Every Broadway show that's playing this year, from 'Hamilton' to 'MJ'

A little over a year after Broadway shut its doors to the public, it’s finally reopening with long lineup of everyone’s favorite shows.

Thirty-one Broadway productions shut down on March 12, 2020, as COVID-19 numbers in New York City rose and health and safety restrictions were put in place. Since then, all shows had to close, and a reopening date for the Great White Way was continually pushed back. However, during a May 5 press conference, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that Broadway would reopen on Sept. 14 at full capacity.

Kicking off Broadway’s reopening are classics like “Hamilton” and “The Lion King,” followed by all the other shows we know and love — and some new ones, too. Here are all the Broadway shows returning to the stage this year.

Chicago

Opening date: Sept. 14, 2021

“Chicago” will reopen at the Ambassador Theatre on Sept. 14, with regular performances scheduled through February 2022. The musical, set in 1920s Chicago, follows Velma and Roxie, two women who have been put in jail for murder.

Hamilton

Opening date: Sept. 14, 2021

“Hamilton” will reopen at the Richard Rodgers Theatre on Sept. 14, with regular performances scheduled through June 2022. The musical follows the rise and fall of one of the United States’ most influential founding fathers, Alexander Hamilton.

The Lion King

Opening date: Sept. 14, 2021

“The Lion King” will reopen at the Minskoff Theatre on Sept. 14, with regular performances scheduled through August 2022. The musical is a stage adaptation of the 1994 Disney movie and follows the adventures of Simba after the death of his father.

PHOTO: A billboard promoting the Broadway play "Wicked" is viewed in Times Square, June 10, 2017, in New York.

Wicked

Opening date: Sept. 14, 2021

“Wicked” will reopen at the Gershwin Theatre on Sept. 14, with regular performances scheduled through March 2022. The musical tells the story of Elphaba, the Wicked Witch of the West.

American Utopia

Opening date: Sept. 17, 2021

“American Utopia” will reopen at the Hudson Theatre on Sept. 17, with regular performances scheduled through January 2022. The idea for the theatrical concert comes from singer David Byrne, former frontman for the Talking Heads.

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The Richard Rodgers Theater is closed during the coronavirus pandemic on April 08, 2020, in New York City.

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Come From Away

Opening date: Sept. 21, 2021

“Come From Away” will reopen at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre on Sept. 21, with regular performances scheduled through June 2022. The musical is based on the true story of 7,000 passengers who found themselves stranded in Gander, Newfoundland, after their planes were diverted.

Moulin Rouge! The Musical

Opening date: Sept. 24, 2021

“Moulin Rouge! The Musical” will officially reopen at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre on Sept. 24, though there will be a special dress rehearsal on Sept. 23 to honor front-line workers. The musical is a stage adaptation of Baz Luhrmann’s 2001 movie by the same name.

Aladdin

Opening date: Sept. 28, 2021

“Aladdin” will reopen at the New Amsterdam Theatre on Sept. 28, with regular performances scheduled through August 2022. The musical follows the Disney movie by the same name, in which Princess Jasmine wants to experience more than typical royal life, Jafar plans to take over the throne, and both meet Aladdin, who shakes up the status quo.

Six

Opening date: Oct. 3, 2021

After having its opening night rescheduled due to the pandemic, “Six” will open on Oct. 3 at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre — though previews will start on Sept. 17, and regular performances are scheduled through March 2022. The musical follows Henry VIII’s six wives and their stories.

Tina: The Tina Turner Musical

Opening date: Oct. 8, 2021

“Tina” will reopen at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on Oct. 8. The musical details the famous singer’s history, from her early life to her current status as a rock icon.

Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of The Temptations

Opening date: Oct. 16, 2021

“Ain’t Too Proud” will reopen at the Imperial Theatre on Oct. 16, with regular performances scheduled through July 2022. The musical tells the story of Motown group The Temptations, from their beginnings to the Hall of Fame.

Jagged Little Pill

Opening date: Oct. 21, 2021

“Jagged Little Pill” will reopen at the Broadhurst Theatre on Oct. 21, with regular performances scheduled through July 2022. The musical is based on singer Alanis Morissette’s music.

PHOTO: Signage of the Broadway play "The Phantom of the Opera" is seen at Times Square in New York City on March 12, 2020.

The Phantom of the Opera

Opening date: Oct. 22, 2021

“The Phantom of the Opera” will reopen at the Majestic Theatre on Oct. 22, with regular performances scheduled through March 2022. Broadway’s longest-running show, the musical is based on a 1910 horror book by Gaston Leroux, and is about a masked figure that haunts the Paris Opera House.

Caroline, or Change

Opening date: Oct. 27, 2021

Previews for “Caroline, or Change” were initially scheduled for March 2020, but were pushed due to the pandemic. The musical will now have its opening night on Oct. 27 at Studio 54, with previews beginning on Oct. 8. It follows a Black maid working for a Jewish family in 1963 Louisiana.

Trouble in Mind

Opening date: Nov. 18, 2021

“Trouble in Mind” will open for the first time at the American Airlines Theatre on Nov. 18, though previews will start on Oct. 29. The play follows Wiletta Mayer, a Black actress who is continually typecast due to the color of her skin, as she gears up for a play that discusses racism in the U.S.

Mrs. Doubtfire

Opening date: Dec. 5, 2021

“Mrs. Doubtfire” will open at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre on Dec. 5, though previews will start on Oct. 21; regular performances are scheduled through May 2022. The musical will adapt the 1993 movie for the stage, and follow the same story of an actor who dresses up as a nanny to stay in his children’s lives.

Flying Over Sunset

Opening date: Dec. 6, 2021

“Flying Over Sunset” will open at the Vivian Beaumont Theater on Dec. 6, though previews will begin on Nov. 4. Set in 1950s Hollywood, the musical follows Cary Grant, Clare Boothe Luce and Aldous Huxley as they experiment with LSD.

PHOTO: Ben Platt performs with the cast of "Dear Evan Hansen" onstage during the 2017 Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on June 11, 2017 in New York.

Dear Evan Hansen

Opening date: Dec. 11, 2021

“Dear Evan Hansen” will reopen at the Music Box Theatre on Dec. 11, with regular performances scheduled through June 2022. The musical follows the titular character, Evan Hansen, as he goes through life and writes letters to himself along the way.

Diana

Opening date: Dec. 16, 2021

“Diana” will open at the Longacre Theatre on Dec. 16, though previews will start on Dec. 1; regular performances are scheduled through November 2022. The musical follows the late Princess of Wales’ life and legacy.

Company

Opening date: Jan. 9, 2022

“Company” will open at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre on Jan. 9 of next year, though previews will start on Dec. 20; regular performances are scheduled through June 2022. The musical follows Bobbie as she navigates love in New York City.

MJ

Opening date: Feb. 1, 2022

“MJ” will open at the Neil Simon Theatre on Feb. 1 of next year, though previews will begin on Dec. 6. The musical is based around Michael Jackson’s life and will reintroduce audiences to the King of Pop.

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