Get ready for a host of exciting theater when you discover what’s new on Broadway this summer 2022.
Summer is an interesting time on Broadway. While June ticket sales generally spike following the annual Tony Awards, July is notoriously slow as city-dwellers opt to spend their time outside, with the new Broadway season unofficially beginning in September. That being said, there are still some buzzworthy summer shows premiering, plus quite a few ‘First Previews’ happening late in the season before their official opening night in early fall. We’re breaking it all down here.
Into the Woods - Opens July 10, 2022 at St. James Theatre
Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s Tony Award-winning Broadway masterpiece weaves together Brothers Grimm fairy tales like Cinderella, Jack and the Beanstalk, Rapunzel, and Little Red Riding Hood in this musical about a baker and his wife’s quest to start a family. The innovative new production premiering at St. James Theatre is directed by Lear deBessonet.
The Kite Runner - Opens July 21, 2022 at The Hayes Theater
Nearly two decades after spending two years on The New York Times Best Seller List, Khaled Hosseini’s The Kite Runner debuts on Broadway. The powerful story follows one man’s journey that begins in Kabul before spanning decades, continents, and cultures in an attempt to confront his past and find redemption. Amir Arison (of The Blacklist, American Horror Story, Girls) stars.
Weezer presents SZNZ - Opens September 13, 2022 at Broadway Theatre
For the first time in their 30-year career, American rock/pop band Weezer takes over Broadway for a five-night residency from September 13 - 18. Each night, the band’s live performance will center on one of their four EPs collectively titled SZNZ: Spring on the 13th, Summer on the 14th, Autumn on the 16th, and Winter on the 17th, with a final encore featuring selections from each EP on the 18th. The theatrical event will also include the band’s best-known hits like “Beverly Hills," "Say It Ain't So," "Pork and Beans" (whose music video earned Weezer a Grammy award in 2009), "Undone,” and "Buddy Holly."
Almost Famous - First Preview September 13, 2022; Opens October 11, 2022 (Theater TBD)
Cameron Crowe’s 2000 coming-of-age film makes its live stage debut later this summer. The 1970s rock-n-roll tale follows teenaged aspiring music journalist William Miller and his travels with the up-and-coming band Stillwater. William and Stillwater head out on the road for a nationwide tour, and what is to follow is a story about friendship, integrity, and the power of music.
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Leopoldstadt - First Preview September 14, 2022; Opens October 2, 2022 at Longacre Theatre
In what is being called “Tom Stoppard’s masterpiece” by The Independent, the award-winning Leopoldstadt is the playwright’s unforgettable family saga coming to Broadway this September. The play gets its title from the jewish quarter in Vienna, as it follows one extended family deep into the heart of the 20th century.
1771 - First Preview September 16, 2022; Opens October 6, 2022 at American Airlines Theatre
The Tony Award-winning Best Musical returns to Broadway in a new production from directors Jeffrey L. Page and Diane Paulus. The retelling of the American Revolution is based on the efforts of John Adams and events leading up to the signing of the Declaration of Independence.
Death of a Salesman - First Preview September 19, 2022; Opening TBD at Hudson Theatre
For the first time on Broadway, Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman is told from the perspective of an African American family. Olivier Award nominee Wendell Pierce and Olivier Award winner and 2022 Tony nominee Sharon D Clarke reprise their roles as Willy and Linda Loman. The reimagined revival of the classic drama illuminates the dark underbelly of the American Dream and its elusive promise of equality and opportunity for all.
The Piano Lesson - First Preview September 19, 2022; Opening TBD at St. James Theatre
Academy Award winner Samuel L. Jackson, Screen Actors Guild Award nominee John David Washington, and Tony and Emmy nominee Danielle Brooks star in August Wilson’s Pulitzer-Prize winning masterwork. The play is set in Pittsburgh's Hill District in 1936, as a brother and sister battle over the family’s prized heirloom piano and whether building the family fortune or preserving family history is more important.
Purchase your Broadway tickets pronto and stay tuned for our fall edition of what’s new on Broadway!
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