Seeing a Broadway show is a New York rite of passage for residents and visitors alike. Even if you think you’ve seen it all, Broadway always has a thrilling new spectacle to make you feel the rush of your very first show. Patrons old and new can keep up with the hottest theater in the country with this list of Broadway’s newest and biggest shows.
Les Liaisons Dangereuses, Booth Theatre
Sex, revolution, and fluffy French dresses—this sultry drama has it all. This just-opened hit is quickly establishing itself as the must-see drama of the season. Follow a pair of perverse aristocrats—played by Liev Schreiber and Janet McTeer— through a fantasy game with very real consequences, as they taunt and seduce their way into hearts, minds—and beds. Based on the classic novel and the critically acclaimed movie with Glenn Close and John Malkovich, this British import will disturb and entice you. Through January 22. For tickets and information, visit the Les Liasons Dangereuses website.
The Front Page, Broadhurst Theatre
This new revival of the 1928 classic comedy couldn’t be more timely. The show traces the absurd struggle of a newspaper to run free and fearless reporting—a message with new relevance in the age of social media. Nathan Lane is at the pinnacle of his artistic craft, bringing timeless humor and pacing back to Broadway and making it feel like a breath of fresh air. Both a send-up and an homage to the golden age of newspapers, this show will leave you thinking hard and laughing harder. Through January 29. For tickets and information, visit The Front Page website.
“Holiday Inn,” Studio 54
If you’re looking for a classic, feel-good Broadway extravaganza, you can’t miss this new musical by Irving Berlin, based on the 1942 movie with Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire. Staged for the first time just two years ago—and on Broadway for the very first time this fall—Holiday Inn is filled to the brim with toe-tapping, high-flying numbers (like “White Christmas”). Through January 1. For tickets and information, visit the Holiday Inn website.
Party People, The Public Theatre
If you thought making a musical about Alexander Hamilton was audacious, try turning the Black Panthers into Broadway fare. Housed at the birthplace of current smash hits like Hamilton and Fun Home, this brand new show explores the very human relationships—intimacy, betrayal, heartbreak and more—behind one of the country’s most notorious groups. Through December 11. For tickets and information, visit the Party People website.