Book/movie-based (28)


Open run Hamilton (NYC) NYC: Midtown W
97 10,348 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 20,330 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 10,977 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.

Open run La Breve y Maravillosa Vida de... NYC: Gramercy
89 14 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.

Ends Nov 02 Queen of Hearts NYC: Brooklyn
88 204 reviews

Company XIV invites you to fall down the rabbit hole with this reimagining of Lewis Carroll’s "Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland" featuring their signature blend of circus, opera, magic, baroque dance, and cocktails.

Open run The Phantom of the Opera (NYC) NYC: Midtown W
87 9,877 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 12 reviews

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

Ends Jan 05 Waitress (NYC) NYC: Midtown W
87 4,606 reviews

Inspired by the film of the same name, the Broadway musical "Waitress" features songs by Grammy nominee Sara Bareilles.

Ends Nov 03 Killing An Evening with Edgar ... NYC: East Village
87 35 reviews

Summoners Ensemble Theatre presents a return engagement of this solo performance of three of Poe's thrilling tales, "The Tell-Tale Heart," "The Cask of Amontillado," and "The Raven."

Open run Aladdin (Broadway) NYC: Midtown W
86 5,667 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 46 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.

Open run Golden Girls LIVE: On Stage! NYC: Midtown W
86 35 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.  

Open run Moulin Rouge! (Broadway) NYC: Midtown W
84 436 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 Tootsie (NYC) NYC: Midtown W
83 1,044 reviews

2019 Tony Award winner Santino Fontana stars as a talented, but difficult-to-work-with actor who will do anything to land the role of a lifetime, including adopting a new female persona in this new musical comedy.

Open run Beetlejuice (Broadway) NYC: Midtown W
81 780 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
79 1,275 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 Oct 27 Stupid F**king Bird NYC: West Village
76 27 reviews

Art of Warr Productions presents a new staging of Aaron Posner's irreverent and contemporary remix of Chekhov’s "The Seagull."

In Previews: Opens Oct 23 Scotland, PA NYC: Midtown W
74 180 reviews

This deliciously dark new musical comedy, based on the cult film (and the bard's "Macbeth"), tells the story of a burger-joint manager and his wife, who cook up a plan to super-size their lives.

Ends Dec 28 Pinkalicious NYC: Midtown W
73 49 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 Jan 19 The Office! A Musical Parody NYC: Midtown W
73 54 reviews

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


Ends Jan 05 A Musical About Star Wars NYC: Midtown W
73 92 reviews

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

Ends Jan 05 The Lightning Thief: The Percy... NYC: Midtown W
69 142 reviews

Director Stephen Brackett ("A Strange Loop") and book writer Joe Tracz bring Rick Riordan's bestselling young-adult fantasy novel to Broadway in this action-packed musical adaptation. (Past Reviews)

Ends Nov 17 Angelina Ballerina The Musical NYC: Upper E Side
79 1 reviews

Based on the animated series, "Angelina Ballerina The Next Steps," "Angelina Ballerina The Musical" is a family-friendly show that promises to have the entire audience dancing in the aisles.

Ends Nov 17 Alice in Wonderland NYC: Greenwich V
50 2 reviews

Tumble down the rabbit hole with the wonderfully, wild, wacky, and whimsical cast of characters of Lewis Carroll's classic story in this world premiere musical adaptation.