Critics’ Pick (32)

Open run Hamilton 7,687 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 1,858 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 8,486 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! 355 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 8,076 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.

Ends Apr 28 Aunt Julia and the Scriptwrite... 29 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 Come From Away 906 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.

Ends Apr 23 Sunday in the Park with George 650 reviews
89 Overall Score

City Center's revival of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's Pulitzer Prize-winning musical comes to Broadway starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Tony winner Annaleigh Ashford.

Open run Avenue Q 3,788 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 678 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 2,676 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 Jun 18 The Little Foxes 179 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 2,197 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 399 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 429 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... 1,471 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 267 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 Apr 30 If I Forget 380 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 Apr 23 The Strange Undoing of Prudenc... 120 reviews
83 Overall Score

The McKittrick Hotel (home of the immersive spectacle 'Sleep No More') presents the New York premiere of the National Theatre of Scotland's transporting, music-filled folk-theater fable.

Ends Jun 25 Sunset Boulevard 647 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. 

Ends May 21 The Emperor Jones 99 reviews
83 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.

Open run Drunk Shakespeare 285 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 Apr 23 Picnic 113 reviews
82 Overall Score

Transport Group revives William Inge's 1953 Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, which examines the power of sex, class, and youth in our society. Featuring Tony winner Michele Pawk, and nominees John Cariani and Emily Skinner.

Ends Sep 17 Sweat 476 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.