The 31 Best Broadway Shows in New York 2022

Must-see Broadway shows right now

The answer to whether you should or should not see a Broadway 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 to pick. In order to help you out, we’ve created an overview of the absolute best Broadway shows in NYC right now.

Are you looking for ten Broadway shows currently playing in New York, the best Broadway shows in New York, record-breaking shows or maybe the best Broadway shows for kids? Choose your category and dive right in!

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The 31 Best Broadway Shows currently playing in New York

This is our TOP list of current Broadway shows in New York City – Broadway is reopening and we can finally enjoy the many wonderful shows! It’s tough for us to keep the list of our favorite Broadway shows short, but we’ve finally concluded on our top Broadway shows. We’ve enjoyed some of them so much that we have seen them multiple times! We are confident that, no matter what show you go for, it will be an unforgettable experience!

UPDATE: “Diana – The Musical”, “Ain’t Too Proud”, “To Kill a Mockingbird” and “The Girl from aren’t available anymore.

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    The Phantom of the Opera (only through February 2023!)

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    The Phantom of the Opera is a very famous musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber. It continues to amaze NYC aundiences even after running for 29 years in succession. As the winner of 70 major theatre awards it is definitely worth being one of the 140 million people who have viewed this theatricle masterpiece!

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    Hamilton

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    A rap musical about the first US Treasury Secretary? Hamilton is the hottest musical on Broadway right now, and with good reason!

    What is the Musical Hamilton About?

    The Broadway musical tells the story of Alexander Hamilton, the “10 dollar founding father without a father”, who came to the United States as an orphan after a hurricane had destroyed the small Caribbean island he called his home. In the time span of almost 30 years (1773-1804) he moved to the United States, overcame poverty, fought in the American War of independence and played a major role in the United States’ first government while facing struggles and rivalry. That, however, is only one side of the story. In the musical, you will also learn about his personal life, including friendships, love, family and the country’s first affair. Even after Hamilton “throws away his shot” in the duel of 1804, his legacy lives on.

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    Wicked The Musical

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    If you are on vacation in New York, you should see one of the many great musicals. One of them is Wicked. For 10 years this famous musical has been on Broadway. It tells the so far mysterious story of the Witches of Oz around the green-skinned witch Elphaba and her special friendship with the witch Glinda.

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    The Lion King

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    This touching musical tells the story of Simba, who has a difficult path to the throne ahead of him and must assert himself against his evil uncle Scar. It is about fear, courage, the meaning of life and that you must never give up. Based on the Disney film, this musical developed into a Broadway hit and impresses hundreds of visitors every day. When it comes to musicals, The Lion King is as good as it gets!

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    Moulin Rouge

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    Finally, Moulin Rouge made it to Broadway! The musical has long been anticipated by both theater enthusiasts and fans of the movie from 2001. Replacing Kinky Boots in Al Hirschfeld Theatre, Moulin Rouge brings one of your all-time favorite movies to life. Yet, you shouldn’t expect a musical that’s 100% true to the original!

    Our personal Moulin Rouge review

    Moulin Rouge surely blew us away! It is one of the most entertaining musicals I have seen. The way the performers worked the crowd was unparalleled. Everybody had a great time and the applause after each musical number reflected the excitement in the theater. Moulin Rouge made sure to keep the audience entertained at all times. Before the show even started, artists on the stage set the mood for a licentious Parisian burlesque show. The final musical number even had the entire audience clapping, singing and dancing along. Everybody celebrated the show.

    Al Hirschfeld Theatre was completely transformed for Moulin Rouge. The set and stage design is the most opulent one I have ever seen. It truly sets the scene for what it is; a musical sparkling with diamonds. Having been to the real Moulin Rouge in Paris before, I definitely felt some similarities. That was only reinforced by the premium seating in the Front Orchestra section that had little tables and special seats resembling the seating in the Paris’ Moulin Rouge. As I have mentioned before, however, I do not recommend selecting those seats if you want to get the best experience.

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    Chicago

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    Chicago is the hottest musical Broadway has ever seen in New York. The show at the Ambassador Theater offers a passionate mixture of love and lies, glory and vanity, fraud and betrayal, sex and crime – in addition there is excellent jazz and unique dance scenes in the lifestyle of the 1920s.

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    The Book of Mormon

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    The Book of Mormon on Broadway is probably one of the most entertaining musicals in New York. Since its debut in 2011, it has not only caused a lot of controversies but also won 9 Tony Awards. You can’t miss this show!

    Since its debut in 2011, the Musical The Book of Mormon was considered edgy and caused a lot of controversy for its vulgar and profane language. At first, you may expect a show that’s making fun of the Mormon religion entirely, but that is not true. You will see that the musical does not only mock Mormonism but religion in general. No one is spared, not even Jesus or Darth Vader! The intent of The Book of Mormon Musical is not to offend anyone, but to ultimately endorse positive power: It doesn’t matter what you believe in, as long as it can give you hope and make you stronger.

    Bottom line: The Book of Mormon is an extremely funny and witty musical that tries to convey a meaningful message.

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    Hadestown

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    Hadestown’s musical had already been on the billboard of the New York Theatre Workshop, off Broadway, for some years. However, it has now earned a place among the best musicals and shows in New York, and you can find it on Broadway at the Walter Kerr Theatre.

