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Audiobooks for Theater Lovers

An earlier version of this post was first featured on our blog on June 5, 2019. See below for new Broadway-on-audio releases.

When you can’t make it to a Broadway show, you can get your theater fix by plugging into an audiobook. Whether it’s a play that is now available as an audiobook production or an audiobook narrated by your favorite stage actor, you have many hours of enthralling listening ahead of you.


Presenting an original audiobook performance of the stage production of My Name is Lucy Barton, starring Academy Award and Tony nominee Laura Linney.

Praised as “deeply affecting” and “heartbreaking” by The Guardian (UK), this is a faithful adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning author Elizabeth Strout’s bestselling novel of the same name.

In this gorgeous YA adaption of his off-Broadway musical, the Tony Award-winning co-creator of Spring Awakening encourages us all to celebrate the transformational power of the imagination, even in the harshest of times.

Bottrell revisits how love and sex (or the lack thereof) have affected the course of his life from age five to the present. This audiobook features both live and in-studio recordings of the monologues from David Dean Bottrell Makes Love: A One-Man Show.

Adapted especially for the listening experience, Andrew Garfield, Nathan Lane, and the entire cast recreate their acclaimed performances from the 2018 Tony Award-winning National Theatre revival of Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes. With narration by Bobby Cannavale and Edie Falco, and a musical score by Adrian Sutton, this audiobook is a compelling and immersive theatrical listening experience!

Anna Deavere Smith’s extraordinary form of documentary theater shines a light on injustices by portraying the real-life people who have lived and fought the system that pushes students of color out of the classroom and into prisons. This off-Broadway play was also adapted for HBO.

This is a laugh-out-loud, feel-good novel inspired by the hit Tony-nominated Broadway musical The Prom! Seventeen-year-old Emma Nolan wants only one thing before she graduates: to dance with her girlfriend at the senior prom. But in her small town of Edgewater, Indiana, that’s like asking for the moon. Enter Barry Glickman and Dee Dee Allen, two Broadway stars who decide to take up her cause and get a little publicity along the way. But when they arrive in Indiana to fight on Emma’s behalf, their good intentions go quickly south…

Andrew Rannells, the star of Broadway’s The Book of Mormon and The Boys in the Band, narrates his heartfelt and hilarious coming-of-age memoir of a Midwestern boy surviving bad auditions, bad relationships, and some really bad highlights as he chases his dreams in New York City.

Beloved author Elizabeth Gilbert returns to fiction with a unique love story set in the New York City theater world during the 1940s. It’s a delicious novel of glamour, sex, and adventure, about a young woman discovering that you don’t have to be a good girl to be a good person. This audiobook is read by Tony-Award winner Blair Brown.

The creator of acclaimed television series BoJack Horseman has a debut collection of fabulously off-beat short stories about love—the best and worst thing in the universe. The stories are read by a brilliant cast of actors (including Tony-nominated actor Raúl Esparza and Will Brill, current cast member of the Tony-nominated revival, Oklahoma!).

Before he inspired the world with Hamilton and was catapulted to international fame, Lin-Manuel Miranda was inspiring his Twitter followers with words of encouragement at the beginning and end of each day. They’ve been curated into this audiobook which is read by the author!

Jerome Robbins is a legendary choreographer, creator of memorable ballets, master of Broadway musicals, famed show doctor and director. Amanda Vaill, Jerome Robbins biographer and authority, draws on the vast and closely held Robbins archives and has put together a selection of his writings, giving us a sense of his extraordinary range as a thinker and artist, as well as a surprising and revealing glimpse into the mind and heart of this towering cultural giant.

Looking for even more audiobooks you’ll love? Take a look at audiobooks narrated by Hamilton cast members!