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17 Broadway Shows for Kids That are Reopening Soon

17 Broadway Shows for Kids That are Reopening Soon

The magic of Broadway is finally returning to New York! Here are the shows you need to take your kids to.


Broadway shows are finally reopening this fall for the first time since they closed in March of 2020! Crowd favorites like Hamilton, Wicked, and The Lion King are returning as soon as Sept. 14 at the Richard Rodgers Theatre, the Gershwin Theatre, and the Minskoff Theatre. Tickets are currently being sold at 100-percent capacity and are working to safely welcome audiences and employees.

Here are the family-friendly Broadway shows that are reopening beginning this fall.

Musicals Appropriate for Younger Kids

Aladdin

New Amsterdam Theatre, 214 W. 42nd St.
Returning: Sept. 28
Recommended ages: All
The on-stage adaptation of the Disney favorite is a crowd favorite for all ages.

The Music Man

Winter Garden Theatre, 1634 Broadway
Returning: Feb. 10, 2022
Recommended ages: All
Starring Hugh Jackman and Sutton Foster, the show follows a traveling salesman (Jackman) as he cons people into buying instruments and uniforms for a boys’ band that he vows to organize—even though he knows nothing about music!

Gazillion Bubble Show

New World Stages, 340 W. 50th St.
Returning: Oct. 9
Recommended ages: All
This international hit is the first and only interactive show of its kind—and it's fun for the whole family! Kids will be wowed by mind-blowing bubble magic, spectacular lasers, lighting effects, and bubble artistry like you've never seen before.

The Lion King

Minskoff Theatre, 200 W. 45th St.
Returning: Sept. 14
Recommended ages: 6 and older
The on-stage adaptation of the Disney movie follows Simba, an adventurous lion cub who is next in line to be king of the Pride Lands in the African savanna.

Six

Brooks Atkinson Theatre, 256 W. 47th St.
Returning: Sept. 17
Recommended ages: 6 and older
Combining history, heartbreak, and pop music, Six sees Henry VIII’s wives take to the mics to share their story.

Musicals for Older Kids

Dear Evan Hansen

Music Box Theatre, 239 W. 45th St.
Returning: Dec. 11
Recommended ages: 12 and older
The musical follows Evan Hansen, a schoolboy whose life changes forever after he writes a secret letter. The show features themes of suicide and bullying and may be best suited for ages 12 and older. Children younger than 4 are not permitted.

Hamilton

Richard Rodgers Theatre, 226 W. 46th St.
Returning: Sept. 14
Recommended ages: 12 and older
The multi-Tony-winning musical tells the story of the Founding Father and first Secretary of the Treasury using contemporary music, featuring a diverse cast.

Wicked

Gershwin Theatre, 222 W. 51st St.
Returning: Sept. 14
Recommended ages: 7 and older
This musical is a prequel to the Wizard of Oz, following Glinda and Elphaba, the witches of Oz, before they met Dorothy and exploring their unlikely friendship.

Chicago

The Ambassador Theatre, 219 W. 49th St.
Returning: Sept. 14
Recommended ages: 12 and older
The show celebrates its 25th anniversary on Broadway, making it the second-longest running Broadway musical of all time. The show is a satire on corruption and criminal justice, set in the Chicago jazz age. It may be inappropriate for children younger than 12.



Ain’t Too Proud

Imperial Theatre, 249 W. 45th St.
Returning: Oct. 16
Recommended ages: 13 and older
The musical documents the Temptations musical career, from Motown to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

Birthday Candles

American Airlines Theatre, 227 W. 42nd St.
Returning: April 10, 2022
Recommended ages: 13 and older
Debra Messing stars in this show following Ernestine Ashworth across a lifetime of birthdays, from her 17th to her 101st.

Caroline, or Change

Studio 54, 254 W. 54th St.
Returning: Oct. 27
Recommended ages: 11 and older
Set in Louisiana in 1963, Caroline is an African American maid who lives by the example that the smallest changes can lead to the largest transformations.

Come From Away

Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre, 236 W. 45th St.
Returning: Sept. 21
Recommended ages: 10 and older
Come From Away tells the true story of resilience of the human spirit and camaraderie when 38 planes were diverted to Gander, Newfoundland due to the World Trade Center attacks Sept. 11, 2011.

 

Diana

Longacre Theatre, 220 W. 48th St.
Returning: Nov. 2
Recommended ages: 10 and older
The musical follows Princess Diana’s story, from her engagement to her worldwide fame to her tragic death.

Jagged Little Pill

Broadhurst Theatre, 235 W. 44th St.
Returning: Oct. 21
Recommended ages: 14 and older
The show is inspired by Alanis Morrisette’s 1995 album of the same name.

Mrs. Doubtfire

Stephen Sondheim Theatre, 124 W. 43rd St.
Returning: Oct. 21
Recommended ages: 8 and older
The show is based on the beloved 1993 comedy starring Robin Williams, following out-of-work actor Daniel Hillard as he disguises himself as a Scottish nanny to stay present in his children’s lives.

Company

Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre, 242 W. 45th St.
Returning: Dec. 20
Recommended ages: 8 and older
Bobby is surrounded by friends in relationships on her 35th birthday, forcing her to question a life of singledom in this musical.


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Melissa Wickes

Author: Melissa Wickes is a graduate of Binghamton University and the NYU Summer Publishing Institute. She's written hundreds of articles to help New York parents make better decisions for their families. When she's not writing, you can find her eating pasta, playing guitar, or watching reality TV. See More

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