    What is Hadestown about?

    The Hadestown musical tells the story of the ancient Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice. The two are deeply in love, but struggle to make a living. One day, when Eurydice learns about Hades’ underground factory, she feels intrigued and eventually gets lured into Hadestown. Orpheus does not hesitate and finds a way to the underworld. Hades agrees to let Orpheus leave with Eurydice on one condition: Orpheus needs to demonstrate his trust by leading the way out of Hadestown without looking back to see if Eurydice is following. Will he be able to resist the temptation and pass the test?

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    Aladdin

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    Who doesn’t know the story of Aladdin and his magic lamp? On Broadway, the stage show by Casey Nicholaw enchants hundreds of spectators daily. Jasmine, the genie in the bottle and the flying carpet make this musical a favorite of many kids and adults alike.

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    Beetlejuice

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    Since 2019 you could see the musical Beetlejuice on Broadway. Be surprised by the most charming musical on Broadway. And: It is  back on broadway from Spring 2022 on!

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    SIX Musical on Broadway NYC

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    With SIX, an impressive and highly emotional musical from Great Britain composed by Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss comes to Broadway in New York. The six divorced women of Henry VIII are invited on stage to describe their fate as queens in a world dominated by men.

    Six Broadway New York offers top-notch and entertaining entertainment for the entire family. The characters of the six main actresses were inspired by pop stars such as Rihanna, Ariana Grande and Adele. You can look forward to an impressive evening that evolves from an historical and ironic reappraisal of sorrow and suffering to a boisterous party like a pop concert. The musical Six has been performed in London’s West End, in Chicago, in Boston, in Edmonton, in Sydney, and on several cruise ships. Now Six can be seen on the legendary Broadway in New York.

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    MJ The Musical on Broadway NYC

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    MJ The Musical in New York: It’s the new Broadway musical about Michael Jackson – with over 25 of his greatest hits. Immerse yourself in the life of the King of Pop, let yourself be carried away and get an insight into the creative processes of one of the greatest artists in history.

    Whether young or old, MJ The Musical in New York is an experience for nearly every generation. Since the 1960s, the King of Pop has captivated people all over the world with his music and dancing. And even after his death in June 2009, the era continued: His greatest hits are still playing in clubs and on radios, and the moonwalk will probably be seen forever on dance floors around the world. But the musical itself exists in only one place: on Broadway in New York City, arguably the world’s most famous theater district in Manhattan.

    MJ The Musical in New York tells the successful story of the artist Michael Jackson and takes you back once again to the most important events of his time. It revisits his life through more than 25 of his biggest and best-selling songs and through his unique show-stopping performances. The energetic musical also offers exclusive behind-the-scenes glimpses from 1992, when the King of Pop was preparing for his Dangerous World Tour. Relive the most memorable moments of his story on Broadway!

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    Harry Potter and The Cursed Child

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    Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is an original new story by J.K. Rowling. The story takes place many years after Harry Potter’s last adventure “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” at the end of which, Harry, Hermione, Ron, and Draco are bringing their own children to the Hogwarts Express.

    That’s where the story picks up. When Harry Potter’s son Albus first arrives at Hogwarts, not only must he face the challenge of living up to his famous father’s reputation but also must carve his own path in the school’s hallowed halls. Nothing is ever simple in Hogwarts and Albus’ adventure is both nostalgic for fans of the original series and packs plenty of its own twists and surprises for seasoned and new viewers alike.

    We can’t tell you more at this point, as we don’t want to reveal the entire story for you. At each viewing, fans are given collectible buttons with the phrase #KeepTheSecrets, reminding us not to give away any spoilers.

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    The Music Man on Broadway

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    The Broadway show The Music Man is finally back in NYC. It premiered in 1957 and won a total of five Tony Awards. In the latest adaptation, Hollywood star Hugh Jackman plays the male protagonist. This makes the musical “The Music Man” one of many Broadway shows that now feature a movie star on the show’s stage. Did you know he’s a two-time Tony Award winner? Rounding out the top-notch cast is Sutton Foster, a two-time Tony Award winner herself. But that’s not all: Jerry Zaks (4 Tony Awards) directs and Warren Carlyle (1 Tony Award) is the choreographer.

    What is the story of The Music Man on Broadway?

    The Music Man is a classic musical about a con man named Harold Hill who comes to Iowa with the promise of starting a boys’ marching band. His classic scam is to take payments for uniforms and instruments but not actually provide anything in return. At the same time, he meets Marian Paroo, who is the town librarian and the only musician in town. While he tries to woo her over, he also takes this opportunity to convince the town-folk that they need a band and obtains a bunch of sign-ups.

    As Marian is very suspicious of Harold, she sets out to present information to the mayor that would discredit what he was working on. However, when she notices that her brother, Winthrop, forgets to be self-conscious and shy because of his new cornet, she starts to see Harold differently and tears up the evidence.

    As the townsfolk eventually realize that Harold is a fraud and go to confront him, he has to decide whether or not to run away with the money he’s scammed from them. This production is set to be a fantastic show-stopping experience that you won’t want to miss. 

