What's Playing on Broadway and Beyond

Updated January 19, 2015; 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

CabaretRevival of the Tony-winning Roundabout production, starring Emma Stone and Alan Cumming; opened 4/24/14; runs through 3/29/15; EW grade: B+

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

ConstellationsJake Gyllenhaal and Ruth Wilson star in new play by Nick Payne; opened 1/13/15; EW grade: B-

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-TimeStage adaptation of the best-selling mystery novel; opened 10/5/14; EW grade: A-

A Delicate BalanceRevival of the Edward Albee classic, starring Glenn Close, John Lithgow and Martha Plimpton; opened 11/20/14; runs through 2/22/15; EW grade: B

DisgracedAyad Akhtar’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play makes its Broadway debut, starring Josh Radnor and Gretchen Mol; opened 10/23/14; runs through 3/1/15; EW grade: B+

The Elephant ManBradley Cooper and Patricia Clarkson headline this Bernard Pomerance revival; opened 12/7/14; runs through 2/15/15; 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, now starring John Cameron Mitchell; opened 4/22/14; EW grade: A-

Honeymoon in VegasTony Danza and Rob McClure star in musical based on the 1992 film; opened 1/15/15; EW grade: B+

If/Then — Musical starring Idina Menzel and Anthony Rapp; opened 3/30/14; runs through 3/22/15; EW grade: B-

It’s Only a PlayMartin Short and Matthew Broderick star in Terrence McNally’s inside-Broadway comedy; opened 10/9/14; runs through 3/29/15; 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+

The Last ShipMusical about shipyard strife in England (composer Sting appears Dec 9–Jan 24); opened 10/26/14; runs through 1/24/15; EW grade: B-

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-

On the TownRevival of the classic Comden/Green NYC-set musical; opened 10/16/14; EW grade: B+

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

The RiverHugh Jackman stars in new play by Jez Butterworth; opened 11/16/14; runs through 2/8/15; EW grade: B+

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

You Can’t Take It With YouJames Earl Jones stars in first revival in three decades of the classic comedy; opened 9/28/14; runs through 2/22/15; EW grade: A-

BROADWAY   |   Coming Soon

An American in Paris — Gershwin-scored musical inspired by the Oscar-winning film; previews begin 3/13/15; opens 4/12/15

The Audience — Helen Mirren stars in new Queen Elizabeth II play by Peter Morgan (Frost/Nixon); previews begin 2/17/15; opens 3/8/15; runs through 6/28/15

The Color Purple — Jennifer Hudson costars in stripped-down revival of the 2005 musical; previews TBD

Doctor Zhivago — Boris Pasternak’s prize-winning novel gets a new musical; previews begin 3/27/15; opens 4/21/15

Finding Neverland — Glee‘s Matthew Morrison returns to Broadway in new musical about J.M. Barrie; previews begin 3/15/15; opens 4/15/15

Fish in the Dark — Larry David makes his Broadway debut as performer and playwright; previews begin 2/2/15; opens 3/5/15

Fun Home — Musical based on Alison Bechdel’s graphic novel; previews begin 3/27/15; opens 4/19/15

Gigi — Vanessa Hudgens makes her Broadway debut in the Lerner & Loewe classic musical; previews begin 3/19/15; opens 4/8/15

The Heidi Chronicles — Elisabeth Moss and Jason Biggs star in revival of Wendy Wasserstein’s acclaimed dramedy; previews begin 2/23/15; opens 3/19/15

It Shoulda Been You — Tyne Daly stars in David Hyde Pierce-directed musical comedy; previews begin 3/17/15; opens 4/14/15

The King and I — Ken Watanabe and Kelli O’Hara star in the R&H classic; previews begin 3/12/15; opens 4/16/15

Living on Love — Opera great Renée Fleming makes her Broadway debut in new comedy; previews begin 4/1/15; opens 4/20/15

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

On Your Feet! — Gloria Estefan’s career in musical form; previews begin 10/5/15; opens 11/5/15

School of Rock — The beloved 2003 film gets a full-on musical treatment, with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber; previews begin 11/2/15; opens 12/6/15

Skylight — Bill Nighy and Carey Mulligan in David Hare’s relationship drama; previews begin 3/16/15; opens 4/2/15; runs through 6/14/15

Something Rotten! — Musical-comedy about two writers desperate to write a hit in the 1590s; previews begin 3/23/15; opens 4/22/15

Thérèse Raquin — Keira Knightley makes her Broadway debut in this adulterous drama, based on the novel by Emile Zola; previews begin 10/1/15; opens 10/29/15

The Visit — Chita Rivera returns to Broadway in long-awaited Kander & Ebb musical; previews begin 3/26/15; opens 4/23/15

Wolf Hall, Pts. 1 & 2 — Hilary Mantel’s award-winning Henry VIII books become a theatrical event; previews begin 3/20/15; runs through 7/5/15

OFF BROADWAY

50 Shades! The Musical: The Original Parody — Musical spoof of the E L James erotic novel; opened 3/12/14; runs through 4/5/15; 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

Disenchanted! — Musical spoof of Disney princesses; opened 12/4/14; plays through 1/25/15; EW grade: C-

Every Brilliant Thing — Audience-participatory solo show starring Jonny Donahoe; opened 12/14/14; plays through 3/29/15; EW grade: A-

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

Queen of the Night — Interactive, dinner-included variety show now playing in Times Square; opened 12/31/13; 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

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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