SO, Fetch! NEW Broadway Musicals Coming Soon, Featuring Roles for Young People

Written by Tiffany Weagly-Wilkie

May 23, 2017

Curious about new Broadway musicals on the horizon? So were we! In our search for new and fresh material, we went hunting for new titles coming to Broadway soon. Check them out below!

Mean Girls (new)

Director: Casey Nicholaw (Spamalot and Aladdin)
Theatre: TBA
Written by: Jeff Richmond and Nell Benjamin (music and lyrics), Tina Fey (book)
First look: October 31–December 3, 2017, National Theatre in Washington, DC.
Opening: March 10, 2018, Broadway
The Deets:  A new musical, based on the 2004 movie, that follows the story of Cady as she navigates the twists and turns of high school life.


Tina Fey opens up about Mean Girls the Musical on Jimmy Fallon.  See the video here.

Once on this Island (revival)

Director: Michael Arden (Spring Awakening, 2015)
Theatre: Circle in the Square
Opening Night: December 3, 2017
The Deets: Once on This Island is based on the 1985 novel My Love, My Love; or, The Peasant Girl by Rosa Guy. It concerns a peasant girl on a tropical island, who uses the power of love to bring together people of different social classes.

Check out a video from the 1991 Tonys here.

Frozen (new)

Director: Michael Grandage (Evita, 2012)
Choreographer: Christopher Gattelli, Newsies
Theatre: St. James
First Look: Aug 17–Oct 1, 2017, Denver Center for the Performing Arts
Opening: Spring 2018, Broadway
The Deets: Based on the hit Disney film, a new stage adaption of the tale of Anna and Elsa.

Meet the cast in this video!

Archie (in the works)

Director: Adam McKay (Funny or Die)
Theatre: TBA
Opening:  TBA
The Deets: Based on the well-loved comics, Funny or Die plans to bring Archie and his friends to the stage.

The show Riverdale on the CW is based on the Archie comics!

17 Again (in the works)

Director: Adam Shankman
Written by: Marco Pennette (book), Alan Zachary and Michael Weiner (music & lyrics)
Theatre: TBA
Opening: TBA
First Look: In Nov 2016, a developmental lab was held in NYC at Pearl Studios featuring Darren Chris.
The Deets: Based on the 2009 movie, 17 Again tells the story of a 35-year-old man who strangely wakes up as a seventeen year-old high school basketball star.

Hear a sneak peek, Michael Weiner and Alan Zachary talk about their song “The Greatest Prize” here.

13 Going on 30 (in the works)

Director: Andy Fickman
Theatre: TBA
Opening: TBA
Written by: Josh Goldsmith and Cathy Yuspa (book), Alan Zachary and Michael Weiner (music & lyrics)
The Deets: A new musical based on the hit rom-com about a 13-year-old girl who wants to be popular, makes a wish, and wakes up five days shy of her 30th birthday.

We hope they include the “Love Is a Battlefield” sleepover dance party!

Beetlejuice (in the works)

Director: Alex Timbers (Peter and the Starcatcher)
Written by: Eddie Perfect (score), Scott Brown and Anthony King (book)
Theatre: TBA
Opening: TBA
First Look: May 2017, reading
The Deets: Based on the 1988 cult classic, Beetlejuice tells the story of a deceased couple who try to expel a living family from their house.

Who can forget this iconic scene from the movie? Hope this makes it into the show!

The Flamingo Kid (in the works)

Director: TBA
Written by: Robert L. Freedman (book & lyrics), Scott Frankel (music)
Theatre: TBA
Opening: Spring 2018
The Deets: A coming of age story about an 18-year-old boy who gets a summer job at a private beach club.

Check out the original movie trailer here!

The Prom (in the works)

Director: Casey Nicholaw
Written by: Bob Martin (book), Chad Beguelin (lyrics), Matthew Sklar (music)
Theatre: TBA
Opening: TBA
First Look: August 2016, Alliance Theatre in Atlanta, GA.
The Deets: A gay couple wants to attend their high school prom.

A cute duet for two girls. The cast of The Prom performs a song from the show—”You Happened”—in rehearsal.

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Tiffany Weagly-Wilkie is the Director of Theatricals for She also serves as the Casting Director for The Imagination House.