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Complete A-Z list of Broadway musicals and Off Broadway musicals in NYC

Our complete A-Z listings of Broadway musicals and Off Broadway musicals will help you find the best musicals in NYC

By Adam Feldman
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Broadway musicals are the beating heart of New York City. These days, your options are more diverse than ever: cultural game-changers (like Hamilton) and raucous comedies (like The Book of Mormon) are just down the street from moving dramas (like Dear Evan Hansen), sweeping operettas (like The Phantom of the Opera) and family classics (like The Lion King). Whether you're looking for classic Broadway songs, spectacular sets and costumes, star turns by Broadway divas or dance numbers performed by the hottest chorus boys and girls, there is always plenty to choose from. Here is our list of every Broadway musical currently running and on their way, followed by a list of those playing in smaller Off Broadway and Off-Off Broadway venues.

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Complete Broadway Musicals A–Z

Ain’t Too Proud—The Life and Times of the Temptations
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Ain't Too Proud—The Life and Times of The Temptations

3 out of 5 stars
Theater Musicals Imperial Theatre, Midtown West
Open run

The Temptations are hard to resist: No matter how much you may chafe at the clunky machinery of Broadway’s latest jukebox biomusical, the hits just keep coming. The workmanlike script gives us Motown the Musical by way of Jersey Boys, but when the show’s lavishly gifted stars (Including Derrick Baskin and the sensational Ephraim Sykes) are moving and singing in sync, the pull of nostalgia is strong.—Adam Feldman

Aladdin

3 out of 5 stars
Theater Musicals New Amsterdam Theatre, Midtown West
Open run

Disney's latest toon tuner is a tourist-family–friendly theme-park attraction, robed in the billowing fabrics of orientalist Arabian fantasy. As in the 1992 film, the Genie (a charismatic James Monroe Iglehart) steals the show from its eponymous “street rat” hero (Adam Jacobs). Stuffed with glitz, the musical is a carpet with little texture but colorful patterns aplenty.—Adam Feldman

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Beetlejuice
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Beetlejuice

3 out of 5 stars
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If nothing else, this musical adaptation of Tim Burton’s 1988 film is spectacularly weird: Its designers come at it from all kinds of crazy angles. If only so much of the rest of the show were not a busy mess. The tone varies wildly, and the rules that govern the plot (which veers ill-advisedly widely from its source) are both overexplained and opaque.—Adam Feldman

Book of Mormon listing
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The Book of Mormon

5 out of 5 stars
Theater Musicals Eugene O'Neill Theatre, Midtown West
Open run

If theater is your religion, and the Broadway musical your particular sect, it’s time to rejoice. This gleefully obscene and subversive satire is one of the funniest shows to grace the Great White Way since The Producers and Urinetown. Writers Trey Parker and Matt Stone of South Park, along with composer Robert Lopez (Avenue Q), find the perfect blend of sweet and nasty for this tale of mismatched Mormon proselytizers in Uganda.—David Cote

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Chicago
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Chicago

3 out of 5 stars
Theater Musicals Ambassador Theatre, Midtown West
Open run

This John Kander–Fred Ebb–Bob Fosse favorite—revived by director Walter Bobbie and choreographer Ann Reinking—tells the saga of chorus girl Roxie Hart, who murders her lover and, with the help of a huckster lawyer, becomes a vaudeville star.—David Cote

Come From Away
Photograph: Matthew Murphy

Come from Away

4 out of 5 stars
Theater Musicals Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre, Midtown West
Open run

Irene Sankoff and David Hein’s swelling heart of a musical tells a true story from the aftermath of 9/11, when 38 flights were forced to land in the small town of Gander, Newfoundland. Under Christopher Ashley’s fluid direction, 12 versatile actors play dozens of roles. The show makes a persuasive case for the value of good intentions; for this kind of uplift you don’t need planes.—Adam Feldman

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Katrina Lenk in Company
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Company

Theater Musicals Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre, Midtown West
Open run

Stephen Sondheim and George Furth’s path-breaking 1970 musical about love in the big city has had several revivals, but this one has a twist: The commitment-averse main character is now a woman, played by The Band’s Visit’s mesmerizing Katrina Lenk. The American cast of this London transfer, directed by Marianne Elliott (Angels in America), includes Broadway überdiva Patti LuPone as well as Christopher Sieber, Christopher Fitzgerald, Claybourne Elder, Jennifer Simard, Nikki Renée Daniels and Kyle Dean Massey.

