Discover Broadway shows in New York and more in November
If you're planning a trip to the world's other theatre capital (besides the West End), don't miss these starry, award-winning, and highly anticipated shows.
London and New York may be on opposite sides of the ocean, but their theatre scenes are tightly linked. Hit shows from London's West End often make the move to Broadway and Off-Broadway theatres in New York and vice versa, making global stars out of countless performers and writers. So if you want to be the first to see the next big thing in London, you might find it across the pond.
Want to know what to see this November if you're planning a New York trip? Learn more about some of the buzziest shows playing on Broadway and off Broadway in the autumn season, from award-winning hits to rare star-led revivals to the last show by the late, great Stephen Sondheim.
Tickets to these Broadway shows and more are available on London Theatre's sister site, New York Theatre Guide.
Danny and the Deep Blue Sea
Aubrey Plaza makes her stage debut in a play by a multi-award-winning writer. Need we say more? Danny and the Deep Blue Sea is only playing off Broadway for a strictly limited two-month engagement at the Lucille Lortel Theatre, which is all the more reason for Londoners to take note.
Hot off Plaza’s Emmy-nominated run in the smash hit TV series The White Lotus, she and Girls’s Christopher Abbott star as Roberta and Danny, two self-destructive lost souls who meet at a dive bar. What begins as a fight becomes an unexpected, explosive connection — if not love — that might just save them both from themselves.
The two reunite after co-starring in the film Black Bear and making onscreen splashes with their individual careers — Abbott for a TV adaptation of Catch-22 and Plaza for Parks & Recreation, among much more. Danny and the Deep Blue Sea offers audiences the unique opportunity to see their talents live in a small, intimate theatre.
As if the talent on stage wasn’t enough, Danny is a hidden gem of a play by John Patrick Shanley, the Academy Award-winning writer of Moonstruck and a Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner to boot. Once an early-career work that launched him onto the theatre scene, Danny is now one of his most beloved plays — and one that doesn’t come around too often. No wonder A-list stars wanted to dive in.
Here We Are
The legendary composer behind Into the Woods, Company, Sweeney Todd, and Sunday in the Park with George wrote one last musical before he died — and here it is.
Two Luis Buñuel films inspire Stephen Sondheim’s Here We Are, starring Francois Battiste, Tracie Bennett, Bobby Cannavale, Micaela Diamond, Amber Gray, Jin Ha, Rachel Bay Jones, Denis O’Hare, Steven Pasquale, David Hyde Pierce, and Jeremy Shamos as a group of friends just trying to have a dinner party. With a stacked cast of Broadway A-listers, Here We Are is one of the most anticipated events of the New York theatre season.
Top New York shows to see
Here are some more must-see Off-Broadway and Broadway shows playing this autumn in New York. None have announced plans to come to London (yet), so they offer the opportunity to see something unique and exclusive if you find yourself in America this season.
Merrily We Roll Along
Daniel Radcliffe, Jonathan Groff, and Lindsay Mendez lead the first Broadway revival of this Sondheim flop-turned-fan-favorite.
Grammy Award winner Alicia Keys lends her hit songs and life story to this new musical about a young girl coming of age in New York City.
The award-winning musical adaptation of Monty Python and the Holy Grail promises a hilarious “knight” at the theatre as it spoofs Arthurian legends.
Here Lies Love
David Byrne and Fatboy Slim revolutionize Broadway with this immersive disco-pop show about the rise and fall of Imelda Marcos.
This heartwarming musical about a rapidly aging teen — which won every Best Musical award in New York — has only gotten better with time.
Photo credit: Here We Are. (Photo by Emilio Madrid)
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