Book/movie-based (33)

Open run Hamilton 8,870 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 18,700 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 9,817 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.

Ends May 18 En El Nombre de Salome 44 reviews
89 Overall Score

Repertorio Español presents a new play inspired by Julia Álvarez's epic novel about 19th-century Dominican poet Salomé Ureña de Henríquez. 

Open run Kinky Boots 6,457 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 8,842 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 3,546 reviews
87 Overall Score

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

Open run Aladdin 4,750 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.

Ends Apr 08 The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show 72 reviews
86 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 School of Rock - The Musical 2,725 reviews
85 Overall Score

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

Ends May 30 In the Time of the Butterflie... 16 reviews
84 Overall Score

Repetorio Espanol presents the story of the Mirabal sisters standing up to one of history’s most notorious dictators; performed in Spanish with English subtitles.

Open run The Band's Visit 853 reviews
83 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, and featuring Tony nominees Tony Shalhoub and John Cariani. 

Open run SpongeBob SquarePants 517 reviews
81 Overall Score

Nickelodeon's beloved cartoon icon comes to life on Broadway in this new musical featuring new songs from some of rock and pop's greatest luminaries.

Ends Mar 16 Cruel Intentions 96 reviews
80 Overall Score

Based on the classic novel, 'Les Liaisons Dangereuses,' and the sexy 90s teen drama, this jukebox musical features a selection of nostalgia-inducing ’90s hits including 'Lovefool' and 'Bittersweet Symphony.'

Open run A Bronx Tale 1,030 reviews
79 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.

Ends Feb 11 Diary of a Madman 39 reviews
78 Overall Score

After a successful run last fall, this solo adaptation of Nikolai Gogol's short story chronicling an average man's doomed quest for individuality in a seemingly indifferent city extends to an Off Broadway run,

Ends Mar 31 Friends! The Musical Parody 72 reviews
77 Overall Score

From the creators of '90210! The Musical!,' 'Katdashian: The Musical!,' and 'Full House! The Musical!,' comes this new unauthorized musical parody of the beloved sitcom about the antics of six young New Yorkers.

Previews start Feb 04 Returning to Reims 10 reviews
76 Overall Score

St. Ann's Warehouse presents Schaubühne Berlin's new production based on the memoir by Didier Eribon, which asks: as populism marches around the globe, does political activism still have a role to play?

71 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.

Ends Mar 11 The Parisian Woman 330 reviews
69 Overall Score

Oscar nominee Uma Thurman ('Pulp Fiction,' 'Kill Bill') makes her Broadway debut in a new power play by 'House of Cards' creator Beau Willimon ('Farragut North,' 'Ides of March'). Directed by Tony winner Pam MacKinnon.

Ends Mar 04 John Lithgow: Stories by Heart 175 reviews
68 Overall Score

Roundabout Theatre Company presents the Broadway debut of Tony and Emmy Award winner John Lithgow's solo piece, an exploration of storytelling full of personal insights.

Ends May 02 El Quijote 9 reviews
91 Overall Score

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

Ends Feb 11 Hanna and the Moonlit Dress 4 reviews
86 Overall Score

A return engagement of the interactive musical for children about the power of good deeds. Based on Israeli author Itzhak Schweiger-Dmi’el's classic tale 'Hanna’s Sabbath Dress.'

Ends Mar 05 Frankenstein (Write Act Repert... 9 reviews
62 Overall Score

Write Act Repertory's production of Mary Shelley's classic Gothic horror classic is a sweeping, romantic musical faithful to the novel in its exploration of the question: "Without love, what is life?"