Book/movie-based (32)

Open run Hamilton 8,129 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 Wicked 17,330 reviews
93 Overall Score

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

Open run The Lion King 8,900 reviews
91 Overall Score

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 Kinky Boots 5,816 reviews
88 Overall Score

This Tony-winning Best Musical, about a shoemaker whose business is saved by a wildly flamboyant clientele, features a score of catchy songs written by pop star Cyndi Lauper.

Open run The Phantom of the Opera 8,035 reviews
88 Overall Score

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 Waitress 3,001 reviews
87 Overall Score

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

Opens Sep 28 The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show 57 reviews
87 Overall Score

This page-to-stage hit returns to NYC for an encore run featuring puppet adaptations of four stories by children's author/illustrator Eric Carle.

Open run Aladdin 4,229 reviews
86 Overall Score

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

Open run School of Rock - The Musical 2,386 reviews
85 Overall Score

Based on the hit Jack Black film, this musical comedy features songs by 'Jesus Christ Superstar' composer Andrew Lloyd Webber.

84 Overall Score

A re-telling of C.S. Lewis' classic tale of Narnia, featuring just two performers who play all the characters that populate the epic story.

Previews start Jul 02 Of Human Bondage 11 reviews
84 Overall Score

Canada's Soulpepper Theatre Company presents the first-ever theatrical adaptation of W. Somerset Maugham's epic tale of lustful obsession and the pursuit of art.

Previews start Oct 07 The Band's Visit 185 reviews
81 Overall Score

Atlantic Theater Company's critically acclaimed musical by Tony-nominated songwriter David Yazbek transfers to Broadway. Based on the film of the same name. 

Open run Groundhog Day The Musical 1,130 reviews
80 Overall Score

Direct from its hit London run, this musicalization of the classic Bill Murray movie comes to Broadway starring Tony nominee Andy Karl, with songs by Tim Minchin ('Matilda') and directed by Tony winner Matthew Warchus.

Ends Jul 14 Bastard Jones 60 reviews
80 Overall Score

The Cell presents a new rock musical based on Henry Fielding’s bawdy 18th-century novel "The History of Tom Jones." A rollicking adventure of deception, misunderstanding, and bed-hopping.

Opens Jul 07 Spoon River 6 reviews
79 Overall Score

Canada's Soulpepper Theatre Company presents a musical adaptation of Edgar Lee Masters' 'Spoon River Anthology.'

Open run A Bronx Tale 763 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.

Opens Dec 13 ELF The Musical 122 reviews
75 Overall Score

This holiday musical inspired by the beloved 2003 film returns to the Theater at Madison Square Garden for a seasonal run.

Ends Oct 08 1984 (Broadway) 285 reviews
74 Overall Score

This stage adaptation of George Orwell’s classic novel stars Tony winner Reed Birney, Tony nominee Tom Sturridge, and Olivia Wilde in her Broadway debut. Ages 13 and up only.

Ends Jan 11 The Cooping Theory: Who Killed... 22 reviews
74 Overall Score

Poseidon Theatre Company presents an immersive experience in a Brooklyn speakeasy where members of a secret society try to communicate with the late, great master of horror.

Ends Jul 23 The Aran Islands 12 reviews
72 Overall Score

Irish Repertory Theatre presents a new adaptation of John Millington Synge’s classic work chronicling his travels to the desolate Aran Islands.

71 Overall Score

Two-time Tony winner Christian Borle stars as magical candy master Willy Wonka in the new Broadway musical adaptation of Roald Dahl's beloved children's book. 

70 Overall Score

In this raunchy comedy, we enter a world of foolproof seduction techniques that could only be culled from that most insightful of individuals: the gay man.

86 Overall Score

The Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre presents a modern puppet retelling of three classic Hans Christian Andersen tales.

Previews start Mar 22 My Fair Lady 0 reviews
- Overall Score

Lincoln Center Theater revives Lerner and Loewe’s iconic musical adaptation of 'Pygmalion,' directed by Tony winner Bartlett Sher ('South Pacific').