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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

Dear Evan Hansen
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Broadway musicals are the beating heart of New York City. Whether you're looking for unforgettable songs, spectacular sets and costumes, star turns by Broadway divas or dance numbers performed by Broadway's hottest chorus boys and girls, there is always plenty to choose from. And these days your options are more diverse than ever: raucous comedies (like The Book of Mormon), moving dramas (like Dear Evan Hansen), sweeping operettas (like The Phantom of the Opera), family classics (like The Lion King) and cultural game-changers (like Hamilton). Here is our list of every Broadway musical currently running, 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

Frozen
Photograph: Courtesy Deen van Meer
Theater, Musicals

Frozen

icon-location-pin St. James Theatre, Midtown West
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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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Hadestown (Broadway)
Photograph: Courtesy Matthew Murphy
Theater, Musicals

Hadestown

icon-location-pin Walter Kerr Theatre, Midtown West
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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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Hamilton

icon-location-pin Richard Rodgers Theatre, Midtown West
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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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King Kong 2018 musical
Photograph: Courtesy Joan Marcus
Theater, Musicals

King Kong

icon-location-pin Broadway Theatre, Midtown West
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Broadway goes apeshit in a new musical that is mostly pretty awful except for its giant, marvelous animatronic puppetThe show looks down on its huckster villain for taking an awesome creature and surrounding it with mediocrity for a gawking New York audience—but that’s exactly what this production does itself. In the sad eyes of the second act’s chained and stooped Kong, you see flickers of a show that might have been.—Adam Feldman

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"Too Darn Hot" in Kiss Me, Kate
Photograph: Courtesy Joan Marcus
Theater, Musicals

Kiss Me, Kate

icon-location-pin Studio 54, Midtown West
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The Roundabout’s diverting revival of Cole Porter's 1948 musical, starring Kelli O'Hara and Will Chase squabbling actors in a touring production of The Taming of the Shrew, is nothing if not sensitive to the show's potential dangers:The battle-of-the-exes, war-of-the-sexes comedy has moved a closer to May I Have Affirmative Consent to Kiss You, Kate? But there’s plenty of pleasure to be had in its cautious embrace of Broadway's past.—Adam Feldman

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The Lion King
Photograph: Joan Marcus
Theater, Musicals

The Lion King

icon-location-pin Minskoff Theatre, Midtown West
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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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Mean Girls
Photograph: Courtesy Joan Marcus
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Mean Girls

icon-location-pin August Wilson Theatre, Midtown West
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A canny crossbreed of Heathers and Hairspray, this new musical has been adapted by Tina Fey from her own 2004 cult movie about high-school social warfare, and it remains her vehicle: an auto de Fey, burning with bookish anger at the limits young women place on each other and themselves. Where the show shines brightest is in the spotlight it casts on its exciting young performers, including Taylor Louderman as the fearsome leader of the queen-beeyatch trio known as the Plastics.—Adam Feldman

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Laura Benanti in My Fair Lady
Photograph: Courtesy Joan Marcus
Theater, Musicals

My Fair Lady

icon-location-pin Vivian Beaumont Theater (at Lincoln Center), Upper West Side
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Bartlett Sher directs a splendid, carefully recalibrated revival of Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe’s sparkling 1956 musical. In Edwardian London, misogynist professor Henry Higgins (Harry Hadden-Paton) teaches flower girl Eliza (Laura Benanti) the manners and speech of a lady.—Adam Feldman

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Oklahoma! (St. Ann's Warehouse 2018)
Photograph: Courtesy Teddy Wolff
Theater, Musicals

Oklahoma!

icon-location-pin Circle in the Square , Midtown West

After a hit run at St. Ann's Warehouse last year, this bold, dark, modern-dress revival moves to Broadway. Director Daniel Fish’s vision treats Rodgers and Hammerstein’s 1943 musical with deep respect, shining a hard light on its underlying issues of justice, violence and the autonomy of women. It ventures into rough territory and leaves the show in a brand-new state.—Adam Feldman

Phantom of the Opera
Photograph: Joan Marcus
Theater, Musicals

The Phantom of the Opera

icon-location-pin Majestic Theatre, Midtown West
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Open run

More than three decades into its Broadway run, Andrew Lloyd Webber's horror-romance musical continues to draw tourists into its candlelit lair.While the epic synth-rock chords of the title song may ground Phantom in the 1980s, the show’s Puccini-inflected airs are far grander than most of what one hears elsewhere on Broadway, and Hal Prince's production remains a marvel of sumptuous surfaces.—Adam Feldman

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Off Broadway Musicals A–Z

Assistants the Musical
Photograph: Courtesy Andrew Lynch
Theater, Musicals

Assistants the Musical

icon-location-pin Players Theatre, West Village
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Four driven showbiz underlings clamber up the ladder of success in this original musical by Bryan Blaskie and Manny Hagopian. After a well-received debut at the 2015 Hollywood Fringe Festival, the show now goes bicoastal, directed once again by C. Ryanne Domingues.

