Broadway Shows To See Right Now
New York City is the place to catch the top-notch plays, musicals, and revivals in the nation and every season brings new entertainment for everyone to enjoy. Whether it be a show that has limited runs, or one that will stick around for many years to come, here is a list of critic’s top choices that are playing right now and you do not want to miss out on.
The Book of Mormon is satirical musical that is known to be one of the funniest shows to play the Great White Way. Written by Trey Parker and Matt Stone, along with the composer Robert Lopez, there is a blend of sweet and salty for this Broadway tale.
Known as a groundbreaking bridge between hip-hop and musical storytelling, Hamilton has certainly made its mark on Broadway. It is one of the most critically acclaimed musicals for a reason. Composer-lyricist-star Lin-Manuel Miranda tells the story on Founding Father Alexander Hamilton in a completely new light.
The wizarding world of Harry Potter has arrived on Broadway. Set two decades after the final chapters of J.K. Rowling’s work, Jack Thorne’s Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, combines grand storytelling and stagecraft on a whole new and magical scale.
Acclaimed as the best new musical of 2021, Kimberly Akimbo made its debut on Broadway with high praise. Plagued by a disease that makes her age at a superfast rate, the presence of her aunt Debra and classmate shake up her perspective in life.
The Cottage, written by Sandy Rustin, is praised as “A sensational side-splitting screwball comedy” – Entertainment Weekly. It is a tale of Sex, Betrayal and Love. Enjoy as secrets unravel in this ridiculous, potentially murderous, romantic comedy!
The talented comic actor Sean Hayes stars as a witty pianist, composer, and actor and talk-show star Oscar Levant in the bioplay, Goodnight, Oscar, written by Dough Wright. Oscar explores the mix of humor and heartbreak along with the dwindling distinction between exploitation and entertainment and the toll that public consumption takes on one’s soul.
The show Hadestown is a modern retelling of the ancient Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice. Anais Mitchell’s moody and thrilling new musical brings this old story into a brand-new life.
It is no doubt that The Lion King on Broadway is one of the most captivating and famous shows to grace the big stage. Director-designer Julie Taymor surrounds the Disney movie’s mythic plot with African rhythm and music. With elegant puppetry, Taymor floods the stage with African beasts creating a face for Broadway.
Director Alex Timbers and designer David Kornis remade a theatre into a dance club where the story surrounds an ambitious country girl, her strongman husband, and their foil through the Broadway show, Here Lies Love. It is about the rise and fall of former Philippines first lady Imelda Macros.