The answer to whether you should or should not see a show when visiting New York is crystal clear: YES, it absolutely belongs on your bucket list! What is not always as clear, however, is which show would be the right pick. With so many amazing offers in New York’s famous theater district, it is hard to filter out the very best broadway shows. Don’t worry, because in this article, you will learn about the 5 best broadway shows out there right now!

The 5 Best Broadway Shows

5. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – the newcomer

Harry Potter Theater on Broadway

The epic two-part play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child opened on Broadway in spring this year. You don’t actually need to be a Harry Potter fan to enjoy the play. Even if you are new to Harry Potter, you will enjoy it just as much. The play will take you into the magic world of wizard’s one more time, however, the protagonist is not going to be Harry Potter. To fully make sense of the story, you need to watch both parts of the play. If you’re only visiting New York for a few days, you should buy both tickets together (well, or come back to New York soon!).

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4. Come From Away – the surprise

Come From Away Broadway TheaterA musical linked to 9/11? We frankly did not know what to expect. Turns out Come From Away is a truly well done and heartfelt musical. What makes this musical so special is that it’s based on a true story that makes you reinstate your believe in humanity. All actors play two different characters, which may sound crazy at first, but it’s done in an incredible clever way. Prices are pretty affordable compared to the other best broadway shows we’ve mentioned.

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3. Dear Evan Hansen the crowd favorite

Dear Evan Hansen Broadway Theatre

Dear Evan Hansen is THE musical in New York right now and absolutely deserves a spot in our 5 best broadway shows 2018 list. We’ve already watched it multiple times – that’s how good it is! The music is outstanding and surely stays in your head. Most of all though, it’s a musical that’s relatable. We’ve all been there: we have felt lonely before and had to choose what’s best – reality or perceived reality. Despite the seriousness of the topic, the creators didn’t fail to incorporate lots of funny moments into the show. Watching Dear Evan Hansen is a real rollercoaster ride!

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2. The Lion King – the classicLion King Broadway Theater

This family friendly musical is a true classic. If you are uncertain about which show to watch, you can never go wrong with the Lion King! We mean hey, who doesn’t love a great Disney story? It has been on Broadway for basically forever – since 1997 to be exact! There is not doubt that the Lion King is one of the best broadway shows in New York – period!

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1. Hamilton the masterpiece

Hamilton Broadway Theatre

When talking about the best broadway shows, it’s impossible not to mention Hamilton. The musical about the American’s founding father and the Revolution is impossible to beat right now. The incredible hype is also reflected in the ticket prices, because even though the musical has been on Broadway for more than three years now, ticket prices are still insane. In some instances it may be cheaper to purchase flight tickets to Chicago, watch the musical there and fly back – no kidding! We must admit though that even when those ticket prices hurt, you will not regret it!

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New York has so much entertainment to offer. What’s most unique to the city though are its many unparalleled musicals and shows. During your visit, you should definitely enjoy a special evening (or afternoon) on...

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