Spring Preview 2024 | Playbill

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Playbill proudly presents Spring Preview 2024. Here, we take a deep dive into some of the most anticipated shows coming up in NYC (and the people behind them). The short versions of these articles appear in our February print Playbill, but be sure to read the much longer versions below for more backstage stories, original photography, and videos. And come back to this space in March for exclusive video performances from upcoming Broadway shows. From a comforting story about everlasting love, to an original new musical about a powerful historic figure, to a play that will leave you with more questions than answers, this spring on Broadway runs the full gamut of form and emotions. We'll see you at the theatre.

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Broadway Shows Opening Spring 2024

Days Of Wine And Roses

First Preview: January 6, 2024
Opening Date: January 28, 2024

Adapted from JP Miller’s 1962 film and original 1958 teleplay, composer & lyricist Adam Guettel (Floyd Collins) and playwright Craig Lucas (An American in Paris) reunite in their first collaboration since their acclaimed The Light in the Piazza. Directed by Michael Greif (Dear Evan Hansen) and starring Kelli O'Hara and Brian d'Arcy James.


First Preview: February 3, 2024
Opening Date: February 29, 2024

John Patrick Shanley’s Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award®-winning Best Play returns to Broadway for the first time in nearly two decades. This modern classic stars Tony Award winners Tyne Daly and Liev Schreiber in a staggering new Roundabout production directed by Scott Ellis.

The Notebook

First Preview: February 10, 2024
Opening Date: March 14, 2024

Allie and Noah, both from different worlds, share a lifetime of love despite the forces that threaten to pull them apart. With a book that has sold millions of copies worldwide and a film that’s one of the highest-grossing romantic dramas of all-time, the musical adaptation of Nicholas Sparks’s The Notebook comes to Broadway following a critically acclaimed world premiere engagement at Chicago Shakespeare Theater in the fall of 2022.

Water For Elephants

First Preview: February 24, 2024
Opening Date: March 21, 2024

The critically acclaimed bestselling novel Water for Elephants comes to vivid life on Broadway in a unique, spectacle-filled new musical.

An Enemy of the People

First Preview: February 27, 2024
Opening Date: March 18, 2024

Succession’s Jeremy Strong returns to Broadway in a riveting new revival of Henrik Ibsen’s thunderous masterwork, AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE. A small-town doctor considers himself a proud, upstanding member of his close-knit community. When he discovers a catastrophe that risks the lives of everyone in town, he raises the alarm. But he is shaken to his core when those in power not only try to silence him—they try to destroy him.

This strictly limited engagement is a new adaptation by Tony Award nominee Amy Herzog, the playwright behind last season’s critically acclaimed reimagining of Ibsen’s A Doll’s House. Directed by Tony Award winner Sam Gold, AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE comes to Broadway for 16 weeks only.

My Son's a Queer (But what can you do?)

First Preview: February 27, 2024
Opening Date: March 12, 2024

Stars are born to shine.

Straight — well, not exactly straight — from a smash-hit run in London's West End comes Rob Madge’s triumphant and hilarious celebration of identity, creativity, and the profound bond between a parent and their child.

Legacy: An Evening with Maria Friedman and Friends

First Preview: March 4, 2024
Opening Date: March 4, 2024

The new, one-night-only concert event Legacy: An Evening with Maria Friedman and Friends will celebrate the brilliance of Stephen Sondheim, Marvin Hamlisch and Michel Legrand on Monday, March 4, 2024 at 8pm at Broadway’s Hudson Theatre. The evening will benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, The Stephen Sondheim Foundation and The Marvin Hamlisch International Music Awards.

The Who's Tommy

First Preview: March 8, 2024
Opening Date: March 28, 2024

In 1967, The Who created a rock opera that changed the course of music history.

Some 25 years later, The Who’s TOMMY arrived on Broadway, winning 5 Tony Awards and pushing the boundaries of what musical theatre can be. This March, the Amazing Journey resumes in a dazzling new production direct from a record-breaking, groundbreaking Chicago premiere.

Alan Cumming Is Not Acting His Age

First Preview: March 11, 2024
Opening Date: March 11, 2024

A quarter of a century ago, Alan Cumming stepped onto the stage at Studio 54 as the Master of Ceremonies in a production of Cabaret that forever changed the Broadway landscape. For the first time in nearly a decade, he returns to Broadway and the iconic location for his solo show, Alan Cumming Is Not Acting His Age.

The Outsiders

First Preview: March 16, 2024
Opening Date: April 11, 2024

The Outsiders, the new musical based on the seminal novel by S.E. Hinton & Francis Ford Coppola’s landmark motion picture, will come to Broadway this season at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre.


First Preview: March 19, 2024
Opening Date: April 14, 2024

One of the world’s greatest artists deserves the world’s biggest stage: LEMPICKA comes to Broadway, following critically acclaimed, sold-out runs at the Williamstown Theatre Festival and the La Jolla Playhouse. From the Tony Award®-winning director of HADESTOWN and starring Eden Espinosa, this New York Times Critic’s Pick is a sweeping musical portrait of a woman who changed art and culture forever.

Spanning decades of political and personal turmoil and told through a thrilling, pop-infused score, LEMPICKA boldly explores the contradictions of a world in crisis, a woman ahead of her era, and an artist whose time has finally come.