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    Funny Girl

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    Funny Girl is a love letter to Broadway that has it all! This show features one of the most beloved scorers of all time by Bob Merrill and Jule Syne, a Harvey Fierstein revised book that’s based on Isobel Lennart’s original, tap choreography, and Michael Mayer’s direction. 

    Yet it also brings a phenomenal cast with Lea Michele, the Drama Desk Award Nominated actress, as Fanny Brice, and Ramin Karimloo, a Tony Award nominee. Funny Girl dazzles with comedy and music. Expect to hear songs such as “People,” “I’m the Greatest Star,” and “Don’t Rain On My Parade.” 

    The bittersweet comedy does an amazing job telling the story of the determined Fanny Brice, a Lower East Side girl who dreamed of performing on the stage. Though everyone in her life said she would never be a star, something quite odd happened – she became one of history’s most iconic performers!

    Enjoy Funny Girl at the August Wilson Theater beginning on November 22, 2022. 

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    Skeleton Crew on Broadway

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    Skeleton Crew is about a small group of people working in a factory in Detroit. The company is going through some hard times, and the workers are starting to feel the pressure. In this production, you’ll get an up-close look at the relationships between these co-workers as they all struggle to keep their jobs and provide for their families.

    During this play, workers balance their time between doing their jobs and talking about the future. They all have different ideas about what they should do next and how to handle the situation, but they all come together, in the end, to try to save their jobs. This touching play balances humor and heartbreak in a way that will stay with you long after the show is over.

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    Dear Evan Hansen

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    Dear Evan Hansen’s musical is without doubt one of the most popular on Broadway. Since its premiere in December 2016, it has won six Tony Awards (including Best Musical) and also a Grammy for Best Album.

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    Dear Evan Hansen on Broadway is the holder of six Tony Awards in the categories of Best Musical, Best Score, Best Book of a Musical, Best Actor, Best Featured Actress and Best Orchestrations. However, the success of the Musical goes beyond the Tony Awards, having earned a Grammy for Best Musical Theater Album.

    With all the awards in mind, you may wonder who’s behind the musical Dear Evan Hansen? That would be the American songwriter duo Benj Pasek and Justin Paul. Apart from creating incredible music for Dear Evan Hansen, they also were rewarded for their works in the Golden Globe-winning movie La La Land as well as The Greatest Showman Alive. Along with Alan Menken, they are now working on new music for Disney’s Live action of Aladdin. You can see, Pasek and Paul prove true expertise at their job and manage to write the most amazing songs time and again.

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    Take Me Out on Broadway

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    Take Me Out is a play about a professional baseball team and the relationships between the players on it. The story follows Darren Lemming, one of the league’s best players who has never been open about his homosexuality. However, when he comes out to his teammates, they all react differently- some support him while others struggle with how to deal with this new information.

    As the season goes on, different things happen that test the team’s loyalty to each other. Some members of the team are traded away, and others leave on their own accord, but no matter what happens, they always come back together as a family. This show is a moving look at how sports can bring people together and create bonds that last forever. 

    The show started previewing on March 10th, 2022, and is set to officially open on April 4th, 2022.

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    A Strange Loop (until January 15, 2023)

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    This Tony award-winning show follows Usher, a queer black writer who’s writing a musical about a queer, black writer who is writing a musical about a queer, black writer … What is this strange loop?

    This Pulitzer Prize-winning masterwork is hilariously brilliant and comes from the mind of Michael R. Jackson. The story follows Usher, a young artist who must grapple with identity, desires, and instincts he loves and hates. The soulful character struggles with his own self-image and is determined to break free of the cycle. A Strange Loop is the perfect mix of comedy, drama, and truth-telling. Expect to see Broadway stars such as Jaquel Spivey, L Morgan Lee, James Jackson Jr., and more.

    Don’t miss your opportunity to see this heartfelt and amazing Great American Musical! The show is recommended for anyone ages 16 and up, with children under the age of 4 not permitted. A Strange Loop has a runtime of 1 hour 40 minutes, with no intermission, and is being shown at the Lyceum Theatre at 149 West 45th Street, New York, NY.

    Attention: The musical will play its final Broadway performance on January 15, 2023!

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    Mr. Saturday Night on Broadway

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    Mr. Saturday Night is a comedy about a man named Buddy Young Jr. Crystal who is trying to make it big in the entertainment industry as a comedian. The show follows his life from when he was young and performing at family gatherings to becoming a major star, finally reaching the height of his career. Along the way, we see all of the ups and downs that come with being a celebrity, including alienating those who were closest to him, including his manager and brother, Stan. However, not listening to his brother’s advice, he started his own Saturday night television show and used offensive material, ending his career.

    Now, after more than 40 years after his TV career has panned out, he works to achieve one last shot of redemption in the spotlight while working to fix the family he has broken along the way. This production is filled with all the classic tunes that you know and love, plus a few new songs that will be sure to become hits. So if you’re looking for a feel-good broadway show about achieving your dreams and making amends along the way, Mr. Saturday Night is definitely the show for you.

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    The Kite Runner

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    Have you ever read the book, The Kite Runner? It’s one of the most highly acclaimed and best-loved novels of our time, and you can see it on Broadway for the first time ever! Starring Amir Arison, Faran Tahir, and Azita Ghanizada, the story depicts a powerful friendship that forces one man to set out on a journey to confront his past and find forgiveness. 

