The 26 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 26 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” and “Ain’t Too Proud” aren’t available anymore.

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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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    Come From Away

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    What is the Musical Come From Away About?

    After the attacks on September 11, 2001, when airspace was closed off, some hundred flights being diverted from their original routes. 38 of those planes carrying nearly 7,000 passengers found themselves stranded in the small community of Gander on the isolated island of Newfoundland, Canada. Considering that those stranded, the Come From Aways, doubled the community’s population within a heartbeat, it was clear that the community was not prepared for such a large amount of people. Still, they decided to not only open their homes but also their hearts to the stranded.

    Our Come From Away Review

    The musical Come From Away is unique in many different ways, especially if you think about the topic and the unusual running time for a Broadway show. Additionally, the musical also stands in great contrast to many productions using a pretentious stage design. In Come From Away, most scenes are created with no more than 12 actors and 12 chairs.

    The 12 actors each play two characters, presenting both perspectives: The perspective of the stranded and the locals. The switch between the characters is made in a very subtle, yet clever way – using ordinary resources, such as hats and jackets. The 12 chairs help to create various settings, whether it is a bar, a plane or a bus. The simplicity of the stage design stands in great contrast to the complexity of stories and characters.

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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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    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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    To Kill A Mockingbird

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    Who doesn’t know Harper Lee’s iconic novel from the 1960s? The story sheds light on racial inequality in the 20th century, particularly in the Deep South. Since the end of 2018, you can see To Kill a Mockingbird on Broadway.

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    Tina - The Tina Turner Musical

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    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 is a fascinating musical full of emotions and world hits, which can be seen and experienced on the legendary Broadway, the cradle of the modern musical.  All fans of Tina Turner’s music and people who love to be carried away by a gripping storyline on stage will be thrilled by the Tina Turner musical on Broadway in New York. 

    In The Tina Turner Musical you will be captivated for almost 3 hours and songs like “Private Dancer” and “What’s love got to do with that” are of course not to be missed. At the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre in the heart of the Theatre District you can experience this great Broadway show.

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    Girl From The North Country

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    The story of the musical Girl From the North Country on Broadway in New York takes place at the time of the early 1930s in a port town in Minnesota and is about an owner of an guesthouse, named Nick Laine, who sinks from head to toe in financial and family problems.

    The protagonist, Nick Laine, is married to Elizabeth Laine, who has dementia and is very limited by her illness. The two have two children, their biological daughter, Gene, and their younger adopted daughter, Marianne.

    Nick, in his hopeless situation, begins a relationship with a guest at the boarding house, named Mrs. Neilsen, who is a widow awaiting the dissolution of her late husband’s estate. The boarding house is home to many other and interesting characters whose lives, during a strong storm, are completely turned upside down by the arrival of the Bible salesman, Marlowe, and the unsuccessful boxer, Joe Scott.

    The musical is recommended to audiences ages twelve and up, and is aimed at a more adult audience. The show can be seen in New York City at the Belasco Theatre.

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    Jagged Little Pill

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    Jagged Little Pill is a musical inspired by the wonderful music of Alanis Morissette. In addition to her world-famous songs like “Ironic,” “You Oughta Know,” and “Hand in My Pocket,” she has written many other songs especially for this Broadway Show. If you’re looking for a musical that features fun, love and heartbreak, Jagged Little Pill is a great choice.

    Critics, by the way, are thrilled with the musical, which is performed at the Broadhurst Theatre in the Theatre District: it was nominated for 15 Tony Awards (more than any Broadway show before it) and won a Grammy. Largely responsible for its success is Diane Paulus, known from the musicals Waitress and Pippin.

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    Mrs. Doubtfire Musical on Broadway NYC

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    “Mrs. Doubtfire” is the new musical by Wayne and Karey Kirkpatrick and directed by Jerry Zacks (“Hello Dolly”) based on the world-renowned film of the same name starring Robin Williams, which in turn is based on the successful novel by Anne Fine. A story that shows us how far we can go to be with our loved ones.

    What is Mrs. Doubtfire on Broadway in New York about? Unemployed actor and family man Daniel Hillard loses custody of his children in his divorce. In order to still be close to them, albeit unrecognized, he decides to disguise himself as the elderly Scottish nanny Euphegenia Doubtfire and apply for a job in his ex-wife’s household. Naturally, he is accepted. Gradually, he – or she – gains the trust of the children. As his character Mrs. Doubtfire begins to take on a life of her own, Daniel learns what it really means to be a father.

    Mrs. Doubtfire on Broadway in New York is a musical that is suitable for the whole family. The promoter recommends a minimum age of eight for audience members, in part because of the performance length of approximately two and a half hours (including intermission). Please note that children under the age of four are generally not allowed into the Stephen Sondheim Theater.

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    The Phantom of the Opera

    Broadway Show in Midtown Manhattan
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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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    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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    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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    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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    Skeleton Crew on Broadway (From January 2022)

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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.

    Our Dear Evan Hansen Review

    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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    Beetlejuice (starting Spring 2022)

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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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    The Music Man on Broadway (From February 2022)

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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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    Take Me Out on Broadway (From March 10, 2022)

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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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    Macbeth on Broadway (March 29 - July 10, 2022)

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    Macbeth is a story about greed, betrayal, and murder. The classic story tells the tale of the Scottish general Macbeth and his quest to become King. Three witches come his way and say to the general that he will become the new King of Scotland. 