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Blank! The Musical

icon-location-pin The Green Room 42, Hell's Kitchen
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Fans of musical theater will get a kick out of watching improvisers shamelessly employ the genres' tropes to create a hilarious new musical at each performance. Have your smartphone charged and handy to submit suggestions; then kick back and watch these top-notch performers go to work.

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Camp Morning Wood
Photograph: Courtesy Michael Wiltbank
Theater, Musicals

Camp Morning Wood: A Very Naked Musical

icon-location-pin Peter Jay Sharp Theater (at Playwrights Horizons), Hell's Kitchen
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A vacationing gay couple stumbles into a free-spirited compound of nudists in a very campy new musical comedy conceived and directed by Marc Eardley. The show is staffed by an all-male cast of seven; the book and lyrics are by Jay Falzone, and five composers have contributed music.

Sean Jones
Photograph: Courtesy of the artist
Dance, Tap

Dizzy Spellz

icon-location-pin Dizzy's Club (at Frederick P. Rose Hall), Upper West Side
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Trumpeter Jones uses the story of bullfrog-cheeked horn star Dizzy Gillespie to explore the complexities of black life in this Afrofuturist music-dance piece, created with choreographer, tap dancer and singer Brinae Ali. 

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Brian Owen
Photograph: Courtesy Robert Mannis
Theater, Children's

Dog Man: The Musical

icon-location-pin Lucille Lortel Theatre, West Village
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Young bibliophiles and theatergoers alike will be eager to see Dav Pilkey's Dog Man come to life on stage this summer. Theater Works USA mounts Kevin Del Aguila and Brad Alexander's musical adaptation of the bestselling children's series about a crime-fighting canine-human hybrid, with Brian Owen in the title role.

Peiju Chien-Pott in rehearsal for Dragon Spring Phoenix Rise
Photograph: Courtesy AnRong Xu
Theater, Musicals

Dragon Spring Phoenix Rise

icon-location-pin The Shed, Midtown West
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Chen Shi-Zheng's immersive kung fu musical, commissoned by the Shed, imagines twin siblings caught up in the phophesies and struggles of a secret Queens sect that guards an elixir of immortality. Written by Jonathan Aibel and Glenn Berger, the show incorporates multiple songs by Sia and an original score by the Haxan Cloak. The cast includes David Patrick Kelly and PeiJu Chien-Pott; expect elaborate dances and martial-arts sequences.

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Fiddler on the Roof (Yiddish)
Photograph: Courtesy Victor Nechay/ProperPix
Theater, Musicals

Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish

icon-location-pin Stage 42, Midtown West
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How do you make Fiddler on the Roof even more Jewish? Do it in Yiddish! Fans of Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick’s landmark musical about Tevye the Milkman and his shtetl community in early-20th-century Russia will go meshuga for National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene's version, which lets the characters speak­ (and sing) in the expressive guttural tongue they would have used in real life.—Raven Snook

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Frankenstein: A New Musical
Photograph: Courtesy E. Sirota
Theater, Musicals

Frankenstein: A New Musical

icon-location-pin St. Luke's Theatre, Midtown West
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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.

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The Golden Girls Musical Parody
Photograph: Courtesy of the artists
Theater, Musicals

The Golden Girls Musical Parody: Pride Edition

icon-location-pin HERE, Soho
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This delightful show written and directed by Nick Brennan follows Dorothy, Blanche, Sophia and Rose as they prepare for the Shady Pines Gay Pride Talent Show. That should be enough to convince you it's worth 90 minutes of your time, but if you're still unsure, the evening also boasts a 1980s fashion show and a Golden Girls trivia challenge.

Grace McLean
Photograph: Courtesy Shervin Lainez
Theater, Drama

In the Green

icon-location-pin Claire Tow Theater, Upper West Side
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In this original musical, the multifariously talented Grace McLean delves into the early life of the visionary 12th-century German nun, theologist, composer and botanist Hildegard of Bingen. McLean plays the future saint's childhood mentor; three young actresses split the role of her tutee. Lee Sunday Evans directs the world premiere for LCT3.

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