Book/movie-based (NY Reviews) (27)

Shows based on stories you know and love!

With Broadway shows like 'The Phantom of the Opera', 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child', and 'Moulin Rouge! The Musical', shows that are based on a book, film, TV show or something else are still firm favorites with New York theatre audiences!

Let Show-Score's community of avid theatre fans tell you the best book/movie-based theatre shows to see in and around New York! Read New York theatre reviews from our members and their picks for the best book/movie-based shows running on Broadway and beyond right now!

96
Must See!
14K+ Reviews
Open run
NYC: Midtown W

A revolutionary story of passion, unstoppable ambition, and the dawn of a new nation.

94
Must See!
25K+ Reviews
Open run
NYC: Midtown W

This all-ages musical spectacle tells the untold true story of the Witches of Oz.

93
Must See!
2K+ Reviews
Open run
NYC: Gramercy

A musical parody of the classic film, Titanic, using Celine Dion's music.

92
Must See!
13K+ Reviews
Open run
NYC: Midtown W

Puppets and live actors create a magical world to tell the story of Simba's rise to the throne.

91
Must See!
2K+ Reviews
Open run
NYC: Midtown W

Returning to its Off-Broadway roots, this new production stars Corbin Bleu and Constance Wu.

91
Must See!
377 Reviews
Ends Aug 2024
NYC: Brooklyn

Company XIV invites you to fall down the rabbit hole with this reimagining of Lewis Carroll’s "Alice’s…

91
Must See!
9K+ Reviews
Open run
NYC: Midtown W

Harry Potter is all grown up in this Tony-winner that brings the magic of the books alive on stage.

90
Excellent
258 Reviews
Ends Jun 08
NYC: Gramercy

Marco Antonio Rodríguez’s adaptation of the hit novel. Performed in Spanish with English supertitles

90
Excellent
582 Reviews
Ends Dec 2024
NYC: Midtown W

This new musical revives the timeless tale of struggle and brotherhood in 1967 Tulsa.

90
Excellent
3K+ Reviews
Open run
NYC: Midtown W

A new musical adventure, based on the 1985 blockbuster film of the same name.

89
Excellent
560 Reviews
Open run
NYC: Midtown W

Broadway's classic soulful modernization of The Wizard of Oz returns.

89
Excellent
601 Reviews
Open run
NYC: Midtown W

Experience 1920s opulence with Jeremy Jordan & Eva Noblezada in a musical take on the classic novel.

89
Excellent
795 Reviews
Open run
NYC: Midtown W

The bestselling novel becomes a Broadway musical, exploring life's new starts in a spectacular way.

88
Excellent
745 Reviews
Open run
NYC: Midtown W

This new musical adapts Nicholas Sparks' novel about enduring love, with music by Ingrid Michaelson.

87
Excellent
107 Reviews
Ends May 31
NYC: Upper W Side

A modern opera adaptation of the classic 2002 film about three women finding themselves across eras.

87
Excellent
7K+ Reviews
Open run
NYC: Midtown W

Disney's stage adaptation features hit songs from the film, plus several new songs for Broadway.

87
Excellent
3K+ Reviews
Open run
NYC: Midtown W

A world premiere musical based on Baz Luhrmann’s Oscar-winning film, featuring its iconic songs.

85
Excellent
113 Reviews
Ends Jan 2029
NYC: Midtown W

The Kit Kat Club opens with a fresh take on the classic show starring Eddie Redmayne & Gayle Rankin.

85
Excellent
304 Reviews
Open run
NYC: Midtown W

A musical parody of TV's "Friends" from the 90s, featuring favorite moments from all seasons. 

85
Excellent
31 Reviews
Ends May 22
NYC: Gramercy

An adaptation of Miguel de Cervantes’ epic novel.

84
Great
38 Reviews
Ends May 2025
NYC: Gramercy

The story of the Mirabal sisters standing up to one of history’s most notorious dictators.

79
Good
79 Reviews
Ends Jul 2024
NYC: Gramercy

A coming of age tale about a woman born into poverty who finds her power as a storyteller.

78
Good
327 Reviews
Open run
NYC: Midtown W

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