Biographical (20)

Open run Hamilton 8,870 reviews
97 Overall Score

Lin-Manuel Miranda's hip-hop infused tuner about Alexander Hamilton began at The Public Theater to rave reviews, then transferred to Broadway where it won eleven 2016 Tony Awards including Best Musical.

Open run Beautiful: The Carole King Mus... 4,381 reviews
90 Overall Score

A new Tony Award winning musical based on Carole King's inspiring story, tracking her rise to stardom and featuring many of her award-winning songs.

Ends Apr 22 Say Something Bunny! 41 reviews
90 Overall Score

UnionDocs presents Alison S.M. Kobayashi's multi-media solo piece inspired by an amateur audio recording made over 60 years ago.

Ends Jun 30 Springsteen on Broadway 98 reviews
90 Overall Score

Legendary Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Bruce Springsteen comes to Broadway in a new autobiographical solo show.

Open run Jersey Boys 4,128 reviews
88 Overall Score

The hit musical about Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, which won four Tony Awards including Best Musical, and ran for over 11 years on Broadway, is revived Off-Broadway.

Ends Feb 25 X: Or, Betty Shabazz v. The Na... 97 reviews
86 Overall Score

The Acting Company brings back this play dramatizing Malcolm X’s life and death.

Ends Feb 18 Josephine: A Burlesque Cabaret... 48 reviews
85 Overall Score

This solo show explores the life of international superstar Josephine Baker through theater, song, and burlesque. 

Ends Feb 18 Until the Flood 22 reviews
85 Overall Score

Alumni writer Dael Orlandersmith returns to Rattlestick as writer and performer of this solo-play, written in response to Michael Brown’s death.

Ends May 30 In the Time of the Butterflie... 16 reviews
84 Overall Score

Repetorio Espanol presents the story of the Mirabal sisters standing up to one of history’s most notorious dictators; performed in Spanish with English subtitles.

Open run A Bronx Tale 1,030 reviews
79 Overall Score

Based on Chazz Palminteri's solo show which inspired the 1993 film, this new musical is co-directed by two-time Oscar winner Robert De Niro and four-time Tony winner Jerry Zaks, with songs by Alan Menken.

Ends Feb 25 A Kind Shot 24 reviews
78 Overall Score

In this solo show, six-foot 1-inch blonde spitfire Terri Mateer tells her life story of becoming a pro basketball player in France.

Opens Jan 24 Balls 50 reviews
78 Overall Score

It's 1973, and Houston's Astrodome is playing host to one of the biggest cultural events of all time as Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs face-off in the Battle of the Sexes tennis match.

Ends Jan 27 The Mushroom Cure 51 reviews
77 Overall Score

They say that laughter is the best medicine, but for one comedian suffering from OCD, it just might be psychedelic mushrooms. After an extended run in San Francisco, the solo show returns to NYC.

Ends Mar 04 John Lithgow: Stories by Heart 175 reviews
68 Overall Score

Roundabout Theatre Company presents the Broadway debut of Tony and Emmy Award winner John Lithgow's solo piece, an exploration of storytelling full of personal insights.

Previews start Mar 28 Summer: The Donna Summer Music... 7 reviews
58 Overall Score

After an extended run in La Jolla, the new musical about the 70s disco queen hits Broadway with a score featuring more than 20 of Summer’s classic hits including “Love to Love You, Baby;” “Bad Girls” and “Hot Stuff."

Previews start Feb 08 Josh: The Black Babe Ruth 3 reviews
97 Overall Score

This biographical drama about African-American baseball great Josh Gibson returns to Theater for the New City for an encore presentation in honor of Black History Month.

Ends Feb 11 One Nation, One Mission, One P... 2 reviews
14 Overall Score

This new drama combines poetry, traditional story-telling, and uplifting quotes to bring alive the struggles and triumphs of America's diverse heroines and heroes.

Opens Feb 15 Pollock 0 reviews
- Overall Score

Abrons Arts Center presents this French drama which explores the brilliance and madness of Jackson Pollock through studying his marriage to Lee Krasner, a talented artist in her own right.

Previews start Feb 08 Harriet's Return 0 reviews
- Overall Score

Woodie King, Jr.'s New Federal Theatre presents a 20th anniversary restaging of this bioplay on Harriet Tubman, written and performed by Karen Jones Meadows.

Opens Feb 14 This is the Color Described By... 0 reviews
- Overall Score

New Georges presents this new piece, where individual headphones drop audience members inside the imagined unconscious of avant-garde writer Gertrude Stein.