Jeanna de Waal in Diana: A New Musical
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Diana: A New Musical

Theater Musicals Longacre Theatre, Midtown West

Uneasy lies the head that wears a tiara in this new biomusical about Diana, Princess of Wales, whose marriage to Prince Charles came undone in a sea of tabloid ugliness. Reprising the roles they played at La Jolla last year, Jeanna de Waal and Roe Hartrampf play the royal couple, flanked once again by Judy Kaye as Queen Elizabeth II and Erin Davie as Camilla Parker-Bowles. Christopher Ashley (Come from Away) directs; Joe DiPietro and David Bryan, who wrote the 2010 Tony winner Memphis, are the writers.

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Dear Evan Hansen
Photograph: Joan Marcus

Dear Evan Hansen

5 out of 5 stars
Theater Musicals Music Box Theatre, Midtown West
Open run

In this captivating original musical, Hello, Dolly! scene-stealer Andrew Barth Feldman now plays the title role of a high school student thrust into social relevance after a classmate's suicide. Benj Pasek and Justin Paul's score combines well-crafted lyrics with an exciting pop sound, and Steven Levenson’s book gives all the characters shaded motives.—Adam Feldman

Frozen
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Frozen

3 out of 5 stars
Theater Musicals St. James Theatre, Midtown West
Open run

There is too little magic in this lukewarm stage adaptation of the smash 2013 Disney movie about a princess who must save her realm from the eternal winter to which her witchy sister has unwittingly condemned it. There are glimmers of light in the performances and design, but the shaky plot now seems even less secure, and the show feels substantially less animated all around.—Adam Feldman

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Upcoming Broadway Musicals

Rob McClure
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Mrs. Doubtfire

Theater Musicals Stephen Sondheim Theatre, Midtown West
Open run

Broadway's love affair with men in drag continues with this musical adaptation of the 1993 movie about adivorced dad turned cross-dressed Scottish housekeeper. Adapted by Something Rotten!'s John O'Farrell and Karey and Wayne Kirkpatrick, the show is directed by musical-comedy ace Jerry Zaks (Hello, Dolly!). Rob McClure, more recently seen in Beetlejuice, fills Robin Williams's sensible shoes in the title role, joined by Jenn Gambatese, Brad Oscar and Mark Evans.

Sing Street
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Sing Street

Theater Musicals Lyceum Theatre, Midtown West Open run

Irish playwright Enda Walsh, whose 2011 adaptation of the movie Once was a great success, returns to the well with another new musical about people making music. This one is based on John Carney's 2016 coming-of-age film about hardscrabble youths who form a rock band in 1980s Dublin. Rebecca Taichman (Indecent) directs, and Sonya Tayeh (Moulin Rouge!) choreographs; the songs are by Carney and Gary Clark, who was the frontman for the 1980s Scottish rock band Danny Wilson.

Off Broadway Musicals A–Z

Frankenstein: A New Musical
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Frankenstein: A New Musical

Theater Musicals St. Luke's Theatre, Hell's Kitchen

Undeterred by the failures of Frankenstein-themed tuners on Broadway and Off Broadway in 2007 (and Off-Off Broadway in 2016), composer-librettist-scientist Eric B. Sirota ventures back into the mad musical laboratory for his adaptation of Mary Shelley's classic horror novel. Clint Hromsco directs the premiere.

The Imbible: A Spirited History of Drinking
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The Imbible: A Spirited History of Drinking

4 out of 5 stars
Theater Interactive New World Stages, Hell's Kitchen
Open run

[Note: The review below is for a 2014 version of this show, which was then titled The Imbible. A revised version now plays at New World Stages. A different, brunch-theater edition, titled Day Drinking, plays on weekend matinees.] Remember Bill Nye the Science Guy? Great! Now imagine him as a bartender who is deeply interested in the history of ethanol alcohol, really likes wigs and costumes, and just joined a coed barbershop quartet. That description of Anthony Caporale’s The Imbible: A Spirited History of Drinking may sound far-out, but the show is both educational and entertaining. (It's also a fine showcase for a cappella classics arranged by Josh Ehrlich and performed by a gifted ensemble that includes the show's director, soprano Nicole DiMattei.) Mixing whimsy and information, Caporale makes the story of our relationship with alcohol remarkably compelling. And the show's lessons—on subjects like the drinks served at Prohibition-era speakeasies, the origin of the gin and tonic, and the difference between a cocktail and a mixed drink—can be washed down with complimentary, thematically appropriate beverages. As Caporale says, “Trust me, I get funnier with every sip.” That makes the show a must-see for anyone who enjoys free booze, which is probably nearly everyone.—Amelia Bienstock  

