All The Broadway Shows Opening This Fall — And How To Get Tickets

On September 14th, exactly a year and two days after Governor Andrew Cuomo abruptly suspended Broadway performances due to the pandemic, the curtains will go up again — for some shows. So far, the below shows have announced their (re)opening dates:

The Lion King

Returns: September 14th

Hamilton

Returns: September 14th

Chicago

Returns: September 14th

Wicked

Returns: September 16th

Come From Away

Returns: September 21st

Six

Returns: September 17th

Aladdin

Returns: September 28th

Tina: The Tina Turner Musical

Returns: October 8th

Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of The Temptations

Returns: October 16th

Jagged Little Pill

Returns: October 21st

Mrs. Doubtfire

Returns: October 21st

The Phantom of the Opera

Returns: October 22nd

Diana

Returns: December 1st

Company

Returns: December 20th

MJ The Musical

Opens: February 1st, 2022

Tickets for all the above shows are now on sale and available here. Due to the yet-to-be-finalized COVID-19 protocols, most theaters are allowing patrons who buy tickets now to exchange them for a full refund up to two hours prior to showtime.

Reopening Broadway theaters has been an obvious priority in the push to get New York City’s economy on the path to full strength. In February, State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli issued a report laying out the devastating impact of Broadway’s closure. In 2020, employment in the arts, entertainment and recreation sector — which had almost doubled in the prior decade — fell by 66%.

But the economic urgency wasn’t the only factor in determining when Broadway would reopen. (The governor is technically allowing most theaters to reopen at full capacity on May 19th.) In addition to needing more lead time to hold rehearsals and get shows ready for the public, Broadway has spent the past year undergoing a major reckoning over racism in the industry.

Krystal Joy Brown, who plays Eliza Hamilton in Hamilton, told Good Morning America today that her company has been working on a Plan for Progress to bring racial equity and inclusivity to Broadway.

“We’ve taken a lot of steps not only to make sure the theater will be safe for our audience members, but cast and crew have been trained in anti-racism training, also making sure that we as a brand are pushing forward social justice,” said Brown.

One show that’s notably absent from the list of reopenings is The Book of Mormon. Earlier this year, 20 current and former Black cast members sent a private letter to the show’s creators asking for tweaks to the racially problematic elements in the script.

No updates on the rewrite have been made available, but co-creator Matt Stone told Broadway World that “no one is going back on stage until they feel great about it.”

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