    A Kite Runner is a story told across two continents and decades. The story starts in Afghanistan, where the country is divided, and two best friends are torn apart. On one gorgeous afternoon, Kabul’s skies are filled with kites and air with excitement. The two friends had no idea that an incident would change their lives forever. It’s an unforgettable tale of forgiveness and redemption, reminding us that anyone can change. 

    A Kite Runner has a runtime of 2 and a half hours with one intermission. It’s recommended for everyone ages 13 and up, with no children under 4 permitted. The show runs from July through October at Broadway’s Helen Hayes Theatre, located at 240 West 44th Street, New York, NY. 

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    Kimberly Akimbo

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    Catch this brand-new Broadway show at the Booth Theatre beginning on November 22, 2022. Imagine being a teenager from New Jersey who happens to look like she’s 72 years old. That’s precisely what you get with Kimberly Akimbo. 

    This show stars Victoria Clark, a Tony Award-winning actress, who stars as Kim. She’s just your average funny and bright teen girl from Jersey. Or is she? Not exactly! She has an aging disease that makes her look like she’s 72. Yet, that’s not even the worst of her problems. Between possible felony charges, borderline personalities, and maneuvering family secrets, Kim tries to be happy even when the universe seems to be against her. 

    Written by David Lindsay-Abaire, a Pulitzer Prize winner, and Jeanine Tesori, a Tony Award winner, this is the most moving and funniest play to hit Broadway in decades. 

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    A Beautiful Noise, The Neil Diamond Musical

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    The good times have never felt so good! Another all-new musical to hit Broadway is one that tells the life and times of a legendary singer. A Beautiful Noise: The Neil Diamond Musical is coming to the Broadhurst Theatre beginning on December 4, 2022. 

    This uplifting show depicts Neil Diamond’s life on the stage and features hit songs such as “Cracklin’ Rosie,” “Sweet Caroline,” and “America.” Born and raised in Brooklyn, Neil Diamond was the grandson of Polish and Jewish immigrants. Still, he was a New York kid down to his feet as he strummed a guitar on the steps of Erasmus High, located on Flatbush Ave. 

    In the 1960s, America needed a change, and so did Neil. He found a gig that earned him fifty bucks a week selling songs in the iconic Tin Pan Alley’s Brill Building. Though he spent his nights honing his voice at the Village’s Bitter End, he knew he was from New York, and he was destined for something much greater. 

    A Beautiful Noise is the story of a young kid from Brooklyn who made it big and took the entire world along for the ride! From his exhilarating start in New York to the sold-out events that defined his career, this show explores the life of a music icon. This show is directed by Michael Mayer, choreographed by Steven Hoggett, and written by Anthony McCarten. A Beautiful Noise will give you a new appreciation for the life and times of Neil Diamond, so don’t miss this show!

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    Little Shop of Horrors

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    The world’s most voracious plant is back where it belongs – on Broadway! Little Shop of Horrors is based on Roger Corman’s 1960 movie Little Shop. The story follows a timid plant store employee named Seymour, his crush and co-worker Audrey, her psycho boyfriend, and of course, the man-eating plant we all know and love. 

    Little Shop of Horrors enjoyed a sold-out run in 2020 and was named Best Musical Revival by Outer Critics Circle. 

    The production stars Emmy Award-winning actress Tammy Blanchard, Tony Award-nominated Rob McClure, and two-time Tony Award winner Christian Borle. Together this talented group brings the show to life, so don’t miss your chance to see Little Shop of Horrors on Broadway now. The show is 2 hours and 15 minutes with a short intermission. The show runs at Westside Theatre Upstairs at 407 West 43rd Street, New York, NY, and is appropriate for everyone ages 5 and up. 

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    STOMP (Off-Broadway)

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    Are you looking for an Off-Broadway show that’s different and high-energy? Stomp is a percussive symphony that plays every song using unconventional instruments. This hugely successful show has been running nonstop for over 20 years. 

    Stomp is a witty, happy, and wordless show that’s appeared worldwide. The eight-member cast has tons of energy to burn while creating compelling music and cunning humor with objects they find. Don’t be surprised to see cast members performing music with hammers, push brooms, inner tubes, Zippo lighters, matchboxes, wooden poles, and everything else, including the kitchen sink. 

    The show does not follow a traditional narrative; instead, it’s all about using industrial and household items to combine visual comedy, movement, and percussion for the show of a lifetime! It’s appropriate for all ages, from children to grandparents, and it runs weekly at the Orpheum Theatre located at 126 2nd Ave, New York, NY. 

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    Into The Woods

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    Here’s a reason to live happily ever after … Direct from a sold-out run at the New York Center, Into The Woods is at the St. James Theatre for an 8-week run. So, don’t delay, or you’ll miss the chance to see this beloved whimsical story. 

    The play is based on stories written by the Brothers Grimm. Jack finds another beanstalk, Little Red Riding Hood strayed too far from the path, a witch moved in next door, and Prince Charming is trying to creep. 

    Into The Woods comes from the brilliant mind of Stephen Sondheim and is a beloved musical that shakes up fairy tale characters. You’ll remember by the show’s end why you’re always supposed to be careful what you wish for! 

