About 30 Broadway productions–which I’ll list below–are expected to open before year’s end. Producers are gambling that by the fall, audiences will be ready to return. I’ll list below the shows and projected opening dates, as it stands now. (And this is still in flux. Info changes almost every day.) Fingers crossed! Lights should be returning to Broadway this fall…..

There are still a lot of unknowns, of course. No one knows, for example, what the tourist situation will be, come fall. And tourists traditionally buy a lot of theater tix. And no one knows if the pandemic will be fading or–due to emerging variants–be resurgent in the fall.

Here are shows and projected opening dates…
Pass Over: August 4, 2021
Waitress (for a limited engagement), September 2, 2021
Hadestown: September 2, 2021
Chicago: September 14, 2021
Hamilton: September 14, 2021
Lackawanna Blues: September 14, 2021
The Lion King: September 14, 2021
Wicked: September 14, 2021
David Byrne’s American Utopia: September 17, 2021
Six: September 17, 2021
Come From Away: September 21, 2021
Moulin Rouge!: September 24, 2021
The Lehman Trilogy: September 25, 2021
Aladdin: September 28, 2021
Thoughts of a Colored Man: October 1, 2021
To Kill a Mockingbird: October 5, 2021.
Caroline, or Change: October 8, 2021
Company: November 14, 2021
Tina: The Tina Turner Musical: October 8, 2021
Chicken and Biscuits, October 10th
Girl from the North Country: October 13, 2021
Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of The Temptations: October 16, 2021
Jagged Little Pill: October 21, 2021
Mrs. Doubtfire: October 21, 2021
The Phantom of the Opera: October 22, 2021
Diana: November 2, 2021 (Netflix in October)
Flying Over Sunset: November 4, 2021
The Book of Mormon, November 5, 2021
Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes: November 5, 2021
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, November 16, 2021
MJ The Musical: December 6, 2021
Company, December 9, 2021
Dear Evan Hansen: December 11, 2021
The Music Man: December 20, 2021
Skeleton Crew: January 12, 2022
The Minutes: March 15, 2022
Birthday Candles: March 18, 2022
Plaza Suite: March 28, 2022
Shows announced as coming, but without specific dates yet….
Skeleton Crew: January 12, 2022
How I Learned to Drive – scheduled for spring 2022
Take Me Out – scheduled for spring 2022
1776 – scheduled for the fall of 2022
Plays that have not yet announced when they might open (or re-open) include, to the best of my knowledge: American Buffalo, Sing Street, and West Side Story…..