While Governor Andrew Cuomo initially revealed that theatregoers can expect to see shows reopen at full capacity as soon as September 14, the exact dates depend on the particular circumstances and feasibility of each individual production. Hadestown, for instance, will actually open nearly two weeks prior to Cuomo's original projection. Several other shows have begun to reveal dates for their intended returns, with most of those announced already on sale.
Stay up-to-date with Broadway's evolving reopening calendar—and find out where to get tickets—below. Playbill will continue to update this list as more news comes in.
On Sale Now
Antoinette Chinonye Nwandu’s play is poised to be the first to welcome audiences back to Broadway, with performances beginning August 4 ahead of a September 12 official opening. Click here for tickets.
The Lion King
The Disney hit, a box office boon for tourist and family audiences, welcomes theatregoers back to Pride Rock September 14. Click here for tickets.
Good news, indeed. The Oz-set musical flies back into the Gershwin Theatre beginning September 14. Click here for tickets.
The long-running musical will roll its stockings back down September 14. At this time, tickets are only available for that Tuesday, subsequent weekends, and holiday weeks, though exact scheduling will be confirmed later. Click here for tickets.
The musical was hours away from officially opening on Broadway March 12, 2020, before the shutdown went into effect. Performances will now begin September 17 with opening night set for October 3. Tickets are available via presale now (click here for more information). General on-sale will begin May 10 at 10 AM ET.
The Lehman Trilogy
The National Theatre production, which played four performances at the Nederlander Theatre prior to the shutdown, begins once again September 25 with a new opening night set for October 14. Click here for tickets.
Girl From the North Country
The musical, featuring the discography of Bob Dylan, was the last show to open on Broadway prior to the shutdown. It will resume performances at the Belasco Theatre October 13. Click here for tickets.
After playing just three preview performances before the coronavirus shutdown, the musical comedy will pick back up October 21. An official opening night is set for December 5. Click here for tickets.
The musical about the Princess of Wales, after playing nine previews in March 2020, will resume performances November 2 before opening November 17. By then, a filmed presentation of the musical, shot during the pandemic, will also have premiered on Netflix. Click here for tickets.
The new musical inspired by the life and discography of Michael Jackson is slated to begin at the Neil Simon Theatre December 6, with opening night set for February 1, 2022. Click here for tickets.
The gender-swapped revival of the Stephen Sondheim musical will begin previews December 20 and open January 9, 2022. Click here for tickets.
The following shows have announced return or new opening dates, though tickets are not yet on sale to the public.
The most recent Tony-winning Best Musical will resume performances September 2 at the Walter Kerr Theatre. Tickets are on sale to American Express cardholders as of June 1; a fan pre-sale will follow June 8 before tickets become available to the general public June 11.
Ruben Santiago-Hudson’s solo show comes Broadway for the first time, with previews beginning September 14 prior to an official opening September 28 the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre. Tickets will go on sale to American Express Card members July 27 before being available to the general public starting August 10.
Caroline, or Change
The London revival of Jeanine Tesori and Tony Kushner’s Caroline, or Change will come to Studio 54 with previews beginning October 8 prior to an official opening October 27. The Roundabout Theatre Company production, starring starring Olivier winner Sharon D. Clarke, is directed by Michael Longhurst.
Thoughts of a Colored Man
Keenan Scott II’s play will begin previews October 1, with opening night set for October 31. Tickets are available through June 1 via an Audience Rewards pre-sale and will go on sale to the public June 18 at 11 AM ET.
Trouble in Mind
The Main Stem debut of Alice Childress’ Trouble in Mind, directed by Charles Randolph-Wright, will officially open November 18 following previews that begin October 29 at Roundabout's American Airlines Theatre.
Flying Over Sunset
Previews will now begin at the Vivian Beaumont November 4 this year prior to an official opening December 6. The musical, featuring a book by director James Lapine, music by Tom Kitt, and lyrics by Michael Korie, is set to star Carmen Cusack as Clare Boothe Luce, Harry Hadden-Paton as Aldous Huxley, and Tony Yazbeck as Cary Grant—all three of whom experiment with psychedelic drugs int the ’50s to unlock their psyches.
The Music Man
After a handful of postponements—and an inevitable producer shakeup with Scott Rudin saying he’ll step down from the Broadway League—the Hugh Jackman- and Sutton Foster-led revival now aims to begin December 20 at the Winter Garden Theatre. Opening night is slated for February 10, 2022. Currently, tickets are only available to those who had purchased tickets to performances that have been canceled to rescheduling.
The Tracy Letts play was in previews at the Cort Theatre at the time of the shutdown. It is now slated to open March 15, 2022—exactly two years after its originally intended opening—but at a different theatre (due to renovations at the Cort) and with a different star (due to Armie Hammer dropping out in the wake of criminal allegations).
Noah Haidle’s play, starring Debra Messing and directed by Vivienne Benesch, will play the American Airlines. Previews begin March 18, 2022, with an April 10 opening.