Broadway Wrap Up: July 2022

I saw 9 Broadway shows in July, slightly down from my average the past two months, but I also went to BroadwayCon for 2 days, and I attended 4 concerts this month, so my focus shifted slightly this month from Broadway to concerts – but hey, 9 shows is still great and I saw a lot of NEW shows which I was excited about!

I’ve been on track with writing up full blog post reviews for each show I saw this month, all of which are linked below.

If you’re looking for the Bookish Wrap Up for July 2022, click here!

Hadestown – July 5

 Hadestown is a show and story I truly love but I really don’t see often enough! This was my 4th time seeing it, and only my 2nd time winning the lottery – which may sound pretty good, but if you know me, you know I have unusually good lottery luck and win many other lotteries easily (not Hamilton lol) so I’m shocked I’ve only won this twice, last time being November 2019!

You can read my full review of Hadestown (including my first time seeing the new Hermes!) right here.

Into The Woods – July 10

Once upon a time, there was a musical revival that opened for a short run at New York City Center, but it was met with such acclaim it made a transfer to Broadway at the St. James Theatre for a limited engagement – and it just officially opened!

I wish…. to relive Opening Night of Into The Woods on Broadway!

I was fortunate enough to see the two week run of Into The Woods at New York City Center back in May, and when I heard it was transferring to Broadway for a limited engagement, I knew I had to get myself a ticket to opening night – and I bought one as soon as they went on sale.

You can read my full review of Into The Woods OPENING NIGHT performance here!

Between The Lines – July 16 – 2pm

Between The Lines is a new Off-Broadway production based on Between The Lines novel by Jodi Picoult and Samantha van Leer – I have not yet read the book, but I plan to now – this show was delightful!

Between The Lines has my entire heart, I loved it so incredibly much!! The show is incredibly wholesome and heartwarming and as a book person myself, relatable.

10/10 would see this show again, and I plan to! Highly recommend seeing Between The Lines!

You can read my full review of Between The Lines Off-Broadway here!

Notre Dame de Paris – July 16 – 8pm

Notre Dame de Paris was certainly an experience for me, this being my first show completely in French. I knew the storyline vaguely because of the Disney movie, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, but the program also gave details of what each song was about and what was taking place, which I found incredibly helpful.

There were screens with English subtitles of translations for the singing – the entire show was sung.

You can read my full review of Notre Dame de Paris here!

Six – July 22

It’s always a joy to see SIX on Broadway! This was my 5th time seeing it since February 2020 and I will never get tired of this show.

Six is like a concert so if you’ve never seen it, I would very much recommend checking it out. It’s a short show too at only 90 minutes, which is nice!

You can read my full review of Six here!

Come From Away – July 23 – 8pm

Come From Away is a show I can watch again and again and it can still make me both laugh and cry. This musical is based on the remarkable true story of 7,000 stranded passengers and the small town in Newfoundland that welcomed them on September 11, 2001 after their planes were diverted.

I haven’t seen Come From Away since January 2022, so I was overdue for another visit. When I heard Jenn Colella, original cast member & Tony nominated for her role, was going to be returning for a short run as Beverley, Annette, and others, I knew I wanted to see CFA again this summer! And let me tell you – Jenn did not disappoint.

You can read my full review of Come From Away here!

The Kite Runner – July 24

I have not yet read The Kite Runner novel so I can’t compare directly to the source material, but I thought the stage adaptation was a powerful story. Amir is the son of a wealthy man, and Hassan is the son of his fathers servant. The two boys are only a year apart in age so they grow up together. While Amir is given all the privileges afforded to him, Hassan is left in his shadow but doesn’t mind, and is happy to simply be friends with Amir. The two are great at kite running, a task which takes two people, one to fly the kite and the other to unspool the string or run to catch the kite when it falls.

You can read my full review of The Kite Runner here!

Into The Woods – July 26

Is this my second time seeing Into The Woods this month? …maybe. But when Into The Woods announces that Cheyenne Jackson is going to be a Very Nice Prince (Cinderella’s Prince/Wolf) from July 24 – August 2 while Gavin Creel is away…. You buy a ticket. Right away. And I don’t regret a thing – he was incredible!

Cheyenne was first a cunning wolf in the forest – he is such a good wolf. And then he transforms into a Prince! Cheyenne did not disappoint as a prince and I was laughing and smiling the entire time.

You can read my full review of Into The Woods here!

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – July 31

⚡️🎂 On July 31st, we go see Harry Potter and the Cursed Child on Broadway to celebrate Harry Potter’s birthday! (I thought Cursed Child might do something special for the day but of course they didn’t…)

We had a nice array of understudies on today! I thought Rachel Leslie was a great Hermione! And Sarita Amani Nash as Rose 🌹 – always love seeing Sarita in any role, she is a great Rose.

Of the 9 shows I saw in July, 4 were brand new to me!
(I’m counting Into The Woods as “new” since it was a slightly different production from the New York City Center version.)
I’m so glad I could see some new shows this month!

Do you like musical theatre?
What’s your favorite musical or play?


12 thoughts on “Broadway Wrap Up: July 2022

  1. I´m obsessed with musicals and I have just been a trip to London where I saw Mary Poppins and Dear Evan Hansen. Mary Poppins just blew me away and made me go OMG ARE YOU KIDDING ME more times I would admit and we had alot of understudies on for Dear Evan Hansen which is always so special to me. Gosh I wish I could see as many musicals as you but we don´t have that many running here in Sweden close by. But it´s nice just having 2,5 hours to London I´ll have to say 😀

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    1. I’m hoping to make a trip across the pond and see some West End shows eventually!! Mary Poppins sounds amazinggg, I’m so glad to hear you loved it!! I’ve seen Dear Evan Hansen in NYC Broadway, I always find it fun to see understudies!
      Even though you aren’t in London, at least you are close enough to catch some shows every so often! 🙂 I hope you can see more when you have the time!

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      1. Yeah me 2 really hope to get back and see Mary Poppins at least one more time before it closes in January. Before the pandemic I did a few musical weekends to London a year but this was my first time back since then 😀

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    1. Sara Bareilles is amazingggg I love her so much! I saw her in Waitress back before the pandemic and she was great in that too. And yay, I’m so happy you were able to see Come From Away in Canada! Its such a great show, I’m glad shows tour and more people are able to see them 🙂

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    1. I’m fortunate to live so close to NYC! That’s still great you can see a couple shows a year, thats better than nothing! I hope you can see both, Hadestown and Come From Away are both amazing shows and stories, I love them!


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