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Best Broadway Shows in New York 2019

Planning a Broadway date? Our Best Broadway shows 2019 collection has all the top shows across different categories like classics, kid-friendly shows, play and more. Get the best seats by planning your Broadway trip in advance! Even if you're a resident New Yorker, this round-up is all you need to stay updated on all the best Broadway shows in New York.


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Tony Winners

The Tony Awards, since they were founded in 1947, have recognized and awarded the best of Broadway in an annual ceremony held in New York City. The following is a list of shows that have won this prestigious award - including winners of the 2018 Tony Awards and past winners that are still running in Broadway theaters across the city.

Musicals

Broadway musicals are all about stunning stage setups, dynamic scene changes, bright lights, exclusive costumes, incredible live singing, dancing and acting. Coupled with these are technology gimmicks. These factors make the Broadway Musicals an absolute favourite with not just theatre and music lovers but also visitors to the city.

Budget Shows

A Broadway experience with your loved ones need not be an expensive affairs that leaves you calculating your expenses. There are a ton of Broadway shows that you can watch with tickets priced under $50. Check out this list of the best budget Broadway shows.

New Arrivals

Every season brings with a whole roster of Broadway experiences - some that entertain us fleetingly while some that go on to become classics. Watch these shows as the season starts.

First Broadway Experience

Your first time watching a Broadway show should be an experience worth cherishing. There are good shows aplenty and budget preferences and personality types too have to be considered before you make a pick. We get that, which is why our diverse collection of classic Broadway shows for that quintessential first theatre experience will catch your fancy.

Kid Friendly Shows

Given how inclusive the Broadway community is, you can bet there are plenty of family-friendly shows for a fun day out with your kids. From fawning over the delightful stage production to quietly singing along to the closing number with your kids, our top-picks for kid-friendly shows guarantee a good time and then some!

Critically Acclaimed Shows

“If the critics love it, it must be good!” Damn straight! Broadway critics can be pretty scathing when it comes to reviewing the countless shows that premiere on Broadway. And if they loved these shows and we bet you’ll too!

Plays

Not in the mood for song and dance? We have an alternative that might just make you happy. With plays spanning genres like drama, comedy, and fantasy, you can experience theatre like it was meant to be enjoyed. Pure, unadulterated, and without any frills.

Off Broadway Shows

Broadway’s lesser known sibling, Off-Broadway has plenty of delightful shows of its own that will appease your craving for live theatre. Here are the top Off-Broadway shows for July 2018.

