Book/movie-based (NY Reviews) (47)

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!
11K+ Reviews
Open run
NYC: Midtown W

The award-winning, hip-hop infused musical about America then, told by America now. 

93
Must See!
22K+ Reviews
Open run
NYC: Midtown W

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

91
Must See!
11K+ 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.

89
Excellent
848 Reviews
Open run
NYC: Midtown W

Returning to its Off-Broadway roots, this new production stars Matt Doyle and Lena Hall.

Score it Buy from $17
88
Excellent
82 Reviews
Opens Feb 11
NYC: Gramercy

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

87
Excellent
10K+ Reviews
Ends Apr 2023
NYC: Midtown W

This classic Andrew Lloyd Webber musical is the longest running in Broadway history.

87
Excellent
2K+ 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.

86
Excellent
6K+ Reviews
Open run
NYC: Midtown W

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

86
Excellent
62 Reviews
Starts Feb 10
NYC: Gramercy

Based on the stories by children's author Eric Carle, the theatrical puppet adaptations return.

86
Excellent
229 Reviews
Ends May 2023
NYC: Gramercy

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

86
Excellent
36 Reviews
Ends Apr 2023
NYC: Midtown W

Anthony Rapp's solo musical show, adapted from his memoir of the same name.

85
Excellent
22 Reviews
Ends May 2023
NYC: Gramercy

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

85
Excellent
488 Reviews
Open run
NYC: Midtown W

A new musical adaptation of the classic Hollywood film of the same name.

84
Great
9 Reviews
Ends Feb 11
NYC: West Village

Flux Theatre Ensemble's new gender-bending, patriarchy-smashing, comic take on the classic tale.

84
Great
1K+ Reviews
Open run
NYC: Midtown W

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

83
Great
25 Reviews
Ends Dec 2023
NYC: Gramercy

An adaptation of Miguel de Cervantes’ epic novel.

83
Great
158 Reviews
Opens Feb 09
NYC: Midtown W

A star-studded new play adapted from the photo memoir by famous American photographer Larry Sultan.

82
Great
24 Reviews
Open run
NYC: Virtual

Irish Rep presents a recorded version of the classic musical about a family dealing with change.

80
Great
42 Reviews
Ends Feb 24
NYC: Gramercy

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

79
Good
760 Reviews
Open run
NYC: Midtown W

Lea Michele stars as Fanny Brice in the classic musical comedy.

77
Good
19 Reviews
Ends Feb 11
NYC: West Village

Eddie Izzard stars in a solo rendition of the classic Dickens story.

Score it Buy from $30
74
Good
24 Reviews
Opens Mar 01
NYC: West Village

A new adaptation of the Henry James novel in a sparse, actor-focused staging.

73
Good
118 Reviews
Open run
NYC: Midtown W

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

Score it Buy from $31
79
Good
2 Reviews
Starts Mar 04
NYC: Midtown W

A new musical comedy based on the bestselling series by Dav Pilkey, creator of Captain Underpants.