15 Shows to Watch As Broadway Reopens, From 'Hamilton' to 'The Book of Mormon'

Broadway reopens on September 14, with a string of performances beginning on Tuesday in New York City.

The opening marks the highly anticipated return of the city's theater industry, which was on hiatus for over a year amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Back in May, former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said in a statement: "We are now on track to allow full capacity performances on Broadway to resume beginning this September, bringing back this beloved world-famous attraction."

All owners and operators of the 41 Broadway theaters in New York City will require COVID-19 vaccinations for audience members, performers, backstage crew and theater staff, for all performances through October this year, according to Broadway.org, the official website of The Broadway League, the national trade association for the Broadway theater industry.

Masks will also be required for audiences inside the theater, except while eating or drinking in certain locations, the website says.

Here we look at some of the shows that are reopening on Broadway.

Hamilton

Date: From September 14
Tickets: Priced from around $57. See the Hamilton website for details.

Lin-Manuel Miranda's 11-time Tony Award-winning musical explores "America's fiery past."

A sign for the "Hamilton" musical.
A sign for the musical "Hamilton" with the date September 14, seen outside the Richard Rodgers theater in Times Square on May in New York City. Noam Galai/Getty Images

The Lion King

Date: From September 14
Tickets: Priced from around $99. See The Lion King website for details.

The musical adaptation of the film of the same name has been seen by over 95 million people around the world to date, according to The Broadway League website.

Chicago

Date: From September 14
Tickets: Priced from around $49.50. See the Chicago website for details.

The winner of six Tony Awards, two Olivier Awards and a Grammy Award returns to the stage, with hit tracks including "All That Jazz" and "Razzle Dazzle."

Wicked

Date: From September 14
Tickets: Priced from around $99. See the Wicked website for details.

Wicked tells the story of what happened in the Land of Oz long before Dorothy (the character from the Wizard of Oz film) arrived.

Aladdin

Date: From September 28
Tickets: Priced from around $66. See the Aladdin website for details.

The musical adapted from the Disney film of the same name features five tracks from the Academy Award-winning soundtrack as well as some original songs.

Billboards for "The Lion King" and "Aladdin".
Billboards for "The Lion King" and "Aladdin" musicals seen in June in New York City. Noam Galai/Getty Images

Moulin Rouge! The Musical

Date: From September 24
Tickets: Priced from around $99. See the Moulin Rouge! The Musical website for details.

The stage production of Baz Luhrmann's 2001 film features "a new musical mash-up extravaganza," The Broadway League website describes.

Tina: The Tina Turner Musical

Date: From October 8
Tickets: Priced from around $99. See the Tina Turner Musical website for details.

The musical portrays the life of Tina Turner and the "blood, sweat, tears and triumphs" that led to the singing legend's chart-topping career.

Mrs. Doubtfire

Date: From October 21
Tickets: Priced from around $59. See the Mrs. Doubtfire website for details.

The musical based on the motion picture of the same name is from the team behind Tony Award-nominated musical Something Rotten!

The Phantom of the Opera

Date: From October 22
Tickets: Priced from around $45. See The Phantom of the Opera website for details.

The seven-time Tony Award-winning show is based on the novel by Gaston Leroux. The classic musical tells the story of the "hideously deformed Phantom" who lurks beneath the stage of the Paris Opera and falls in love with a young soprano star.

The "Phantom of the Opera" in NYC.
A performance of "Phantom of the Opera" in New York City in January 2013. Walter McBride/Corbis via Getty Images

Diana

Date: From November 2
Tickets: Priced from around $59. See the Diana website for details.

The new musical portrays the life and legacy of the late Princess Diana following her marriage to Prince Charles of the U.K.

The Book of Mormon

Date: From November 5
Tickets: Priced from around $69. See The Book of Mormon website for details.

The hit show from the creators of South Park cartoon series and the co-creator of the Avenue Q musical centers around two Mormon boys who are sent on a mission far away from Salt Lake City, Utah.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Date: From November 12
Tickets: Priced from around $20. See the Harry Potter and the Cursed Child website for details.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, the play based on an original story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, has received 60 major honors, including nine Laurence Olivier Awards and six Tony Awards.

"The Book of Mormon" show in NYC.
A performance of "The Book of Mormon" at the Beacon Theatre back in June 2011 in New York City. Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images

MJ The Musical

Date: From December 6
Tickets: Priced from around $59. See the MJ the Musical website for details.

The musical unpacks the life of Michael Jackson, featuring more than 25 of his hit tracks.

The Music Man

Date: From December 20
Tickets: Priced from around $99. See The Music Man website for details.

The new production of the classic Broadway musical stars Hollywood actor Hugh Jackman as Harold Hill.

Plaza Suite

Date: From February 25, 2022
Tickets: Priced from around $59. See the Plaza Suite website for details.

The classic Neil Simon comedy stars two-time Tony Award winner Matthew Broderick and his real-life wife Sarah Jessica Parker, the Emmy Award-winning star of the Sex in the City series and films.

The latest musical will see the couple share a Broadway stage for the first time since the 1995 revival of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.

See Broadway.org for the full list of shows returning to Broadway.

Hugh Jackman performing in NYC.
Hugh Jackman performing at Madison Square Garden on June 29, 2019 in New York City. Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for HJ