New Musicals – A Full List of Shows from 2020-2022

Are you looking for some exciting new musicals to get into this year? Below you’ll find a list of all the newest musical releases. The following musicals premiered between 2020-2022. And as musicals come out this year, they will be added to the list, so make sure to check back in!


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Contents:

2020 Musicals

2021 Musicals

2022 Musicals


2020 Musicals

A Killer Party

Music: Jason Howland  Lyrics: Nathan Tysen  Book: Rachel Axler, Kait Kerrigan

Musical Type: Contemporary (2020)


A Little More Alive

Music/Lyrics/Book: Nick Blaemire

Musical Type: Contemporary (2020)


A VHS Christmas Carol

Music/Lyrics/Book: Clark Baxtresser

Musical Type: Contemporary (2020)


Back to the Future

Music: Alan Silvestri  Lyrics: Glen Ballard  Book: Robert Zemeckis, Bob Gale

Musical Type: Contemporary (2020)


Cambodian Rock Band

Music/Lyrics/Book: Lauren Yee

Musical Type: Contemporary (2020)


Dreamland

Music/Lyrics/Book: Chris Miller, Nathan Tysen

Musical Type: Contemporary (2020)


Emojiland

Music/Lyrics/Book: Keith Harrison, Laura Schein

Musical Type: Contemporary (2020)


Frankie!

Music/Lyrics/Book: Elise Marra

Musical Type: Contemporary (2020)


We Won’t Sleep

Music/Lyrics: Ari Afsar  Book: Lauren M. Gunderson

Musical Type: Contemporary (2020)


2021 Musicals

Bad Cinderella

Music: Andrew Lloyd Webber  Lyrics: David Zippel  Book: Emerald Fennell

Musical Type: Contemporary (2021)


Breathe

Music/Lyrics: Various  Conceived By: Jodi Picoult, Timothy Allen McDonald

Musical Type: Contemporary (2021)


Falling in Love with Mr. Dellamort

Music/Lyrics: Jack Feldstein  Book/Lyrics: Paul Doust

Musical Type: Contemporary (2021)


Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World

Music: Miranda Cooper, Jennifer Decilveo  Lyrics: Chris Bush, Miranda Cooper

Musical Type: Contemporary (2021)


Flying Over Sunset

Music: Tom Kitt  Lyrics: Michael Korie  Book: James Lapine

Musical Type: Contemporary (2021)


Get Up Stand Up!

Music/Lyrics: Bob Marley  Book: Lee Hall

Musical Type: Contemporary/Jukebox (2021)


Hex

Music: Jim Fortune  Lyrics: Rufus Norris  Book: Tanya Ronder

Musical Type: Contemporary (2021)


In Pieces

Music/Lyrics: Joey Contreras

Musical Type: Contemporary (2021)


Mr. Saturday Night

Music: Jason Robert Brown Lyrics: Amanda Green Book: Billy Crystal, Lowell Ganz, Babaloo Mandel

Musical Type: Contemporary (2021)


Ratatouille

Music/Lyrics: Various  Book: Michael Breslin, Patrick Foley

Musical Type: Contemporary (2021)


Stranger Sings! The Parody Musical

Music/Lyrics/Book: Jonathan Hogue

Musical Type: Contemporary (2021)


The Visitor

Music: Tom Kitt  Lyrics/Book: Brian Yorkey  Book: Kwame Kwei-Armah

Musical Type: Contemporary (2021)


Tokyo Rose

Music/Lyrics/Book: Maryhee Yoon, Cara Baldwin

Musical Type: Contemporary (2021)


Winnie the Pooh

Music/Lyrics: Richard M. Sherman, Robert B. Sherman  Book: Jonathan Rockefeller

Musical Type: 1960s Films/Contemporary (2021)


2022 Musicals

A Beautiful Noise

Music/Lyrics: Neil Diamond  Book: Anthony McCarten

Musical Type: Contemporary/Jukebox (2022)


Knoxville

Music: Stephen Flaherty  Lyrics: Lynn Ahrens  Book: Frank Galati

Musical Type: Contemporary (2022)


MacGyver The Musical

Music: Peter Lurye  Book/Lyrics: Kate Chavez, Robin Holloway, Lindsey Hope Pearlman, Lee D. Zlotoff

Musical Type: Contemporary (2022)


MJ The Musical

Music/Lyrics: Michael Jackson, Various  Book: Lynn Nottage

Musical Type: Contemporary/Jukebox (2022)


Mrs. Doubtfire

Music/Lyrics/Book: Karey Kirkpatrick  Music/Lyrics: Wayne Kirkpatrick  Book: John O’Farrell

Musical Type: Contemporary (2022)


Space Dogs

Music/Lyrics/Book: Nick Blaemire, Van Hughes

Musical Type: Contemporary (2022)


Other Decades

• Musicals of the 1920s

• Musicals of the 1930s

• Golden Age Musicals (1940 – 1959)

• Post-Golden Age Musicals (1960 – 1969)

• Musicals of the 1970s

• Musicals of the 1980s

• Musicals of the 1990s 

• Musicals of the 2000s

Musicals of the 2010s

• Musicals of the 2020s → You are here!


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Which of these new musicals are your favorite?

Have you seen any of these musicals live already? Feel free to share in the comments below! And if you like these types of lists, check out the musical database. That’s where you’ll find musicals sorted by composer, theme, setting, and more!


Stacy Karyn, author of New Musicals.
Author: Stacy Karyn

Stacy Karyn is the founder of Theatre Trip, author of The Thespian’s Bucket List, and creator of The Cast Album List. She has a TESOL drama certificate, a BA in theatre, and has worked and interned with Broadway and Off-Broadway theaters.


 

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