Escapist (NY Reviews) (66)

Shows on Broadway and beyond that help you escape to another world!

We often look to theatre to help us escape the world around us into a brand new world!

Let Show-Score's community of avid theatre fans tell you the best escapist theatre shows playing on Broadway and beyond right now!

93
Must See!
22K+ Reviews
Open run
NYC: Midtown W

This all-ages musical spectacle tells the untold true story of the Witches of Oz.

93
Must See!
24 Reviews
Ends Aug 28
NYC: Brooklyn

A baroque burlesque re-imagining of the creation myth of Adam, Eve, and the fall of man.

91
Must See!
11K+ Reviews
Open run
NYC: Midtown W

Puppets and live actors create a magical world to tell the story of Simba's rise to the throne.

91
Must See!
1K+ 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.

Score it Buy from $80
90
Excellent
15 Reviews
Opens Apr 21
NYC: Upper W Side

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

Score it Buy from $30
90
Excellent
12 Reviews
Opens Oct 04
NYC: Upper W Side

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

89
Excellent
10K+ Reviews
Open run
NYC: Midtown W

Two teenage missionaries are sent to Africa to spread the word of Jesus Christ. What could go wrong?

89
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.

89
Excellent
640 Reviews
Ends Jan 2023
NYC: Midtown W

Returning to its Off-Broadway roots, this new production stars Jeremy Jordan and Christian Borle.

87
Excellent
10K+ Reviews
Open run
NYC: Midtown W

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

87
Excellent
476 Reviews
Open run
NYC: Midtown W

The beloved musical classic returns in a new production starring Hugh Jackman and Sutton Foster.

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
Ends Sep 2022
NYC: Chelsea

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

86
Excellent
41 Reviews
Open run
NYC: Midtown W

In its 8th year, Distorted Diznee is a high octane look at Disney classics through a drag queen lens.

86
Excellent
791 Reviews
Ends Jan 2023
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NYC: Midtown W

An exuberant, pop celebration of 21st century girl power featuring the wives of Henry VIII.

85
Excellent
1K+ Reviews
Open run
NYC: Midtown W

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

85
Excellent
334 Reviews
Open run
NYC: Midtown W

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

84
Great
2K+ Reviews
Ends Sep 2022
NYC: Midtown W

This Tony Award winning farce portrays the doomed opening night of The Murder at Haversham Manor.

84
Great
271 Reviews
Ends Jul 31
NYC: Midtown W

Musical spoof of Shakespearean romance in which Romeo wakes up in Brooklyn in the 1960s.

83
Great
5K+ Reviews
Open run
NYC: Midtown W

A long-running revival of Kander and Ebb's satirical musical about lust, treachery, and murder.

83
Great
1K+ Reviews
Open run
NYC: East Village

This family-friendly show celebrates the power of percussion and the sheer joy of banging on things.

83
Great
61 Reviews
Open run
NYC: East Village

The Neo-Futurists' lineup of interactive plays, each written by a performer and honed by the ensemble.

83
Great
1K+ Reviews
Open run
NYC: Midtown W

The ghost-with-the-most comes to life in this rocking musical based on Tim Burton’s beloved film.

83
Great
16 Reviews
Ends Sep 2022
NYC: Midtown W

A musical fable about a group of thirty-somethings exploring love, friendship, and all in-between.