Critics’ Pick (26)

Open run Hamilton 8,360 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 2,654 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 9,229 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! 1,015 reviews
91 Overall Score

Bette Midler returns to Broadway in a revival of Jerry Herman's beloved musical costarring two-time Tony winner David Hyde Pierce. Winner of four 2017 Tony Awards, including Best Revival of a Musical.

Open run The Book of Mormon 8,630 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 1,524 reviews
90 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 4,149 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 Waitress 3,130 reviews
87 Overall Score

Inspired by the film of the same name, the Broadway musical 'Waitress' features songs by Grammy nominee Sara Bareilles.

Ends Aug 06 Indecent 1,070 reviews
87 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 Sleep No More 731 reviews
86 Overall Score

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

Previews start Nov 01 The Wolves 184 reviews
86 Overall Score

After two hit runs at Playwrights Realm, Lincoln Center Theater presents an encore engagement of Sarah DeLappe's drama about a suburban girls soccer team.

Open run School of Rock - The Musical 2,478 reviews
85 Overall Score

Based on the hit Jack Black film, this musical comedy features songs by 'Jesus Christ Superstar' composer Andrew Lloyd Webber.

Open run Natasha, Pierre & The Great Co... 2,199 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.

Ends Oct 01 Spamilton 337 reviews
85 Overall Score

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

Ends Jan 07 A Doll's House, Part 2 799 reviews
85 Overall Score

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

Ends Sep 10 Woody Sez: The Life & Music of... 60 reviews
84 Overall Score

Irish Repertory Theatre presents a toe-tapping musical exploration of the fascinating, beautiful, and sometimes tragic life of American folk legend Woody Guthrie.

Ends Aug 27 Pipeline 120 reviews
83 Overall Score

Lincoln Center Theater presents the world premiere of Dominique Morisseau's drama about how a mother’s hopes for her son clash with an educational system rigged against him.

Ends Aug 20 The Government Inspector 262 reviews
83 Overall Score

Red Bull Theater presents an adaptation of Nikolai Gogol’s deeply silly satire of small-town corruption. A riotous portrait of rampaging self-delusion starring Michael Urie ('Buyer & Cellar,' 'Ugly Betty').

Open run Drunk Shakespeare 334 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.

Previews start Oct 07 The Band's Visit 195 reviews
82 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. 

Ends Jul 27 Spoon River 90 reviews
82 Overall Score

Canada's Soulpepper Theatre Company presents a musical adaptation of Edgar Lee Masters' 'Spoon River Anthology.'

Open run Groundhog Day The Musical 1,285 reviews
81 Overall Score

Direct from its hit London run, this musicalization of the classic Bill Murray movie comes to Broadway starring Tony nominee Andy Karl, with songs by Tim Minchin ('Matilda') and directed by Tony winner Matthew Warchus.

Open run Bandstand 791 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.

Ends Dec 30 In & Of Itself 58 reviews
80 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.