There are just four months left in the year, but there’s still so much to look forward to on Broadway. Travelers in town this fall and winter can spend an unforgettable evening on Broadway, watching limited engagements, timeless dramas — and just maybe catching a glimpse of an award-winning celebrity.
Before the end of the year, the city’s theaters will welcome more than a dozen new shows, including a historical drama, a hip hop improv masterpiece, a young adult adaptation and reimaginings of a handful of classic dramas and musicals.
Freestyle Love Supreme
Following a flurry of periodic performances and a brief appearance on television, Freestyle Love Supreme is finally arriving at Broadway’s Booth Theater in September. The improv hip-hop show was created by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Thomas Kail and Anthony Veneziale, and will only run for 16 short weeks. So if you haven’t already bought tickets, now’s the time to do so — especially because Miranda himself is expected to make unannounced appearances.
The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical
Travelers with families in tow should grab seats at this dazzling and theatrical reimaging of the beloved young adult novel and series by Rick Riordan. Watch as a company of just seven actors assumes the role of nearly 50 characters during the musical at Longacre, which opens Oct. 16 after almost a month of previews.
The Rose Tattoo
A star-studded cast including Academy Award-winner Marisa Tomei and Emun Elliott will take to the American Airlines theater on Oct. 15 for the opening of this classic and underrated romantic comedy by Tennessee Williams.
A Christmas Carol
Be immersed in the holiday spirit with this enchanting retelling of the famous fiction crafted by Charles Dickens. At the Lyceum Theatre for only eight weeks beginning Nov. 20, the story is revived by Jack Thorne and Matthew Warchus, who previously brought magic to Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and Matilda, respectively.
West Side Story
Though it doesn’t officially open until Feb. 6, 2020, we’re too excited about the return of West Side Story not to mention it here. Previews begin at the end of the 2019 season on Dec. 10, at the Broadway Theatre. Expect new choreography by Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, and new talents, including The Lion King’s Shereen Pimentel and Isaac Powell, of Once On This Island.