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Plays That Went Right: The Best Broadway Plays Of 2019

While the glitz and glamour of a musical are often considered the major draw for Broadway shows, there’s something to be said about the power of a good ol’ play. No frills, just a kickass plot and powerful performances. The Tony Awards, considered the highest honour in the Broadway community, also recognize how deeply ingrained plays are to Broadway’s DNA. This is why they have separate acting, production, and other technical categories for the best Broadway plays and musicals.

Some of the best plays on Broadway have grossed equal to (and in some cases more than) their musical counterpart in the last couple of years. For instance, Present Laughter, which premiered on March 12th 2017, has collected an astounding $9,863,493 within three months! In comparison, Groundhog Day, a stage adaption of the popular 90's time-loop comedy, grossed approximately $9,434,640 within pretty much the same time frame.

Clearly enough people enjoy New York City Broadway plays to warrant this little piece spotlighting the best Broadway plays 2019. Here's our roundup of the top Broadway plays:

Best Broadway Plays NYC


1

To Kill A Mockingbird

Run Time

Open Run

Price

From $89

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‘To Kill a Mockingbird,’ based on the 60 year old, epic Pulitzer prize winning bestseller novel by the same name, is a great piece of theatre. A Broadway play by Aaron Sorkin has for the first time brought forward the author Harper Lee’s straight from the heart description of the American society ridden with racism, tolerance and pseudo morals in that era. The beauty of this theatrical storytelling lies in the fact that 60 years hence, this timeless story still has relevance. The subtle humour laced with sarcasm on adult values and gritty provocation makes it a must watch play.

Duration: TBC

2

Derren Brown: Secret

Run Time

Closing Jan 04, 2020

Price

From $49

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“Derren Brown: Secret” is a play that crosses into the world of illusions, psychological trickery, and mind-reading. Derren Brown is one of the most renowned mentalists of the 21st century and was deeply influenced by the famous comedian Jerry Sadowitz, a man known for his savoury mix of magic and stand-up comedy. The tricks will make the audiences to reconsider the beliefs that shape their lives. The entire show is a symphony of illusions, unconscious mental suggestions, showmanship, and a host of psychological tricks that are certain to entertain.

Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

3

The Rose Tattoo

Run Time

Closing on Dec 08, 2019

Price

From $59

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Yearning for some emotional extravagance and drama? “The Rose Tattoo” is a well written play, excellently enacted by Marisa Tomei (remember Peter Parker’s Aunt, duh!) as a widow who rekindles her desire for love, lust and life in the arms of a fiery suitor. A whole lot of comedy, romance and mellow-drama directed by Trip Cullman is something you cannot miss this season!

Duration: TBC

Location

American Airlines Theatre
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4

Betrayal

Run Time

Closing on Dec 08, 2019

Price

From $59

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“Betrayal” is a rollercoaster of a play that takes you on a comical, poetic and an emotional journey. The play features some of the biggest stars in film and television today including Tom Hiddleston (Loki in Avengers) and Charlie Cox (Matt Murdoch in Marvel’s Daredevil). A sharp take on two long term lovers, Jerry and Emma meet after Emma’s marriage. The story tracks back to 1960’s when they fell in love. The play runs in reverse chronology and is a take on love, lust and time. Don’t miss the opportunity of catching this amazing play on stage.

Duration: 1 hour and 30 minutes

Location

Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre
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5

Slave Play

Run Time

Closing on Jan 05, 2020

Price

From $39

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Written by Jeremy O. Harris, one of the best playwrights of his time, “Slave Play” is a story that revolves around Jim, Kaneisha, Alana and Dustin’s lives just before the American Civil War. A tale about the lives of the MacGregor Plantation where fear and desire run in the looming shadow of the Master’s House. This chilling play is sure to make you question the customs of the 21st century America.

Duration: 2 hours

To discover other shows on Broadway right now, check out our guide on the Best Broadway shows in New York.

If you are looking for musicals only, then check out our guide on the best musicals on Broadway right now. Also, here's an Off Broadway shows list as well that you can consider if you're looking to hit the Off Broadway theatre scene! You can also check out our website for some great deals and offers on Broadway play tickets. The choice is all yours!

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