Best Broadway Shows in New York
Aladdin
Musical
Kids Friendly
Critics Pick
from £15.60
Musical Lovers
Family
Fantasy
Duration:2 hours 15 minutes
Who doesn’t love the iconic “A Whole New World”, set to Aladdin whisking Jasmine away on his magic carpet for a ride around the world. Imagine this recreated live on stage, with an actual hovering carpet and actors belting out the movie’s beloved songs! This and many other magical moments make Aladdin the perfect show for kids and adults alike.
Best Broadway Shows in New York - Ain't Too Proud
Ain't Too Proud
Musical
New Arrival
Tony Winner
Budget
from $49
The Temptations fans
R&B Fans
Duration:2 hours and 30 minutes
This musical is based on the Temptations jukebox with groovy moves and irresistible music. The director makes sure the show has all the right moves and slick sounds. It even features songs which weren’t originally the group’s own music. There are brief acclaims for scenes covering the assassination of Martin Luther King, to Vietnam’s protests and segregation of the South. The storyline begins with the band's formation in Detroit until it leads to conflicts within the group where the members start exiting one by one.
Best Broadway Shows in New York - A Christmas Carol
A Christmas Carol
Musical
New Arrival
Holidays
from $99
Fans of Charles Dickens
Christmas Plays
Duration: 2 hours 15 minutes, incl. intermission
A new version of the Charles Dickens’ classic, A Christmas Carol by Tony-winning playwright Jack Thorne will play a limited run on Broadway this holiday season. Starring Campbell Scott, this tale of redemption also features dazzling staging, moving storytelling and twelve of the most cherished Christmas carols, including "Joy to the World," "Silent Night," and "It Came Upon the Midnight Clear."
Best Broadway Shows in New York
A Musical About Star Wars
Off Broadway
New Arrival
Budget
from $41
Fans of Star Wars
Date Night
Duration:2 hours
Going by the name, it’s not hard to guess what the show is about. A Musical About Star Wars is a musical comedy that follows a show-within-a-show format. Star Wars superfans Taylor and Scott create a new musical about their longtime infatuation with the show to play the stages on the Comic-Con circuit. While holding auditions for a female lead, they meet Emily, who bags the role. But she has an ulterior motive: to shut the show down due to Star Wars’ notorious lack of diversity and problematic female tropes in the original films.
Best Broadway Shows in New York- Beetlejuice
Beetlejuice
Musical
New Arrival
from $69
Tim Burton fans
Comedy
Duration:2 hours and 30 minutes
This new Broadway Musical is scheduled to start from March 28 at the Winter Garden Theatre Of New York City, starring Alex Brightman and Sophia Anne Caruso. The plot has derived its inspiration from the famous 1988 dark comedy by American filmmaker Tim Burton. It premiered initially in Washinton D.C during November. The story elevates with the purchase of a quaint country house by a couple. Watch as the central plot of the story can be seen shifting from the Maitlands to Beetlejuice and Lydia, the emo daughter of the new owners.
Best Broadway Shows in New York
Betrayal
Play
New Arrival
from $49
Lovers of Romantic Tragedies
Fans of Tom Hiddleston
Duration:1 hour and 30 minutes
Betrayal is a revival of one of Harold Pinter’s most famous plays, as a tribute to the late author. Starring veteran Hollywood actor Tom Hiddleston, who needs no introduction, the story is unraveled in a reverse chronological order, starting in 1977 and going back to 1968 through a series of defining events. Like the name suggests, the theme of the play is betrayal, and follows the story of Emma and Roberts, a seemingly happy couple whose marriage ends because of Emma’s affair with Robert’s friend, Jerry. The play starts off with the breaking up of the marriage and goes back in time to the events leading up to the breakup. With an intriguing storyline that explores the nuances of marriage and relationships, Betrayal is a must-watch.
Best Broadway Shows in New York
Blue Man Group
Play
Kids Friendly
from $100
Family and Kids
Duration:2 hours 20 minutes
A show about reconnecting with your inner child, Blue Man Group is hilarious and heartwarming in equal measures. Backed by a live rock band, the Blue Man Group unifies the audience for the show’s climax - an unforgettable, euphoric dance party, marking a departure from how regular shows ends.
Best Broadway Shows in New York
Chicago
Musical
Budget
from $44
Crime
Drama
Duration:3 hours with 1 intermission
Set in the bustling city of Chicago during the jazz hot 1920s, the musical narrates the tale of two femme fatales locked away in Cook County Jail. A satire on matters like corruption, the revived version is said to be the longest running American musical in the history of Broadway itself. It also won several Drama Desk and Tony awards.
