Critics’ Pick (31)

Open run Hamilton 7,812 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 Dear Evan Hansen 1,973 reviews
93 Overall Score

The smash Off-Broadway musical about how we share, like, and friend, love, feel, and survive in the modern world transfers to the Main Stem.

Open run The Lion King 8,650 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 Jan 14 Hello, Dolly! 442 reviews
91 Overall Score

Bette Midler returns to Broadway in a revival of Jerry Herman's beloved musical. Directed by four-time Tony winner Jerry Zaks and costarring two-time Tony winner David Hyde Pierce.

Open run The Book of Mormon 8,196 reviews
90 Overall Score

From the creators of 'South Park,' a Tony Award-winning, bawdy, irreverent, hilarious, and heartfelt musical about two missionaries sent to deepest, darkest Africa to spread the good word.

Open run Come From Away 984 reviews
89 Overall Score

Direct from a successful North American pre-Broadway tour, this new musical tells the heartwarming true story of how a tiny Canadian town cared for thousands of grounded travelers in the wake of the 9/11 attacks.

Open run Avenue Q 3,841 reviews
88 Overall Score

Broadway's 2004 Tony Award winner for Best Musical continues its hilarious, puppet-filled run Off-Broadway at New World Stages.

Open run Sleep No More 685 reviews
87 Overall Score

A unique award-winning theatrical event: a site-specific Macbeth-meets-Hitchcock performance piece by Britain's Punchdrunk.

Open run Waitress 2,779 reviews
87 Overall Score

Inspired by the film of the same name, the Broadway musical 'Waitress' features songs by Grammy nominee Sara Bareilles, who is currently starring in the production. 

Ends Jul 02 The Little Foxes 261 reviews
87 Overall Score

Manhattan Theatre Club revives Lillian Hellman’s classic drama about greed and ambition, starring three-time Tony Award nominee Laura Linney and Tony winner Cynthia Nixon alternating in the roles of Regina and Birdie.

Open run School of Rock - The Musical 2,255 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 Jun 18 Oslo 451 reviews
85 Overall Score

After a hit run last summer at Lincoln Center Theater's Off-Broadway house, J.T. Rogers' world premiere drama about the behind-the-scenes maneuvering that led to the 1993 Oslo Peace Accords transfers to Broadway.

Ends Sep 10 Indecent 480 reviews
85 Overall Score

Vineyard Theatre's critically acclaimed production of playwright Paula Vogel and director Rebecca Taichman's play about a controversial Yiddish show transfers to Broadway.

Open run Natasha, Pierre & The Great Co... 1,579 reviews
85 Overall Score

Inspired by a 70-page slice of Tolstoy’s 'War and Peace,' this immersive, Off-Broadway hit transfers to the Main Stem with recording star Josh Groban in his Broadway debut.

Ends May 28 Spamilton 277 reviews
85 Overall Score

The Triad presents a satirical musical about the biggest hit on Broadway, written and directed by Gerard Alessandrini, the funnyman behind 'Forbidden Broadway.' 

Ends May 14 In a Pickle 5 reviews
85 Overall Score

Oily Cart presents a multi-sensory show for very young audiences inspired by Shakespeare’s 'The Winter’s Tale.' Running at BAMkids in April, Lincoln Center Kids in May.

Ends Apr 30 If I Forget 410 reviews
84 Overall Score

Roundabout Theatre Company presents Steven Levenson's new drama about the personal politics of family, heritage, and history, and the scars they leave behind. Starring Kate Walsh from 'Grey's Anatomy.'

Ends Jul 22 A Doll's House, Part 2 255 reviews
84 Overall Score

Lucas Hnath's sequel to Ibsen's masterwork comes to Broadway in a production directed by Tony winner Sam Gold, and starring Emmy winner Laurie Metcalf and Oscar winner Chris Cooper.

Ends Jun 25 Sunset Boulevard 723 reviews
83 Overall Score

Three-time Tony Award-winner Glenn Close returns to Broadway in her most iconic role, Norma Desmond, in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Tony-winning musical. 

Open run Drunk Shakespeare 291 reviews
82 Overall Score

An actor drinks heavily (in the vein of Comedy Central's 'Drunk History') and then tries to corral others into enacting a story by the Bard.

Ends Jul 16 Six Degrees of Separation 258 reviews
82 Overall Score

John Guare's critically acclaimed drama returns to Broadway starring seven-time Emmy Award winner Allison Janney, Tony winner John Benjamin Hickey, and Corey Hawkins ('Straight Outta Compton').

Ends May 21 The Emperor Jones 104 reviews
82 Overall Score

Irish Repertory Theatre revives Eugene O’Neill’s groundbreaking play about the rise and fall of Brutus Jones, a despot who ascends the throne using lies, intimidation, and the politics of fear.

Ends Sep 17 Sweat 506 reviews
81 Overall Score

After a successful run at the Public Theater last fall, Lynn Nottage's drama about the collision of race, class, family, and friendship in Reading, PA transfers to Broadway. 

Ends Dec 30 Bandstand 323 reviews
81 Overall Score

Set in the swing-fueled nightclubs of post-WWII America, this against-all-odds story of a singer/songwriter and his band of mismatched fellow vets comes to Broadway. Starring two-time Tony nominee Laura Osnes.