Truth Stranger than Fiction
The heroes and heroines of musical theatre may seem larger than life onstage, but many of them are based on actual people and the events they experienced. Here are some current Broadway shows inspired by real life stories – turn off the reality TV and experience the excitement of live Broadway theatre!
Broadway Shows based on a True Story
A Bronx Tale: The Musical – Begins November 3rd
A new musical adaptation of author Chazz Palminteri’s solo play, set against the backdrop of racial strife and organized crime in the 1960s.
A new musical based on Carole King’s inspiring story, tracking her rise to stardom and featuring many of her award-winning songs.
Dear Evan Hansen – Begins November 14th
A new musical that follows one student’s struggle for identity as he becomes involved in the family tragedy of another teen.
The Public Theater’s critically acclaimed production of Tony Award winner Lin-Manuel Miranda’s new musical explores the life of American founding father Alexander Hamilton.
A bio-revue telling the story and singing the songs of the most popular American singing group of the early ’60s, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons.
A new musical that tells the true life story of musical icons Gloria and Emilio Estefan and their journey from Cuban immigrants to global superstars.
The Encounter – Begins September 20th
Tony nominee Simon McBurney stars in his solo show about National Geographic writer and photographer Loren McIntyre’s experience with tribes along the Amazon River.