Book/movie-based (NY Reviews) (25)

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!

97
Must See!
11K+ Reviews
Open run
NYC: Midtown W

This hip-hop infused tuner about America's founding fathers won 11 Tony Awards inc. Best Musical.

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
1K+ 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.

89
Excellent
638 Reviews
Ends Jan 2023
NYC: Midtown W

Returning to its Off-Broadway roots, this new production stars Jeremy Jordan and Christian Borle.

87
Excellent
10K+ Reviews
Open run
NYC: Midtown W

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

87
Excellent
12 Reviews
Opens Jul 11
NYC: Midtown W

A new musical based on the young adult novel by bestselling author Jodi Picoult and her daughter.

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.

85
Excellent
1K+ Reviews
Open run
NYC: Midtown W

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

84
Great
10 Reviews
Ends Sep 2022
NYC: Financial

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

83
Great
1K+ Reviews
Open run
NYC: Midtown W

The ghost-with-the-most comes to life in this rocking musical based on Tim Burton’s beloved film.

83
Great
21 Reviews
Ends Dec 2022
NYC: Virtual

Set at a certain school for witches and wizardry, meet an unrecognized classmate, Wayne.

83
Great
22 Reviews
Open run
NYC: Virtual

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

82
Great
27 Reviews
Ends Jul 31
NYC: Midtown W

Winnie the Pooh and friends embark on fun adventures, in this new musical with life-size puppets.

81
Great
120 Reviews
Ends Jul 10
NYC: Chelsea

World premiere musical based on the bestselling memoir by comedian Sarah Silverman.

78
Good
71 Reviews
Ends Jul 17
NYC: Chelsea

Irish Rep's world-premiere solo show about James Joyce's most sensual hero – Molly Bloom. 

76
Good
327 Reviews
Open run
NYC: Midtown W

Golden Globe nominee Beanie Feldstein stars as Fanny Brice in the classic musical comedy.

73
Good
96 Reviews
Open run
NYC: Midtown W

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

100
Must See!
1 Review
Ends Jul 28
NYC: Midtown W

An inclusive take on Oscar Wilde’s masterwork, reimagined with queer representation at the center.

79
Good
6 Reviews
Ends Jun 30
NYC: Soho/Tribeca

A family escapes to safety when punishment befalls the biblical city of Sodom.

Score it Buy from $47
Unreviewed
Opens Jul 13
NYC: Upper W Side

The international musical spectacular, based on Victor Hugo's classic work, makes its New York debut

Score it Buy from $69
Unreviewed
Starts Jul 06
NYC: Midtown W

The West End play based on Khaled Hosseini's international best-selling novel comes to Broadway.

Score it Buy from $69
Unreviewed
Starts Nov 2022
NYC: Midtown W

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

Score it Buy
Unreviewed
Starts Jul 20
NYC: Chelsea

A young Irish boy escapes into a dream world in a musical adaptation of the modern literary classic.

Buy