What’s Hot on Broadway

The shows that are getting major buzz in New York City and beyond


Brought to life by an all-female creative team, this hilarious Tony Award-nominated hit features original music and lyrics by 6-time Grammy nominee Sara Bareilles. Jenna, a waitress and expert pie-maker, dreams of a way out of her small town and rocky marriage. When a baking contest shows Jenna a chance at a fresh start, she must find the courage to seize it. Joey McIntyre (of New Kids on the Block fame and The Emcee in Cabaret here last spring) co-stars on Broadway through April 7. Learn more.

The Prom

This new Broadway musical comedy is all about the power of love—and a good 11 o’clock number. When their bubble is burst by some bad press, four fading Broadway stars decide it’s time to take a stand—by lending a helping jazz hand to a small-town high schooler who just wants to take her girlfriend to the prom. How do they change minds? Through fiery songs and dance numbers! Expect to hear more about this New York Times Critics’ Pick when Tony nominations are announced on April 30. Learn more.

Come From Away

Nominated for 7 Tony Awards in 2017, Come From Away takes you into the heart of the remarkable true story of 7,000 stranded airline passengers on 9/11 and the small Canadian town that welcomed them. Cultures clashed and nerves ran high, but uneasiness turned into trust and gratitude grew into enduring friendships. This unlikely and inspiring musical is a cathartic reminder of the capacity for human kindness in even the darkest of times. Learn more.

Dear Evan Hansen

A letter that was never meant to be seen, a lie that was never meant to be told, a life he never dreamed he could have. Evan Hansen is about to get the one thing he’s always wanted: a chance to finally fit in. Both deeply personal and profoundly contemporary, this 2017 Tony Award winner for Best Musical is striking a remarkable chord with audiences and critics everywhere. Learn more.

Kinky Boots

Inspired by true events, this huge-hearted hit won 6 Tony Awards in 2013, including Best Musical, Best Score, and Best Choreography. After Charlie inherits his father’s struggling shoe business and the factory’s future hangs in the balance, help arrives in the unlikely but spectacular form of Lola, a fabulous performer in need of some sturdy new stilettos. With original songs by pop icon Cyndi Lauper and book by theatre legend Harvey Fierstein, Kinky Boots proves that sometimes, the best way to fit in is to stand out. Learn more.

The Lion King

More than 90 million people around the world have experienced this Broadway spectacular, one of the most beloved productions ever. Winner of 6 Tony Awards, including Best Musical and based on the beloved 1994 Disney film, The Lion King brings to life a story filled with hope and adventure set against an amazing backdrop of stunning visuals. Learn more.

School of Rock

Based on the cult film with a rocking score from Andrew Lloyd Webber, School of Rock follows slacker Dewey Finn as he turns a class of straight-A students into an ear-popping, riff-scorching, all-conquering rock band! Featuring 14 new songs and original songs from the movie, this New York Times Critics’ Pick earned 4 Tony Award nominations in 2016, including Best Musical. Now with more than 1,300 Broadway performances under its snakeskin belt, the high-octane smash is taking its face-melting guitar riffs on tour worldwide. Learn more.

King Kong

You’ll recognize the leading man of this new musical immediately. A fusion of technology and human power, the 2-story-tall Kong took 12 years to create. The epic modern myth comes alive on stage with the mix of animatronics, puppetry, music, and stagecraft. Roaring with heart-pounding action, King Kong is a spectacular story of unlikely friendship, unshakable courage, and breaking free from the cages others put us in. Learn more.

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