Best Broadway Shows in New York
Come From Away
Musical
from $59
Family
Duration:3 hours with 1 intermission
A play about 38 planes landing in a Canadian town after the 9/11 attack, Come From Away is an emotional, uplifting story about the locals doing everything in their power to help the passengers. Creating waves in the theater world with its resounding message of camaraderie and kindness, the show has been winning the love of critics and audiences.
Best Broadway Shows in New York - David Byrne's Utopia
David Byrne's American Utopia
Musical
New Arrival
from $199
David Byrne fans
Rock Music Lovers
Duration:1 hour and 20 minutes
David Byrne is a world-famous rock musician and lead singer of the band Talking Heads. The musical genius, in collaboration with theater director Alex Timbers and choreographer Annie-B Parson, brings his stage show of the album American Utopia to Broadway this October. American Utopia was first released in March 2018, with tours to twenty-seven countries. The stage show features various songs from the album, as well as solo tracks by Byrne, songs from the Tracking Heads, and even a song by Janelle Monáe.
Best Broadway Shows in New York
DaVinci and Michelangelo: The Titans Experience
Off Broadway
New Arrival
Budget
from $39.5
Lovers of Art
Date Night
Duration:2 hours
DaVinci and Michelangelo: The Titans Experience is a multimedia production, highlighting the works of these two Renaissance-era geniuses in a contemporary light. The show explores the Italian Renaissance, taking the audience through a journey of the renowned artists’ inventions, machines, sketches, paintings and sculptures, including the Mona Lisa, Statue of David, and the Sistine Chapel. Created by and starring Mark Rodgers, the show is directed by Bill Stine, with lighting and projection design by Shari Debandt. The show encourages the audience to find their inner DaVinci and Michelangelo and is definitely worth a watch.
Best Broadway Shows in New York
Derren Brown: Secret
Play
New Arrival
from $49
Lovers of Mentalism
Fans of Derren Brown
Duration:1 hour and 45 minutes
Derren Brown is a renowned British mentalist, baffling audiences on-stage as well as on-screen with his phenomenal skills in mind-reading and psychological illusion. This theatrical experience challenges audiences to look more deeply at their belief systems. From stage to screen, the two-time Olivier Award winner has enthralled audiences worldwide, and is bringing his talent to Broadway for the first time this September. If you didn’t believe mind-reading was possible, check out this intriguing performance and be prepared to change your mind.
Best Broadway shows in New York
Dear Evan Hansen
Musical
from £15.60
Musical Lovers
Teen Audiences
Duration:3 hours with 1 intermission
When Evan Hansen encounters a letter he wasn’t supposed to read, he discovers a chance to finally fit in — but with a slight glitch of a lie. The critically acclaimed musical that has garnered attention for the 2018 Grammy for Best Musical Theater Album deals with contemporary American issues, lifestyle as well as changing societal norms. With an emotionally charged background score, passionate acting by a talented star cast and a riveting storyline, this is one musical that you simply should not miss.
Best Broadway Shows in New York
Drunk Shakespeare
Off Broadway
Play
Budget
from £15.60
Comedy
Duration:3 hours with 1 intermission
There probably isn’t a show like Drunk Shakespeare anywhere else. Bringing Comedy Central’s ‘Drunk HIstory’ to the stage, Drunk Shakespeare is presented by a troupe of actors, one of whom has had 5 shots of whiskey, if not more. Watch this hilarious adaptation of a Shakespearean play as the group of actors hilariously attempts to put on a show without tripping on their tongue.
Best Broadway Shows in New York
Frozen
Musical
Kid Friendly
Holidays
from £15.60
Family
Fantasy
Duration:3 hours with 1 intermission
Watch the all-time-favourite Disney animated film come to life on stage in a Broadway production this time. Frozen, a tale of two royal sisters who battle a dark secret. After a mysterious power buries the city of Arendelle in snow, Anna must set off on a perilous journey along with Olaf, the talking snowman, Kristoff and Sven the reindeer to restore the city’s summery demeanour. The film that won the Academy Award in 2013 for the Best Animated Feature and Best Original Song (Let it Go) is back to charm you off your feet, this time by recreating its magic off-screen.
Best Broadway Shows in New York - Fiddler On The Roof
Fiddler On The Roof
Musical
New Arrival
from $59
Drama fans
Classic Musicals
Duration:3 hours
