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Sep 30, 2021 | Seasonal Things to Do

What’s New on Broadway this Fall 2021

Broadway’s back! While popular shows like Hamilton, Phantom of the Opera, and Jagged Little Pill make their return, there’s a plethora of new and exciting theater coming to Broadway in NYC this fall. Whether you prefer singing and dancing, comedy, intense drama, or dazzling visuals, there’s something for everyone. Here are a few upcoming Broadway shows we have our eye on.

Lackawanna Blues – Opens September 28 at Samuel J. Friedman Theatre. Tony Award winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson celebrates Miss Rachel in Lackawanna Blues, an open-hearted woman who raised him and others in a boarding house outside Buffalo in the 50s.

Six – Opens October 3 at Brooks Atkinson Theatre. The British musical is a modern retelling of the lives of Henry VIII’s six wives. The wives stage a pop concert and take turns telling their stories to see who should become the group’s lead singer.

Freestyle Love Supreme – Opens October 7 at Booth Theatre. Under the direction of Thomas Kail, the improvisational hip-hop comedy musical group returns to Broadway to take suggestions from the audience and turn them into humorous bits, songs, and riffs.

Chicken & Biscuits – Opens October 10 at Circle in the Square Theatre. The family comedy follows the Jenkins family as they come together to celebrate the life of their father - but things don’t always go as planned.

Is This a Room – Opens October 11 at Lyceum Theatre. Is This a Room tells the story of Reality Winner, an American former intelligence specialist charged with leaking evidence of Russian interference in U.S. elections.

The Lehman Trilogy – Opens October 14 at Nederlander Theatre. The epic production follows the Lehman brothers, their sons, and grandsons as they follow the American dream after emigrating from Bavaria.

Dana H. – Opens October 17 at Lyceum Theatre. Starring Deidre O’ Connell, Dana H. is the  first-person account of the real-life violent kidnapping of playwright Lucas Hnath’s mother.

Caroline, Or Change – Opens October 27 at Studio 54. The musical combines spiritual, blues, Motown, classical, Jewish klezmer, and folk music to tell the story of an African-American maid in 60s Louisiana.

Mrs. Doubtfire – Opens October 27 at Stephen Sondheim Theatre. The highly anticipated show is an adaptation of the beloved film of the 90s starring Robin Williams.

Thoughts of a Colored Man – Opens October 31 at Golden Theatre. Starring Dyllón Burnside, Keith David, Forrest McClendon, and Luke James, Thoughts of a Colored Man weaves spoken word, slam poetry, and rhythm into a mosaic of the inner lives of Black men.

Diana – Opens November 17 at Longacre Theatre. Jeanna de Waal stars as the late Princess Diana in this Broadway musical. For those who can’t check out the live performance, a live-stage recording is set to be released on Netflix in October.

Trouble in Mind – Opens November 18 at American Airlines Theatre. LaChanze stars as Wiletta Mayer, an African American actress cast in a “progressive” play about racism by a white male author. The first production of the play debuted Off-Broadway in 1955.

Clyde’s – Opens November 22 at The Hayes Theater. Uzo Aduba stars in the play that follows a formerly incarcerated kitchen staff as they try to reclaim their lives in a truck stop sandwich shop. The play is led by the two-time Pulitzer Prize winner and playwright Lynn Nottage and Director Kate Whoriskey.

Company – Opens December 9 at Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre. Tony and Grammy Award-winning Katrina Lenk and Patti LuPone join forces in the groundbreaking musical comedy about a 35-year old’s single life in NYC.

Flying Over Sunset – Opens December 13 at Vivian Beaumont Theater. The musical follows three artists (playwright Clare Boothe Luce, writer Aldous Huxley, and movie star Cary Grant) in the 50s as they experiment with LSD and confront the mysteries of their lives.

Stay tuned for our winter edition of what’s new on Broadway, when anticipated plays like Skeleton Crew, MJ The Musical, and The Music Man take the stage.

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