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Jersey Boys
Photograph: Courtesy Joan Marcus

Jersey Boys

Theater Musicals New World Stages, Hell's Kitchen
Open run

Musical theater does right by the jukebox with this behind-the-music tale, presenting the Four Seasons’ energetic 1960s tunes (including “Walk Like a Man” and “Big Girls Don’t Cry”) as they were meant to be performed. After an 11-year run on Broadway, the show has returned for a scaled-down open-ended run at New World Stages.—Adam Feldman

Gideon Glick as Seymour in LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
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Little Shop of Horrors

4 out of 5 stars
Theater Musicals Westside Theatre, Hell's Kitchen

Arguably the best musical ever adapted from a movie, Little Shop of Horrors is a weird and adorable show with teeth. Librettist Howard Ashman and composer Alan Menken brilliantly wrap a sordid tale of capitalist temptation and moral decay in layers of sweetness, humor, wit and camp. To populate this parable, director Michael Mayer has wrangled a marvelous cast led by Gideon Glick, Tammy Blanchard and Christian Borle. 

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A Musical About Star Wars
Photograph: Courtesy Michael D’Angora

A Musical About Star Wars

Theater Musicals St. Luke's Theatre, Hell's Kitchen

A teenage Star Wars fan, a Blockbuster Video clerk and an activist actress create a musical celebration of the Force in this new musical by Tom D'Angora, Taylor Cousore and Scott Richard Foster, with a score by Billy Recce. Cousore and Foster also costar with the winsomely daffy Emily McNamara. 

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Photograph: Carol Rosegg

Naked Boys Singing!

Theater Musicals The Theater Center, Midtown West
Open run

Eight nice-looking men take it all off and vocalize in this collage of cutesy vignettes on gay themes, recently revamped with new jokes and more up-to-date references. Although sex is central to most of the numbers, the goofy nudism has no erotic charge, and when the show tries to be serious, it's hard to watch with a straight face.—Adam Feldman

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The Office: A Musical Parody
Photograph: Courtesy Russ Rowland

The Office! A Musical Parody

Theater Musicals The Theater Center, Midtown West
Open run

Having already created goofy musical spoofs of shows including Saved by the Bell and Beverly Hills 90210, Bob and Tobly McSmith—joined again by composer Assaf Gleizner, who wrote the score for Friends! The Musical Parody—take on yet another TV institution. Donald Garverick directs a cast led by Sarah Mackenzie Barron, in male drag, as paper tiger Michael Scott.

Oscar at the Crown
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Oscar at the Crown

Theater Musicals Open run

Mark Mauriello and Andrew Barret Cox's queer nightclub musical immerses audiences in a secret future bunker at which culture has been whittled down to "sequins, reality television and the complete works of Oscar Wilde." Shira Milkowsky directs for the Neon Coven.

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Pinkalicious
Photograph: Courtesy Richard Termine

Pinkalicious

Theater Musicals St. Luke's Theatre, Hell's Kitchen
Open run

A tot obsessed with pink cupcakes finds herself turning her favorite rosy hue in this long-running children's musical, with music by John Gregor and book and lyrics by Elizabeth and Victoria Kann. Teresa K. Pond directs.

Rock of Ages
Photograph: Courtesy Paul Kolnik

Rock of Ages

Theater Musicals New World Stages, Hell's Kitchen
Open run

Chris D’Arienzo’s tongue-in-cheek mixtape musical of hair-band favorites opened on Broadway in 2009 and played there for six loud and silly years. Now, following in the footsteps of shows like Avenue Q and Jersey Boys, it is returning for an encore run at Off Broadway's New World Stages complex. Kristin Hanggi returns to direct a cast that includes PJ Griffith, Matt Ban and Dane Biren along with original cast members Mitchell Jarvis and Katie Webber.

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