Book/movie-based (39)
Open run Hamilton 6,964 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 15,320 reviews
93 Overall Score

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

Open run The Lion King 7,692 reviews
92 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 Jun 23 En El Nombre de Salome 29 reviews
91 Overall Score

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

Ends Apr 28 Aunt Julia and the Scriptwrite... 28 reviews
89 Overall Score

Repertorio Español presents the story of Aunt Julia, who falls into an affair with her nephew, shocking her family and community. Performed in Spanish with English subtitles.

Open run Kinky Boots 5,026 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 6,851 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 2,229 reviews
87 Overall Score

Inspired by the film of the same name, the new Broadway musical 'Waitress' features songs by Grammy nominee Sara Bareilles and stars Tony winner Jessie Mueller.

Open run Aladdin 3,509 reviews
86 Overall Score

Disney presents the long-awaited musical theater adaptation of its animated blockbuster, featuring the hit songs from the film, plus several more written for Broadway.

Ends Apr 01 Kevin!!!!! 15 reviews
86 Overall Score

Both spoof and tribute, Recent Cutbacks' highly theatrical parody of 'Home Alone' is intensely physical, imaginative, and silly, using only rudimentary props and costumes to recreate iconic moments from the film.

Open run School of Rock - The Musical 1,932 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.

Ends May 23 In the Time of the Butterflie... 15 reviews
83 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.

Ends Apr 09 946: The Amazing Story of Adol... 53 reviews
81 Overall Score

Kneehigh uses live music, puppetry, dance, and visual high jinks in this adaptation of Michael Morpurgo's book about soldiers prepping for the battle of Normandy.

Opens Apr 17 Groundhog Day 144 reviews
79 Overall Score

Direct from its hit London run, this musicalization of the beloved 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 May 21 C.S. Lewis On Stage: The Most ... 32 reviews
78 Overall Score

Fellowship for Performing Arts presents a one-man bio-show chronicling C.S. Lewis' journey from atheism to devout Christianity.

Open run A Bronx Tale 441 reviews
76 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 Apr 03 Amelie 142 reviews
73 Overall Score

The five-time Oscar-nominated film comes to Broadway in a magical new musical starring Phillipa Soo ('Hamilton,' 'The Great Comet') and directed by Tony Award winner Pam MacKinnon ('Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?').

69 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 Apr 01 The Strangest 6 reviews
68 Overall Score

The Semitic Root presents an immersive murder mystery loosely inspired by the unnamed Arab character killed in Albert Camus' novel 'The Stranger.'

Ends Apr 09 Benghazi - Bergen-Belsen 1 reviews
90 Overall Score

La MaMa presents a drama about Libyan Jews during WWII that explores a cultural narrative that is conspicuously absent from prevalent stories of the Holocaust.

Ends May 31 El Quijote 6 reviews
86 Overall Score

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

Ends Apr 23 The Little Mermaid 6 reviews
85 Overall Score

Literally Alive revives its musical adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tale about a young mermaid who falls for a prince and ventures onto land.

Opens Apr 04 The Lightning Thief: The Percy... 4 reviews
80 Overall Score

The Lucile Lortel Theatre presents an action-packed musical based on Rick Riordan best-selling young-adult fantasy novel of the same name.