Book/movie-based (37)


Open run Hamilton (NYC) NYC: Midtown W
97 10,760 reviews

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 Wicked (NYC) NYC: Midtown W
93 20,834 reviews

Now in its sixteenth year on Broadway, this all-ages musical spectacle tells the untold true story of the Witches of Oz.

Open run The Lion King (NYC) NYC: Midtown W
91 11,360 reviews

In Julie Taymor's Tony Award winning retelling of Disney's animated hit, puppets and live actors weave a dreamscape of jungle characters, creating the story of young Simba's rise to the throne.

Ends Feb 23 Animal Farm NYC: East Village
91 15 reviews

The Seeing Place presents a new adaptation of George Orwells novel, which tells the story of what happens when a group of farm animals drive out their master and take over.

Open run La Breve y Maravillosa Vida de... NYC: Gramercy
90 56 reviews

Marco Antonio Rodríguez’s adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel will debut at Repertorio Español in the fall. Performed in Spanish with English supertitles.

Open run The Phantom of the Opera (NYC) NYC: Midtown W
87 10,230 reviews

In this classic musical - the longest running in Broadway history - a hideously deformed man lives in the cellars of the Paris Opera and takes a beautiful soprano as a student.

Open run El Quijote NYC: Gramercy
87 14 reviews

Repertorio Espanol presents an adaptation of Miguel de Cervantes’ epic novel; presented in Spanish with English language subtitles.

Open run Aladdin (Broadway) NYC: Midtown W
86 5,945 reviews

Disney presents the stage adaptation of its animated blockbuster, featuring the hit songs from the film, plus several more written for Broadway.

Open run El Coronel No Tiene Quien le E... NYC: Gramercy
86 51 reviews

Repertorio Español presents this dramatization of a novel by Gabriel Garcia Marquez about a retired colonel whose pension, delayed 15 years by an overwhelming bureaucracy, becomes an obsession.

Ends Mar 07 Nellie and The Women of Blackwell NYC: Lower E Side
85 15 reviews

Based on the exposé that shocked the world, “Ten Days in the Mad-house,” IVP and Wildrence’s newest immersive show gives you the opportunity to join Nellie as she navigates the halls of Blackwell Asylum. 

Open run Moulin Rouge! (Broadway) NYC: Midtown W
84 820 reviews

Based on Baz Luhrmann’s Oscar-winning film, and featuring many of its iconic songs, the world-premiere musical invites you to experience the sweeping grandeur of Paris’s most spectacular dance hall. (Past Reviews)

Open run Golden Girls LIVE: On Stage! NYC: Midtown W
84 44 reviews

This loving parody of the beloved sitcom adds to the humor with an all-male cast portraying the silver-haired ladies live on stage as if they had never left their Miami home.  

Ends Jun 06 Beetlejuice (Broadway) NYC: Midtown W
83 1,150 reviews

The ghost-with-the-most comes to life on stage in this new musical based on Tim Burton’s dearly beloved film. Directed by Alex Timbers ("Moulin Rouge!").

Open run Frozen the Musical (Broadway) NYC: Midtown W
80 1,522 reviews

Disney brings its blockbuster animated movie musical to Broadway. This is the timeless tale of two sisters, pulled apart by a mysterious secret. Both are searching for love. They just don’t know where to find it.

Ends Mar 08 Dracula (CSC) NYC: East Village
80 105 reviews

CSC presents Kate Hamill’s new, feminist adaptation of the classic horror tale. "Dracula" will be performed in repertory with CSC's new adaptation of "Frankenstein."

Ends Feb 29 My Name is Lucy Barton NYC: Midtown W
79 157 reviews

Laura Linney returns to Broadway in the American premiere of a haunting new solo play adapted by Rona Munro from the bestselling novel by Pulitzer Prize winner Elizabeth Strout.

Opens Feb 22 The Little Mermaid (Literally ... NYC: Greenwich V
75 30 reviews

Literally Alive revives its musical adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tale about a young mermaid who falls for a prince and ventures onto land.

Ends May 16 Pinkalicious NYC: Midtown W
74 56 reviews

A musical for children aged 2 - 10 based on the best selling books about a girl who loves pink cupcakes so much, that she ends up turning pink from head to toe!

Ends Mar 29 A Musical About Star Wars NYC: Midtown W
73 134 reviews

This new meta-theatrical musical-comedy epic celebrates the magic, the fandom, and the legacy of all things "Star Wars."

Open run The Office! A Musical Parody NYC: Midtown W
72 67 reviews

An interactive new musical based on the popular hit TV series.


Ends Apr 19 The Woman in Black (McKittrick... NYC: Chelsea
72 28 reviews

The McKittrick Hotel presents the UK mystery hit "The Woman in Black" for a strictly limited engagement, as never before seen in New York.

Ends Mar 01 Paradise Lost NYC: Midtown W
70 29 reviews

Tom Dulack’s "Paradise Lost" is a fast-paced, witty, and accessible modern retelling of John Milton’s classic story of Good vs. Evil.

Ends Mar 15 Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice NYC: Midtown W
69 139 reviews

Based on the 1969 film, this new musical for The New Group offers a bittersweet comic take on the sexual revolution.

Ends Mar 08 Frankenstein (CSC) NYC: East Village
68 135 reviews

CSC presents this new, two-person adaptation of Mary Shelley's tale of men and monsters. "Frankenstein" will be performed in repertory with CSC's new adaptation of "Dracula."