Spring is almost here, which means you can cram that puffer coat back under your bed (bye-bye) and go see loads of new Broadway shows! This month alone, there are eight (yes, eight!) new productions hitting the Great White Way. That’s one show every 3.5 days, people. We don’t even make it to work out that often. Broadway Spin rounded up everything hitting Broadway in March, from the story of an American political dynasty to a Tim Burton fantasy-comedy-musical and pretty much everything in between.
Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus: Previews begin March 5
Skipped class the day you were supposed to read Shakespeare’s famous tragedy? This is your chance to make up for lost time. Though Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus picks up where the original Titus Andronicus left off, all you really need to know is that the civil war has ended and the Roman Empire is in the midst of crumbling. Three-time winner Nathan Lane and two-time winner Andrea Martin will take it from there.
What the Constitution Means to Me: Previews begin March 14
After sold-out runs at both the New York Theatre Workshop and the Greenwich House, Heidi Schreck’s What the Constitution Means to Me is hitting the Broadway stage. Schreck put herself through college by giving speeches about the U.S. Constitution. In this one-woman show, she resurrects her teenage self to trace the document’s impact on women’s bodies… starting with her great-grandmother, who happened to be a mail-order bride.
Burn This: Previews begin March 15
Keri Russell and Adam Driver star in Burn This, a drama by Pulitzer Prize winner Lanford Wilson about two people who are brought together by a mysterious death and discover they have some serious chemistry. Did we mention Keri Russell (from Felicity!) and Adam Driver (from Girls! And BlacKkKlansman! And Star Wars!) are in it? Running for 17 weeks only at the Hudson Theatre, this is your chance to see Keri Russell and Adam Driver IRL.
Hillary and Clinton: Previews begin March 16
In recent years, Hillary Clinton has embraced her inner Broadway enthusiast – but now she has a play of her own! (Well, she shares it with her husband, but she got lead placement in the title.) Starring Laurie Metcalf and John Lithgow, Hillary and Clinton goes behind closed doors during early 2008, when Hillary was desperately trying to save her bid for President of the United States. Bill and her campaign manager don’t see eye-to-eye on the path forward. We already know how it all turned out, but this explores how it all happened.
Oklahoma!: Previews start March 19
Following a sold-out run at St. Ann’s Warehouse, the latest Oklahoma! revival has found a new home at the Circle in the Square Theatre. (Fun fact: This marks the 6th time that Oklahoma! Has graced the Great White Way.) The story of a confident cowboy competing with a mysterious farmhand for the honor of taking a lovely young woman to a dance remains unchanged, but the style of the telling is updated for modern times. Featuring video interludes and reconceived ending, this retelling cuts to the core of the spirit and harshness of the American West.
Hadestown: Previews begin March 22
Hadestown is a new musical tells the quest of Orpheus as he tries to overcome Hades and regain the favor of his one true love. Starring Reeve Carney as Orpheus, Eva Noblezada as Eurydice, and Patrick Page as Hades, this brainchild of Anais Mitchell first premiered at the New York Theatre Workshop back in 2016 before relocating to London. Directed by downtown darling Rachel Chavkin (whose commercial debut, Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812 charmed critics before imploding after Josh Groban exited), Hadestown is coming in hot to Broadway.
Beetlejuice: Previews begin March 28
Another musical with otherworldly themes headed to Broadway is Beetlejuice. Yes, that Beetlejuice. Based on the Tim Burton movie of 1988, Beetlejuice follows Lydia Deetz, a dark-haired teenage girl moderately obsessed with death. Fortunately for her, her house is haunted by a recently deceased couple and a demon named Beetlejuice (played by Broadway vet Alex Brightman). Things happen. There’s a giant sandworm. And the performance Sophie Ann Caruso (Lydia) gave at BroadwayCon was killer.
Tootsie: Previews begin March 29
If you’re not old enough to know the movie Tootsie… you probably don’t need eye cream yet. For the rest of us, the new musical will likely remind us just how great Dustin Hoffman was in the role. Taking on the challenge of living up to those memories is Santino Fontana, who captured our hears on My Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. David Yazbek (of The Band’s Visit fame) wrote the songs and Santino looks awesome in his red sequined dress. We’re kind of already sold.