Not just a busy street cutting diagonally across the island of Manhattan, Broadway is home to the best theatre scene in the world. Whether you’re looking for a family-friendly classic or the trendiest new musical, there’s something to entertain everyone on Broadway. Here are the best shows to see right now.
Sure, tickets are hard to come by, but why not throw your name in the lottery and see if it’s your lucky day? Met with rapturous acclaim, Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton has already swept up the trophy triumvirate—winning Tony, Grammy and Emmy Awards. Don’t miss out on the chance to experience this once-in-a-generation hip-hop musical.
Richard Rodgers Theatre. 226 W 46th St, New York, NY. (212) 221-1211
Claiming four Tony Awards this year, The Humans is one of Broadway’s hottest plays. Examining a family’s unorthodox attempt at Thanksgiving dinner in a ramshackle Manhattan apartment, the play is full of laughs and tears. Incorporating widely relatable family dynamics, The Humans runs 95 minutes with no intermission—showing events as they happen in real time.
Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre. 36 W 45th St, New York, NY. (212) 239-6200
Written by the creators of South Park, the Book of Mormon is not for the faint of heart. Equal parts controversial and hysterical, this dynamic musical follows two Mormon missionaries on a trip to war-torn Uganda, where trials and tribulations teach them see the world from a new perspective.
Eugene O’Neill Theatre. 246 W 44th St, New York, NY. (877) 250-2929
The Color Purple is headlined by Tony Award-winners Heather Headley and Cynthia Erivo, as well as Orange Is the New Black star Danielle Brooks—giving it one of the most talented casts on Broadway. First a book, then a movie, the emotional stage version of The Color Purple, produced by Oprah Winfrey, chronicles the story of Celie, a young black girl from rural Georgia in search of a better life.
Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre. 242 W 45th St, New York, NY. (212) 239-6200
First premiering in 1964, Fiddler on the Roof is one of Broadway’s longest-running musicals. Set in early 20th Century Russia, the play follows the struggle of a Jewish family as they learn to balance tradition with the reality of a changing world. A true classic, the poignant storyline and a cast full of Tony Award-winners make this play a must-see for musical fans.
Broadway Theatre. 1681 Broadway, New York, NY. (212) 239-6200