Don’t miss out on these new Broadway shows

As Broadway continues opening new shows in fall 2021, the season will welcome six new productions, made up of four plays and two musicals, to the New York Theater District. Let’s take a look at what each show entails.

On Oct. 10, “Chicken & Biscuits” had their opening performance at the Circle in the Square Theatre. This play, co-produced by Nick Jonas and his wife Priyanka Chopra and written by Douglas Lyons, follows a Black family celebrating the traditions of the common Black customs. Filled with jokes and scenes that will bring the audience to side-splitting laughter, this play gives a glimpse into the life of an American family that some may not be familiar with. This show is set to close on Jan. 2, 2022, so don’t miss it!

Lyceum Theatre celebrated the opening of “Is This A Room,” the next day on Oct. 11. Written by Tina Satter, the play follows 25-year-old former air force linguist, Reality Winner. When Winner is surprised at her home by the FBI, she is interrogated for leaking evidence of Russian interference in U.S elections. Many call this docudrama play “extraordinary” as it showcases a case from the books to the stage. The final showing of “Is This A Room” will hit the stage on Nov. 14.

The John Golden Theatre celebrated the opening of “Thoughts of a Colored Man” on Oct. 13. Writer of the play, Keenan Scott II, also celebrated his Broadway debut along with opening night. The show tells the story of the happenings during a single day in the heart of Brooklyn. It showcases the hopes, sorrows, fears and joys of seven men going beyond the barbershops and basketball courts of their community. “Thoughts of a Colored Man” is running until Mar. 20, 2022, so be sure to catch a showing and experience the vulnerable and vibrant new work.

Dana H.,” a play based on a true story, opened at the Lyceum Theatre on Oct. 17. The show tells the troubling tale of a woman held captive in a series of Florida motels for five months. Told in Dana’s own words and rewritten for the stage by her son and playwright Lucas Hnath, this fresh work shatters the boundaries of the art form and challenges our understanding of good and evil in today’s world. With just a short run, Dana H. is set to have its final performance on Nov. 13.

Broadway’s Tony-nominated musical “Caroline, or Change” is back on stage, having opened on Oct. 27 at Studio 54. Set in the early 1960s, Sharon D. Clarke, Caissie Levi and John Cariani lead the musical as it tells the story of Caroline, a single mother of four who is working as a maid for the Gellman family in Louisiana. Caroline forms a relationship with the Gellmans’ son, Noah, and together they begin a friendship while facing hardships related to that era. This friendship, in combination with the racial tensions of the 60s, produces a vulnerable experience for the audience to view. Listen to the original cast recording from 2004 and get out to see the show before its closing date which is set for Jan. 22, 2022.

The Stephen Sondheim Theatre will celebrate the opening of the brand new musical “Mrs. Doubtfire” on Dec. 5. Led by Rob McClure, the musical is based on the award-winning film of the same name. The show follows the Dillard family and their newly divorced parents. Daniel Hillard disguises himself as an older woman, securing a job as a nanny so he can spend more time with his three kids. Although there has not yet been a definitive release date for the cast recording, you should now secure plans to see the musical live, as it is only running until May 8. 2022.