Hairspray is set in 1962 Baltimore, Maryland, and follows Tracy Turnblad, a plump teenager with a big heart and a passion for dancing.
List of Musicals Set in America
Bright Star tells a sweeping tale of love and redemption set against the rich backdrop of the American South in the early 20th century.
Allegiance is inspired by the personal experiences of George Takei (who also starred in the original production), telling the story of the Kimura family, Japanese Americans who were interned during World War II.
Falsettos is a poignant and humorous exploration of the modern family dynamic, set against the backdrop of New York City in the late 1970s and early 1980s.
The Wedding Singer: The Musical Comedy is based on the 1998 film of the same name.
High Fidelity: The Musical is based on the novel by Nick Hornby and the subsequent film adaptation.
Carrie: The Musical is based on Stephen King's novel of the same name.
King Kong tells the epic tale of an ambitious young actress, Ann Darrow, and a maverick filmmaker, Carl Denham, as they voyage from 1930s New York City to the mysterious Skull Island, where they discover Kong, a giant ape.
In Transit: A Cappella Musical is Broadway's first all-a cappella musical, telling the intertwined stories of eleven New Yorkers facing various personal challenges and changes.
Irving Berlin's White Christmas: The Musical is based on the classic 1954 movie.
Rags: The Musical tells the story of Jewish immigrants who come to America in the early 20th century seeking a better life.
Bullets Over Broadway: The Musical is based on Woody Allen's 1994 film of the same name.
Ragtime: The Musical weaves together the stories of three diverse families in pursuit of the American dream at the turn of the 20th century.
Porgy and Bess is set in the vibrant community of Catfish Row, in Charleston, South Carolina, during the 1920s.
Flying Over Sunset is a fictional exploration of the lives of three real-life figures: writer Aldous Huxley, playwright Clare Boothe Luce, and actor Cary Grant, as they each experiment with the drug LSD in the 1950s.
Miss Saigon is a tragic tale of love and loss set against the backdrop of the Vietnam War.
The Notebook musical is a theatrical adaptation of Nicholas Sparks' best-selling novel, which was also turned into a popular film.
Chicago is set in the jazz-age city of Chicago in the 1920s and focuses on two rival vaudevillian murderesses locked up in Cook County Jail.
Lempicka is a musical that explores the life and art of Tamara de Lempicka, a renowned Polish painter known for her distinctive Art Deco style.
Dreamgirls follows the story of a young female singing trio from Chicago called The Dreams, who become music superstars.
Parade is a powerful and evocative musical dramatizing the 1913 trial of Jewish factory manager Leo Frank.
Burlesque The Musical is an upcoming stage adaptation of the 2010s film of the same name. Written by Steven Antin, directed and choreographed by Nick Winston, and with additional material by Kate Wetherhead, Burlesque The Musical has songs by Christina Aguilera, Sia and Diane Warren, alongside additional songs by Jess Folley and Todrick Hall. Synopsis […]
Set in 1979, this new musical comedy follows a group of Wild West performers led by Bronco Billy, portrayed by Tarinn Callender, who cross paths with Antoinette Lily, a Manhattan heiress on the run.
The Outsiders musical is a stage adaptation of S.E.
The critically acclaimed bestselling novel Water for Elephants comes to vivid life on stage in a unique, spectacle-filled new musical.
Hell's Kitchen is a brand new musical set for Broadway featuring the songs of Alicia Keys.
The Heart of Rock and Roll musical is inspired by the songs of Huey Lewis and the News.
Suffs is a compelling musical that delves into the history of the women's suffrage movement in the United States.
A comedy musical set in a '50s San Francisco coffee house, where a beatnik sculptor accidentally creates a new art style.
La Bamba! tells the story of how the power of music can transform a generation and celebrate a community.
Tina - The Tina Turner Musical is a biographical jukebox musical that tells the life story of Tina Turner, one of the world's best-selling artists.
The Bodyguard: The Musical is based on the 1992 film of the same name, which starred Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner.
42 Balloons is an uplifting musical inspired by the highly improbable true story of how Larry, and his partner Carol Van Deusen, convinced their friends and family to help Larry achieve his dream of flying.
The Drifters Girl is a jukebox musical that tells the story of the legendary soul group The Drifters and the woman who made them, Faye Treadwell.
Funny Girl is the story of Fanny Brice's rise to fame and her stormy relationship with gambler Nick Arnstein.
Madagascar: The Musical is based on the beloved DreamWorks animated film.
Bonnie & Clyde is a musical that chronicles the infamous lives of Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow, the notorious American outlaws and lovers.
MJ The Musical is a jukebox musical that celebrates the life and music of Michael Jackson.
Carousel is a poignant and touching story set in a small New England fishing village.
Legally Blonde: The Musical is based on the novel and the hit 2001 film of the same name.
Next to Normal is a groundbreaking and emotionally powerful contemporary musical that delves into the complexities of a family's struggle with mental illness.
Hamilton is a revolutionary moment in theatre – a musical that has had a profound impact on culture, politics, and education.
Elf: The Musical is a heartwarming and humorous adaptation of the beloved 2003 film "Elf".
Gypsy is based on the memoirs of famous striptease artist Gypsy Rose Lee.
Bye Bye Birdie is set in the late 1950s and focuses on the frenzy that ensues when rock 'n' roll superstar Conrad Birdie is drafted into the Army.
School of Rock: The Musical is based on the 2003 hit film of the same name.
Beautiful: The Carole King Musical tells the inspiring true story of Carole King's remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history.
The Prom is a heartfelt and humorous musical about acceptance and love.
Little Shop of Horrors is a dark comedy rock musical about Seymour Krelborn, a meek florist who discovers a mysterious plant with a craving for fresh blood.
In the Heights is a vibrant and heartwarming musical about life in Washington Heights, a tight-knit community at the top of Manhattan.
Ghost: The Musical is based on the hit 1990 romantic fantasy thriller film Ghost.