6 Broadway Shows to See This Month That Celebrate Women

Spring season on Broadway is in full swing and few women are represented each year. 

This month, celebrate the women in creative roles and those who bring their stories to life eight times a week by seeing one of these shows. 

On a budget? We gotchu: Here's what you need to know.

Rush Tickets: Show up to the box office before it opens every morning and wait in line to buy discounted tickets.

Pro Tip: Arrive at the theater about an hour and a half before the box office opens to be one of the first people in line.

Digital Lottery: Win the mobile lottery and the opportunity to buy discounted tickets to the show.

1. Come From Away - Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 W. 45th Street)


After sold-out runs in La Jolla, Seattle, Washington, DC, Gander, and Toronto, Come From Away finally lands on Broadway. This is the true story of the 7,000 passengers stranded in Gander, Newfoundland after the 9/11 terrorist attacks. 


Selfless townspeople, including plenty of women, provided food and shelter to passengers whose planes were flying over America and had to land somewhere. Among these badass women with compelling stories to tell was Beverley Bass, the first female captain at American Airlines, played superbly by Jenn Colella. 

Buy Tickets:  

A limited number of $38 rush tickets are available the day of the performance. You can buy up to two tickets, and pay with cash or credit card. Bring a photo ID.

For full-price tickets, click here

2. Indecent - Cort Theatre (138 W. 48th Street)


Pulitzer Prize winner, Paula Vogel, makes her long-awaited Broadway debut after Indecent's success Off-Broadway. This show about a show that was almost forgotten is inspired by the true story of the controversial 1923 Broadway debut of Sholem Asch’s God of Vengeance. 

The daughter of a Jewish brothel keeper gets involved with one of the prostitutes. For some, this play was a shocker because of the romance between the two women. This drama chronicles the lives of the artists who risked it all in the name of art. Indecent  beautifully illustrates the power of theater and the need to save the arts, which resonates with many theatergoers during the current political climate. 

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3. Anastasia - Broadhurst Theatre (235 W. 44th Street)


A new musical inspired by the 1997 animated film with Academy Award-winning hits like "Journey to the Past." This stage version tells the story of Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia as she discovers the mysteries of her past. Christy Altomare stars as Anastasia and features a score by Tony winners Lynn Ahrens (lyrics) and Stephen Flaherty (music).

Buy Tickets: 

You can sign up for $42 tickets by entering a daily, digital lottery. The lottery opens at midnight on the day of each performance. For full-price tickets, click here

4. Sweat - Studio 54 (254 W. 54th Street)


Sweat makes its Broadway transfer after a sold-out run at The Public Theater. This gripping play delves into the struggles of a group of friends who have spent their lives in the same factory town. 


Class and racial tensions test these friendships as everyone feels the community is doomed. Lynn Nottage, a Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and MacArthur Fellow, could add Tony nominee (or winner) to her list of accolades as she finally makes her Broadway debut. 

Buy Tickets:

A limited number of rush tickets are available the day of the performance for $32 through the TodayTix app. Pay for your ticket in-app and pick it up at the theater with a TodayTix concierge. For full-price tickets, click here

5. War Paint - Nederlander Theatre (208 W. 41st Street)


Two-time Tony Award-winning legends Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole are back on Broadway as beauty titans Helena Rubinstein and Elizabeth Arden respectively. This musical depicts the infamous rivalry between these cosmetic industry pioneers during the first half of the 20th century in a world dominated by men.

Buy Tickets: 

A limited number of $40 tickets are available at the box office on a first-come-first-serve basis. You can also sign up for the chance to buy $40 tickets from 9 AM-3 PM the day of the performance. For full-price tickets, click here.       

6. Amélie - Walter Kerr Theatre (219 W. 48th Street)


A musical based on the 2001 romantic comedy film of the same name. Hamilton’s Phillipa Soo headlines the musical as the quirky, French heroine with a wild imagination who connects with people by doing good deeds. 

Buy Tickets:

A limited number of rush tickets are available the day of the performance for $39.50.You can buy up to two tickets, and pay with cash or credit card. For full-price tickets and more information, click here

[Feature Image Courtesy Playbill] 

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