Staying home this Thanksgiving? Going to spend the holiday with your family? Want to escape any potential August: Osage County dinners where your least favorite relatives hurl family secrets and plates of fish at you? Then the best way to avoid any kind of emotional trauma is to go to the theater and watch the emotional traumas of others play out onstage.

If you get to have a quiet, calm dinner with a few friends, you can head out afterward and catch a performance of Beautiful — The Carole King Musical. If murder crosses your mind when your family starts going on about politics, set your scope on Chicago. If you want to forget the nasty comments your mother made about your love life, settle in for a performance of The Phantom of the Opera, because your romances cannot be as bad as the Phantom's. (That guy just can't catch a break.) If you just want to experience a little post-turkey magic, let Pippin dazzle the trauma away.

Whatever your jam, Broadway has a show, and a special holiday schedule with added performances, which you're sure to be thankful for during this (very) long week.

The cast of Broadway's August: Osage County might have better spent their dinner time at the theater.
The family of Broadway's August: Osage County might have better spent their dinnertime at the theater.
(© courtesy of the production)


Broadway's Thanksgiving Week Schedule:

Monday, November 25
After Midnight – 7:30pm
Annie – 7:00pm
Big Fish – 7:00pm
The Book of Mormon – 7:00pm
First Date – 7:00pm
A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder – 7:00pm
Motown The Musical – 7:30pm
A Night With Janis Joplin – 7:00pm
The Snow Geese – 7:00pm
Wicked – 7:00pm

Tuesday, November 26
After Midnight – 7:30pm
Annie – 6:30pm
Betrayal – 7:00pm
Big Fish – 7:00pm
700 Sundays – 7:00pm
The Book of Mormon – 7:00pm
Chicago – 8:00pm
Cinderella – 7:00pm
First Date – 7:00pm
A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder – 7:00pm
The Glass Menagerie – 7:00pm
Jersey Boys – 7:00pm
Kinky Boots – 7:00pm
The Lion King – 7:00pm
Macbeth – 7:00pm
Mamma Mia! – 8:00pm
Matilda The Musical – 7:00pm
Motown The Musical – 7:30pm
Newsies – 7:30pm
A Night With Janis Joplin – 7:00pm
Once - 7:00pm
The Phantom of the Opera – 7:00pm
Pippin – 8:00pm
Rock of Ages – 7:00pm
Romeo and Juliet – 7:00pm
The Snow Geese – 7:00pm
Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark – 7:30pm
Twelfth Night – 7:00pm
Waiting for Godot – 7:00pm
Wicked – 7:00pm
The Winslow Boy – 8:00pm

Wednesday, November 27
After Midnight – 2:00pm
Annie – 2:00 & 7:30pm
Beautiful — The Carole King Musical – 2:00 & 8:00pm
Betrayal – 2:00 & 8:00pm
Big Fish – 2:00 & 8:00pm
700 Sundays – 3:00 & 8:00pm
The Book of Mormon – 2:00 & 7:00pm
Cinderella – 2:00 & 7:30pm
First Date – 7:00pm
A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder – 2:00pm
The Glass Menagerie – 2:00 & 7:00pm
Jersey Boys – 2:00 & 7:00pm
Kinky Boots – 2:00 & 8:00pm
The Lion King – 2:00 & 8:00pm
Macbeth – 2:00 & 8:00pm
Mamma Mia! – 2:00 & 8:00pm
Matilda The Musical – 2:00 & 8:00pm
Motown The Musical – 2:00pm
Newsies – 2:00 & 7:30pm
A Night With Janis Joplin – 2:00pm
No Man's Land – 8:00pm
Once – 2:00 & 8:00pm
The Phantom of the Opera – 2:00 & 8:00pm
Pippin – 2:30 & 8:00pm
Richard III – 8:00pm
Rock of Ages – 8:00pm
Romeo and Juliet – 2:00 & 8:00pm
The Snow Geese – 2:00 & 7:00pm
Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark – 1:30 & 7:30pm
Twelfth Night – 2:00pm
Waiting for Godot – 2:00pm
Wicked – 2:00 & 7:00pm
The Winslow Boy – 2:00 & 8:00pm

Thursday, November 28 (Thanksgiving Day)
Beautiful — The Carole King Musical – 8:00pm
Chicago – 8:00pm
The Phantom of the Opera – 8:00pm
Pippin – 8:00pm
The Winslow Boy – 8:00pm

