Drama (NY Reviews) (39)

Shows on Broadway and beyond that help you reflect on the world around you.

Looking for Broadway and Off-Broadway theatre shows with added drama?

Let Show-Score's community of avid theatre fans tell you the best dramatic New York City theatre shows! Read theatre reviews from our members and their picks for the best drama theatre shows running in town right now!

97
Must See!
11K+ Reviews
Open run
NYC: Midtown W

The award-winning, hip-hop infused musical about America then, told by America now. 

92
Must See!
1K+ Reviews
Ends Jan 01
NYC: Midtown W

The classic musical is presented in a new way – in Yiddish with English and Russian supertitles.

91
Must See!
2K+ Reviews
Open run
NYC: Midtown W

Winner of the 2019 Tony Award for Best Musical, this is a new twist on the classic Greek myth.

91
Must See!
21 Reviews
Ends Apr 2023
NYC: Upper W Side

A trio of commanding sopranos share the role of opera’s quintessential diva.

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90
Excellent
15 Reviews
Opens Apr 21
NYC: Upper W Side

The Met celebrates the 40th anniversary of Franco Zeffirelli’s beloved staging. 

89
Excellent
21 Reviews
Ends Dec 29
NYC: East Village

A one-man adaptation of the beloved holiday classic featuring Charles Dickens as narrator. 



89
Excellent
15 Reviews
Ends Mar 2023
NYC: Upper W Side

The return of Giuseppe Verdi's classic operatic tragedy about love and sacrifice.

88
Excellent
1K+ Reviews
Open run
NYC: Midtown W

Harry Potter is all grown up in this Tony-winner that brings the magic of the books alive on stage.

88
Excellent
126 Reviews
Opens Feb 18
NYC: Brooklyn

An acclaimed work about the short-lived, self-governing society of a refugee camp in north France.

88
Excellent
82 Reviews
Ends Dec 18
NYC: Gramercy

Marco Antonio Rodríguez’s adaptation of the hit novel. Performed in Spanish with English supertitles

88
Excellent
134 Reviews
Ends Dec 22
NYC: Midtown W

A victim of abuse confronts his abuser, living out his days in a group home, after serving jailtime.

87
Excellent
10K+ Reviews
Ends Feb 2023
NYC: Midtown W

This classic Andrew Lloyd Webber musical is the longest running in Broadway history.

87
Excellent
266 Reviews
Ends Jan 2023
NYC: Brooklyn

A modern riff on the classic holiday tale that's a hedonistic fusion of nightlife and theatre. 

86
Excellent
6K+ Reviews
Open run
NYC: Midtown W

Disney's stage adaptation features hit songs from the film, plus several new songs for Broadway.

86
Excellent
1K+ Reviews
Open run
NYC: Chelsea

A unique award-winning theatrical event: a site-specific Macbeth-meets-Hitchcock performance piece by…

86
Excellent
28 Reviews
Ends May 2023
NYC: Gramercy

Carmen Rivera’s play about a woman visiting Puerto Rico, her family's homeland, for the first time.

86
Excellent
496 Reviews
Open run
NYC: Midtown W

Featuring Michael Jackson's greatest hits and a book by two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner Lynn Nottage.

85
Excellent
15 Reviews
Ends May 2023
NYC: Gramercy

Repertorio Espanol's revival of Lorca's tragic tale of a cloistered world of women in 1930's Spain.

85
Excellent
423 Reviews
Ends Jan 2023
NYC: Midtown W

Tony Award-winning play starring Jesse Williams and Jesse Tyler Ferguson about the ramifications of coming out…

85
Excellent
263 Reviews
Open run
NYC: Midtown W

Tom Stoppard returns to Broadway with his newest heart-wrenching (and Olivier Award-winning) play.

84
Great
20 Reviews
Ends May 2023
NYC: Gramercy

The story of the Mirabal sisters standing up to one of history’s most notorious dictators.

84
Great
176 Reviews
Ends Dec 30
NYC: Greenwich V

The return of Be Bold! Productions' family-friendly musicalization of Charles Dickens' iconic tale.

84
Great
1K+ Reviews
Open run
NYC: Midtown W

A world premiere musical based on Baz Luhrmann’s Oscar-winning film, featuring its iconic songs.

84
Great
165 Reviews
Ends Jan 2023
NYC: Midtown W

A Broadway revival starring Samuel L. Jackson, Danielle Brooks, and John David Washington.