First Preview: March 26, 2024
Opening Date: April 18, 2024

Following a sold-out, extended run at The Public Theater, Suffs arrives on Broadway next spring — and not a moment too soon. From the singular mind of Shaina Taub, this epic new musical boldly explores the victories and failures of a struggle for equality that’s far from over.

Hell's Kitchen

First Preview: March 28, 2024
Opening Date: April 20, 2024

There’s a place where the rhythm of the city is music, where every corner has a story, and every window is a kaleidoscope. Where a girl can step out of her apartment and find the world. That’s Hell’s Kitchen, a new musical from 15-time Grammy Award winner Alicia Keys that’s about to make Broadway feel brand new.

The Wiz

First Preview: March 29, 2024
Opening Date: April 17, 2024

Everybody look around! The Tony Award®-winning Best Musical that took the world by storm is back.

THE WIZ, the groundbreaking twist on The Wizard of Oz, changed the face of Broadway—from its iconic score packed with soul, gospel, rock, and finger-snapping 70s funk to its stirring tale of Dorothy’s journey to find her place in a contemporary world.

A dynamite infusion of ballet, jazz, and modern pop brings a whole new groove to easing on down the road. So everybody rejoice! An all-new 21st-Century WIZ is sliding into an Emerald City near you.

The Heart of Rock and Roll

First Preview: March 29, 2024
Opening Date: April 22, 2024

Get amped! The Heart of Rock and Roll - the new musical comedy inspired by the timeless hits of Huey Lewis and The News - is coming to Broadway with a rhythm that’ll drive you wild. Step into an era when the airwaves sizzled and bands with platinum dreams rocked every dive bar.

The Great Gatsby

First Preview: March 29, 2024
Opening Date: April 25, 2024


Transport yourself to the opulent world of the 1920s as one of the greatest American novels hits the greatest American stage. Starring Jeremy Jordan (Newsies) as the eccentric and mysterious millionaire Jay Gatsby and Eva Noblezada (Hadestown) as the enigmatic Daisy Buchanan, THE GREAT GATSBY arrives on Broadway after a record-shattering, sold-out run at Paper Mill Playhouse. Directed by Marc Bruni (Beautiful: The Carole King Musical), this story of extravagance and longing features choreography by Dominique Kelley (So You Think You Can Dance), a book by Kait Kerrigan (The Mad Ones) and a jazz- and pop-influenced original score by Jason Howland (Little Women) and Nathan Tysen (Paradise Square). Don’t miss the party — get tickets today!


First Preview: April 1, 2024
Opening Date: April 21, 2024

In here, life is beautiful.

Willkommen. Bienvenue. Welcome to the Kit Kat Club. Home to an intimate and electrifying new production of CABARET.Experience this groundbreaking musical like never before. The denizens of the Kit Kat Club have created a decadent sanctuary inside Broadway’s August Wilson Theatre, where artists and performers, misfits and outsiders rule the night. Step inside their world. This is Berlin. Relax. Loosen up. Be yourself.

London’s hottest ticket arrives on Broadway this Spring with Academy® and Tony Award® winner Eddie Redmayne reprising his Olivier Award-winning performance as the Emcee, and introducing Gayle Rankin as the Toast of Mayfair, Sally Bowles.


First Preview: April 1, 2024
Opening Date: April 22, 2024

Tony® and Emmy® Award nominee Michael Stuhlbarg stars as Berezovsky and Will Keen reprises his Olivier Award-winning turn as Putin in PATRIOTS, a shockingly timely history play from Peter Morgan, creator of Netflix's "The Crown."

Don't miss this strictly limited engagement of Olivier Award winner Rupert Goold's kinetic, exhilarating production, which reveals to us all how Russia's post-Soviet machinations continue to shape our world to this day.

Uncle Vanya

First Preview: April 2, 2024
Opening Date: April 24, 2024

Director Lila Neugebauer and playwright Heidi Schreck collaborate on the premiere of this Lincoln Center Theater production of Uncle Vanya, which pairs Chekhov's enduring masterpiece with one of America's most celebrated contemporary playwrights in a strikingly immediate new translation.

Mary Jane

First Preview: April 2, 2024
Opening Date: April 23, 2024

Academy Award nominee Rachel McAdams stars in the Broadway premiere of Mary Jane, written by Pulitzer Prize finalist Amy Herzog (4000 Miles, the recent Tony-nominated adaptation of A Doll’s House).

Mother Play

First Preview: April 2, 2024
Opening Date: April 25, 2024

Pulitzer Prize winner Paula Vogel (How I Learned to Drive) has written a bitingly funny and unflinchingly honest new play about the hold our family has over us and the surprises we find when we unpack the past.


First Preview: April 3, 2024
Opening Date: April 19, 2024

Stereophonic mines the agony and the ecstasy of creation as it zooms in on a music studio in 1976, where an up-and-coming rock band finds itself on the cusp of superstardom. Written by David Adjmi, directed by Daniel Aukin, and featuring original music by Arcade Fire’s Will Butler, this electrifying new play takes audiences inside the powder keg process of a band on the brink of blowing up.

Kristin: An Evening with Friends for Todd

First Preview: April 15, 2024
Opening Date: April 15, 2024

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, President/CEO, in memoriam; Scott Ellis, Interim Artistic Director) announces Emmy & Tony Award winner Kristin Chenoweth in KRISTIN: AN EVENING WITH FRIENDS FOR TODD, a special benefit concert directed & choreographed by Warren Carlyle, on Monday, April 15, 2024 at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre.


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