Biographical (17)

Open run Hamilton 7,947 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... 3,866 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.

Open run On Your Feet! 2,119 reviews
86 Overall Score

'On Your Feet!' tells the story of Gloria Estefan and her husband, and how two people who believed in their talent, their music and each other created an international sensation.

Ends May 24 Her Opponent 48 reviews
86 Overall Score

Prismal Productions presents a gender-bending recreation of excerpts from three of 2016’s deeply contentious presidential debates.

Ends Jun 18 Oslo 570 reviews
85 Overall Score

After a hit run last summer at Lincoln Center Theater's Off-Broadway house, J.T. Rogers' world premiere drama about the behind-the-scenes maneuvering that led to the 1993 Oslo Peace Accords transfers to Broadway.

Ends May 28 Cagney 532 reviews
84 Overall Score

'Cagney' follows the actor from his humble beginnings through his rise as a vaudeville song-and-dance man, to his superstardom in Hollywood.

Previews start Jun 01 Woody Sez: The Life & Music of... 9 reviews
83 Overall Score

Irish Rep presents this toe-tapping musical exploration of the fascinating, beautiful, and sometimes tragic life of American folk legend Woody Guthrie. 

Ends Jun 28 Off the Top 32 reviews
80 Overall Score

Intellectual rapper Baba Brinkman and neuroscientist Dr. Heather Berlin explore the brain basis of improvisation and humor in this live comedy show featuring cutting-edge research and freestyle rhymes.

Open run A Bronx Tale 713 reviews
78 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 Jun 04 Venus 86 reviews
74 Overall Score

Signature Theatre revives Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Suzan-Lori Parks' exploration of the life of Saartjie Baartman, aka the "Hottentot Venus."

Ends May 24 Rebel in the Soul 13 reviews
67 Overall Score

Irish Rep presents the world premiere of this new history-based drama about the political maneuvering of three passionate men in '50s Ireland regarding postnatal and children's health care.

Ends May 27 They Promised Her the Moon 17 reviews
62 Overall Score

Miranda Theatre Company presents a new drama based on the true story of Jerrie Cobb, the "almost first" female astronaut.

Ends Jun 03 Lou 2 reviews
85 Overall Score

Theatre 4the People presents the world premiere of this drama about one of the first female psychoanalysts, Lou Salome.

Ends May 24 Radicals in Miniature 3 reviews
81 Overall Score

Pick Up Performance Co(s) presents the world premiere of Ain Gordon's celebration of the seminal but forgotten figures he met while coming of age on NYC's artistic gay fringe scene of the '70s and '80s.

Previews start Aug 03 Prince of Broadway 0 reviews
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Manhattan Theatre Club presents the Broadway premiere of this musical celebration that highlights the extraordinary six-decade career of director and producer Harold Prince.

Previews start May 27 Soot and Spit 0 reviews
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Our Voices Theatre presents this world premiere from acclaimed playwright Charles Mee', which celebrates the life of famed outsider artist James Castle.

Previews start Jun 02 Zero Hour 0 reviews
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The Peccadillo Theater Company presents a limited return engagement of this drama about the life of theatre legend Zero Mostel.