This Broadway Musical begins in a Jewish household set in a small village and focuses on family relationships, love, life, combined with lots of laughter. It talks about the stories of different faces of people in that village and tales of how they survive. Tradition is believed as a delicate balance giving the example of Fiddler on the roof. As the story comes to an end, we can hear a fiddler playing as the characters take their farewell bow.
Best Broadway Shows in New York
Frankenstein
Off Broadway
Musical
Budget
from $39.50
First-time Broadway
Classical story lovers
Duration:2 hours with 1 intermission
Frankenstein is a stage musical adaptation of the Mary Shelley novel of the same name, with music by Mark Baron. The two-act romantic musical is about the human need for love and companionship. The story revolves around Victor Frankenstein, who lost his mother at a young age, seeking to end human mortality through his monstrous creation. Ironically, he enjoys unconditional love from Elizabeth but grants none to his creation.
Best Broadway Shows in New York- Freestyle Love Supreme
Freestyle Love Supreme
Musical
New Arrival
from $79
Fans of Lin-Manuel Miranda
Lovers of Musicals
Duration: 1 hour and 25 minutes
Freestyle Love Supreme, the original hip-hop musical phenomenon from Thomas Kail, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and Anthony Veneziale, arrives on Broadway. The show involves freestyle performances that take the crowd on a hip-hop infused comedy ride, wherein the performers take suggestions from the audience and spin them into instantaneous riffs and full-length musical numbers. With the possibility of spontaneous guest appearances by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Christopher Jackson, Daveed Diggs, James Monroe Iglehart, and more, each performance brings something new to the stage, leaving you enthralled.
Best Broadway Shows in New York
Hamilton
Musical
from $44
Classic
Couples
Duration:2 hours with 45 intermission
Set sail on a musical voyage with Alexander Hamilton, as he croons to contemporary tracks on his mission to change America on stage. Watch the Tony, Grammy, and Emmy Award winning Lin-Manuel Miranda as he plays the role of a ruthless, yet ambitious leader ready to take on the world. This unlikely combination of a political drama and a musical masterpiece is sure to keep you glued on to your seats with its anchoring storyline and enchanting songs that you can tap your feet to throughout the show.
Best Broadway Shows in New York - Hadestown
Hadestown
Musical
New Arrival
Tony Winner
from $49
Drama fans
Greek Mythology
Duration:2 hours and 30 minutes
The critically acclaimed Hadestown created a buzz on The New York Times which stated that the play beautifully portrays the ancient myths of Orpheus and Eurydice, set to open during the month of April. It showcases a tragic love story which was initially acclaimed for its performance, Off-Broadway. This is an artwork of the genius director Rachel Chavkin and has been approximately capitalized for 11.5 million dollars and will premiere at the Walter Kerr Theatre.
Best Broadway Shows in New York
The Imbible: A Spirited History of Drinking
Musical
Off Broadway
Budget
from $47
Date Night
Duration:1 hour and 30 minutes
An educational entertainment musical that takes viewers on a 10,000-year journey across the globe detailing the evolution and significance of alcoholic beverages, ‘The Imbible’ is currently playing at the New World Stages/The Green Room. Based on the book (and lyrics) by Anthony Caporale, the show features original musical arrangements by Caporale himself and Josh Elrich (Voices of Gotham). Portraying the influence of alcohol on the Western Civilization, the cast includes the bartender, the cocktail waitress, the liquor runner, and the barback. The Backwaiters acapella group has played a key role in this charming and compelling show that has won the hearts of audiences and critics alike.
Best Broadway Shows in New York - Jagged Little Pill
Jagged Little Pill
Musical
New Arrival
from $69
Fans of Social Dramas
Lovers of Family Dramas
Duration:2 hours and 30 minutes
Jagged Little Pill is a rock musical, inspired by Alanis Morissette’s album of the same name, with a book by Academy Award winner Diablo Cody, and music by Morissette and Glen Ballard. The Healys are a seemingly picture-perfect family. But when the cracks beneath the surface can no longer be hidden, they must choose between maintaining the status quo or facing harsh truths about themselves, their community, and the world around them. The show features some of Morissette’s iconic songs, including “Ironic”, “You Oughta Know” and “Hand In My Pocket,” and some brand-new numbers.
Best Broadway Shows in New York
Jersey Boys
Musical
Tony Winner
from $47
Date Night
Duration:2 hour and 30 minutes
