Critics’ Pick (32)


Open run Hamilton 8,931 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 3,328 reviews
93 Overall Score

'Dear Evan Hansen' is about how we share, like, and friend, love, feel, and survive in the modern world. Winner of six 2017 Tony Awards, including Best Musical.

Open run The Lion King 9,868 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.

Open run Hello, Dolly! 1,848 reviews
91 Overall Score

This Broadway revival of Jerry Herman's beloved musical was the winner of four 2017 Tony Awards, including Best Revival of a Musical. Now starring three-time Tony winner Bernadette Peters and Victor Garber.

Open run Come From Away 2,248 reviews
91 Overall Score

This Broadway sleeper hit musical tells the heartwarming true story a tiny Canadian town that cared for thousands of grounded travelers in the wake of the 9/11 attacks.

Open run The Book of Mormon 9,099 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 Sep 23 Say Something Bunny! 47 reviews
90 Overall Score

UnionDocs presents Alison S.M. Kobayashi's multi-media solo piece inspired by an amateur audio recording made over 60 years ago.

Ends Jun 30 Springsteen on Broadway 106 reviews
90 Overall Score

Legendary Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Bruce Springsteen comes to Broadway in a new autobiographical solo show.

Open run Avenue Q 4,506 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 Once On This Island 595 reviews
88 Overall Score

The joyous Tony-nominated musical returns to Broadway with its story of a fearless young dreamer in post-storm Haiti.

Open run Waitress 3,599 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 Sleep No More 806 reviews
86 Overall Score

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

Ends Feb 25 X: Or, Betty Shabazz v. The Na... 184 reviews
86 Overall Score

The Acting Company brings back this play dramatizing Malcolm X’s life and death.

Open run School of Rock - The Musical 2,749 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

For years a certain boy wizard went to Wizard School. This, however, is not his story. This is the story of the Puffs...who just happened to be there too. A play for anyone who has never been destined to save the world.

Ends Mar 07 Hangmen 112 reviews
84 Overall Score

Following a successful run in the West End, Olivier and Academy Award winner Martin McDonagh returns to the Atlantic Theater Company with his first US premiere in 8 years.

Previews start Mar 07 Harry Clarke 151 reviews
84 Overall Score

On the heels of a sold out, twice-extended world premiere produced by Vineyard Theatre, Tony winner Billy Crudup returns to this one-man, comic thriller about a shy midwestern man leading an outrageous double life.

Open run The Band's Visit 956 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. 

Ends Aug 19 In & Of Itself 135 reviews
83 Overall Score

The Daryl Roth Theatre presents the New York premiere of this performance piece by magician Derek DelGaudio, directed by Emmy winner Frank Oz.

Open run Drunk Shakespeare 398 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 Mar 18 Edward Albee’s At Home at the Zoo 136 reviews
82 Overall Score

This new production of the two-act drama, a revision and expansion of the 1959 classic 'The Zoo Story,' honors its author, the Signature Theatre Legacy Playwright Edward Albee, who passed away in 2016.

Ends Mar 25 Farinelli and the King 406 reviews
81 Overall Score

Oscar and three-time Tony winner Mark Rylance returns to Broadway in this new drama about Spain's King Phillippe V's bond with a legendary castrato. 

Ends Feb 25 Latin History for Morons 402 reviews
80 Overall Score

After a run at the Public Theater, Emmy and Obie winner John Leguizamo brings his hit solo show about the buried history of Latinos in the Americas to Broadway.

Ends Feb 25 Miles for Mary 116 reviews
80 Overall Score

After a hit run at The Bushwick Starr, The Mad Ones' bittersweet missive about endurance and surrender in a late '80s American high school transfers to Playwrights Horizons.