Family-friendly (39)

Open run Wicked 18,495 reviews
93 Overall Score

Now in its fourteenth year on Broadway, this all-ages spectacle follows the untold true story of the Witches of Oz.

Open run The Lion King 9,662 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 13 In The Heights (Harlem Rep) 635 reviews
90 Overall Score

Harlem Repertory Theatre revives Lin-Manuel Miranda's Tony Award-winning musical in an intimate and expressionistic new production.

Ends Jan 14 Addy & Uno 34 reviews
90 Overall Score

Realabilities' puppet musical for families about disabilities, bullying, and friendship returns for an encore presentation.

Open run Kinky Boots 6,328 reviews
88 Overall Score

This Tony-winning Best Musical, about a shoemaker whose business is saved by a wildly flamboyant clientele, features a score of catchy songs written by pop star Cyndi Lauper.

Opens Jan 13 X: Or, Betty Shabazz v. The Na... 15 reviews
88 Overall Score

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

Open run Aladdin 4,658 reviews
86 Overall Score

Disney presents the stage adaptation of its animated blockbuster, featuring the hit songs from the film, plus several more written for Broadway.

Ends Feb 04 The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show 68 reviews
86 Overall Score

This page-to-stage hit returns to NYC for an encore run featuring puppet adaptations of four stories by children's author/illustrator Eric Carle.

Opens Nov 30 A Christmas Carol (Summoners E... 20 reviews
86 Overall Score

Summoners Ensemble Theatre presents its fifth annual run of this one-man adaptation of Charles Dickens' beloved holiday classic. Performed at the landmarked Merchant's House Museum.

Ends Jan 01 Christmas Spectacular Starring... 210 reviews
86 Overall Score

Radio City Music Hall presents its annual holiday extravaganza featuring the legendary Rockettes.

Open run Sistas - The Musical 116 reviews
84 Overall Score

A new musical that tells the story of African-American women through Top-40 music from the '30s through the '90s, including hits like "Oh, Happy Day," "Mama Said" and "I Will Survive."

Open run Stomp 886 reviews
84 Overall Score

This family-friendly percussion show has been a part of New York's theatre scene since 1994 and uses everyday objects to celebrate the power of rhythm and the sheer joy of banging on things.

Open run Blue Man Group 1,079 reviews
83 Overall Score

The "blue men's" nonverbal performance explores themes of alienation, depersonalization, and paint. Comedy, music, and paint collide in a circus of imagination.

83 Overall Score

A re-telling of C.S. Lewis' classic tale of Narnia, featuring just two performers who play all the characters that populate the epic story.

Ends Dec 16 The Wizard of Oz (Harlem Rep) 84 reviews
83 Overall Score

Harlem Repertory Theatre mounts a one-hour, family-friendly adaptation of the iconic 1939 MGM movie musical about a little girl from Kansas who journeys to the Land of Oz.

Opens Dec 04 SpongeBob SquarePants 152 reviews
81 Overall Score

Nickelodeon's beloved cartoon icon comes to life on Broadway in this new musical featuring new songs from some of rock and pop's greatest luminaries.

Ends Dec 30 Endangered! The Musical 37 reviews
81 Overall Score

This new family musical follows the adventures of a social media-savvy kid reporter and a group of endangered animals from around the globe who must survive a superstorm.

Ends Dec 31 That Physics Show 102 reviews
80 Overall Score

Longtime professional physics demonstrator David Maiullo shares his amazing "magic tricks" from the world of science.

Open run Gazillion Bubble Show 346 reviews
79 Overall Score

A family-friendly bubble extravaganza, this show has been performed around the world by the creators: the Yang family. 

Ends Dec 30 Cats 3,120 reviews
79 Overall Score

One of the longest-running shows in Broadway and West End history, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical is an ode to felines, inspired by T.S. Eliot’s poems. 

Open run The Ride 23 reviews
78 Overall Score

In this unique interactive experience, comedy hosts welcome audiences aboard a bus-turned-moving theater, which navigates a 75-minute ride through Midtown Manhattan.

Ends Nov 26 The Migration 7 reviews
78 Overall Score

The New Victory Theater invites you to experience the journey of the millions of African Americans who moved from the rural South to the urban North to rebuild their lives in this polyrhythmic performance from Step…

Opens Dec 13 ELF The Musical 136 reviews
75 Overall Score

This holiday musical inspired by the beloved 2003 film returns to the Theater at Madison Square Garden for a seasonal run.

Ends Jan 14 Charlie and The Chocolate Factory 818 reviews
72 Overall Score

Two-time Tony winner Christian Borle stars as magical candy master Willy Wonka in the new Broadway musical adaptation of Roald Dahl's beloved children's book.