    The production runs through August 21, 2022, at the St. James Theatre, located at 246 West 44th Street, New York, NY. The show stars Sara Bareilles, Patina Miller, Brian d’Arcy James, and more. It has a runtime of 2 hours and 50 minutes with one intermission, and kids under 4 are not permitted. 

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    The Play That Goes Wrong

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    Are you ready for Broadway’s funniest show? The Play That Goes Wrong is directed by Matt DiCarlo and has been running since 2019. The comedy earned an Olivier Award for Best Comedy with its intense humor, that’s a cross between Sherlock Holmes and Monty Python. 

    The story begins on the opening night of The Murder at Haversham Manor – the newest production from Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society. It’s a whodunit reminiscent of the 1920s and is everything you’ve always wished for on a Broadway stage. The leading lady has a concussion, the set is ramshackle, and even the corpse can’t figure out how to play dead. 

    This is one murder mystery that you don’t want to miss at New World Stages – Stage Four, located at 340 West 50th Street, New York, NY. Starring Matt Harrington, Brent Bateman, Ryan Vincent Anderson, and Jesse Aaronson, you’ll want to remain seated; otherwise, you’ll fall down laughing!

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    Almost Famous

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    Ever seen the movie Almost Famous? Beginning November 3, 2022, you’ll be able to catch this iconic movie on Broadway. Written by Cameron Crowe and directed by Jeremy Herrin, Almost Famous is a new musical loosely based on a movie of the same name. 

    As the show begins, it’s 1973, and you’re in the midst of everything going on – Led Zeppelin rules the charts, Nixon is president, and William Miller is a 15-year-old wannabe music journalist. His dream comes true when he’s hired by Rolling Stone magazine to accompany an up-and-coming band on their tour. 

    He’s transported into a rock circus where his passion for music, need for friends, and integrity as a writer thrust his life into chaos. 

    Follow the young man’s story and see if he finds his place in the world at Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre, located at 242 W 45th Street, New York, NY.

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    Some Like It Hot

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    Are you a fan of the 1959 musical film Some Like It Hot? If so, you don’t want to miss the Broadway production musical that begins previewing on November 1, 2022, with an opening night set for December 11, 2022. The production was written by Matthew Lopez and will be directed by Casey Nicholaw and will star some popular Broadway names such as Christian Borle, Adam Heller, and Kevin Del Aguila.

    Broadway’s Some Like It Hot presents one of Hollywood’s most iconic comedies on the big stage. You won’t want to miss this sassy, brassy, fast-paced, cross-country romp as two BFFs run for their lives. On the lookout for true love, will they succeed?

    Pre Order your tickets now for a showing at the legendary Shubert Theatre located at 225 West 44th Street, New York, NY. This show is great for people of all ages and is expected to sell out, so don’t delay!

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    Death of a Salesman

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    Another Broadway legend, Death of a Salesman, is set to run in NYC following a critically acclaimed run in London. This timeless and vibrant production of Arthur Miller’s masterpiece features Olivier Award-nominated actor Wendell Pierce and Tony nominee Sharon D Clarke as Linda and Willy Loman. 

    Don’t miss this remake of a classic! You’ll follow their story, for the first time ever on Broadway, from the perspective of an African American family. Director Miranda Cromwell did a fantastic job illuminating Miller’s main points of the dark side of the American Dream and the elusive promise of opportunity and equality for all. Critics are calling this rendition electrifying and vital, so don’t miss Death of a Salesman – previews begin on September 19, 2022, and the production will run through January 15, 2023, at Hudson Theatre located at 141 W 44th Street, New York, NY. 

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    Gazillion Bubble Show

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    Are you looking for a fun Broadway show that’s kid-friendly? Check out the Gazillion Bubble Show at New World Stages – Stage Two at 340 West 50th Street, New York, NY. Created by Fan Yang, the Gazillion Bubble Show that is designed like an air light slip that’s actually a children’s variety show built on one subject. 

    Fan Yang, also known as the Master of Bubbles, brought his unique and exciting brand of bubble artistry to Broadway in 2007. And since then, he’s been wowing crowds of all ages. Families love this show because it features Fan Yang, his wife, two children, and his brother. Expect to see lots of mind-blowing bubble magic, striking laser light shows, and you may even find yourself inside of a bubble! Don’t miss this 65-minute masterpiece, and don’t forget to bring the entire family!

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    Between the Lines

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    Are you tired of the same old Broadway classics? Between the Lines is a brand new musical masterpiece that’s directed by Jeff Calhoun and based on the novel Between the Lines, written by Jodi Picoult and her daughter. This production stars Arielle Jacobs, Vicki Lewis, and Jake David Smith. 

    This enchanting and empowering musical is perfect for anyone who’s ever felt like they don’t fit anywhere in the world. The story of Between the Lines follows a young girl’s story as she enters a new school in a new town. Seeking comfort, she turns to her favorite book, where she always feels like she fits in and is heard. But just when she’s about to give up, the lines between her book and reality begin to blur. She must confront her fears and find the inner strength to rewrite her story. 

    Can she do it? Find out at the iconic Tony Kiser Theatre located at 305 West 43rd Street, New York, NY, today!

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    & Juliet

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    Let’s be honest; who isn’t a fan of Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet? This Olivier Award winner flips the script on an age-old love story, imagining what life would have been like for Juliet had she lived. What would she have done with a second chance at life? A second chance at love? Catch & Juliet, which begins previews in October, to find out!