Witness the spectacular rags-to-riches story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons unravel right before your very eyes in ‘Jersey Boys’, playing at the New World Stages. It is indeed a fascinating tale of a few blue-collar kids from the bustling streets of Newark trying to make it big in the world of music, one that needs to be on your Broadway bucket-list. Featuring iconic songs such as “Oh What A Night”, “Walk Like A Man”, “Big Girls Don’t Cry”, and “Sherry”, ‘Jersey Boys’ has won five Tony Awards and registered a running period of over 11 years. We believe that’s a sufficiently good reason for you to check out this musical which has been approved by none other than Frankie Valli himself.
Best Broadway Shows in New York
Mean Girls
Musical
Kid Friendly
from $70
Date Night
Kid Friendly
Fantasy
Duration:2 hours
The Broadway adaptation of the 2004 cult classic film of the same name, Mean Girls is off to a tremendous start on Broadway. Tina Fey has adapted your favorite suburban Illinois high school drama into a perfect Broadway musical - all with its own songs and choreography. Join Cady on her journey through highschool as she rises to the top and takes on the resident mean gang, The Plastics.
Best Broadway Shows in New York - Moulin Rouge
Moulin Rouge
Musical
New Arrival
from $99
Romantic Musical fans
Date night
Duration: TBC
This famous Hollywood classic movie turned into a stage show is set in the Parisian cabarets. It is the story of a romantic tale of a writer and cabaret dancer and will premiere during the month of June at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre. The musical is following the trend of converting acclaimed movies into stage shows. The show is a perfect example of grandeur in Broadway. The play features artists such as Karen Olivo and Aaron Tveit.
Best Broadway Shows in New York
Oklahoma!
Musical
New Arrival
Tony Winner
from $49.5
Fans of historical drama
Broadway Revival fans
Duration:2 hour 45 minutes
Based on the 1931 play, Green Grow the Lilacs, Oklahoma! was brought to the stage by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II in 1943. When it first opened, it was a runaway hit, running a then-record 2,212 shows. It has since been revived multiple times. Rodgers and Hammerstein even won a Pulitzer Prize for Oklahoma! The play stars Damon Daunno, Rebecca Naomi Jones, and Alfred Molina in lead roles. The play has a pastoral aura around it that gives its characters a third dimension. The current Broadway revival has already won the Tony Award.
Best Broadway Shows in New York
Scotland, PA
Off Broadway
Musical
from $79
Fans of Black Comedy
Fans of Musical Adaptations
Duration:TBC
Adapted from Billy Morrissette's indie film of the same name, Scotland, PA is a dark musical comedy set in a small and sleepy Pennsylvania town. The plot is centered around a burger-joint manager and his wife, who come up with a plan to super-size their lives. As their ambitions grow and the bodies fall, the couple finds out just how far they’ll go for a taste of the oh-so-tempting American dream.
Best Broadway Shows in New York - Christmas Spectacular
Radio City Christmas Spectacular
Musical
New Arrival
Holidays
from $99
Festive musicals
Family
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes, no intermission
Since 1933, the Christmas Spectacular has played at the Radio City Music Hall and today’s show still features popular numbers, including “Parade of the Wooden Soldiers” and the “Living Nativity”. While the classic elements of the show have stayed the same, the technology used in the Christmas Spectacular has only gotten better with time. Each scene throughout the show is enhanced by video backdrops displayed on one of the world’s largest LED screens and projection mapping technology that transforms Radio City into a magical winter wonderland.
Best Broadway Shows in New York
Rock of Ages
Off Broadway
Musical
New Arrival
from $59
Musical lovers
Fans of Classic Rock
Duration:2 hours and 15 minutes
Rock of Ages is one of the longest running Broadway shows. Its mass appeal has earned the show worldwide fame. The multilayered plotline exposes the lead characters to adversaries and they attempt to overcome them keeping one eye on their aspirations. The show places a rockstar at the centre of its plot as he looks to realize his Rock’n Roll dream. Rock of Ages stars CJ Eldred, Kirsten Scott, and Mitchell Jarvis. It has till date accumulated five Tony nominations. The numbers of this play include hits like ‘The Final Countdown’, ‘Don't Stop Believin’, and ‘We Built This City’.
Best Broadway Shows in New York
Sistas - The Musical
Off Broadway
Musical
Budget
from $42
Date Night
Kid Friendly
Fantasy
Duration:1 hour and 30 minutes
Sistas The Musical is all about the strength and resilience. The musical is an ode to African-American women, who went from persecution to empowerment - all within a century! The story begins with death of the family matriarch, and as the five women in her family clean her attic, they reminisce about their family history. This exuberant musical is homage to all the strong women who led the way for others!
