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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

Adam Feldman
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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 quirky originals like Kimberly Akimbo, 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 all the Broadway musicals that are currently running or on their way, followed by a list of those in smaller Off Broadway and Off-Off Broadway venues.

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Complete Broadway Musicals A–Z

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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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“Keep it light, keep it tight, keep it fun, and then we’re done!” That’s the pithy advice that the indignant 16th-century housewife Anne Hathaway (Betsy Wolfe) imparts to her husband, William Shakespeare (Stark Sands), as a way to improve his play Romeo and Juliet. It is also the ethos of the new Broadway jukebox musical & Juliet, a quasi-Elizabethan romp through the many pop megahits of the Swedish songwriter-producer Max Martin. This show is what it is: It gives you the hooks and it gets the ovations.—Adam Feldman

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This jukebox biomusical extracts as many pop gems as it can from the Neil Diamond mine.The Brooklyn-born singer-songwriter-showman was sometimes called the Jewish Elvis, and in this show's biggest numbers it resembles a Vegas-style impersonation show. Will Swenson plays the young Diamond, and a framing device gives us Mark Jacoby as an older version working through his issues with a therapist. But since Diamond’s life has not been especially dramatic, what we ge here is less a story than a retrospective sequence of events, or perhaps events of sequins.—Adam Feldman

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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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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

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Go to hell—and by hell we mean Hadestown, Anaïs Mitchell’s fizzy, moody, thrilling new musical. Ostensibly, at least, the show is a modern retelling of the ancient Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice. But the newness of Mitchell’s score and Rachel Chavkin’s gracefully dynamic staging bring this old story to quivering life.—Adam Feldman

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Lin‑Manuel Miranda applies 21st-century musical storytelling to the rags-to-Treasury tale of Alexander Hamilton in this dazzlingly ingenious national sensation. It’s a success story of the best kind, breathtaking but also breath-giving: an inspiration.—Adam Feldman

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Sixteen is not sweet for the heroine of this bruisingly joyful new musical by David Lindsay-Abaire and Jeanine Tesori: Played by the wonderful Victoria Clark, she has a disease that makes her age at a superfast rate. But two agents of disruption shake up her perspective: her aunt Debra (the unstoppable Bonnie Milligan), a hilarious gale force of chaos, and Seth (a winsome Justin Cooley), an anagram-loving classmate. Clever, touching and idiosyncratic, Kimberly Akimbo was the best new musical of 2021, and it works even better on Broadway.—Adam Feldman

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Director-designer Julie Taymor surrounds the Disney movie's mythic plot and Elton John–Tim Rice score with African rhythm and music. Through elegant puppetry, Taymor populates the stage with a menagerie of African beasts; her staging has expanded a simple cub into the pride of Broadway.—Adam Feldman

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This authorized biomusical wants very much to freeze Michael Jackson in 1992: It’s a King of Pop-sical. The show depicts Jackson, played by the gifted newcomer Myles Frost, in rehearsal for his Dangerous tour, before any questions of abuse were raised about him. Expertly staged Christopher Wheeldon, MJ does about as well as possible within its careful brief: Lynn Nottage’s script weaves together three dozen songs, ; the music and the dancing are sensational. But you leave with lingering questions about the man in the smoke and mirrors.—Adam Feldman

Off Broadway Musicals A–Z

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Everyman leading man Norbert Leo Butz stars as a New Yorker trying to hold on to the West Village he has known in this original musical by Simon Stephens (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time) and American Music Club's Mark Eitzel. Neil Pepe directs the world premiere for his Atlantic Theater Company, and longtime Ailey dancer Hope Boykin choreographs; the supporting cast includes George Abud, Jordan Lage, Ben Rosenfield and Mary Beth Peil.

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  • East Village

The queer coming-of-age memoir of a self-declared "two-hit wonder," F*ck7thGrade is a charmingly laid-back musical chronicle of Jill Sobule's divalution from middle school through middle age. Book writer Liza Birkenmeier supplies vivid details and poignant punchlines to connect the musical dots of Sobule's eclectic folk-rock catalog. The show is unsentimental, humorous and gently weird: a tribute to all the oddballs still haunted by former selves.—Raven Snook

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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

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  • The Bronx

The Bronx Opera Company offers a rare staging of Kurt Weill, Ira Gershin and Moss Hart's high-concept 1941 musical about a successful lady fashion editor in psychoanalysis. "My Ship," "This Is New," "The Saga of Jenny" and the rapid-fire comic list song "Tschaikowsky (and Other Russians)" are among the score's highlights. Company founder Michael Spierman wields the baton at most performances, as he has since 1967; Eric Lamp and Benjamin Spierman direct the production, which alternatingly stars Elizabeth Treat (January 28, February 5) and Perri di Christina (January 29, February 4).

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  • Hell's Kitchen

Matt Doyle, Lena Hall and Bryce Pinkham currently star in the latest revival of this dark, tuneful and utterly winsome 1982 horror-camp musical about a flesh-eating plant who makes dreams come true for a lowly flower-shop worker. Composer Alan Menken and librettist Howard Ashman wrap a sordid tale of capitalist temptation and moral decay in layers of sweetness, humor, wit and camp. Michael Mayer directs the feeding frenzy in this deeply satisfying revival.—Adam Feldman

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  • Flatiron

An adventurous and headstrong princess refuses to adopt a proper royal bearing, despite the efforts of her sister and the Good Fairies, in a fairy-tale musical by Lisa Diana Shapiro with music by Eric Rockwell. First mounted by the longtime kid's-theater outfit TADA! in 2015, the production now returns for an encore; in keeping with the company's accessibility goals, a limited number of pay-what-you-can tickets are available for each performance. 

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Jonathan Hogue's kitschy-eerie musical Stranger Sings!, which began as a pair of concerts at Feinstein’s/54 Below and then moved to the Players Theatre for a limited Off Broadway run last year, returns for an immersive encore production at Playhouse 46. Nick Flatto directs a game cast this topsy-turvy take on the Upside Down. Expect tween angst, silly dancing, low-tech special effects and synth suspense.

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  • Gramercy

The songs of Québécois nightingale Celine Dion are the stately vessel—or are they the iceberg?—in this campy spoof of James Cameron's 1997 romantic disaster film, written by stars Marla Mindelle (Sister Act) and Constantine Rousouli (Cruel Intentions) with director Tye Blue. The highly game musical-comedy cast also includes Carrie St. Louis, John Riddle, Russell Daniels, Desiree Rodriguez, Avionce Hoyles and Frankie Grande.

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