Mary Poppins. The world's most famous nanny comes to the stage after her great success as a P.L. Travers book and a Disney movie. New Amsterdam. Ticketmaster, a special Disney hot line, 212-307-4747.
Monty Python's Spamalot. A musical inspired by that demented film comedy, Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Shubert. Telecharge.
November. David Mamet's new comedy about a president facing a tough re-election campaign. Nathan Lane stars as the chief executive and the cast also includes Laurie Metcalf and Dylan Baker. Ethel Barrymore. Telecharge. Closes July 13.
Passing Strange. A musical created by the singer-songwriter known as Stew. A hit off-Broadway last season, the show follows a young man's journey from Los Angeles to Europe in search of truth and meaning. Belasco. Telecharge.
South Pacific. Kelli O'Hara is nurse Nellie Forbush and Paulo Szot is French plantation owner Emile de Becque in a revival of the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical based on one of the short stories in James A. Michener's Tales of the South Pacific. Vivian Beaumont. Telecharge. Difficult.
The 39 Steps. A stage adaptation by Patrick Barlow of Alfred Hitchcock's 1935 movie thriller about a man on the run. Four actors including Charles Edwards (who starred in the hit London production) portray more than 150 roles. Cort. Telecharge.
The Country Girl. Morgan Freeman, Frances McDormand and Peter Gallagher star in a revival of Clifford Odets' play about a washed-up actor trying for a comeback. Mike Nichols directs. Bernard B. Jacobs. Telecharge. Closes July 20.
The Lion King. Director Julie Taymor is a modern-day Merlin, creating a stage version of the Disney animated hit that makes you truly believe in the magic of theater. Minskoff. Ticketmaster, a special Disney hot line, 212-307-4747. Difficult on weekends.
The Little Mermaid. Disney's stage version of its popular animated film about a sea maiden who longs to live on land. Lunt-Fontanne. Ticketmaster, a special Disney hot line, 212-307-4747.
The Phantom of the Opera. The one with the chandelier. The Andrew Lloyd Webber musical about a deformed composer who haunts the Paris Opera House is the prime, Grade A example of big Brit musical excess. But all the lavishness does have a purpose in Harold Prince's intelligent production, now the longest-running show in Broadway history. Majestic. Telecharge.
Thurgood. Laurence Fishburne stars as Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall in a one-man show written by George Stevens Jr. Booth. Telecharge. Closes Aug. 17.
title of show. Jeff Bowen and Hunter Bell's little musical about writing a musical. An off-Broadway hit, the story has been expanded to include the show's move to Broadway. Now in previews. Opens July 17. Lyceum. Telecharge.
Wicked. An ambitious, wildly popular musical about the witches in The Wizard of Oz as young women. Based on the novel by Gregory Maguire. Gershwin. Ticketmaster. Difficult.
Xanadu. A fast, funny roller disco musical loosely adapted from the cult 1980s film. The cast features Kerry Butler, Cheyenne Jackson and Tony Roberts. Helen Hayes. Telecharge.
Young Frankenstein. Mel Brooks transfers his comedic monster mash of a movie from screen to stage — only with more song and dance. Hilton. Ticketmaster.