    Hearing the news, he and his wife work to kill the current King, King Duncan, in order to claim the throne, blaming the murder on the sons of Duncan. However, even after he’s elected to be the King and holds that title, Macbeth ends up killing even more people out of fear and paranoia. This continues until a civil war is brought upon the city, working to overthrow Macbeth.

    During this civil war, Lady Macbeth commits suicide because of how guilty she feels about the entire situation. Eventually, Macbeth is dueled by Malcolm until he is killed, and his head is brought to prove that the enemy of the traitor was dead. Finally, a new king, Malcolm, is declared and offers peace to the village.

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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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    Plaza Suite on Broadway (From February 15, 2022)

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    Plaza Suite is a show about three couples who all stay in the Plaza Suite at the same time. A suite is a place where they can escape their everyday lives and have some fun. However, as they spend more time in the suite, they start to realize that their problems might be following them.

    In one story, Karen and Sam Nash, suburban New Yorkers, are spending the night at the plaza while the house they live in is being repainted. However, it’s even more important for Karen because they’re celebrating their wedding anniversary for their “twenty-something” years together at the same hotel from their honeymoon. Sam is preoccupied the entire time with business dealings while Karen is trying to recreate the romance she remembers from their wedding night.


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:

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    01 Macbeth on Broadway (officially open on March 29th, 2022)

    Macbeth is one of Shakespeare’s most famous works and adequately paints a story about greed, murder, and betrayal. It tells the tale of a Scottish…

  2. 02 The Music Man (officially open on February 10th, 2022)

    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…

  3. 03 Plaza Suite (officially open on March 28th, 2022)

    Plaza Suite is a show about three couples who stay in the Plaza suite at once. As they all escape to this place for some…

  4. 04 Mr. Saturday Night (officially open on March 29th, 2022)

    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,…

  5. 05 Skeleton Crew (officially open on January 26th, 2022)

    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…

  6. 06 Take Me Out (officially open on April 4th, 2022)

    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,…


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…

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    04 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,…

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    05 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…

  6. 06 Broadway Performances at Hudson Yards

    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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    07 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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    08 Come From Away

    What is the Musical Come From Away About?

    After the attacks on September 11, 2001, when airspace was closed off, some hundred flights being diverted…

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    09 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…

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    10 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…

  11. 11 Girl From The North Country

    The story of the musical Girl From the North Country on Broadway in New York takes place at the time of the early 1930s in…

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    12 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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    13 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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    14 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…

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    15 Jagged Little Pill

    Jagged Little Pill is a musical inspired by the wonderful music of Alanis Morissette. In addition to her world-famous songs like “Ironic,” “You Oughta Know,”…

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    16 Macbeth on Broadway

    Macbeth is a story about greed, betrayal, and murder. The classic story tells the tale of the Scottish general Macbeth and his quest to become…

  17. 17 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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    18 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…

  19. 19 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…

  20. 20 Mrs. Doubtfire Musical on Broadway NYC

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

  21. 21 Plaza Suite on Broadway

    Plaza Suite is a show about three couples who all stay in the Plaza Suite at the same time. A suite is a place where…

  22. 22 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…

  23. 23 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…

  24. 24 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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    25 The Book of Mormon

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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.

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    Jagged Little Pill

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    Jagged Little Pill is a musical inspired by the wonderful music of Alanis Morissette. In addition to her world-famous songs like “Ironic,” “You Oughta Know,” and “Hand in My Pocket,” she has written many other songs especially for this Broadway Show. If you’re looking for a musical that features fun, love and heartbreak, Jagged Little Pill is a great choice.

    Critics, by the way, are thrilled with the musical, which is performed at the Broadhurst Theatre in the Theatre District: it was nominated for 15 Tony Awards (more than any Broadway show before it) and won a Grammy. Largely responsible for its success is Diane Paulus, known from the musicals Waitress and Pippin.


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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    Mrs. Doubtfire Musical on Broadway NYC

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    “Mrs. Doubtfire” is the new musical by Wayne and Karey Kirkpatrick and directed by Jerry Zacks (“Hello Dolly”) based on the world-renowned film of the same name starring Robin Williams, which in turn is based on the successful novel by Anne Fine. A story that shows us how far we can go to be with our loved ones.

    What is Mrs. Doubtfire on Broadway in New York about? Unemployed actor and family man Daniel Hillard loses custody of his children in his divorce. In order to still be close to them, albeit unrecognized, he decides to disguise himself as the elderly Scottish nanny Euphegenia Doubtfire and apply for a job in his ex-wife’s household. Naturally, he is accepted. Gradually, he – or she – gains the trust of the children. As his character Mrs. Doubtfire begins to take on a life of her own, Daniel learns what it really means to be a father.

    Mrs. Doubtfire on Broadway in New York is a musical that is suitable for the whole family. The promoter recommends a minimum age of eight for audience members, in part because of the performance length of approximately two and a half hours (including intermission). Please note that children under the age of four are generally not allowed into the Stephen Sondheim Theater.


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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