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Published August 3, 2023

The Best Broadway Shows to See in New York Right Now

A list of the best NYC Broadway musicals you can get tickets to right now. 🎭

by New York Bucket List


As the birthplace of modern-day Broadway, it's no surprise that seeing a show is one of the top reasons people from all over the world come to visit New York. Broadway, with its glitzy theaters, bright lights, and classic show tunes, is quintessential New York.

Maybe you're a theater geek and avid musical goer, or maybe seeing a Broadway show is something you keep saying you'll get around to someday (kind of like going to the Statue of Liberty or the top of the Empire State Building). But with so many great shows out right now, there's no excuse to put it off. From old classics like Chicago to new, inventive musicals like & Juliet, there's a show for everyone. Laugh, cry, and even bring the kids. Broadway is back.

Six Broadway Musicals to See in NYC Right Now

The Book of Mormon

The Book of Mormon is a hilarious and irreverent musical by the duo behind "South Park", Trey Parker and Matt Stone. This Tony Award-winning production tells the story of two naive Mormon missionaries who embark on a journey to Uganda. Fusing clever humor, catchy tunes, and sharp satire—all the elements the duo is known for—this show delivers a riotous and thought-provoking experience that will leave you laughing long after the curtain falls.

Where: Eugene O’Neill Theatre: 230 W 49th St, New York, NY
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Eugene O'Neill Theatre, West 49th Street, New York, NY, USA
The Book of Mormon at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre
Starting at $112

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& Juliet

The charming & Juliet is a fresh and modern take on Shakespeare's timeless tale, Romeo and Juliet. The show picks up where the original story left off (after Shakespeare’s wife, Anne Hathaway, decides she doesn’t like the ending), and explores what would have happened if Juliet hadn't taken her own life. Spoiler: Juliet’s besties and trips to Paris are involved. Nominated for nine Tony Awards, the show is packed with electrifying pop anthems and dynamic choreography, & Juliet celebrates love, self-discovery, and female empowerment in a dazzling display of talent and innovation.

Where: Stephen Sondheim Theatre: 124 W 43rd St, New York, NY
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Stephen Sondheim Theatre, West 43rd Street, New York, NY, USA
& Juliet on Broadway at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre
Starting at $92

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Danny & The Deep Blue Sea

Aubrey Plaza and Christopher Abbott reunite for the Off-Broadway hit Danny and the Deep Blue Sea, a gripping 10-week play by John Patrick Shanley. This emotionally charged production follows the unexpected connection between troubled souls, Roberta (Plaza) and Danny (Abbott), described by The New York Times as a riveting prize fight of emotions. As the characters confront their pasts and addictive tendencies, the play unveils a raw exploration of humanity that opens hearts and minds. Don't miss this season's standout theatrical experience!

Where: Lucille Lortel Theatre: 121 Christopher Street (between Hudson and Bleecker Street), New York, NY
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Lucille Lortel Theatre, Christopher Street, New York, NY, USA
Danny and the Deep Blue Sea at the Lucille Lortel Theatre
Starting at $124

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I Need That

Danny DeVito is back on Broadway! See the Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning screen star in I Need That, a new comedy by Pulitzer Prize finalist Theresa Rebeck. They say, "One man's trash is another man's treasure," but what if a man's trash is his treasure? Such is the case for Sam (DeVito), a hoarder who never leaves his house, opting for the comforts of all his stuff. But when he's threatened with eviction if he doesn't declutter his property, he must finally draw a line between the two. The acclaimed playwright and director of 2018's Bernhardt/Hamlet reunite at Roundabout Theatre Company for this heartfelt comedy.

Where: American Airlines Theatre: 227 West 42nd Street, New York, NY
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American Airlines Theatre, West 42nd Street, New York, NY, USA
I Need That at the American Airlines Theatre
Starting at $107

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The Play That Goes Wrong

The Play That Goes Wrong by Mischief Theatre is a sidesplitting two-hour comedy that turns mishaps into family-friendly entertainment. Amidst forgotten lines and technical blunders, this play cleverly embraces chaos, offering physical comedy with spills, swordfights, and witty verbal jokes. Despite its title, the show—featuring the Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society stumbling through a murder mystery—is a delightful disaster, earning praise for seamlessly turning theater gone wrong into an uproarious spectacle. Off-Broadway, it's a must-see for those seeking laughter-filled entertainment.

Where: New World Stages: 340 West 50th Street, New York, NY
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New World Stages, West 50th Street, New York, NY, USA
The Play That Goes Wrong at New World Stages
Starting at $74

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Aladdin bursts onto the stage in a thrilling musical adaptation directed by Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw and composed by Alan Menken. This vibrant production, featuring a talented design team, captures the essence of the beloved story through daring adventures, classic humor, and timeless romance. Following the journey of a street urchin turned royal with the help of a magical lamp and a whimsical Genie, this Broadway gem from 2014 brings the enchanting world of Agrabah to life with high-flying carpets and a toe-tapping soundtrack, promising an unforgettable experience.

Where: New Amsterdam Theatre: 214 West 42nd Street (between 7th and 8th Avenue), New York, NY
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New Amsterdam Theatre, West 42nd Street, New York, NY, USA
Aladdin at the New Amsterdam Theatre
Starting at $90

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