Numerous 2023 Broadway productions have already been announced. The Tony Awards are at the start of June every year, so spring is a peak time for plays and musicals to gain attention in anticipation of big awards. Here are some Broadway shows that are coming out in the spring of 2023:
1. A Doll’s House
Jessica Chastain will lead the awaited production of A Doll’s House in the spring of 2023. The debut of Jamie Lloyd’s adaptation of Henrik Ibsen’s classic, with an original script by Pulitzer finalist Amy Herzog, was originally scheduled for London in 2020, but it was postponed and relocated across the ocean. In A Doll’s House, homemaker and mother Nora Helmer appear to have the ideal existence, but she secretly longs to leave her loved ones and explore the rest of the world.
starting on February 13
Opening night: March 9
Location: Hudson Theatre
2. Bad Cinderella
This show would not be your fairy godmother’s traditional tale. The town of Belleville as the setting is ideal in this adaptation of the Cinderella. In this show, Cinderella defies the community’s beauty standards. She soon gets a makeover to impress her crush, but quickly realizes that what’s within really matters. The play’s score was composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Emerald Fennell wrote the book.
The shows start on February 17
Opening on March 23
Location: Imperial Theatre
3. Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Josh Groban, a Tony, Grammy, and Emmy nominee, and Annaleigh Ashford, a Tony winner, are cooking up some meat pies come spring. In the most recent revival of Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler’s violent musical, they play the roles of Sweeney Todd and Mrs. Lovett, respectively. In an effort to get retribution, the barber Sweeney begins murdering his customers, and Mrs. Lovett uses the bodies as food in her meat pie store. Sweeney Todd, one of the most talked-about performances of the spring season, can be seen at Fleet Street.
The shows start on February 26.
Launching on March 26
Location: Lunt-Fontanne Theater
4. Bob Fosse’s Dancin’
Bob Fosse’s Dancin’ was last performed on Broadway in 1978, the year it was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Musical and won the award for Best Choreography. Lookout for Bob Fosse’s Dancin’ in March if you can’t get enough of the memorable dances from the choreographer of Chicago and Cabaret. The “musical” is actually a dance revue; it has no singing or a storyline, simply a succession of dance routines performed to a wide variety of musical styles. Wayne Cilento, who was a member of the original Dancin’ Broadway cast oversaw this revival’s pre-Broadway run in California, and preserved Fosse’s original choreography.
Performances start on March 2.
Opening night: 19 March
Location: Music Box Theatre
Shucked, a modern musical comedy about the one thing that unites everyone: corn, is now only known in kernels. Many Broadway veterans from the Utah world-premiere production, including Alex Newell, John Behlmann, and others, are returning for the show’s Broadway debut. Additionally, the creative team includes Grammy winners Brandy Clark and Shane McAnally as well as Tony Award winners Robert Horn for the book and Jack O’Brien for the director.
Performances start on March 8
Date of opening: April 4
Location: Nederlander Theater
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In the spring, the venerable Lerner and Loewe musical will receive a fresh production at Lincoln Center Theater with a new script by Oscar winner Aaron Sorkin. Richard Burton and Julie Andrews’ portrayals of King Arthur and Queen Guenevere from the King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table tale graced the show’s 20th-century premiere. Arthur is forced to decide between love and honor when they become involved in a medieval love triangle with the warrior Lancelot. Hear all the show’s timeless tunes this spring, including “Camelot,” “The Lusty Month of May,” and “If Ever I Would Leave You.”
Starting on March 9
Opening night: 13th of April
Location: Vivian Beaumont Theatre
7. Peter Pan Goes Wrong
The Neverland of Mischief Theatre Company is being turned inside out. Peter Pan Goes Wrong, the second Broadway production from The Play That Goes Wrong’s renowned creators, will open in the spring of 2023. In an attempt to stage J. M. Barrie’s Peter Pan, the fictitious Cornley Drama Society is more disorganised than a band of lost boys. The troupe encounters endless problems along the way, providing Broadway fans with an evening of hilarious slapstick humour.
Beginning on March 17
Opening night: April
19 Location: Barrymore Theater
8. Prima Facie
Jodie Comer, who won an Emmy for her performance in the one-woman legal drama Prima Facie, will repeat her celebrated role from London. The precise performance dates have not yet been determined for this play about a brilliant defence attorney who is attacked at the height of her career. She now perceives the judicial system from the opposing perspective, identifying all the “weak places” and “inaccuracies” in her account that a lawyer like her would attack, and she finds herself conflicted about choosing her professional success above her moral integrity.
starting on April 11
Opening Night: April 23
venue: Golden Theatre
9. Once Upon a One More Time
This new play is better than the last one. Following its Washington, D.C. premiere, the musical Once Upon a One More Time will make its Broadway debut in spring 2023. The musical is an original story about Cinderella, Rapunzel, Sleeping Beauty , and other princesses learning there’s more to life than waiting around for a prince. The show is set to showcase Britney Spears’ Grammy Award-winning hits including “Womanizer,” “Oops!…I Did It Again,” and “…Baby One More Time.”
The shows start on May 13.
Opening on June 22
Location: Marquis Theater
10. Back to the Future
Maybe you can jump to the date the Broadway premiere of the Back to the Future musical will occur if you possess a time-travelling DeLorean of your own. Based on the popular 1985 film starring Michael J. Fox, the show follows a teenager who, with the aid of a crazy scientist, travels back 30 years in time to the moment when his parents first met. After almost preventing their meeting, he must reunite them in order to prevent ruining his life. The 2020 Olivier Award for Best New Musical went to Back to the Future for its London premiere.
The shows start on June 30.
Opening night: August 3rd
Location: Winter Garden
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