What's Playing on Broadway and Beyond

Updated July 28, 2014; click for reviews and ticket info

BROADWAY

Aladdin — Disney’s smash hit 1992 film hits Broadway; opened 3/20/14: EW grade: B

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical — Tony-winner Jessie Mueller takes on the heralded songwriter; opened 1/12/14; EW grade: B+

The Book of Mormon — Musical by Trey Parker and Matt Stone; opened 3/24/11; EW grade: A

Bullets Over BroadwayMusical based on the Woody Allen film, starring Zach Braff; opened 4/10/14; runs through 8/24/14; EW grade: A-

CabaretRevival of the Tony-winning Roundabout production, starring Michelle Williams and Alan Cumming; opened 4/24/14; EW grade: B

Chicago — Musical revival; opened 11/14/96 (original review); 2010 EW grade: B

A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and MurderMusical starring Jefferson Mays in multiple roles; opened 11/17/13; EW grade: A

Hedwig and the Angry Inch Musical revival starring Neil Patrick Harris; opened 4/22/14; EW grade: A-

If/Then — Musical starring Idina Menzel and Anthony Rapp; opened 3/30/14; EW grade: B-

Jersey Boys — Musical; opened 11/6/05; EW grade: A

Kinky Boots — Musical based on 2005 British film with score by Cyndi Lauper; opened 4/4/13; EW grade: B+

Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill — Six-time Tony winner Audra McDonald stars as Billie Holiday; opened 4/13/14; runs through 9/21/14; EW grade: A-

Les Miserables — Revival of the beloved tuner, starring Ramin Karimloo and Will Swenson; opened 3/23/14; EW grade: A-

The Lion King — Musical; opened 11/13/97 (original review); 2010 EW grade: B+

Mamma Mia! — Musical; opened 10/18/01 (original review); 2010 EW grade: B-

Matilda — Musical based on the Roald Dahl story; opened 4/11/13; EW grade: A-

Motown: The Musical — Musical based on Berry Gordy’s legendary R&B label; opened 4/14/13; EW grade: B-

Newsies — Musical based on the 1992 Disney film; opened 3/29/12; runs through 8/24/14; EW grade: A-

Once — Tony-winning musical based on the 2007 film; reopened 3/18/12 (original review); EW grade: B

The Phantom of the Opera — Musical; opened 1/26/88; EW grade: B+

Pippin — Musical revival featuring 7 Fingers circus company; opened 4/25/13; EW grade: A

Rock of AgesMusical featuring hits from the ’80s; opened 4/7/09; EW grade: C+

Rocky — Alex Timbers directs an immersive musical based the Oscar-winning 1976 classic; opened 3/13/14; runs through 8/17/14; EW grade: B

Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella — Musical revival; opened 3/4/13; EW grade: B

VioletMusical revival starring Sutton Foster; opened 4/20/14; runs through 8/10/14; EW grade: A–

Wicked — Musical; opened 10/30/03; (original EW review) 2010 EW grade: A–

BROADWAY   |   Coming Soon

The Country House — Blythe Danner stars in new play by Donald Margulies; previews begin 9/9/14; opens 10/2/14

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time — Stage adaptation of the best-selling mystery novel; previews begin 9/15/14; opens 10/5/14

A Delicate Balance — Revival of the Edward Albee classic, starring Glenn Close, John Lithgow and Martha Plimpton; previews begin 10/20/14; opens 11/20/14

Disgraced — Ayad Akhtar’s Puliter Prize-winning play makes its Broadway debut, starring Josh Radnor and Gretchen Mol; previews begin 9/27/14; opens 10/23/14

The Elephant Man — Bradley Cooper and Patricia Clarkson headline this Bernard Pomerance revival; previews begin 11/7/14; opens 12/7/14

The Illusionists — Witness the Impossible — Special-effects laden variety show featuring seven performers; previews begin 11/26/14; opens 12/4/14

It’s Only a Play Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick re-team for a revival of the Terrence McNally comedy; previews begin 8/28/14; opens 10/9/14

The Last Ship — Sting-composed musical about shipyard strife in England; previews begin 9/30/14; opens 10/26/14

On the Town — Revival of the classic Comden/Green NYC-set musical; previews begin 10/2/14; opens 10/16/14

On the Twentieth Century — Kristin Chenoweth returns to Broadway in the classic tuner; previews begin 2/12/15; opens 3/12/15

The Real Thing — Revival of Tom Stoppard’s drama starring Ewan McGregor; previews begin 9/20/14; opens 10/30/14; runs through 1/25/15

The River — Hugh Jackman stars in new play by Jez Butterworth; previews begin 10/31/14; opens 11/16/14; runs through 1/4/15

You Can’t Take It With You — James Earl Jones stars in first revival in three decades of the classic comedy; previews begin 8/26/14; opens 9/28/14

OFF BROADWAY

50 Shades! The Musical: The Original Parody — Musical spoof of the E L James erotic novel; opened 3/12/14; EW grade: C

Avenue Q — Musical about a neighborhood of NSFW puppets; reopened 10/21/09; EW grade: A

Bayside! The Musical — Parody tuner based on Saved By the Bell; opened 3/18/14; EW grade: B+

Blue Man Group — Special theatrical event; opened 11/16/1991; EW grade: B

The Fantasticks — Musical revival; opened 8/24/06; EW grade:

Heathers: The Musical — Musical adaptation of the 1989 cult film; opened 3/31/14; runs through 8/3/14; EW grade: C-

Here Lies Love — Return of the award-winning David Byrne-Fatboy Slim musical; re-opened 5/1/14; open-ended run; EW grade: A

Just Jim Dale — The veteran actor tells his bio through song and dance; opened 6/3/14, runs through 8/10/14; EW grade: B

The Long Shrift — James Franco-directed play about a high school rape case; opened 7/13/14, plays through 8/23/14; EW grade: C+

Pageant — Revival of the 1991 drag beauty contest musical; opened 7/14/14, plays through 9/21/14; EW grade: B

Piece of My Heart: The Bert Berns Story — Biomusical about the underheralded 60s-era songwriter; opened 7/21/14, plays through 8/31/14; EW grade: C-

Queen of the Night — Interactive, dinner-included variety show now playing in Times Square; opened 12/31/13, plays through 8/31/14; EW grade: B+

Sleep No More — Immersive theater version of Macbeth and film noir by Punch Drunk troupe; opened 3/7/11; EW grade: A

When We Were Young & Unafraid — Cherry Jones stars in new drama about a women’s B&B shelter in 1972; opened 6/17/14, plays through 8/10/14; EW grade: B-

ELSEWHERE

(Las Vegas) — Special Performance; opened 2/3/05; EW grade: A-

LOVE (Las Vegas) — Musical Revue; opened 8/24/06; EW grade: A-

Michael Jackson: ONE (Las Vegas) — Cirque du Soleil event featuring the King of Pop’s catalog; opened 6/30/13, open-ended run; EW grade: B+

Mystere and O (Las Vegas) — Special Performance; opened 5/25/93; EW grade: A

Zumanity (Las Vegas) — Special Performance; opened September 2003; EW grade: C

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