    Join stars Lorna Courtney, Betsy Wolfe, Paulo Szot, and more to hear Juliet’s new story. You’ll love the storyline and catchy pop hits such as “Since U Been Gone,” “Larger Than Life,” “Roar,” “Baby One More Time,” “Can’t Stop the Feeling,” “That’s the Way It Is,” and many, many more. 

    & Juliet will be shown at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre located at 124 West 43rd Street, New York, NY, with previews starting October 28, 2022. 


Broadway Shows in 2022: What’s New on Broadway?

Broadway fans rejoice! As we get into the swing of 2022, Broadway is gearing up for a fantastic year of new productions. From revivals of classic musicals to brand-new productions, there is something for everyone. So if you’re headed to NYC and want to check out the newest broadway shows, here are some of the hottest shows to look out for:

  1. 01 The Music Man

    The music man is a perfect show for those who like musicals and love a bit of comedy! The plot is based on con man…

  2. 02 Mr. Saturday Night

    Mr. Saturday Night is about comedian Buddy Young, who rose to fame through his Saturday night show after receiving national exposure on the show. However,…

  3. 03 Skeleton Crew

    When times are tough, it’s not just the people at work who suffer. In Skeleton Crew, you’ll see how these co-workers struggle with their problems…

  4. 04 Take Me Out

    Take Me Out is about a baseball player named Darren Lemming, who is the first African-American ballplayer to play on a major league team. However,…

  5. 05 A Strange Loop

    This Tony award-winning show follows Usher, a queer black writer who’s writing a musical about a queer, black writer who is writing a musical about…

  6. 06 The Kite Runner

    Have you ever read the book, The Kite Runner? It’s one of the most highly acclaimed and best-loved novels of our time, and you can…

  7. 07 Little Shop of Horrors

    The world’s most voracious plant is back where it belongs – on Broadway! Little Shop of Horrors is based on Roger Corman’s 1960 movie Little…

  8. 08 STOMP (Off-Broadway)

    Are you looking for an Off-Broadway show that’s different and high-energy? Stomp is a percussive symphony that plays every song using unconventional instruments. This hugely…

  9. 09 Into The Woods

    Here’s a reason to live happily ever after … Direct from a sold-out run at the New York Center, Into The Woods is at the…

  10. 10 The Play That Goes Wrong

    Are you ready for Broadway’s funniest show? The Play That Goes Wrong is directed by Matt DiCarlo and has been running since 2019. The comedy…

  11. 11 Almost Famous

    Ever seen the movie Almost Famous? Beginning November 3, 2022, you’ll be able to catch this iconic movie on Broadway. Written by Cameron Crowe and…

  12. 12 Some Like It Hot

    Are you a fan of the 1959 musical film Some Like It Hot? If so, you don’t want to miss the Broadway production musical that…

  13. 13 Death of a Salesman

    Another Broadway legend, Death of a Salesman, is set to run in NYC following a critically acclaimed run in London. This timeless and vibrant production…

  14. 14 Gazillion Bubble Show

    Are you looking for a fun Broadway show that’s kid-friendly? Check out the Gazillion Bubble Show at New World Stages – Stage Two at 340…

  15. 15 Between the Lines

    Are you tired of the same old Broadway classics? Between the Lines is a brand new musical masterpiece that’s directed by Jeff Calhoun and based…

  16. 16 & Juliet

    Let’s be honest; who isn’t a fan of Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet? This Olivier Award winner flips the script on an age-old love story, imagining…


All Broadway Shows in NYC

This is the full list of broadway shows to see in New York:

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    01 Chicago

    Chicago is the hottest musical Broadway has ever seen in New York. The show at the Ambassador Theater offers a passionate mixture of love and…

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    02 The Lion King

    This touching musical tells the story of Simba, who has a difficult path to the throne ahead of him and must assert himself against his…

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    03 The Phantom of the Opera

    The Phantom of the Opera is a very famous musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber. It continues to amaze NYC aundiences even after running for 29…

  4. 04 & Juliet

    Let’s be honest; who isn’t a fan of Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet? This Olivier Award winner flips the script on an age-old love story, imagining…

  5. 05 A Beautiful Noise, The Neil Diamond Musical

    The good times have never felt so good! Another all-new musical to hit Broadway is one that tells the life and times of a legendary…

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    06 A Charlie Brown Christmas: Live on Stage

    Who doesn’t love Charlie Brown? Now you can catch everyone’s favorite holiday classic coming to life with a brand new production called Charlie Brown Christmas:…

  7. 07 A Strange Loop

    This Tony award-winning show follows Usher, a queer black writer who’s writing a musical about a queer, black writer who is writing a musical about…

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    08 Aladdin

    Who doesn’t know the story of Aladdin and his magic lamp? On Broadway, the stage show by Casey Nicholaw enchants hundreds of spectators daily. Jasmine,…

  9. 09 Almost Famous

    Ever seen the movie Almost Famous? Beginning November 3, 2022, you’ll be able to catch this iconic movie on Broadway. Written by Cameron Crowe and…

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    10 Beetlejuice

    Since 2019 you could see the musical Beetlejuice on Broadway. Be surprised by the most charming musical on Broadway. And: It is  back on broadway…

