Here's When All Your Favorite Broadway Shows Are Returning

Broadway's back (soon), baby!

wicked
'Wicked' | Joan Marcus
'Wicked' | Joan Marcus

The entertainment industry is lurching back to life after more than a year of varying levels of dormancy due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Concerts are happening, music festivals are planned, movies are being shown in actual theaters in many places, and, now, Broadway is on the way back. In early May, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo declared that Broadway houses would be allowed to reopen at full capacity starting September 14. Since then there have been a wave of announcements about just when beloved or highly anticipated shows will be starting performances. Three cultural juggernauts—Hamilton, The Lion King, and Wicked—will be the first shows audiences can see, but many others are on the horizon. We'll be cataloguing them all here and letting you know how you can get tickets.

Hadestown

When is it back: September 2
When can you buy tickets: Presale starts June 1 for American Express members and June 8 for fans. June 11 for general public via Hadestown.com
What's it about: It's a Tony-winning folk musical that retells the Orpheus myth. 

Hamilton

When is it back: September 14
When can you buy tickets: Now via Ticketmaster
What's it about: C'mon. You don't know? A bastard, orphan, son of a whore and a Scotsman who became the first U.S. Treasury secretary. The very popular musical also has an ambiguous ending

The Lion King

When is it back: September 14
When can you buy tickets: Now via Ticketmaster
What's it about: It's Disney's version of Hamlet. With lions.

Wicked

When is it back: September 14
When can you buy tickets: Now via Ticketmaster
What's it about: It's the backstory of the Wicked Witch of the West from The Wizard of Oz. Her name is Elphaba and she can belt real big.

Six

When is it back: September 17
When can you buy tickets: Now via SixonBroadway.com
What's it about: What if the six wives of Henry VIII were a pop group a la the Spice Girls?

Come from Away

When is it back: September 21 
When can you buy tickets: Now via Telecharge
What's it about: A tiny town in Canada that took in flights from all over the world after 9/11. 

Moulin Rouge! The Musical

When is it back: September 24
When can you buy tickets: May 19 via SeatGeek. (Presale May 17 via MoulinRougeMusical.com)
What's it about: Truth, beauty, love, and consumption in 19th Century France. 

Aladdin

When is it back: September 28
When can you buy tickets: Now via AladdinTheMusical.com
What's it about: A genie, a lamp, a street rat. 
 

tina turner
'Tina: The Tina Turner Musical' | Manuel Harlan

Tina: The Tina Turner Musical 

When is it back: October 8
When can you buy tickets: Now via Ticketmaster
What's it about: The life of the legendary Tina Turner. This production starring Adrienne Warren was nominated for 12 Tony awards after the shut down last year. 

Girl from the North Country

When is it back: October 13
When can you buy tickets: Now via NorthCountryonBroadway.com
What's it about: Misery in Depression era Minnesota with Bob Dylan songs. 

Mrs. Doubtfire

When is it back: October 21
When can you buy tickets: Now via MrsDoubtfireBroadway.com
What's it about: It's a musical version of Mrs. Doubtfire, duh. 

The Phantom of the Opera

When is it back: October 22
When can you buy tickets: Now via Telecharge 
What's it about: Broadway's original masked man will now perform for an audience full of masked patrons. He just needs to cover the bottom of his face. 

Caroline, or Change

When is it back: October 8
When can you buy tickets: Not quite yet.
What's it about: A revival of the musical by Tony Kushner and Jeanine Tesori about a black maid working for a Jewish family in the 1960s. 

Diana The Musical

When is it back: December 1
When can you buy tickets: Now via TheDianaMusical.com 
What's it about: Imagine The Crown but with more singing. 

Dear Evan Hansen

When is it back: December 11
When can you buy tickets: Now via DearEvanHansen.com
What's it about: A teen fakes a friendship with a peer who committed suicide. Soon to be a major motion picture. 

Company

When is it back: December 20
When can you buy tickets: Now via CompanyMusical.com 
What's it about: It's a gender flipped version of Stephen Sondheim's show about 30-something ennui starring Katrina Lenk and Patti LuPone. 
 

Want more Thrillist? Follow us on Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, YouTube, TikTok, and Snapchat.

Esther Zuckerman is a senior entertainment writer at Thrillist. Follow her on Twitter @ezwrites.