs, Jose Llana, Conrad Ricamora
Writers: David Byrne (concept, music & lyrics), Fatboy Slim (lyrics)
Director: Alex Timbers
The musical about the rise and fall of Imelda Marcos transformed the Public Theater into a disco, and transform the Broadway theater to make it just as immersive — something that hasn’t been done on Broadway since “Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812.”. My review of Here Lies Love Off-Broadway
First Preview: July 7, 2023
Opening: July 24, 2023
Closing: October 29, 2023
Starring: Eric McCormack, Laura Bell Bundy, Lilli Cooper
Writer: Sandy Rustin
Director: Jason Alexander
Jason Alexander makes his Broadway directing debut in this Noel Coward-like comedy set in the English countryside in 1923, when Sylvia (Bundy) decides to expose her affair to both her husband and to her lover’s wife.
BACK TO THE FUTURE
Winter Garden Theater
First Preview: June 30, 2023
Opening: August 3, 2023
Cast: Roger Bart, Casey Likes, Hugh Coles, Liana Hunt, Jelani Remy, Nathaniel Hackmann
Writers: Alan Silvestri & Glenn Ballard (music & lyrics), Bob Gale (book)
Director: John Rando
A musical based on the 1985 movie adapted by the movie’s co-creators, Bob Gale and Robert Zemeckis.
THE SHARK IS BROKEN
Theatre: John Golden Theatre
First Preview: July 25, 2023
Opening: August 10, 2023
Cast: Ian Shaw
Writer: Ian Shaw, Joseph Nixon
Director: Guy Masterson
Writer and performer Ian Shaw is the son of Robert Shaw, who portrayed the shark-obsessed fisherman Quint in Jaws. This play is a comedic exploration of the behind-the-scenes drama that took place during the filming of the 1975 Steven Spielberg film
EL MAGO POP
Theatre: Ethel Barrymore Theatre
First Preview: August 17, 2023
Opening: August 20, 2023
Closing: August 27, 2023
Starring: Antonio Díaz
Creator: Antonio Díaz
Directors: Antonio Díaz and Mag Lari
Theatre: Ethel Barrymore Theatre
First Preview: October 18, 2023
Opening: November 13, 2023
Starring: Sean Bell, Danny Kornfeld, Zal Owen, Eric Peters, Blake Roman, Steven Telsey
Writers: Barry Manilow (music), Bruce Sussman (book & lyrics)
Director: Warren Carlyle
A musical based on the fascinating true story of The Comedian Harmonists, a German singing group in the 1930s made up of Jews and Gentiles that was so popular that the Nazis tolerated them…for a time. It took Manilow and Sussman twenty-five years to get this show to New York. My review of Harmony when it was Off-Broadway.
Announced But Without All Info
Theater: To be determined
First Preview: Summer 2023
Cast: Leslie Odom, Jr.
Writer: Ossie Davis
Director: Kenny Leon
About: Ossie Davis’ comedy of a traveling preacher in the Jim Crow-era South will receive its first Broadway revival.
MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG
First Preview: September 19, 2023
Closing: January 21, 2024
Cast: Daniel Radcliffe, Jonathan Groff, Lindsay Mendez, Krystal Joy Brown, Katie Rose Clarke, Reg Rogers
Writers: Stephen Sondheim (music & lyrics), George Furth (book)
Director: Maria Friedman
About: The first Broadway revival of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth’s famously problematic musical that goes backward in time telling the story of three friends who lose the idealism of their youth. My review of the production Off Broadway
I NEED THAT
Roundabout’s American Airlines Theater
First Preview: October 2023
Starring: Danny DeVito, Lucy DeVito, Ray Anthony Thomas
Writer: Theresa Rebeck
Director: Moritz von Stuelpnagel
Theresa Rebeck’s new comedy about a hoarder facing eviction.
Opening night is usually not the same as the first performance on Broadway. There is usually a preview period, of anywhere from a few days to a few weeks (sometimes a few months), where the creative team tries out the show before an audience. One of the few things opening night still means is that’s when the reviews come out. I organize this calendar by opening night rather than first performance, as a way to support the continuing relevance of theater reviewing. Check out my essay: Broadway Opening Night. What It Means. How It’s Changed. 7 Facts to Clear Up The Confusion and Crystallize the Outrage.
†Director Adam Brace died in April at the age of 43.