  11. 11 Between the Lines

    Are you tired of the same old Broadway classics? Between the Lines is a brand new musical masterpiece that’s directed by Jeff Calhoun and based…

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    Similar to Broadway Under The Stars, Broadway Performances at Hudson Yards is a free event where you can see the cast of many famous…

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    13 Broadway Under The Stars

    This holiday season, Broadway and the Shops at Columbus Circle are gifting us with another round of Broadway Under The Stars. For you, that means…

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    14 Dear Evan Hansen

    Dear Evan Hansen’s musical is without doubt one of the most popular on Broadway. Since its premiere in December 2016, it has won six Tony…

  15. 15 Death of a Salesman

    Another Broadway legend, Death of a Salesman, is set to run in NYC following a critically acclaimed run in London. This timeless and vibrant production…

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    16 Frozen The Musical

    Since the movie Frozen Elsa has been THE absolute favorite with children. Since then, Elsa, her sister Anna and the snowman Olaf made all children’s…

  17. 17 Funny Girl

    Funny Girl is a love letter to Broadway that has it all! This show features one of the most beloved scorers of all time by…

  18. 18 Gazillion Bubble Show

    Are you looking for a fun Broadway show that’s kid-friendly? Check out the Gazillion Bubble Show at New World Stages – Stage Two at 340…

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    19 Hadestown

    Hadestown’s musical had already been on the billboard of the New York Theatre Workshop, off Broadway, for some years. However, it has now earned a…

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    20 Hamilton

    A rap musical about the first US Treasury Secretary? Hamilton is the hottest musical on Broadway right now, and with good reason!

    What is the…

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    21 Harry Potter and The Cursed Child

    Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is an original new story by J.K. Rowling. The story takes place many years after Harry Potter’s last adventure…

  22. 22 Into The Woods

    Here’s a reason to live happily ever after … Direct from a sold-out run at the New York Center, Into The Woods is at the…

  23. 23 Kimberly Akimbo

    Catch this brand-new Broadway show at the Booth Theatre beginning on November 22, 2022. Imagine being a teenager from New Jersey who happens to look…

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    24 Leopoldstadt

     Leopoldstadt is set in Vienna and takes its name from the city’s Jewish quarter. The story follows the wealthy Merz family, who is of Jewish…

  25. 25 Little Shop of Horrors

    The world’s most voracious plant is back where it belongs – on Broadway! Little Shop of Horrors is based on Roger Corman’s 1960 movie Little…

  26. 26 MJ The Musical on Broadway NYC

    MJ The Musical in New York: It’s the new Broadway musical about Michael Jackson – with over 25 of his greatest hits. Immerse yourself in…

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    27 Moulin Rouge

    Finally, Moulin Rouge made it to Broadway! The musical has long been anticipated by both theater enthusiasts and fans of the movie from 2001. Replacing…

  28. 28 Mr. Saturday Night on Broadway

    Mr. Saturday Night is a comedy about a man named Buddy Young Jr. Crystal who is trying to make it big in the entertainment industry…

  29. 29 Mrs. Doubtfire Musical on Broadway NYC

    UPDATE: The show is closed.

    “Mrs. Doubtfire” is the new musical by Wayne and Karey Kirkpatrick and directed by Jerry Zacks (“Hello Dolly”) based on…

  30. 30 SIX Musical on Broadway NYC

    With SIX, an impressive and highly emotional musical from Great Britain composed by Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss comes to Broadway in New York. The…

  31. 31 Skeleton Crew on Broadway

    Skeleton Crew is about a small group of people working in a factory in Detroit. The company is going through some hard times, and the…

  32. 32 Some Like It Hot

    Are you a fan of the 1959 musical film Some Like It Hot? If so, you don’t want to miss the Broadway production musical that…

  33. 33 Take Me Out on Broadway

    Take Me Out is a play about a professional baseball team and the relationships between the players on it. The story follows Darren Lemming, one…

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    34 The Book of Mormon

    The Book of Mormon on Broadway is probably one of the most entertaining musicals in New York. Since its debut in 2011, it has not…

  35. 35 The Kite Runner

    Have you ever read the book, The Kite Runner? It’s one of the most highly acclaimed and best-loved novels of our time, and you can…

  36. 36 The Music Man on Broadway

    The Broadway show The Music Man is finally back in NYC. It premiered in 1957 and won a total of five Tony Awards. In the…

  37. 37 The Play That Goes Wrong

    Are you ready for Broadway’s funniest show? The Play That Goes Wrong is directed by Matt DiCarlo and has been running since 2019. The comedy…

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    38 Tina - The Tina Turner Musical

    The musical “Tina” shows the exciting life of the world-famous singer Tina Turner, who grew up in Tennessee and then conquered the world. The result…

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    39 Waitress

    Waitress’ Broadway musical is not your typical love story: it goes way beyond that and leaves everyone who sees it speechless, with no exceptions. It’s…

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    40 Wicked The Musical

    If you are on vacation in New York, you should see one of the many great musicals. One of them is Wicked. For 10 years…


The Best Broadway Shows according to Critics

Every year, new musicals covet the honor of being recognized as Broadway’s best. The most notable ceremonies praising Broadway shows are the Oscar, Tony and Grammy Awards. These awards, particularly the Tonys, are a great indicator if you are not sure which Broadway shows to watch. Apart from the best musicals below, you’ll find more critics picks (Hamilton, Dear Evan Hansen, and Hadestown) in the other categories.

