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The Best Broadway Shows to See in February 2024

Last updated Feb. 6, 2024 by Staff
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As winter gets into full swing, so does the 2024 Broadway season! Whether celebrating Valentine's Day, cheering up the winter doldrums or beyond, Broadway is the place to be this February.

This month, Amy Ryan and Liev Schreiber lead the revival of John Patrick Shanley's Doubt, romantic favorite The Notebook arrives on Broadway and best-selling novel Water For Elephants takes to the stage. Plus, Rob Madge brings My Son's A Queer (But What Can You Do?) across the pond and Jeremy Strong leads a starry cast in Ibsen's An Enemy of the People. Don't miss our Best Shows Coming to Broadway in 2024 guide for a full list of what's on deck!

February also sees stars heading to long-running shows! Vanderpump Rules star Ariana Madix makes her Broadway debut as Roxie Hart in Chicago, 80s music icon Boy George returns to Broadway as Harold Zidler in Moulin Rouge! and Little Shop of Horrors welcomes Darren Criss and Evan Rachel Wood to the flower shop.

Here is your complete guide to the best shows on the Broadway boards in February of 2024.

What You'll Learn About

Broadway's Best Selling Shows

The Top 10 best selling shows currently playing on Broadway. For a deeper look, check out our complete breakdown of Broadway's Best Selling Shows.

1 The Lion King
2 Hamilton
3 Wicked
4 Merrily We Roll Along
5 MJ The Musical
6 Moulin Rouge! The Musical
7 Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
8 Aladdin
9 & Juliet
10 Back to the Future

Based on gross sales for performances during the week ending February 4, 2024. Check out our complete list of Broadway's Best Selling Shows.

Best New Shows on Broadway in February

Broadway's spring season kicks into gear with a selection of starry revivals, new musicals and more.


Tyne Daly and Liev Schreiber headline the Broadway revival of John Patrick Shanley’s Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning drama.

The Notebook

Allie and Noah arrive on stage in the musical adaptation of Nicholas Sparks’ best-selling romantic drama, featuring a score by Ingrid Michaelson. 

Water For Elephants

The circus comes to Broadway! Sarah Gruen’s best-selling novel comes to vivid life in this unique, spectacle-filled musical adaptation.

My Son’s a Queer (But What Can You Do?)

Writer, performer and social media sensation Rob Madge’s hilarious, poignant and infectiously joyous solo show arrives on Broadway.

An Enemy of the People

Jeremy Strong and Michael Imperioli star in Amy Herzog’s adaptation of Henrik Ibsen’s classic work.

Best Broadway Shows, From Screen to Stage

It can be a blast to see classic movies, and their legendary characters, come to life on stage! Here's a selection of film faves that have made their way to Broadway.

For a full list of shows that have been adapted from movies, head to our Best Broadway Shows, From Screen to Stage guide.

Back to the Future

This is heavy! Back to the Future has made its way to the stage in a high-voltage adaptation by the film’s creators Bob Gale and Robert Zemeckis. When Marty McFly finds himself transported back to 1955 in a time machine built by the eccentric scientist Doc Brown, he accidentally changes the course of history. Now he’s in a race against time to fix the present, escape the past and send himself... back to the future.

Roger Bart as Doc Brown and Casey Likes as Marty McFly in Back to the Future
Roger Bart and Casey Likes in Back to the Future
(Photo: Matthew Murphy and Evan Zimmerman)


Get ready for some razzle dazzle! Though Kander and Ebb's classic musical originated on stage, Chicago was brought to the screen in 2002 in an adaptation that went on to win six Academy Awards, bringing the story to an even wider audience. The tale of Vaudevillian murderesses Roxie and Velma is still going strong, having just celebrated its 27th year on Broadway!

The cast of Chicago vogues while staring straight
The cast of Chicago
(Photo: Jeremy Daniel)

Moulin Rouge! The Musical

Baz Luhrmann's revolutionary film comes to life in Moulin Rouge! The Musical! Head to a world of splendor and romance, of eye-popping excess, of glitz, grandeur and glory and prepare for a spectacular spectacular soundtrack featuring some of pop music's biggest hits.

Casey Cott and Courtney Reed of Moulin Rouge
Casey Cott and Courtney Reed in Moulin Rouge! The Musical
(Photo: Matthew Murphy)

Best Plays on Broadway: Star-Studded Casts

There is something special about watching established Hollywood stars performing live in front of an audience. Below are a few of our favorites on the boards this winter.

We maintain a complete guide to Celebrities on the Stage. Also, check out our Complete List of Broadway Plays for everything playing on and off Broadway.


Emmy, Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award winner Sarah Paulson leads the cast of Branden Jacobs-Jenkin's darkly comic family drama. Screen favorite Elle Fanning makes her Broadway debut in the play, which tells the story of the Lafayette family as they return to their patriarch’s Arkansas home to deal with the remains of his estate.


Six-time Emmy Award winner and 1990 Tony winner Tyne Daly and three-time Emmy nominee and 2005 Tony winner Liev Schreiber lead the first Broadway revival of John Patrick Shanley's Pulitzer Prize-winning play, set in an all-boys Catholic school in the Bronx.

Best Broadway Shows for Kids

For a complete breakdown of age-appropriate shows and what you can expect when attending, check out our Best Broadway Shows For Kids in 2024 guide.

Below are the official age recommendations issued by the producers of each show.

Ages 10+

Closing Soon

Below are shows that will be closing the curtain this month but you can head here to see all of the shows nearing the end of their Broadway runs.

How to Dance in Ohio
Closes February 11, 2024. 
Based on a true story, this “feel-good milestone” (The New York Times) follows a group of young adults and their families navigating change and preparing for a spring formal dance—a rite of passage that breaks open their daily routines in Columbus, Ohio.


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