5 Broadway Shows Currently in Previews (That You Don’t Want to Miss)


OnBroadway.com offers tickets to performances of dozens of plays and musicals on Broadway. New plays are opening all the time. Some are currently in previews and will be officially opening soon. These are some of our top recommendations.

Holiday Inn

Holiday Inn is an Irving Berlin musical about Jim, who leaves a life in show business behind and decides to settle down in a farmhouse. He meets Linda, a talented schoolteacher, and the two of them turn the farmhouse into an inn that celebrates every holiday with spectacular performances featuring song and dance. Jim’s plans and chance at love are complicated when his best friend Ted tries to convince Linda to go to Hollywood and become his dance partner. The play stars Bryce Pinkham and Lora Lee Gayer at Studio 54. Browse tickets now.

The Encounter

The Encounter is a unique theatrical experience. The one-man show stars Simon McBurney and tells the story of a National Geographic writer and photographer’s experiences with tribes living along the Amazon River. The play is scheduled to officially open on September 29 at the Golden Theatre and run a limited engagement through January 8, 2017. The play is based on Petru Popescu’s book Amazon Beaming. Browse tickets now.


Heisenberg tells the story of a woman named Georgie who sees Alex, a much older man, at a train station in London and kisses him. The two opposites begin a romantic relationship. The play stars Mary-Louise Parker and Denis Arndt and is directed by Drama Desk Award winner Mark Brokaw, who also directed it off-Broadway. Heisenberg is being performed in previews at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre and will officially open on October 13. Browse tickets now.

The Cherry Orchard

The Broadway revival of Anton Chekhov’s play The Cherry Orchard is currently in previews at the American Airlines Theatre. The classic play was adapted for modern audiences by Stephen Karam and is directed by Simon Godwin. It stars Diane Lane in the role of a Russian noblewoman who left her family’s estate after her son’s death but returns to try to prevent the estate’s foreclosure. The cast also includes Tony winners Chuck Cooper, Joel Grey, and John Glover. The play is set around the time of the Russian Revolution. The Cherry Orchard is scheduled for a limited run, with the official opening on October 16. Browse tickets now.

The Front Page

The Front Page is a comedy about the newspaper industry that was first performed on Broadway in 1928. It is currently in previews at the Broadhurst Theatre on Broadway and is scheduled to officially open on October 20 and run through January 29, 2017. The cast includes two-time Tony Award winner Nathan Lane, John Goodman, John Slattery, and Tony Award winner Jefferson Mays. The Front Page tells the story of Hildy Johnson, a reporter who was ready to retire but decides to stay on the job when a convicted murderer escapes and professes his innocence. Browse tickets now.

Order Tickets to See a Broadway Show from OnBroadway.com

OnBroadway.com has tickets available to see all of these plays that are currently in previews on Broadway. Some of them will have limited runs, so book your tickets before they sell out. Order your tickets from OnBroadway.com today.

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