Best Broadway Shows in New York
Slave Play
Play
New Arrival
Budget
from $39
Adult Audiences
Social Activists
Duration: 2 hours
Slave Play, written by Yale graduate Jeremy O Harris, is a thought-provoking play that daringly explores race and sexuality. The play takes a transgressive look at race relations through the sexual hangups of three interracial couples. The couples are engaged in a group therapy workshop testing an imaginary technique “antebellum sexual performance therapy”. The technique involves explicit sexual role play, set on a plantation against the background of pop music.
Best Broadway Shows in New York - Tina Turner Musical
Tina: The Tina Turner Musical
Musical
New Arrival
from $99
Musical fans
Fans of Tina Turner
Duration: 2 hours 45 minutes with 1 interval
Tina: The Tina Turner Musical is a tribute to the Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll, who was way ahead of her time, and rewrote the rules set for people of her race, age, and gender. This new stage musical tells the story of a woman, with humble beginnings in Nutbush, Tennessee who dared to defy the norms and win 12 Grammy Awards in doing so. Featuring her much loved songs, the musical is written by Olivier Award-winning playwright Katori Hall and directed by the internationally acclaimed Phyllida Lloyd.
Best Broadway Shows in New York
The Book of Mormon
Musical
Critics' Pick
Tony Winner
from $66
Date Night
Kid Friendly
Fantasy
Duration:2 hours and 30 minutes
In a world where taking offence has become a day job, The Book of Mormon goes ahead and presents an outrageously hilarious comedy about the quirks and intricacies of Mormon culture. A certified Tony winner from the masterminds behind South Park, the show is satire and black comedy at its best.
Best Broadway Shows in New York - The Illusionists
The Illusionists – Magic Of The Holidays
New Arrival
Holidays
from $99
Lovers of Magic
Family
Duration: 2 hours 10 minutes
Back in New York by popular demand for a strictly limited run, The Illusionists: Magic of the Holidays is a mind-blowing magic show, featuring the talents of seven of the most incredible illusionists in the world. Having previously shattered box office records, The Illusionists have left audiences around the world spellbound with the most sophisticated acts on stage, and this year you can expect nothing less.
Best Broadway Shows in New York
The Inheritance
Play
New Arrival
from $49
Lovers of Social Dramas
Fans of Matthew Lopez
Duration:3 hours 15 minutes
The Inheritance is a play by Matthew Lopez, inspired by the novel Howards End by E. M. Forster. The two-part play follows the lives of three generations of gay men searching for a community they can call their own, and the tears, laughter, conflicts, and heartbreak they go through. The play, with its wicked humor, makes you question how much you owe to the previous generation and the role you play for future generations.
Best Broadway Shows in New York - Lightning tHIEF
The Lightning Thief
Musical
New Arrival
Holidays
from $99
Fans of Rick Riordan
Musical Lovers
Duration: 2 hours 5 minutes, including intermission
The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical tells the story of a young man named Percy, who discovers he is the son of Poseidon, and suddenly has powers he can't control. With monsters closing in on him, he is on an epic quest to find Zeus’s lightning bolt and prevent a war between the gods. Starring Chris McCarrell, and direction by Stephen Brackett, the musical promises a thrilling performance.
Best Broadway Shows in New York
The Office! A Musical Parody
Musical
Off Broadway
New Arrival
from $35
Fans of The Office
Comedy fans
Duration:1 hour and 45 minutes
This musical has won the hearts of the theatre-going population just as the original show had about two decades ago. The delightfully erratic boss Michael Scott embarks on a day-to-day journey at his office with characters like Dwight Schrute, Jim Halpert, and Andy Bernard cooking up bizarre circumstances with their antics. The show stars Sarah Mackenzie Baron, Michael Santora, Andrew Wade, and Taylor Coriell in leading roles. The numbers used in the play are quite innovative and telltale. All in all, this rendition of the popular television series works very well on the Broadway stage.
Best Broadway Shows in New York
The Lion King
Musical
Kid Friendly
Tony Winner
from $88
Date Night
Kid Friendly
Fantasy
Duration:2 hours and 30 minutes
Broadway’s third longest-running show and the highest grossing production to date, The Lion King is a colorful production, full of life. An enchanting show for children and full of nostalgia for adults, this coming of age story is one the theater’s most spectacular shows. With handmade props and stellar production design, enter julgle atmosphere we all know and love.
Best Broadway Shows in New York
