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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

Jagged Little Pill
Photograph: Courtesy Evgenia Eliseeva

Jagged Little Pill

Theater Musicals Broadhurst Theatre, Midtown West
Open run

The jukebox-musical train powers forward on the tracks of Alanis Morissette's megahit 1995 album, adapted by Juno screenwriter Diablo Cody. Diane Paulus (Pippin) directs the show, which traces the fault lines in a seemingly happy suburban family. Along with her greatest hits, Morissette has fleshed out the score with original songs.

The Lion King
Photograph: Joan Marcus

The Lion King

4 out of 5 stars
Theater Musicals Open run

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: Joan Marcus

Mean Girls

4 out of 5 stars
Theater Musicals August Wilson Theatre, Midtown West
Open run

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

Danny Burstein in Moulin Rouge
Photograph: Matthew Murphy

Moulin Rouge! The Musical

Theater Musicals Al Hirschfeld Theatre, Hell's Kitchen
Open run

Karen Olivo and Aaron Tveit play lovers caught in a bad romance in this gorgeous, gaudy, spectacularly overstuffed  adaptation of Baz Luhrmann’s 2001 movie. Directed with opulent showmanship by Alex Timbers and drawing music from more than 75 pop hits, this jukebox megamix may be costume jewelry, but its shine is dazzling.—Adam Feldman

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Phantom of the Opera
Photograph: Joan Marcus

The Phantom of the Opera

3 out of 5 stars
Theater Musicals Majestic Theatre, Midtown West
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

The cast of Six
Photograph: Courtesy Liz Lauren

Six

Theater Musicals Brooks Atkinson Theatre, Midtown West
Open run

The six wives of Henry VIII—two Catherines, a Katherine, two Annes and the Jane Seymour who didn't star in Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman—sing their grievances in a new musical that takes the form of a modern pop concert. Conceived in 2017 by a pair of students at Cambridge University, Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss, the show moved quickly to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and then to the West End. The Broadway version is directed by Moss and Jamie Armitage.

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Adrienne Warren as Tina Turner in Tina—The Tina Turner Musical
Photograph: Courtesy Manuel Harlan

Tina—The Tina Turner Musical

Theater Musicals
Open run

This jukebox biomusical follows Tina Turner from her early years through her self-reinvention as a solo star in the 1980s. The show is corny and broad, but as the rock & roll icon at the center of the show, Adrienne Warren overcomes the mediocrity around her to deliver a performance of superhuman stamina and skill.—Adam Feldman

Shereen Pimentel, Isaac Powell and the cast of West Side Story
Photograph: Courtesy Jan Versweyveld

West Side Story

4 out of 5 stars
Theater Musicals
Open run

In Ivo van Hove’s bold, uneven but often thrilling reimagination of the classic 1957 musical, live scenes coexist or alternate with filmed ones, including many that occur offstage. For all its big gestures and statements, the production is at its best when it focuses on the central relationship between gang-crossed lovers Tony and Maria; the camera allows us to see moments of intimacy and charm that make their story heartbreakingly personal.—Adam Feldman

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Wicked
Photograph: Tristram Kenton

Wicked

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

This musical prequel to The Wizard of Oz addresses surprisingly complex themes, such as standards of beauty, morality and, believe it or not, fighting fascism. Thanks to Winnie Holzman’s witty book and Stephen Schwartz’s pop-inflected score, Wicked soars.—David Cote

Upcoming Broadway Musicals

Rob McClure
Photograph: Courtesy of the artist

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.

Ephraim Sykes as Benjamin Coffin III in Rent
Photograph: Courtesy of the artist

MJ

Theater Musicals Neil Simon Theatre, Midtown West Open run

Is Broadway ready to embrace a biographical musical portrait of Michael Jackson in the early 1990s, when the King of Pop was on his Dangerous world tour? The producers of MJ are hoping so. Created with the cooperation of Jackson's estate, the show will feature many songs by the late star's extensive catalog, with a book by two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage (Ruined) and direction and choreography by Christopher Wheeldon (An American in Paris). Empraim Sykes, a breakout star for his Tony-nominated turn as David Ruffin in Ain't Too Proud, plays the title role.

Off Broadway Musicals A–Z

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

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Photograph: Carol Rosegg

Naked Boys Singing!

Theater Musicals
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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Oscar at the Crown
Photograph: Courtesy Ted Alcorn

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.

Pinkalicious
Photograph: Courtesy Richard Termine

Pinkalicious

Theater Musicals
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.

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The Imbible: A Spirited History of Drinking
Photograph: Courtesy Michael Blase

A Spirited History of Drinking: The Musical Comedy

4 out of 5 stars
Theater Interactive
Open run

Mixing whimsy and information, Anthony Caporale makes the story of our relationship with alcohol remarkably compelling. A cappella classics are performed by a gifted ensemble, and the show's enjoyable lessons can be washed down with thematically appropriate beverages.—Amelia Bienstock

Stomp

Theater Musicals
Open run

This shrewd garbage heap of clog dancing, prop comedy and chest-thumping percussion spins out impressive (if numbing) variations on vaudeville by way of English punk.—David Cote

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