Biographical (NY Reviews) (13)

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97
Must See!
11K+ Reviews
Open run
NYC: Midtown W

The award-winning, hip-hop infused musical about America then, told by America now. 

86
Excellent
496 Reviews
Open run
NYC: Midtown W

Featuring Michael Jackson's greatest hits and a book by two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner Lynn Nottage.

85
Excellent
263 Reviews
Open run
NYC: Midtown W

Tom Stoppard returns to Broadway with his newest heart-wrenching (and Olivier Award-winning) play.

84
Great
20 Reviews
Ends May 2023
NYC: Gramercy

The story of the Mirabal sisters standing up to one of history’s most notorious dictators.

80
Great
58 Reviews
Opens Dec 04
NYC: Midtown W

A new musical about the life and career of Neil Diamond, told through his classic hit songs.

72
Good
321 Reviews
Ends Jan 08
NYC: Midtown W

The classic musical about the birth of America, featuring an all-female, non-binary and trans cast.

Score it Buy from $25
Unreviewed
Opens Dec 09
NYC: Midtown W

A gravity-defying tribute to history-making Ethiopian runner, Derartu Tulu.

Score it Buy from $69
Unreviewed
Starts Nov 29
NYC: Midtown W

Paul Bettany & Jeremy Pope star in a play about Andy Warhol & Jean-Michel Basquiat's infamous exhibit.

Score it Buy from $18
Unreviewed
Opens Dec 01
NYC: East Village

A dance/theatre piece by John Kelly about the life of Samuel Steward.

Score it Buy from $25
Unreviewed
Opens Dec 01
NYC: Midtown W

A musical story about the migration of Puerto Ricans to Hawai’i.

Score it Buy from $25
Unreviewed
Opens Dec 07
JOY
NJ

The true rags-to-riches story of the life of inventor and eventual millionaire Joy Mangano.

Score it Buy from $89
Unreviewed
Starts Jan 14
NYC: Midtown W

Anthony Rapp's solo musical show, adapted from his memoir of the same name.

Unreviewed
Ends Dec 03
NYC: Soho/Tribeca

A humorous yet raw autobiography written and performed by Japanese born artist Teruko Nakajima.