The Phantom of the Opera
Musical
Budget
Critics' Pick
from $28
Date Night
Kid Friendly
Fantasy
Duration:2 hours, 30 minutes
If an offbeat romance with a generous helping of mystery and a dash of fantasy excites you, The Phantom of the Opera, the longest-running Broadway show ever (!), is where you should be at. Join the elusive Phantom and Christine, a young soprano, as they engage in a torrid, unconventional romance, backed with some iconic songs like the Music of the Night
Best Broadway Shows in New York
To Kill a Mocking Bird
Play
Budget
from $28
Date Night
Kid Friendly
Fantasy
Duration:TBA
Academy Award winner Aaron Sorkin coupled with the Tony Award winning Bartlett Star, bring forth a classic spun into a glorious Broadway production with To Kill A Mockingbird. Starring the talented Jeff Daniels, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Will Pullen and Gbenga Akinnagbe, the captivating plot focuses on a harrowing court trial. Join Atticus Finch, a lawyer from the Depression-era South, as he defends a black man from an underserved rape charge, and his children against the prejudicial views of the society.
Best Broadway Shows in New York
The Rose Tattoo
Play
New Arrival
from $99
Adult audiences
Fans of Marisa Tomei
Duration:TBC
The Rose Tattoo is a Tennessee Williams play that tells the story of an Italian-American widow, Serafina, who rekindles her desire for love, lust, and life in the arms of a fiery suitor in Mississippi. Marisa Tomei, who needs no introduction, stars in this Broadway revival of the Tony-winning play.
Best Broadway Shows in New York
The Sound Inside
Play
New Arrival
from $99
Fans of Mary Louise Parker
Cancer Survivors
Duration:1 hour and 30 minutes
The Sound Inside follows the story of Bella Baird, a confident, accomplished creative writing professor at an Ivy League university, who revels in solitude. She is a mentor to her student Christopher Dunn, whom she is also drawn to. But when she faces a challenge she cannot tackle alone, she seeks Christopher’s help. The tension of their encounters builds provocatively as the play reaches a stunning conclusion. Starring Golden Golbe, Emmy, and Tony winner Mary-Louise Parker, the show is written by Adam Rapp and directed by David Cromer.
Best Broadway Shows in New York- Tootsie
Tootsie
Musical
Tony Winner
from $69
Fans of Tootsie
Lovers of Satirical Comedies
Duration:2 hour 35 minutes
Watch Michael Dorsey make a transformation into his female alter-ego Dorothy Michaels in the fun, exciting show playing at the Marquis Theatre. Featuring music and lyrics by David Yazbek, Tootsie has Santino Fontana playing the protagonist Michael Dorsey. The show has been written by Robert Horn, directed by Scott Ellis with costume designs by William Long. It tells the story of Dorsey, an upcoming artist struggling to find work and decides to undergo a transformation in the hopes of turning his fate around.
Best Broadway Shows in New York
Waitress
Musical
Budget
from $50
Date Night
Kid Friendly
Fantasy
Duration:2 hours and 30 minutes
A groundbreaking musical curated together by an all-female creative team, Waitress features original music as well as lyrics by six time Grammy award nominee Sara Bareilles. The empowering musical tells the tale of Jenna, a waitress who is also an expert pie-maker! As she dreams her way through her life, hoping for an escape from her small town and loveless marriage, she encounters a chance to pursue her dreams right around the corner. Follow the life of Jenna and her new-found romance that will whisk you off your feet.
Best Broadway Shows in New York - West Side Story
West Side Story
Musical
New Arrival
from $79
West Side Story Fans
Lovers of Musicals
Duration:2 hours
West Side Story is one of Broadway’s greatest musicals of all time. The show features songs, including ‘Maria’, ‘Tonight’, ‘I Feel Pretty’ and ‘Somewhere’, which are popular even today. The story revolves around two young people whose happiness is destroyed by the rift between two rival gangs in New York City's urban jungle. The Jets, sons of previous immigrants to America, battle the new arrivals from Puerto Rico, the Sharks, for domination of the streets.
Best Broadway Shows in New York
Wicked
Musical
Kid Friendly
Critics' Pick
from $80
Date Night
Kid Friendly
Fantasy
Duration:2 hours and 45 minutes
A modern twist on The Wizard of Oz, Wicked has been defying standards and gravity (if you know what we mean) for more than a decade. With the perfect balance between catchy yet meaningful songs, and the sort of behind-the-scenes wizardry that only a stage show allows, this musical is fantasy tale that echoes human sentiments.

From plays to musicals to fun-filled Christmas shows, this list of best Broadway shows should act as a perfect guide for you while exploring Broadway.

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