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    The Phantom of the Opera

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    After 30 years on Broadway, the Phantom of the Opera remains one of the best Broadway shows of all time. Even after all this time, the classic musical is seeing sold-out performances on a daily basis. And there is no end in sight. With this level of popularity in mind, it is a must-see Broadway show in New York for everyone.

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    Hamilton

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    Hamilton holds the record of being the Broadway show with most Tony nominations. It has belonged to the most popular Broadway shows in New York since its opening nights and worldwide. The innovative idea of combining the story of the United States’s founding father Alexander Hamilton with hip hop. Music is incredible and the first of its kind so that even today, all shows are completely sold out. All in all, Hamilton is a true masterpiece by Lin-Manuel Miranda.

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    The Book of Mormon

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    With 14 Tony nominations in 2011, the Book of Mormon is still one of the most-nominated musicals of all time. On the evening of the ceremony, it took home 9 Tonys. Critics agreed that musical comedy is one of the best Broadway shows in New York. If you decide to see it, laughs are guaranteed.


The Best Broadway Shows for Kids

Shows are surely one of the most special things to do in New York with kids. When talking about the best Broadway shows in New York for kids, Disney musicals are almost unbeaten. Yet, there are several more shows in NYC beyond Disney musicals that are geared towards children. So here’s a list of kid-friendly shows in New York.

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    The Lion King

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    There’s no denying that the Lion King is one of the best Broadway shows, period. However, especially when you are traveling as a family, the Lion King is a great choice because it’s enjoyable for adults and kids alike. It’s bringing to life one of Disney’s most popular movies and truly immerses you into the heartfelt coming-of-age story.

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    Aladdin

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    Another one of New York’s top Broadway shows is Disney’s Aladdin! With a show like this, you can never go wrong! There is no doubt that your kids will love it, too. The stage design is out of this world, giving you so much to marvel at. Keep an eye out for the magic carpet; visitors are still speculating about how it works.

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    Wicked The Musical

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    Wicked is a prequel to the story of The Wizard of Oz that tells the story of Elphaba before she became the Wicked Witch of the West. Elphaba and her classmate Glinda are two witches that could not be any more different, yet they develop a profound friendship. The musical Wicked will always be a crowd-favorite and its popular song “Defying Gravity” gives us goosebumps every time.

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    Gazillion Bubble Show

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    Are you looking for a fun Broadway show that’s kid-friendly? Check out the Gazillion Bubble Show at New World Stages – Stage Two at 340 West 50th Street, New York, NY. Created by Fan Yang, the Gazillion Bubble Show that is designed like an air light slip that’s actually a children’s variety show built on one subject. 

    Fan Yang, also known as the Master of Bubbles, brought his unique and exciting brand of bubble artistry to Broadway in 2007. And since then, he’s been wowing crowds of all ages. Families love this show because it features Fan Yang, his wife, two children, and his brother. Expect to see lots of mind-blowing bubble magic, striking laser light shows, and you may even find yourself inside of a bubble! Don’t miss this 65-minute masterpiece, and don’t forget to bring the entire family!

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    STOMP

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    Are you looking for an Off-Broadway show that’s different and high-energy? Stomp is a percussive symphony that plays every song using unconventional instruments. This hugely successful show has been running nonstop for over 20 years. 

    Stomp is a witty, happy, and wordless show that’s appeared worldwide. The eight-member cast has tons of energy to burn while creating compelling music and cunning humor with objects they find. Don’t be surprised to see cast members performing music with hammers, push brooms, inner tubes, Zippo lighters, matchboxes, wooden poles, and everything else, including the kitchen sink. 

    The show does not follow a traditional narrative; instead, it’s all about using industrial and household items to combine visual comedy, movement, and percussion for the show of a lifetime! It’s appropriate for all ages, from children to grandparents, and it runs weekly at the Orpheum Theatre located at 126 2nd Ave, New York, NY. 


FAQ | Broadway Shows 2022

How Far In Advance Can You Buy Broadway Tickets In 2022?

Typically, you can buy Broadway tickets up to six months in advance. However, the sooner you purchase them, the better your seats will be. Many of the new shows that are coming to Broadway in 2022 have already started previews, so it’s best to buy your tickets as soon as possible.

Musical Tickets at StubHub

If you’re not able to get tickets for one of the specific dates that you want, don’t worry! There are often last-minute ticket sales available on StubHub and other ticket aggregators. So even if you’re only a few weeks away from seeing a show, there’s still a chance that you can get tickets!

How Much Are Tickets To A Broadway Show In New York?

Broadway tickets in New York can vary in price depending on the show you see and the seat location. Generally, though, fees for performances range from $39 to over $200 per ticket.

However, discounts are often available for students, seniors, and groups. Make sure to ask about any special deals when purchasing your tickets. Also, be aware that some Broadway shows charge a service fee on top of the ticket price.

Broadway Shows New York 2022

There are a lot of great Broadway shows coming to New York in 2022. So don’t wait any longer- get your tickets today!

What are your must-see Broadway shows and why? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below!

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