Friday, November 29
After Midnight – 2:00 & 8:00pm
Annie – 2:00 & 8:00pm
Beautiful — The Carole King Musical – 2:00 & 8:00pm
Betrayal – 2:00 & 8:00pm
Big Fish – 2:00 & 8:00pm
700 Sundays – 8:00pm
The Book of Mormon – 2:00 & 8:00pm
Chicago – 2:30 & 8:00pm
Cinderella – 2:00 & 8:00pm
First Date – 2:00 & 8:00pm
A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder – 2:00 & 8:00pm
The Glass Menagerie – 2:00 & 7:00pm
Jersey Boys – 2:00 & 8:00pm
Kinky Boots – 2:00 & 8:00pm
The Lion King – 2:00 & 8:00pm
Macbeth – 2:00 & 8:00pm
Mamma Mia! – 8:00pm
Matilda The Musical – 2:00 & 8:00pm
Motown The Musical – 2:00 & 7:30pm
Newsies – 2:00 & 8:00pm
A Night With Janis Joplin – 2:00 & 7:00pm
No Man's Land – 2:00 & 8:00pm
Once – 2:00 & 8:00pm
The Phantom of the Opera – 8:00pm
Pippin – 8:00pm
Rock of Ages – 2:00 & 8:00pm
Romeo and Juliet – 2:00 & 8:00pm
The Snow Geese – 8:00pm
Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark – 2:00 & 8:00pm
Twelfth Night – 8:00pm
Wicked – 2:00 & 8:00pm
The Winslow Boy – 8:00pm

Saturday, November 30
After Midnight - 2:00 & 8:00pm
Annie – 2:00 & 8:00pm
Beautiful — The Carole King Musical – 2:00 & 8:00pm
Betrayal – 2:00 & 8:00pm
Big Fish – 2:00 & 8:00pm
700 Sundays – 2:00 & 8:00pm
The Book of Mormon – 2:00 & 8:00pm
Chicago – 2:30 & 8:00pm
Cinderella – 2:00 & 8:00pm
First Date – 2:00 & 8:00pm
A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder – 2:00 & 8:00pm
The Glass Menagerie – 2:00 & 7:00pm
Jersey Boys – 2:00 & 8:00pm
Kinky Boots – 2:00 & 8:00pm
The Lion King – 2:00 & 8:00pm
Macbeth – 2:00 & 8:00pm
Mamma Mia! – 2:00 & 8:00pm
Matilda The Musical – 2:00 & 8:00pm
Motown The Musical – 2:00 & 7:30pm
Newsies – 2:00 & 8:00pm
A Night With Janis Joplin – 2:00 & 7:00pm
Once – 2:00 & 8:00pm
The Phantom of the Opera – 2:00 & 8:00pm
Pippin – 2:30 & 8:00pm
Richard III – 2:00pm
Rock of Ages – 2:00 & 8:00pm
Romeo and Juliet – 2:00 & 8:00pm
The Snow Geese – 2:00 & 8:00pm
Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark – 2:00 & 8:00pm
Twelfth Night – 8:00pm
Waiting for Godot – 8:00pm
Wicked – 2:00 & 8:00pm
The Winslow Boy – 8:00pm

Sunday, December 1
After Midnight - 3:00pm
Annie – 3:00pm
Beautiful — The Carole King Musical – 3:00pm
Betrayal – 2:00pm
The Book of Mormon – 2:00pm
Chicago – 7:00pm
Cinderella – 3:00pm
First Date – 3:00pm
A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder – 3:00pm
The Glass Menagerie – 3:00pm
Jersey Boys – 3:00pm
Kinky Boots – 3:00pm
The Lion King – 3:00pm
Macbeth – 3:00pm
Mamma Mia! – 7:00pm
Matilda The Musical – 3:00pm
Motown The Musical – 3:00pm
Newsies – 3:00pm
A Night With Janis Joplin – 3:00pm
No Man's Land – 2:00pm
Once – 3:00pm
Pippin – 3:00pm
Richard III – 8:00pm
Rock of Ages – 3:00pm
Romeo and Juliet – 3:00pm
The Snow Geese – 2:00pm
Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark – 3:00pm
Twelfth Night – 2:00pm
Wicked – 3:00pm
The Winslow Boy – 2:00pm